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Saturday, September 26, 2009

big ups to the brits

Last night I went to fresh & easy for the first time. I had heard mixed reviews of the store and I think my own review would come up somewhere in the middle, but I've only been to one location so I can't make a call quite yet. I will say for the moment their tofu price is what grabbed me. Ninety eight cents! Stater's, which is one of the cheaper mainstream markets, is at $1.49 which is ridiculous, until you go to Ralph's and it is about twenty cents more (might even be thirty). I know I am getting older when I am really excited to save fifty cents per brick, but it all adds up.

For a "regular" market they did have a lot of items I would have to make a special trip to a "health" store to buy. Of course they cost about the same as they would at a special store, but it might end up to be a bit cheaper since you are cutting out the extra store trip. We had just finished dinner before walking over so thank goodness I did not go crazy hungry shopping. I got some pre-cut apples (call me lazy!), the all-important tofu, red lentils, quinoa, frozen hash brown patties (lazy again!) and some cupcakes for my mom's. There were lots of beans/grains I wanted to get but since my cupboard is far from empty I know it can wait. I will definitely give them another try, the only bummer is the store nearest to us is closing.

2 comments:

teenagedvegan said...

fresh and easy is the same as our Tesco right?
Tofu is cheaper at your store than ours! *grumble*

k said...

Yes, it believe it is the same. I was glad to catch a break on the price, sorry to read/hear you are not so lucky overseas. Are you taking part in MoFo?