Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Stokes Marketplace Review


At long last, Salem, Utah has thier grocery store back. Last year due to budget cuts, Crisps Grocery closed it's doors for good. Ironically, I was employed there, and soon found myself looking for another job.. Fast forward 10 months, and Stoke's Market opened up today. The Grand Opening is scheduled for November 2nd. They accept coupons and printable coupons, but the jury is still out on the ad price matching, such as Walmart.
I thought I would give you a gluten-free review of what the store offers.

Like Maceys, Stokes does have a dedicated gluten free isle. They have King Arthur products, Schar products, Glutino, and Tinkyada pastas. I also noticed that on the product specific aisle, such a cake mixes, there was 1-2 gluten- free offerings in that section.

The thing I was impressed with the most, was the produce section. Fresh watercress for 69 cents, and large RED bell peppers for the price of green-69 cents also. Another area that impressed me, was the gluten-free frozen section. They offered about 4 different types of pizzas, mostly Glutino, and Amy's brands. The frozen section included sliced breads, like Udi's(my favorite) Glutino bagels, english muffins, and my favorite guilty pleasure- Cinnamon Donuts by Kinnikinnick. For those of you that like convience foods, they had the single serve Fettucini Alfredo, by Gluten Free Cafe.(Look for coupons on thier website.)
For the chidren, they had Ians brand breaded fish sticks, and chicken nuggets. All of the gluten free items were price comparable to other stores.

So if you are in the area, and in need of gluten-free food, give Stoke's a try. They should have you covered.

I failed to mention that they also have a huge selection GF Auguson Farms baking mixes. They are located at the very front of the store, near the other food storage items. So far my favorite, is the rolled oats.
They hold up really well for cookies and granola.

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