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Robina

Smaller Grocers As Opposed To Chain Markets

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Well... I've shopped at Wild Oats and Hannaford's for gluten-free products and could definitely find gluten-free products... but... yesterday hubby and I went to the Dover Health Food Store for a Gluten Free sale they were having (I guess they do it once every couple of months)... and it was pretty awesome... they had a whole aisle dedicated to gluten-free/WF products... as well as a large freezer... I was able to find Foods by George pizza and muffins, Tinkayada pastas as well as others, glutino pretzels, and much, much more... there were cereals, spices, cookies, mixes... you name it... they had it... plus... they had product sampling... and were serving gluten-free chili and soups in their cafe... the owner came over to us to make sure we were finding everything okay... and told us if there was anything we wanted that they didn't carry... to let them know and they would order it...

When I tried to contact Hannaford's to ask them to carry Foods by George pizza... I got a generic canned email saying that they stock products based on population, blah, blah, blah...

So IMHO... going w/ the smaller stores can sometimes be better!!!


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I 100% agree if you are one of the lucky one to have a health foods store that really cares about gluten-free products you will never shop anywere else. my local store on long lsland has everything i need could not be happier

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I agree, I'm lucky enough that my hubby even WORKS at my local health food store! Life Grocery in Marietta, GA. They have the most awesome gluten-free section and it's constantly expanding! The Grocery Manager has Celiac as do 2 other employees there, so they have a vested interest in keeping in stock lots of goodies that we can have. The great thing is that they sell a lot of it too so the demand is obviously there. My hubby says that about every third person through his line is buying at least some gluten-free products! I can get some things from Publix and Kroger, but NOTHING like shopping at Life Grocery, and we get an employee discount!!!!!!!!!! Yippeeee!

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My local "chain' supermarket - Price Chopper unveiled a nice "health food" section within the last year. They carry a few gluten-free staples (flour, cookies :) , pastas, cereal, frozen entrees). I just came across this article that says the have entered into an agreement to carry "Wild Oats" branded products in their stores. I have never been to Wild Oats (none around here), but more options are definitely better! :D

Read the article HERE.


Richard

"Not all who wander are lost" - J.R.R. Tolkien

Diagnosed 3/8/05

Sister also Celiac

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Triticus - I love the pic! That's hillarious!

I really like going to the smaller stores around here, as they do seem to have more. I have actually thought about getting a job at one, since our current financial situation is dwindling, that way I could get a discount! Although I must say that Walmart has tons of good cheap food, and they're great about their gluten-labeling!


Sweetfudge

Born and raised in Portland, OR; Currently living in Provo, UT

Gluten-free since June 2006

Also living with Hypoglycemia since 1991

Dairy-free for good since summer 2008

Started IBS diet and probiotics at GI's recommendation - Fall 2008

Also avoiding: potatoes, beans, crucifers, popcorn, most red meat, coconut milk :(

Started eating a Paleo diet Spring 2011. Love it!

The grass is always greener where you water it.

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