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Grocery Haul #5

Grocery Haul #5

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I’m starting to branch out a little, tiny bit from my usual trips to New World. Several people have mentioned some small butchers and fishmongers that are beloved for their quality, friendliness, and selection. I made the venture out to Glen Innes try two of them, Avon’s Butchery and the Marsic Fish Shop, to see what was available prior to making my usual grocery run, where there are spring produce options popping up finally. Here’s the result of my Monday shopping:

  1. Avon’s Lamb Supreme Sausages - .206 kg @ $16.99/kg - 2 links - $3.50

  2. Avon’s Pure Pork Sausages - .324 kg @ $15.99/kg - 3 links - $5.02

  3. Avon’s Gold Medal Pure Beef Sausages - .378 kg @ $15.99/kg - 3 links - $6.04

  4. Marsic’s skin on salmon - .669kg @ $42.99/kg - $28.80

  5. Avocados - 2 for $3.50

  6. Grapefruit - .536 kg @ $4.99/kg - $2.67

  7. Tortillas - 10 pack - $4.49

  8. White Sugar - 1.5kg - $2.70

  9. Capsicums - 2 for $4.00

  10. White Button Mushrooms - .162 kg @ $6.99/kg - $1.46

  11. Tim Tams - 2 for $5.00

  12. Butter - 500g - $5.99

  13. Crumpets - 6 pack - $1.99

  14. Salami sticks - 5 pack - $5.19

  15. Shallot - .036 kg @$10.99/kg - 40¢

  16. Vanilla Extract - 100ml - $10.29

  17. Maple Syrup - 250ml - $10.68

  18. Chicken Thighs - .610 kg @ $15.99/kg - $9.75

  19. Black plums - .236 kg @ $8.99/kg - $2.12

  20. Straight Up Probiotic yogurt - 900g - $7.79

  21. Libra sports pads - 12 pack - $3.99

  22. Avons Streaky Bacon - .296 kg @ $32.99/kg - $9.77

  23. Golden Kiwifruit - .466 kg @ $5.99/kg - $2.67

  24. Lemonade - 1.5L - $4.79

  25. Fennel bulb - $3.49

  26. Tuna tins - 95 g each - 3 for $5.00

  27. Lewis Road Creamery Sour Cream - 200g - $4.59

  28. Croissants - 9 pack - 4.99

  29. Organic milk - 2L - $6.49

I really liked Avon’s. They had a great selection of fabulous looking meats - including whole turkeys! Their prices were on par or better than the grocery store (generally) and the gentleman behind the counter was extremely helpful. I was less thrilled with Marsic’s. I’d like to go back on a Tuesday when they have freshly smoked fish and try some of those options. I wasn’t terribly impressed with the quality or variety of their fresh fish, and the prices were well above the grocery store. However, I’m a sucker for a great smoked salmon, so I’ll give them another shot to try out what they’re known for.

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