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Where do you buy fresh/uncooked chicken wings?

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Where do you buy fresh/uncooked chicken wings?

I was wondering what a low price is for chicken wings? I wanted to buy a couple of pounds cook them and freeze them once university started this fall. But not sure what price is considered a HOT deal :lol:
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mmhassa2 wrote: I was wondering what a low price is for chicken wings? I wanted to buy a couple of pounds cook them and freeze them once university started this fall. But not sure what price is considered a HOT deal :lol:
chinese supermarket usually has them for 1.69/lb
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rdtx2002 wrote: chinese supermarket usually has them for 1.69/lb
I think that's the price for whole wings. If you're talking about just the middle part of the wing, then it's closer to $3. "Split wings" are slightly cheaper, and is consisted of the middle part and the drumettes of the wings (from my experience, usually more drumettes than middle wings...).
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Pigeons and seagulls are much cheaper.

They all taste like chicken.
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rdtx2002 wrote: chinese supermarket usually has them for 1.69/lb

Thanks...I guess the stores in Broadview would carry them for these prices. I'm actually looking for the whole wings....as cutting them into 2 doesn't require much work.
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I know I generally buy a large package at Costco for around $16-$18. They are quite meaty and are pre cut. On average I get about 55 to 60+ wings per package.
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Would anyone know how many pounds you get from a box of the costco wings? :confused: Just wanted to see if it's cheaper to get it from costco. Thanks
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chinese supermarket is way, way cheaper. you can get drum and wing attached + wing tip, so about 25, than seperate them for 50 pcs.

all for around $8-10
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mmhassa2 wrote: Thanks...I guess the stores in Broadview would carry them for these prices. I'm actually looking for the whole wings....as cutting them into 2 doesn't require much work.
1.69 is for whole wings.
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there's two kids in the house and they both love wings to death...after all the years of comparing price and quality...chinese grocery store is the way to go...even costco can't beat the price and quality! (not sure about the one on broadview though)
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mmhassa2 wrote: Would anyone know how many pounds you get from a box of the costco wings? :confused: Just wanted to see if it's cheaper to get it from costco. Thanks
How about checking the box? It will tell you how many pounds!
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molala wrote: there's two kids in the house and they both love wings to death...after all the years of comparing price and quality...chinese grocery store is the way to go...even costco can't beat the price and quality! (not sure about the one on broadview though)
Thanks could you share which chinese market you purchase them from? I only mentioned broadview as I have driven by there and seen a lot of stores. But open to any other store that has fresh/good quality wings for a good price. :)
Grassgreen wrote: How about checking the box? It will tell you how many pounds!
Why bother replying with worthless comments? Shhesh SOME ppl on RFD are just SO lonely that they feel they MUST add their unwanted comments :confused:
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yup... go down to china town.
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I prefer the chicken wings from Costco. I used to buy the ones from T&T, both Warden/Steeles and Middlefield/Steeles locations and they did not seem to last very long. We'd only buy small amounts too, sure its cheaper, but I found the Costco ones even buying it bulk, last a lot longer and are fresher.

I haven't been to the China Town supermarkets in awhile so I can't really comment on those. But the drive for myself would be just too much in terms of gas and parking.

If there are other Supermarkets around Markham/Scarborough that have fresh wings I'd like to know which ones they are. I've tried Bamburgh Foodmart, Taiko and the one at Denison/Kennedy and found them really disgusting. They have lots of blood leftover underneath the meat in most cases.
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kaioshinkidd wrote: I prefer the chicken wings from Costco. I used to buy the ones from T&T, both Warden/Steeles and Middlefield/Steeles locations and they did not seem to last very long. We'd only buy small amounts too, sure its cheaper, but I found the Costco ones even buying it bulk, last a lot longer and are fresher.

I haven't been to the China Town supermarkets in awhile so I can't really comment on those. But the drive for myself would be just too much in terms of gas and parking.

If there are other Supermarkets around Markham/Scarborough that have fresh wings I'd like to know which ones they are. I've tried Bamburgh Foodmart, Taiko and the one at Denison/Kennedy and found them really disgusting. They have lots of blood leftover underneath the meat in most cases.

Wings from TnT are quite inconsistent...in fact...everything from tnt is inconsistent...the one on kennedy/denison...i only been there once and that's it...can't stand the nasty scent in there...

i usually go to the one in new kennedy square (kennedy/hwy 7)...or if i have time..i'll go to the chinese wholesaler/retailer in scarborough.....

in terms of lasting wise....i don't know how true it is..but someone told me that meat/vegetable that last a while could possibly contain preservatives...
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Any grocery store would be fine. Just look for sales.
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If you own a car, then I recommend buying from direct.

Maple Lodge Farm @
8301 Winston Churchill Blvd. in Brampton is open to the public. There's a storefront a little down the road if you are heading from the south, but it sells at regular price. What you want is the farm / factory. It's fresh, it's reliable, and there's no worries about anything wrong with them as opposed to Chinese supermarkets and their questionable health code.

You buy cases of chicken, but it's a lot cheaper per pound.
I bought a case (5kg)of halal chicken breast fillets and (5kg) halal boneless skinless thighs for $76.50 in march and I'm still eating it!

they have every item that they ship for sale.

and to stay on topic:
halal chicken wings are $1.86/lb at 18kg case
regular wings are $1.81/lb at 18kg
split wings are @ $2.49/lb at 18kg

if you go once, you'll probably never have to buy chicken again for the entire year.
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mmhassa2 wrote:
Why bother replying with worthless comments? Shhesh SOME ppl on RFD are just SO lonely that they feel they MUST add their unwanted comments :confused:
Not lonely at all, I was merely trying to help you. You asked how many pounds would be in the box, and I was telling you that it would say so on the box.

Sorry for trying to answer your question.

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