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[Real Canadian Superstore] 2 LB Blueberries $3.84 YMMV

2lb of blueberries in a clam shell. 'Nuff said.
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Shows $5.98 for me, maybe YMMV?
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Yumm! Superstore produce!
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5.98 for me also, I think it's a West / BC thing.
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local blueberry from superstore taste much better than the one imported from America, some store has blueberry from Peru are also pretty good.
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tough crowd when blueberries are getting the down votes.
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MMMM wrote: tough crowd when blueberries are getting the down votes.
yeah, its a weird one to downvote...
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This is a great price but when I checked closer these berries were pretty squishy.

Not sure what it is with RCSS, but any time I have tried their blueberries this year, they are totally squishy.

Personally, I prefer them to be firm. Not saying unripe but I have tried the difference and I can't help but think that these blueberries are not fresh or are picked too late.

Not sure why this is the case.
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choclover wrote: This is a great price but when I checked closer these berries were pretty squishy.

Not sure what it is with RCSS, but any time I have tried their blueberries this year, they are totally squishy.

Personally, I prefer them to be firm. Not saying unripe but I have tried the difference and I can't help but think that these blueberries are not fresh or are picked too late.

Not sure why this is the case.
The season this year is tougher than previous years with the heat dome causing some damage to the local crops. It seems that the amount of blueberries available is down so the quality may be down as well in comparison. I know one thing for sure, the price is higher this year than last. I typically pick up bulk blueberries at a small market on 49th and Fraser where they bring in flats of berries and pour in as much as you want (sometimes more as something gets lost in the translation) and there's never a shortage and the pricing is always lower than the big box stores. This year, with Superstore's ad, the price is actually HIGHER at that small store and the amount of stock is lower than at Superstore.
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$1.67 is the sale price for a pint container at food basics in the toronto food basics flyer. ends aug 18. price match a pint container of blueberries at rcss if rcss price matches food basics stores in your area. rcss may even have better quality blueberries than food basics
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craftsman wrote: The season this year is tougher than previous years with the heat dome causing some damage to the local crops. It seems that the amount of blueberries available is down so the quality may be down as well in comparison. I know one thing for sure, the price is higher this year than last. I typically pick up bulk blueberries at a small market on 49th and Fraser where they bring in flats of berries and pour in as much as you want (sometimes more as something gets lost in the translation) and there's never a shortage and the pricing is always lower than the big box stores. This year, with Superstore's ad, the price is actually HIGHER at that small store and the amount of stock is lower than at Superstore.
I buy blue berries from that store at 49th and Fraser as well. Curious, what is price there that when you dropped by there last?
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craftsman wrote: The season this year is tougher than previous years with the heat dome causing some damage to the local crops. It seems that the amount of blueberries available is down so the quality may be down as well in comparison. I know one thing for sure, the price is higher this year than last. I typically pick up bulk blueberries at a small market on 49th and Fraser where they bring in flats of berries and pour in as much as you want (sometimes more as something gets lost in the translation) and there's never a shortage and the pricing is always lower than the big box stores. This year, with Superstore's ad, the price is actually HIGHER at that small store and the amount of stock is lower than at Superstore.
ive been going to a farm...price is higher yes..shortage of pickers...quality down? nope...not from local farms at least...the stuff anywhere else is not even the same or close
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Usually in Ontario I can find blueberries from BC at a fairly decent price ($2 per lb is my benchmark). Haven't bought any this year though. Plus it seems like "pints" are their new measurement, and 1 dry pint is less than a pound.
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BoombasticSloth wrote: I buy blue berries from that store at 49th and Fraser as well. Curious, what is price there that when you dropped by there last?
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$1.99 just a few days ago hence, my statement about Superstore being cheaper as with the $3.84 for two pounds. Two out of the three shops that normally have blueberries around that corner had stock. The 3rd one was sold out. I've found that Garden Fresh on the South side of 49th and Fraser to generally be cheaper than the two on the North side.
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Lone_Prodigy wrote: Usually in Ontario I can find blueberries from BC at a fairly decent price ($2 per lb is my benchmark). Haven't bought any this year though. Plus it seems like "pints" are their new measurement, and 1 dry pint is less than a pound.
I've found that the major chains typically plays games with pints instead of pure weight, especially with fruit. I try to avoid those sales when possible.
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kr0zet wrote: Shows $5.98 for me, maybe YMMV?
intx wrote: 5.98 for me also, I think it's a West / BC thing.
Was an advertised sale price in BC.
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Lone_Prodigy wrote: Usually in Ontario I can find blueberries from BC at a fairly decent price ($2 per lb is my benchmark). Haven't bought any this year though. Plus it seems like "pints" are their new measurement, and 1 dry pint is less than a pound.
craftsman wrote: I've found that the major chains typically plays games with pints instead of pure weight, especially with fruit. I try to avoid those sales when possible.
Can you elaborate?!? Pint is a size and not weight. I look for containers that look the fullest and buy those. I know their is also a weight on the packaging but it's usually advertised as a pint of raspberry, blackberry or whatever...
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muffin4life wrote: Was an advertised sale price in BC.
Would have been a great thing to add too the original post, there wasn't even a YMMV when I posted.
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muffin4life wrote: Can you elaborate?!? Pint is a size and not weight. I look for containers that look the fullest and buy those. I know their is also a weight on the packaging but it's usually advertised as a pint of raspberry, blackberry or whatever...
The easiest way to elaborate is to use salt as an example. I know it seems strange to use salt but wait until the finish....

Salt typically comes in 3 sizes - table salt where the individual crystals are very small and uniform in size, course/household salt where the crystals are larger but still fairly uniform in size, and pickling/kosher salt where the crystals are much larger and aren't very uniform in size. All three types of salt are the same chemically - NaCl. If you take a teaspoon of each, you'll find that table salt will have the most salt while kosher/pickling will have the least. Therefore, by volume, table salt will yield the most salt by weight.

The same principle happens with fruit - you could get the 'same' volume of fruit but end up with less fruit if you get a pint of X rather than Y g.

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