Thursday, November 11, 2010

Steal of the Week: Muir Glen Tomatoes at Whole Foods

I am always looking for the cheapest prices on quality food products for both my clients and myself.

For example, three stores in my neighborhood offer the same half pound package of Kerrygold butter at three different prices. It’s $2.69 at Trader Joe’s, $2.99 at Whole Foods and a whopping $4.19 at Fairway, which usually has the lowest prices.

Whole Foods, which is always running sales, is a great place to stock up on non-perishable items, especially when full advantage is taken of all money-saving opportunities.

Which brings us to the absolute steal for the first two weeks of November. Whole Foods, until November 16, is selling 14.5-ounce cans of Muir Glen organic tomatoes (all varieties) for $1.50 per can, down from the usual $1.99. (The same product can be found elsewhere for $1.79.)

But we’re not done. The October/November issue of The Whole Deal, the Whole Foods in-store circular, contains a coupon for $1.00 off any Muir Glen product.

After you do the math, check the prices of the same sized cans of conventional tomatoes. If you still want to pay more for the added fungicides, be my guest!


kara said...

Too bad the Muir Glean cans are still lined with BPA! General Mills says that they have found an alternative but haven't started using it yet.

I buy Bionaturae or Pomi.

Latest article I saw about it:

Chef Rob said...


I should have written a caveat about the BPA in the Muir Glen cans. Thanks for pointing that out.

Also, thanks for the link to the article. It's great to hear that the big food companies (General Mills owns Muir Glen) are listening to consumers!

Everyone, if you have a chance, click on the link Kara provided for more information.