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Old 02-18-2014, 08:37 PM   #31
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I think between Whole Paycheck and Vitamin Cottage....there are plenty of options out there.
Sprouts is really the best deal store on the front range for quality and price.
They buy all the produce that visually is not perfect for the other stores, yet is still the exact same product and often 1/2 the price per lbs.
The went a step beyond when they bought all the Sunflower Markets and integrated those as Sprouts.
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Old 02-18-2014, 10:30 PM   #32
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what is ironic about sprouts produce is that it is much better quality then what hits the shelf at either safeway or king soopers in my area. And much cheaper to boot
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Old 02-19-2014, 05:58 AM   #33
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The biggest cultural import is the crowds/gridlock! I stopped for a cup of coffee where I occasionally do on my way home.I didn't realize, that's where TJ is located. Not a great parking lot anyway, but usually not a problem. Had to go round and round in the parking lot grid lock to find a parking spot. finally found a spot to share with a vespa.
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Old 02-19-2014, 07:00 AM   #34
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Article in Denver Post on how the grocers compare on price. King Sooper's, Safeway, Sprouts, Whole Foods and Trader Joes. They left out Walmart since no one can touch their pricing. King Soopers was the least expensive and TJ's # 2.
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Old 02-19-2014, 09:41 AM   #35
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I'm a fan. Trader Joe's sells a fabulous 10yo Highland Single Malt for $24 Cheap crackers and imported cheeses. Organic meat prices are the best you'll find. What's not to like?

For bulk and produce, though, Sprouts is my go-to market as well.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:36 AM   #36
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:52 AM   #37
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I assume you still brew it at home as you can buy a bag of it all day long at the supermarket.

I do know what you mean, those stores are all over Maine. I was in Maine for 3 tours last fall and even the smallest of towns has one...not to mention Tim Horton's, from Canada, up in the north part of the state. DD is premium tasting coffee for gas station shit coffee prices. Makes Starbucks look like an utter joke and rip off.

I thought people from Maine are Maniacs?
That's what I told my tour groups at least
& yes we stopped at DD at least once a tour.


I do buy the bags for home use but 10 years ago when I moved here that wasn't an option. Tim Horton's moved into the area I grew up but has since gone out of business from what I hear. No match for Dunkin.

I don't think I ever had the Maniac gene. I have little to no accent, did't have the urge to stay in the town I grew up in, etc. I have always wanted to be in Colorado since I was like 8 years old. Must have been the snow capped mountain pictures I saw when I was a wee lad.
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Old 02-19-2014, 10:56 AM   #38
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Do you own a Harley Davidson, by any chance? Just sayin...

I like the Trader Joe's pretzels with peanut butter in them, bu the parking is always hideous at stores near me so I don't go there. The ones I've been inside of here in Vegas do not sell liquor, only beer & wine.

Their house brand beer is Trader Joe's, their house brand German-style beer is JosephsBrau, and their house brand mexican-stlye beer is Trader Jose's.
I thought that was cute so I bought a six-pack last time I was there. It's actually made in California at their brewery, according to internet reports.
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Old 02-19-2014, 11:36 AM   #39
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Do you own a Harley Davidson, by any chance? Just sayin...


I do have a V-twin, close enough?

I would think TJ customers are more likely to ride BMW's.
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Old 02-19-2014, 01:10 PM   #40
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Indeed there are many things not to buy at Sprouts as the price is higher.
The best priced items are produce, Sprouts labeled items and many bulk items. For much of the rest King Soupers is the way to go.

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Old 02-19-2014, 01:54 PM   #41
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And King Sooper's gives a gas discount.
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Old 02-21-2014, 09:32 PM   #42
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speaking of food quality:
http://www.fool.com/investing/genera...d-by-whol.aspx
and in FC Whole Foods is always packed to the gills.
yes it may cost more, but you get what you pay for and by the looks plenty have no problem paying.

the thing is you pay either way. if you buy the cheapest when you are younger, you pay with poorer health and high bills when you are older...
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