Checking Out Grocery Prices With The Stop and Shop Sausage Lady

Chelmsford grocery hunt for week of Feb. 18, 2013

Last week we restarted the grocery hunt, and this week we continue with items requested by Chelmsford Patch's Facebook fans.

So, yesterday (Feb. 18), we went to Chelmsford's three supermarkets and checked out who had the lowest prices for the items requested by our readers, as well as from free samples from Jeanine the sausage lady at Stop and Shop (pictured).

All prices or availability may change without warning, prices may contain taxes or fees not indicated on labeling. Aisles are indicated by parentheses, the lowest price is indicated in bold italics.

Stop and Shop Market Basket Hannaford Silk Milk (half gal.) $3.29 $2.99 $2.99 Apples (prices and type availability vary) $.99 to $2.49 lb. $.99 lb. $.99 to $2.39 lb. Oyster Sauce $4.99, 18 oz. (13) $2.99, 4 oz. (4) n/a Teddy Peanut Butter (16 oz.) $3.39 (11) 2/$6 (20) $3.59 (13) Spam (12 oz.) $2.29 (12) 2/$5 (2) $2.69 (5) Kikkoman Soy Sauce (10 oz.) $2.39 (13) 2/$3 (4) $1.99 (6)

And here's overall scoreboard for times each store had the lowest price on an item so far combining this week and last week


Hannaford 3 Ties 3 Market Basket
3 Stop and Shop
Anna Bucciarelli February 19, 2013 at 12:30 PM
Sausage Lady ? Who knew? What exactly does she do?
Irene February 19, 2013 at 01:16 PM
Market Basket is the ONLY place to shop. Great prices and everything you need!
Eileen Cushing-Craig February 19, 2013 at 01:53 PM
Looks to me as though the Sausage Lady is one of those people that is hired to cook up and hand out samples of the product. I did that for a while, when my kids were young. She probably doesn't actually work for Stop and Shop.
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) February 19, 2013 at 02:12 PM
Yup, she said she also gives out samples at Hannaford and Donelan's locations nearby. She was at Stop and Shop yesterday while I was getting the prices.
Anna Bucciarelli February 19, 2013 at 03:07 PM
Agree ... I shop at the Billerica MB, in the same plaza as Joanne Fabric ... it's a bit smaller, but far less crowded and all the same good goods, same amount of drive time from my house to and fro, plus it's clean and friendly.
Don Desfosse February 19, 2013 at 10:49 PM
(Pssst.... Andrew! You may want to double check the Kikkoman.... If Market Basket is 2 for $3, that's $1.50 each, which handily beats the other two....)
Don Desfosse February 19, 2013 at 10:51 PM
And, my opinion, no fair on the oyster sauce to mix different sizes. Most of the cost of a product is in the packaging, so you can't really compare different sizes (at least not that sizes that are that disparate!).
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) February 20, 2013 at 12:25 AM
Whoops! Sorry about that, my bad. Fixing now.
Andrew Sylvia (Editor) February 20, 2013 at 12:28 AM
On that one, there's nothing I can do. Not all grocery stores have the exact same items when it comes to certain things.
fatty arbuckle February 20, 2013 at 06:58 PM
i remember her from the howard stern show


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