What Food Deals to Buy? Help!

Posted by on November 2, 2010 | 10 Comments

So this month’s Amazon sales have popped up, and there appears to be some good deals, but honestly, I need a little help in deciding this month. Here are items I am considering:

Bob’s Red Mill Brown Rice Flour – It comes out to about $7.30 for 4-24oz packages ($1.22 per lb), much cheaper than I can buy it locally. But, can anyone comment on the quality? Do you like it? I know Authentic Foods is the best, but it is also way out of my budget for such a product, so I’d love to know if Bob’s is next best.

Note: There are loads of Bob’s Red Mill products on sale this month. I can personally recommend the coconut flour, which I bought on Amazon and have been pleased with, but they even have certified gf oats on sale. I would avoid the almond flour, which I have read is way too coarse.

Coombs Organic Maple Syrup – Comes out to $14.85 for a 32oz jug (or $7.43 per lb). This is the maple syrup I usually buy, but I have lost touch with maple syrup prices. Is this still a good value? Is it cheaper at TJ’s or elsewhere online. Love the quality of this maple syrup, but I think it is more expensive now.

Yogi Herbal Tea – I need some new teas, and have always liked this brand. Any recommendations on the herbal/caffeine free versions? Good Earth Tea is also on sale, but I’m a bit burnt out on them. Their Green/White Tea is excellent though if you like that type!

Okay, any thoughts? Any other awesome deals you see here that I shouldn’t live without? I’m amping up for recipe testing and for gift baskets, so your opinions are welcomed! Thank you!


Filed Under: Tips, Ideas, and Deals

Comments (10)


  1. Jen says:

    For the maple syrup – I think that’s definitely a great deal! The best I’ve seen at TJ’s is usually the equivalent of just under $1/oz.

  2. Katie says:

    Well, you’ve had cookies made with BRM brown rice flour; that’s all I ever use. I think its great.

    My absolute favorite tea of all time is Yogi Eqyptian Licorice Mint. I can’t say enough about it – I bought a case of 6 from Amazon last time, and I think I’m off to get more.

  3. Katie says:

    I LOVE Yogi tea. The india spice is really good, especially if you brew it with almond milk. I also really like the lemon ginger and throat comfort.

  4. I LOVE yogi tea when I am not having teavana. I also love Mighty Leaf teas and Allegro I recently discovered 🙂

    Thanks for posting these deal!! I am an Amazon addict!

  5. Ashley says:

    Bob’s red mill is a great company. there local to me and I’ve even meet him, there products are high quality and very good. I would pick that up, it may be alot but just keep it in your freezer

  6. Catherine says:

    I second the Yogi Tea Lemon Ginger and regular Ginger teas. So good!

  7. alisa says:

    Thanks so much, this is giving me some good ideas! Still considering the options, and may end up with waaaay too many yogi teas 🙂

    Any more feedback on that Bob’s Red Mill brown rice flour (sounds good thus far) and maple syrup would be awesome.

  8. I love a good food sale! I also love Bob’s Brown Rice Flour however I have never tried any other.

  9. Hannah says:

    Oh, I know I’m going to be stocking up on the honey-flavored agave- Love that stuff!

  10. Kaye S. says:

    Definitely get the Coombs, I get it on subscription, it’s always a great value and a great product!!

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