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Many ways to build a lunch. 'Wich is best

By Rice Thresher Staff     9/19/12 7:00pm

Whole Foods

 

HOMEMADE
  • Applegate Smoked Turkey (on sale), $3.99 for 7 oz. package, $1.71 for 3 oz. serving
  • (OR) Tofurkey Brand Veggie Deli "Meat", $2.50 for 5 oz. package, $1.50 for 3 oz. serving
  • Whole Foods Hummus spread, $3.50 for 16 oz. tub, $0.22 for 1 oz.
  • Whole Foods Spinach, $5.99 for 1 pound container, $0.37 for 1 oz. (organic)
  • Onion, $0.99 per pound, $0.06 for 1 oz. (organic)
  • Tomato, $1.69 per pound, $0.11 for 1 oz.
  • Rudi's Organic Bread, $3.49 per loaf, $0.44 for 2 slices
  • Total Cost (per sandwich): $2.25 ($2.88 for custom sliced turkey)
 
PREPARED
Price for prepared turkey deli sandwich: $6.49 (served hot from panini press)
 
Thresher's Saavy Tips: 
  1. Dependable food samples for the hungry shopper
  2. The tofurkey sandwich is less expensive than a custom deli turkey sandwich at Kroger and contains more organic ingredients.
  3. Thresher's Best Value evaluated on cost and quality
 
GRADE: A
 
 
HEB
 
HOMEMADE
 
  • Prices: Oscar Meyer Turkey, $3.99 for 7 oz. package, $1.71 for 3 oz. serving
  • (OR)Custom Sliced Deli Counter Turkey, $6.97 per pound (on sale), $1.31 per 3 oz. serving
  • Pita Pal Hummus spread, $2.50 for 16 oz. tub, $0.15 for 1 oz. (local)
  • HEB Spinach, $1.99 for 6 oz. bag, $0.33 for 1 oz.
  • Onion, $0.98 per pound, $0.06 for 1 oz.
  • Tomato, $1.77 per pound, $0.11 for 1 oz.
  • HEB Fresh Bakery Bread, $1 per loaf, $0.12 for 2 slices
  • Total Cost (per sandwich): $2.48 ($2.08 for custom sliced turkey)
 
PREPARED
Price for prepared turkey deli sandwich: $4.79
 
Thresher's Saavy Tips: 
  1. No club card makes getting the sale price easy and hassle-free
  2. Go on weekday nights rather than on Sundays to avoid long lines
  3. The Thresher's Best Buy with lowest total sandwich cost
GRADE: A-



 

Kroger

 

HOMEMADE
  • Kroger Brand Packaged Turkey, $2.89 for 7 oz. package, $1.24 for 3 oz. serving
  • (OR)Custom Sliced Deli Counter Turkey, $9.99 per pound, $1.87 per 3 oz. serving
  • Buitoni pesto spread, $3.99 for 16 oz. tub, $0.25 for 1 oz.
  • Fresh Express Spinach, $2.50 for 6 oz. bag, $0.42 for 1 oz.
  • Onion, $1.19 per pound, $0.07 for 1 oz.
  • Tomato, $0.80 per pound, $.05 for 1 oz.
  • Nature's Own Bread, $1.77 per loaf, $0.22 for 2 slices
  • Total Cost (per sandwich): $2.25 ($2.88 for custom sliced turkey)
 
PREPARED
Price for prepared turkey deli sandwich: $4.99
 
Thresher's Saavy Tips: 
  1. The Kroger Card is a must to get the advertised prices
  2. Lots of food samples in the produce section
  3. There is a natural foods section hidden between the produce and meat counter, behind the kitchen wares at the Buffalo Speedway location
GRADE: B+
 
Randall's
 
HOMEMADE
  • Prices: Oscar Meyer Turkey, $3.99 for 7 oz. package, $1.71 for 3 oz. serving
  • (OR)Custom Sliced Deli Counter Turkey, $5.99 per pound (on sale), $1.12 per 3 oz. serving
  • Otria Hummus spread, $3.99 for 16 oz. tub, $0.25 for 1 oz.
  • Fresh Express Spinach, $2.49 for 6 oz. bag, $0.42 for 1 oz.
  • Onion, $1.19 per pound
  • Tomato, $1.99 per pound, $0.12 for 1 oz.
  • Nature's Own Bread, $2 per loaf, $0.25 for 2 slices
  • Total Cost (per sandwich): $2.82 ($2.23 for custom sliced turkey)
 
PREPARED
Price for prepared turkey deli sandwich: $2.99
 
Thresher's Saavy Tips: 
  1. Go on Fridays for "$5 Friday" to find better deals on deli meats and items store-wide
  2. Late night sandwiches come at a higher cost at the Westheimer location; going past midnight risks being shot at, just ask store manager Lazaro Villalobos
  3. Do not take pictures (employees are protective of their non-photogenic lettuce heads)
GRADE: C-

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