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    pamjd Guest

    Default Website for the salvage grocery store

    http://www.dentbent.com/

    Sorry I did not have this site before. I went and found it filled
    mostly with processed box stuff, unknown brands of veggies, and lots
    of strange stuff like 1lb packets of Cabala’s outdoor store sausage
    spice mixes for 50 cents a bag (summer sausage. jerky, etc.). They
    did have good prices on organic beef and pork but you had to get on a
    list for the next go round. A very strange thing was a type of chip
    type snack called the ": Lemon Lift" which is advertised on the bag as
    "infused with caffeine” tasted real bad. Oh well, now I can say I
    went.

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    George Leppla Guest

    Default Re: Website for the salvage grocery store

    When I was a kid back in the late 50's and early 60's, there was a "salvage"
    grocery store in Brentwood, Long Island.

    You never knew what they were going to have in stock and the merchandise was
    displayed moslty in case lots with a few boxes cut open. All boxed and
    canned goods. No shopping carts but the guys working there would cary your
    cases to the front register as you shopped. You paid in cash only, your
    purchases were totalled up using a crayon on the side of a brown paper bag
    and the guys who worked there were very easy about giving people extra stuff
    for free.

    Not for nothing... but all the guys who worked there could have come from
    central casting for the Soprano's. That area of Long Island was heavily
    populated with Italians moving out of New York city. Common wisdom of the
    time was that most of the stuff they were selling "fell off the back of a
    truck" in New York and it wasn't unusual to find them selling government
    surplus food.

    My Mom had 4 boys to feed and she loved the place.

    George L


  3. #3
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Website for the salvage grocery store

    On Sun, 4 Oct 2009 13:49:55 -0700 (PDT), pamjd wrote:

    > http://www.dentbent.com/
    >
    > Sorry I did not have this site before. I went and found it filled
    > mostly with processed box stuff, unknown brands of veggies, and lots
    > of strange stuff like 1lb packets of Cabala˙s outdoor store sausage
    > spice mixes for 50 cents a bag (summer sausage. jerky, etc.).


    These are prepackaged spices/cures for making 50+lbs of sausage and
    stuff at a time. Academy, Big 5, etc...sell them as well.

    > A very strange thing was a type of chip
    > type snack called the ": Lemon Lift" which is advertised on the bag as
    > "infused with caffeineˇ tasted real bad.


    "Engobi Chips"

    The ultimate reference for all snack chips is taquito.net.

    http://www.taquitos.net/chips/Engobi...tes_Lemon_Lift

    -sw

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    Lynn from Fargo Ografmorffig Guest

    Default Re: Website for the salvage grocery store

    On Oct 4, 3:49*pm, pamjd <guppy21...@aol.com> wrote:
    > http://www.dentbent.com/
    >
    > Sorry I did not have this site before. *I went and found it filled
    > mostly with processed box stuff, unknown brands of veggies, and lots
    > of strange stuff like 1lb packets of Cabala’s outdoor store sausage
    > spice mixes for 50 cents a bag (summer sausage. jerky, etc.). *They
    > did have good prices on organic beef and pork but you had to get on a
    > list for the next go round. *A very strange thing was a type of chip
    > type snack called the ": Lemon Lift" which is advertised on the bag as
    > "infused with caffeine” tasted real bad. * Oh well, * now I can sayI
    > went.

    ==========================================
    Here it's "Cheep Foods - Where Dents Make Cents". Grocery surplus.
    Lots of one-of-a-kind stuff and brands we don't get up here (Kroger.
    Uncle Ray's etc.) Love it for canned tomatoes (35 cents a can - many
    without dents!) beans, some condiments (mustard, steak sauce - not so
    good for mayo stuff - too old). Very little meat - some frozen/
    processed.

    Great for weird stuff: odd pickles, pasta shapes, side dish mixes:
    Near East, Casbah, basmati rice . . .

    I bought my first bottle of balsamic vinegar there over ten years ago
    for less than fifty cents.

    Amenities: grocery carts, checks, credit & debit cards, food stamps,
    paper, plastic or boxes. No quantity rules - as many or as few as you
    can find on the shelf.
    Drawbacks: not open after 6 pm, no carry out, never know what they've
    got until you get there, sundries more expensive than the dollar
    store, no bakery/fresh bread, no fresh produce, higher prices on the
    (very fresh) milk, eggs etc that they do carry.

    Way fun if you just like to poke around and take a (cheap) gamble on
    something you've never seen . . . or sometimes even heard of!

    Lynn in Fargo
    will post a list of whatever I score next time I can con somebody into
    giving me a ride!

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