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Old 04-14-2010, 06:58 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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rez so where are you at anyway????? Montana? does montana or wyoming have winco's???
Grew up in Montana but am presently in SoCal (couldn't make a living in MT back-when; now it's the other way around and I'm trying to get moved back!)
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:09 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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sounds like the winco's they opened in the past 5 years througout protland where i lived for awhile are much more higher end or upgraded from your winco's in idaho. these stores were very nice and attracted both ends of the social specturm for shoppers, and had expanded bulk section almost half the stores where dedicated to bulk. and you're right the big bargins where for spices. i especially liked the idea of buying bulk from an environmentalist viewpoint because it helps lowering landfills by not buying all the packaging when i buy bulk and i could buy just the amount that i wanted. my kitchen was flooded with canisters that held all the stuff i bought in bulk. plus the stores in portland had a lot of organic stuff in bulk that was loads cheaper then the health food store prices. but got to consider this was portland..........home of the hippies. miss winco ...don't miss portland.
Our local Winco is almost new, only a couple years old (tho the store already has kindof a beat-up aura; unfortunately that's typical of SoCal groceries, other than Albertsons which is always pristine.) From what you say it sounds like Winco structures what each store offers depending on their local customer base, which is probably why our manager can special-order stuff -- a sensible policy. -- Ours is in one of the lowest-income areas of CA and that doubtless makes for a different picture than even the same money in an area that is "middle class" in another state.

I saved all those bulk seasoning containers and now I'm glad I did -- now they are full of refills from Winco (which also sells the same containers empty!)

Among the new bulk offerings I found today was -- pork rinds!! They also have "Pilot bread" which looks suspiciously like C-ration crackers to me. <tastes the one I bought to see> Bleh... not nearly as good. Tho the pork rinds are excellent!
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Old 04-14-2010, 07:23 PM
 
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Among the new bulk offerings I found today was -- pork rinds!! :ok: ... the pork rinds are excellent!
I prefer gribenes (= fried chicken skin)
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Old 04-14-2010, 09:19 PM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I prefer gribenes (= fried chicken skin)
Agreed there!! I didn't know it had a name -- can you buy it in dried form like pork rinds? When I fry a chicken, all I really want of it is the crispy skin (I eat the skin, then I'm not sure what to do with the rest of the chicken!) -- definitely my favourite part of fried chicken!! and I've sometimes let skin scraps cook down like that and oh are they good.

The pork rinds from Winco are so good partly because they're denser than usual, and have that same deep buttery taste as fried chicken skin!!

Fact is, I just like any sort of cracklins

Gribenes: The Joy of Skin [VIDEO] | Food | Jewish Journal Yeah!!

Odd trivia: there's no usable protein value in skin; in fact, if you eat too much of it on a regular basis, it can damage your kidneys!
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:00 AM
 
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... can you buy it in dried form like pork rinds?
I've never seen gribenes sold in a dried form.

It's typically a homemade product, and the chicken skin is fried in schmaltz (= rendered chicken fat).
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:04 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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rez

i lived in so ca some years ago. lived in ventura county, also the high desert, ridgcrest. so glad to be gone from there!!!!!!!! only thing i miss is dodger stadium.
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Old 04-15-2010, 08:12 AM
 
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only thing i miss is dodger stadium.
I really miss Ebbets Field.
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Old 04-15-2010, 09:08 AM
 
Location: New Mexico
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was that before dodger stadium??
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:08 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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I liked the old stadiums. The new ones are interchangeable. The old ones had character, and shaped the teams that called them home.
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Old 04-15-2010, 10:09 AM
 
Location: Brendansport, Sagitta IV
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rez

i lived in so ca some years ago. lived in ventura county, also the high desert, ridgcrest. so glad to be gone from there!!!!!!!! only thing i miss is dodger stadium.
If we could keep the desert and kick out the rest of CA... oh wait, we already have that, it's called eastern Montana
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