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Old 12-03-2011, 05:14 PM
 
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I try to avoid them both. I tend to buy some staples at Aldi and I shop at warehouse supermarkets where I can find dry goods at great bulk prices (I wish we lived near Costco!) Our fresh foods mostly come from farmers markets, and we buy bulk wherever possible.

IGA prices vary quite a bit outside of their main specials, so a large IGA can often be cheap. Small ones tend to be pricey.
Tell me about it. We had a small one on Melbourne Street in North Adelaide, which is a fairly affluent area. I'd go only in an emergency as their prices were Tokyo expensive (okay maybe cheaper than Tokyo, but still ridiculous). Not far away was a giant IGA on O'Connell Street in the same suburb, much more reasonable for prices and good seafood (dozen oysters for $10.00).
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Old 12-03-2011, 06:03 PM
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Tell me about it. We had a small one on Melbourne Street in North Adelaide, which is a fairly affluent area. I'd go only in an emergency as their prices were Tokyo expensive (okay maybe cheaper than Tokyo, but still ridiculous). Not far away was a giant IGA on O'Connell Street in the same suburb, much more reasonable for prices and good seafood (dozen oysters for $10.00).
And north of Geppes Cross it's dearer again!

Not unlike LPG, I can throw a stone on the gas tanks at the LPG production facility from where I am, and yet we pay MORE for gas up here than you do 400K's away in the city??? As supermarkets are tied together with their pricing, so LPG is tied together with petrol pricing, regardless of where it's produced.
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Old 12-04-2011, 05:11 PM
 
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And north of Geppes Cross it's dearer again!

Not unlike LPG, I can throw a stone on the gas tanks at the LPG production facility from where I am, and yet we pay MORE for gas up here than you do 400K's away in the city??? As supermarkets are tied together with their pricing, so LPG is tied together with petrol pricing, regardless of where it's produced.
Ahhh Geppes Cross... an intersection I know and loath immensely!
Can you ship Farmers Union Iced Coffee, Balfours frogs and Haighs chocolate to the states? LOL..
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Old 12-05-2011, 12:19 AM
 
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Must say ~ Haigh's Chocolate is one of the best things to ever come out of Adelaide.
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Old 12-05-2011, 09:57 AM
 
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Must say ~ Haigh's Chocolate is one of the best things to ever come out of Adelaide.
Holden cars (Holden started in ADL), Grange shiraz, hill of grace shiraz, Haighs, pie floaters, and me.. LOL.

PS (gasp) Im happy with Cadbury fruit and nuts
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Old 12-05-2011, 01:18 PM
 
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Holden cars (Holden started in ADL), Grange shiraz, hill of grace shiraz, Haighs, pie floaters, and me.. LOL.

PS (gasp) Im happy with Cadbury fruit and nuts
And not to forget Coopers and R.M. Williams (if you include Grange and Hill of Grace being from "Adelaide").
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Old 12-05-2011, 05:48 PM
 
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Holden cars (Holden started in ADL), Grange shiraz, hill of grace shiraz, Haighs, pie floaters, and me.. LOL.

PS (gasp) Im happy with Cadbury fruit and nuts
Meh; Holdens. I'm a European supercar or American muscle car kinda girl

Grange; yes. The taste I had once was nice.... and of course Mini

oh dear, Cadbury's.... thats last resort kinda stuff !!
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Old 12-05-2011, 07:12 PM
 
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Holden cars (Holden started in ADL), Grange shiraz, hill of grace shiraz, Haighs, pie floaters, and me.. LOL.

PS (gasp) Im happy with Cadbury fruit and nuts
Pie floaters, you can't be serious!!!! That's almost as bad as when the Kiwis try to claim pavlova.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:45 PM
 
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And not to forget Coopers and R.M. Williams (if you include Grange and Hill of Grace being from "Adelaide").
ah my beloved Coopers. How could I have forgotten to mention thee, my beloved sweet nectar of home.
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Old 12-05-2011, 10:48 PM
 
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Pie floaters, you can't be serious!!!! That's almost as bad as when the Kiwis try to claim pavlova.
Supposedly it was invented on Light Square in the city. Its also an SA Heritage icon. I don't really care if it were invented by cockroaches or by South Australians. I like it. Much like pavlovas, if kiwis want to claim it.. good on em, they has so little to claim of anything significant, I say give em the pav. I pity them and thank God that I'm not an Aussie hating jealous kiwi (there's so many of em)

BTW, when I ordered a pie floater at an Aussie pie shop in Boston they owner (from NSW) said.. you must be from Adelaide.
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