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post #1 of 22
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Cruising the meat display and came across this.  Anyone who's ever trimmed pork chops knows what these are.  Quite frankly I was stunned and had to take a picture -

 

post #2 of 22

Looks good for stocks.

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post #3 of 22

That looks like a mighty high price for trimmings.

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post #4 of 22
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Yeah, but they're labeled "Pork Riblets for BBQ" That's the sad part.  You can buy neck bones and hocks for stock cheaper.

post #5 of 22

I was gonna say $2.59 Lb is excessive. Especially for what looks like boney scrap. 

 

Riblets? 

 

Good thing I don't buy my meat from anywhere that packages it in styrofoam and cling wrap. 

post #6 of 22

Once at my local Kroger affiliate I saw a package of standing rib roast. That's what the label said, but the content was a nice piece of chuck. I pointed it out to the guy at the meat counter, wonder if it got relabeled, or if the just put it back and some one ended up really disappointed in their prime rib dinner?

 

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post #7 of 22

Looks like the trim you get when cutting St. Louis style spareribs to me. Good eating actually. Rub, toss them on to smoke, cooks treat. Sure lots of bone and cartilage to pick around but really tasty!

post #8 of 22
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Mary that one on the top has chine bone attached from one end to the other.  I'm willing to bet that out of that package with work you might net 6 - 8 ounces of usable product.

post #9 of 22

Someone is trying to chisel people with that move.  How unfortunate a store called price chopper is doing it.

post #10 of 22

It hadn't occurred to me that it was price chopper. I read an article somewhere about how price chopper is at the bottom of the list in regard to store maintenance/ management - i.e. pricing, organization, etc. 

post #11 of 22


This is the chime bone and assorted trim. Whomever did the trimming on this does not know the art of butchering. Simply put This is garbage

Most meat in grocery stores are mislabeled on purpose, example  ''London Broil""  is from the Flank not a piece of cCuck.

Mom and Pop steaks  are tenderized pieces of Bottom Round. There is no law against this practice however.

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post #12 of 22

Being from Canada, my instinct was that junk was pricey on a $CDN/Kg basis which is $USD 0.80\2.2lbs.  Sheesh!

 

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post #13 of 22
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Originally Posted by chefedb View Post
 


This is the chime bone and assorted trim. Whomever did the trimming on this does not know the art of butchering. Simply put This is garbage

Most meat in grocery stores are mislabeled on purpose, example  ''London Broil""  is from the Flank not a piece of cCuck.

Mom and Pop steaks  are tenderized pieces of Bottom Round. There is no law against this practice however.

I was gonna call it mistake remnants. . .

post #14 of 22

St Louis trim does have part of the chine bone in it, also tons of cartilage etc.Are they over priced? Yes but don't buy it then. Or buy a slab of spare ribs and trim them and have 2 meals. The trim is great stuff slow simmered in sauerkraut then served over mashed potatoes.

 

post #15 of 22

Once I noticed someone made a mistake with the tag on some meat.  I got a whole leg of lamb for about 2 dollars. I was ok with that :D I bet that got corrected pretty quick.


Edited by OregonYeti - 2/28/15 at 7:04pm
post #16 of 22
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Dig that = couple of years ago I was walking by the freezer case and saw a goose marked $9.99 - I put it in the cart and it went through - put it in the car and went back for the other one.  $120 worth of goose for $20 sure made me a happy camper.

post #17 of 22

I got an eye-opener a few months ago. I was looking for some black cod (sablefish) and wasn't finding it anywhere, so I started asking. At Safeway I got lucky. The woman at the meat department said they had some frozen and it wasn't selling, and she would put some frozen sablefish out for half price (which was $6 a lb, still not cheap for a fish that not that long ago was 2 bucks a pound). Then she said if it didn't sell at that price they would throw it out. Man. They could at least give it to a soup kitchen or something. I hate to see that kind of waste, especially for something I really like.

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I got an eye-opener a few months ago. I was looking for some black cod (sablefish) and wasn't finding it anywhere, so I started asking. At Safeway I got lucky. The woman at the meat department said they had some frozen and it wasn't selling, and she would put some frozen sablefish out for half price (which was $6 a lb, still not cheap for a fish that not that long ago was 2 bucks a pound). Then she said if it didn't sell at that price they would throw it out. Man. They could at least give it to a soup kitchen or something. I hate to see that kind of waste, especially for something I really like.

I don't know if it's been posted here, but there is an app developer that has created a system in which grocery stores and restaurants can sell their product(raw or prepared food) at a reduced price, and are no longer liable under the current law. You look on your app to see what is for sale and you show up and buy it. It's up to the retailer if they want to donate their product to soup kitchens. As a seller, you just post what you have. This way most perishables don't go to waste and somebody benefits from the excess.

 

I can't remember the name of the app. 

post #19 of 22
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I don't know if it's been posted here, but there is an app developer that has created a system in which grocery stores and restaurants can sell their product(raw or prepared food) at a reduced price, and are no longer liable under the current law. You look on your app to see what is for sale and you show up and buy it. It's up to the retailer if they want to donate their product to soup kitchens. As a seller, you just post what you have. This way most perishables don't go to waste and somebody benefits from the excess.

 

I can't remember the name of the app. 

 

Something like that might be helpful to me with my Fill the Pot efforts. I'm about halfway through that 25 pound bag of beans I got at a discount, would be nice to get more deals like that. The church fed 285 last sunday.

 

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post #20 of 22

Have you considered making a complaint?

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post #21 of 22
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Something like that might be helpful to me with my Fill the Pot efforts. I'm about halfway through that 25 pound bag of beans I got at a discount, would be nice to get more deals like that. The church fed 285 last sunday.

 

mjb.

It's called PareUp.

 

Only available in NYC for now though.

post #22 of 22

I see no reason to turn up your nose at anything but the price.  My local super sells the same, usually less boney and for between $.79-1.49/lb.  For me they're a buy at .79.  A few years ago they could be had as little as .39.

 

These are tasty pieces of meat, a pleasure to suck off of any bone that might be present.  Often the trimmings have little or no bone, I usually dry-cook those.

 

 

Rick

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