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Old 06-18-2013, 12:57 PM
 
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I don't think there are a ton of items you will find at Publix that you can't find at HT. I haven't done a full shopping trip at Publix, but there are a few items I buy a lot that are significantly cheaper at Publix compared to HT. Was your total bill not much different at Publix compared to HT (not counting the things you couldn't find I guess)?

What did you think of the deli and bakery? HT does have a pretty good one as well, but that is one area that a lot of Publix backers are fans of.
No, didn't see any significant savings on my regular items at all - the "market basket" stuff, I guess one could call it.

The deli and bakery were what I have heard folks so excited over in the past. So maybe I was expecting too much . . . ? I liked them both just fine - but again - nothing that bowled me over as being significantly different as opposed to what HT offers.

I was expecting to see some cuban bread, for ex., and didn't. I buy Cuban bread at Publix when I go to Florida (Orlando and Tampa areas) so was surprised there was none.

I didn't dislike Publix - just didnt' find anything there that made it stand out from H-T. I think I was expecting too much b/c of all the comments I have heard f/ others over the years (about how H-T was so disappointing compared to Publix).
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:05 PM
 
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I thought the Publixes here did have Cuban bread? I think I do remember one poster saying they were sold out a couple times though.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:06 PM
 
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Ohhhh! That makes a lot of sense! Maybe I should have been looking with an eye towards those types of products! I never thought of that. Good observation, SB!

I wish someone carried a good section of Indian food (ingredients, spices, bread). I did find a store not far from me so I suppose I should just be thankful for that (and I am).

I will have to see if those Cubanelle peppers are at Publix when I venture into one again!
I'm used to multinational ingredients which I have worked into variations of things that I make that are just plain old Midwestern American.

The Kings Mountain Ingles has an international aisle that includes Indian.

The Cubanelle peppers are the all-important ingredient for making peppers & onions & sausage, peppers, & onions.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:07 PM
 
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GOPHILS: Hubby just told me that what he has heard people say they love at Publix: wonderful CAKES and KEY LIME PIE. I didn't really look closely at the variety of cakes and pies as I have been cutting back on desserts the last few months. So that may be some of what folks love about the Bakery!
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:08 PM
 
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I thought the Publixes here did have Cuban bread? I think I do remember one poster saying they were sold out a couple times though.
Well, maybe I hit it on an "out" day. I will just call and ask if they do ordinarily stock it. I love making Cuban sandwiches and that bread really is different enough (the texture, it seems) from italian/french loaves that I would seek it out.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:11 PM
 
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I am assuming you have to order these ahead . . . but look at that list of cakes. OMG.

Food & Entertaining - Publix Bakery Selections - Decadent Desserts

This list has me convinced that the next time I need a cake for a get together, I am going to be ordering it from Publix. I bet that is one of the things that folks go nuts about in re: to Publix bakery.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:16 PM
 
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I don't think there are a ton of items you will find at Publix that you can't find at HT. I haven't done a full shopping trip at Publix, but there are a few items I buy a lot that are significantly cheaper at Publix compared to HT. Was your total bill not much different at Publix compared to HT (not counting the things you couldn't find I guess)?

What did you think of the deli and bakery? HT does have a pretty good one as well, but that is one area that a lot of Publix backers are fans of.
I could be wrong, but I think that some of the "regular" items that we were used to were actually ethnic & might be carried in more quantity by Publix. If they move bigger quantities they can charge less.

It's like when I get the chopped hot cherry peppers, Ingles only carries the San Del, even though they carry the Cento line in other products. The price isn't great, but I'm grateful to get it at all.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:22 PM
 
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I could be wrong, but I think that some of the "regular" items that we were used to were actually ethnic & might be carried in more quantity by Publix. If they move bigger quantities they can charge less.

It's like when I get the chopped hot cherry peppers, Ingles only carries the San Del, even though they carry the Cento line in other products. The price isn't great, but I'm grateful to get it at all.
That's the thing . . . if you can find a specialty item, it's a big deal regardless of price. I don't think HT carries those exact hot cherry peppers. I will look next trip.

It is amazing how much of my time is taken up with the search for food and ingredients, lol.
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:23 PM
 
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I wish someone carried a good section of Indian food (ingredients, spices, bread). I did find a store not far from me so I suppose I should just be thankful for that (and I am).
Are you in Charlotte? Patel brothers
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Old 06-18-2013, 01:37 PM
 
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That's the thing . . . if you can find a specialty item, it's a big deal regardless of price. I don't think HT carries those exact hot cherry peppers. I will look next trip.

It is amazing how much of my time is taken up with the search for food and ingredients, lol.
LOL, there must be a minimum of 6 brands of the hot cherry peppers in the Delaware Valley. Most people use them for hoagie-like sandwiches, if they don't buy a hoagie. Cento is the best seller, there. But the San Del is from B&G, who Ingles also carry, so they carry the one brand & their product placement makes not a whit of sense to me, but I found it & it's better than not getting any.

When you can free up time, you really do need to try my Ingles. You might find a one stop source for a lot of items that you hunt for. It's a blend of Southern, Midwestern & MidAtlantic.
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