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    If you have a Superstore near you, check out the "Presidents Choice Organics Power Fruit Blend" frozen fruit mix - it's frozen blueberries, blackberries and dark cherries. YUM. Not cheap - it's about $5.99 per bag I think, and our family has gone through 3 or 4 bags in the past few weeks - but really good.

    Superstore so rarely comes up with anything actually healthy (the majority of their "blue menu" items are sadly misguided) I think it's important that they be encouraged when they do something right

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    Ooooh, I have a bag of that stuff too. Extremely nice with greek yogurt and shredded coconut!

    I've noticed over the past couple of years the Superstore "natural and organic" section has been growing too, stocking kombucha, nutiva coconut oil, and lots of other decent stuff. Nice to find some of this stuff in the regular grocery rather than having to make a special trip to the natural foods shops.
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    • #3
      Damn...I don't get Superstore flyers, but there's one a short drive away! I'll have to check their website.
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      • #4
        Superstore often has the Nutiva coconut oil cheaper than Planet Organic where I live. Also, if you want frozen mixed berries or wild blueberries, they sell huge bags of them for about $12.99. I found coconut flour much cheaper there too (I think $5.99 as compared to about $9 at Planet O). They've really expanded the organic/health section at the store I shop at, and it makes eating primal a bit more affordable.
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        • #5
          I just pick up my frozen berries from Costco. Blueberries, raspberries, blackberries.
          $11 for a bag 4 times bigger than the ones at Superstore.
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          • #6
            But the superstore ones have CHERRIES. I ran out of my own in December and there is nothing as good as frozen sweet cherries.

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            • #7
              I was about to say that -- I FOUND ORGANIC COCONUT FLOUR there!!!!! cannot wait to try baking with it and almond meal. Almond meal alone doesn't solidify, I find.

              Yay, yay, so happy.

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              • #8
                Originally posted by spughy View Post
                But the superstore ones have CHERRIES. I ran out of my own in December and there is nothing as good as frozen sweet cherries.
                I was at Costco the other day and they have bags of frozen dark sweet cherries.

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                • #9
                  Cherries make me exceedingly happy.

                  I need this candida to die so I can have fruit again I miss berries!!!
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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by lotusberries View Post
                    I was at Costco the other day and they have bags of frozen dark sweet cherries.
                    Sigh. I kind of hate Costco, but it sounds like I might need to get over that. Are they organic?

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                    • #11
                      I don't know if I have words to express how much I hate Costco at almost any time. I can survive it okay if it's somehow magically not busy. However, the usual experience is so awful that I'd rather pay an extra dollar for my jumbo bag of frozen berries since at least I can predict fairly well the times at which my local Superstore will have a tolerable level of quiet so that I don't spend the entire time resisting the urge to ram my cart into other customers.
                      “If I didn't define myself for myself, I would be crunched into other people's fantasies for me and eaten alive.” --Audre Lorde

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                      • #12
                        I can predict fairly well the times at which my local Superstore will have a tolerable level of quiet so that I don't spend the entire time resisting the urge to ram my cart into other customers.
                        LOL - you don't happen to shop at the South Edmonton Common one do you?

                        Mrs. Griffin and I run a Saturday circuit through the south side: Strathcona's Farmers' Market - Planet Organic/Save-On Foods - Buffalo Valley Meats - Canadian Tire for Gas - Costco (usually) - SuperStore/Bulk Barn. We're actually getting pretty quick at it.
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                        • #13
                          I actually avoid Superstore at all costs. I buy organic olive oil, giant bags of Almonds and organic baby spinach at Costco but I cringe when I see people piling their trollies to over flowing with giant boxes of cereal, pasta and processed heat and serve frankinfoods. Ironically Superstore and Costco at the only two grocery stores near me. I drive out of my way to buy produce from a place called the Root Cellar that offers locally grown and organic as the seasons allow. Plus really excellent prices.
                          The way Superstore leaves everything on its selves still in the boxes really annoys me. It looks so sloppy and half assed I guess. And I can NEVER find what I am looking for. My husband worked at a Superstore when he was a teenager and told me horror stories about their produce and butcher departments, but that was another location and apparently things have changed since then. Perhaps I will have to give it a try for the organic coconut flour.
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                          • #14
                            Oh PS: Costco currently has the following books at amazing prices, $15.95-$17.95:

                            Wheat Belly; Lose the Wheat, Lose the Weight and Find your Path Back to Health - William Davis M.D.

                            The Paleo Solution: The Original Human Diet - Robb Wolf

                            Everyday Paleo: embracing a Natural Diet & Lifestyle to Increase your Family's Health, Fitness and Longevity - Sarah Fragoso

                            Sadly the Primal Blueprint was not offered.
                            The doctor of the future will give no medicine, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, in diet, and in the cause and prevention of disease. - Thomas Edison

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                            • #15
                              Leanne, I live in Vic too! I would love to get together sometime and pick your brain -- I am back to primal after falling off the wagon.

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