Bare Fruit Organic Fuji Apple Chips are one of the organic foods that are reduced through Feb. 1 at Costco Wholesale.
Editor's note: Today, I discuss instant rebates on organic food at Costco Wholesale, and ShopRite's Can Can Sale, where the savings are few and far between.
By VICTOR E. SASSON
Costco Wholesale is following a lifestyle magazine article on four organic suppliers with discounts in its warehouse stores.
On Tuesday, an employee handed me a flier listing savings on organic products as I entered the Hackensack warehouse store.
They included $2.20 off Sambazon Organic Acai Superfood Juice, $2.50 off Pasta Prima Organic Spinach & Cheese Ravioli and $3 off Mayorga Organic Cafe Cubano Whole Bean Coffee.
Inside the store, I found two large displays of organic food.
The Costco Connection's article on organics
A display at Costco Wholesale in Hackensack included Kirkland Signature Organic Salsa and Chicken Stock.
|I bought Paesana Organic Tomato & Basil pasta sauce.|
The organic pasta sauce, which has no added sugar, will go perfectly with Organic Whole Wheat Shells from Whole Foods Market ($1.49).
The label of this Organic Extra Virgin Coconut Oil from Costco says it can be used for cooking, in smoothies and as a skin and hair moisturizer.
|At the ShopRite in Paramus, farmed-raised tilapia fillets from China were reduced further for the Can Can Sale, but given the country's poor food-safety record, I would never buy them.|
Few deals at Can Can Sale
At the ShopRite in Paramus this morning, I found only a few bargains on other items:
Organic whole wheat pasta (89 cents to $1.25 a pound), Adirondack Seltzer in 12-ounce cans (12 for $2.50), Clementines from Morocco (5 pounds for $4.99), Olivio Light Spread ($2.50) and Alberto VO5 Shampoo ($1.99 for a 26.5-ounce pump bottle).
|During the Can Can Sale, Luigi Vitelli Organic Whole Wheat Pasta from Italy is being sold for 89 cents, $1.19 and $1.25 a pound, depending on the shape, above and below.|
|At the register, two packages of organic whole wheat linguine and two of spaghetti rang up at $1.25 each. When I asked an employee to check the signs on the shelf, I was charged 89 cents for one package of linguine and given the second one for free.|
|ShopRite's shelves are filled with a lot of grossly overpriced pasta, above and below.|
|The larger pump bottles of Alberto VO5 Shampoo are a better buy than the smaller size.|