Review of Celebrity Prime Foods:
Old Shopping List

Following is an outdated estimate of what I can buy certain items for at regular stores. See the rest of the review for the context and a more accurate list.

Obviously, this list is not provided by CPF, although they have consented to the facts. CPF refuses to provide prices for individual items, nor do they provide weights for the majority of their meat products. In fact, they insist that the price they charge for individual items and the weight of their meat items is a trade secret.

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Item My Price
2 bertolli olive oil (17 oz) 14.00
6 tomato paste (6 oz) 3.00
2 cascade dishwasher detergent (50 oz) 8.00
10 canned solid white tuna (6.5 oz) 10.00
1 bic shaver (5 ct) 1.00
1 gillette good news razors (3 ct) 1.00
2 best foods mayonnaise (32 oz) 6.00
3 kleenex 6.00
10 paper towels 6.00
 
3 chicken breast b/l s/l (4/pkg) (2 lb?) 15.00
3 chicken breast split, b/l, s/o (4/pkg) (2 lb?) 14.00
2 whole chickens (3.75-4 lbs) 8.00
5 whole chicken leg & thigh (4/pkg) (2 lb?) 10.00
4 b/l s/l chicken thigh meat (1 lb) 10.00
 
2 pork chops, center cut (4/pkg) (2 lb?) 10.00
1 pork loin country style ribs (3 lbs) 6.00
1 pork loin roast, boneless, center cut (2.5 lbs) 10.00
 
2 flank steak (24 oz) 15.00
2 ground beef bulk (16 oz) 4.00
4 ground beef patties (4/pkg) (1 lb) 8.00
1 rump roast (3.5 lbs) 14.00
1 t-bone steak (20 oz) 9.00
1 filet mignon (2/pkg) (14 oz?) 8.00
1 beef brisket (3.5 lbs) 17.00
2 chuck fillet steak (2/pkg) (1 lb?) 5.00
 
2 italian sausage (1 lb) 6.00
 
2 lamb chops, loin cut (4/pkg) (1 lb?) 14.00
1 leg of lamb, boneless (3-3.5 lbs.) 11.00
 
1 alaskan salmon fillets (2/pkg) (1 lb?) 8.00
1 ahi filets (2/pkg) (1 lb?) 9.00
1 swordfish steaks (2/pkg) (1 lb?) 10.00
 
1 broccoli spears (2 lbs) 2.00
1 cut corn (2 lbs) 2.00
1 cauliflower (2 lbs) 2.00
1 criss-cut potatoes (4.5 lbs) 5.00
1 corn on the cob (8 ears) 4.00
1 stir-fry vegetables (2 lbs) 2.00
 
Total: 295.00

Copyright 1996 Ed Sznyter