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Wegmans lump still the cheapest

TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
edited 9:12AM in EggHead Forum
The price went up this year from 4.64 to 4.99 for a ten pound bag. Hard to believe that an up scale super market is cheaper than Walmart. Quality has been good and I haven't found any foreign substances in it yet.

There is a restaraunt depot 20 miles away.

Comments

  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    i agree you really cannot beat it... no off smells no crap, made in usa, price is right and available all year AND [drum roll please] wegmans has duck fat!!!! ;)
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,461
    Tom, I just picked up my first bag there as a test on bill's recommendation, but it was $5 & change, can't remember the exact price, looking forward to trying it
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,461
    bill, quality-wise, how does it compare to the walmart 10lb sacks of royal oak, because if it is about the same, I would officially have not a single reason left to ever step foot into a walmart again :woohoo:
  • TomM24TomM24 Posts: 1,364
    Marc:

    I can't tell the difference between it and Royal Oak except I haven't found any moonrocks in the Wegmans
  • lowercasebilllowercasebill Posts: 5,218
    don't know, i don't go to wallmart and the only royal oak i have ever found is south american crap [and i am being kind]. that said my favorite is humphries lump but it is a hike and it is more expensive,.. i have been using wegmans since they opened oct 2006. since it was on the way to visit mom it was not a lump run,,, it is now but it is worth it wegmans prices on every day stuff is much less than acme. like tom said i never found any alien material. i did e-mail corporate an ask who their supplier was , they did not respond.
    plus the smaller bags are easier to handle and the glossy paper [imho] provides a bit of a humidity/vapor barrier compared un coated paper of other brands.
    bill
  • Smokin' TSmokin' T Posts: 259
    Does anyone know how royal oak compares to cowboy?


    Tom
    Dunedin, Fl.
  • Morro Bay RichMorro Bay Rich Posts: 2,227
    Here on the Central Coast of California we can get Sonora brand from Mexico for $2.99 for a 7 pound bag at the local supermarket. The stuff burns hot with practically no ash. Now that's a good buy. It is all I use.
  • ZippylipZippylip Posts: 4,461
    most Cowboy that I have had has sucked, very tiny pieces, about the size of a quarter, cloggs up my large egg causing a lot of flashbacks... it works ok in the mini, & that's what I use it for; RO is much better in my experience
  • Smokin' TSmokin' T Posts: 259
    I had to use cowboy lump,the Wal-mart here did not carry Ro. Picked up 50lbs in Ocala after the Eggfest, anxious to try it, thanks for the feedback.

    Tom
    Dunedin, FL.
  • ShiffShiff Posts: 1,488
    Go the this web site for lots of great test information on lump:

    http://www.nakedwhiz.com/lump.htm

    Barry
    Barry Lancaster, PA
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