At Trader Joe's in Paramus on Friday, the sign said a new, larger bag of Organic Sweet Potatoes weighs 6 pounds, but when I got one home, I looked at the label and found it actually weighs 5 pounds, below.
|Still, at $1 a pound, Trader Joe's has the lowest price I've seen for Organic Sweet Potatoes. These are from North Carolina, not California, as I wrote earlier.|
By VICTOR E. SASSON
Have you heard the big news about sweet potatoes at Trader Joe's?
At the Paramus store on Friday, the old 3-pound bag of Organic Sweet Potatoes had been replaced with a 6-pound bag -- or at least that's what the sign said.
The sign was wrong, but I welcome the larger, 5-pound bag for $4.99 or about $1 a pound.
That's what ShopRite charges for conventional sweet potatoes when they are not on sale.
I've been trying to buy only organic to avoid pesticides in conventional sweet potatoes, because I always eat the skin after I bake or boil and mash them with extra-virgin olive oil.
Sweet potatoes are not only delicious, they are a great bread substitute if you are trying to lose weight.
A 2-pound bag of conventional Sweet Potatoes at Trader Joe's is $1.69.
|BAGEL BAN: A hearty breakfast of two organic eggs with organic sweet potatoes and garlic cloves, which I boiled and mashed with extra-virgin olive oil and a dozen seasonings.|
A 1-pound bag of Organic Whole Wheat Fusilli Pasta at Trader Joe's is $1.49, compared to $1.25 for the imported Luigi Vitelli-brand at ShopRite supermarkets.
At Costco Wholesale in Teterboro, a twin pack of 10- and 12-inch Green Pans was $33.99 after an instant $6-off coupon. In June, I bought my first 10-inch Green Pan from Amazon.com for $29.99.
At Target in Paramus on Friday, I saw this 12-cup coffee maker on sale for $15.99, but later found it on Amazon.com for slightly less in white, the color I wanted, and ordered it.