Wegman\'s

Posted on: Wed, 11/07/2007 - 10:32am
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Hi All,

I will be in Rochester this weekend for a family party and will be stopping by a "super-duper Wegman's" that apparently I have to see. Ok, my family is a little obsessed with supermarkets.

Anyway, do you all trust their store-brand labeling? Do they have a natural foods or allergen-free section? Is there anything you get there that you can't get anywhere else?

We don't have Wegman's in our area - only Hannaford and Price Chopper.

Thanks,

LJ

Posted on: Wed, 11/07/2007 - 9:24pm
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Oh, prepare yourself to spend quite a bit of time and money! Wegman's store brands are well labeled...very clear and thorogh. Which is a good thing, since they tend to squeeze out the name brand stuff in leiu of their own.
There's a "Nature's Market" section with organics. Not much of the organics are nut free; we like the Kashi selection and Mountain Rise granola.
They label all their goods sold in cases (fresh meat, deli, fish et al) may contain everything for cross contamination. They frequently have nut covered meats in the fresh case. I buy packaged meats there with no issues, just stay away from the case if it's outside your comfort zone.

Posted on: Wed, 11/07/2007 - 11:43pm
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Thank you for your reply!
I've heard really good things about Wegman's!

Posted on: Sun, 11/11/2007 - 10:27am
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Well, the super-duper Wegman's was beautiful! Incredidibly impressive, even with a fine dining restaurant and Asian tea bar inside.
Anyway, I left there a little dejected. While there was an incredible variety of prepared foods to pick from, EVERYTHING, and I mean EVERYTHING, had nuts in it. Everything was labeled for potential cross-contamination, like the prior poster wrote. I spoke w/ the guy at the bagel shop and he said that basically all baked good are mixed in 4 huge mixing bowls at their warehouse. While they scrub them, there is still potential for allergens to be present. It was depressing. I almost wanted to cry but had to keep my chin up b/c I was with a large family group. Everyone was ooohing and aahing over the French bakery, the gourmet cheese tortas dripping in pecans, the Asian section and I just plugged along and got the basics. I did enjoy looking at the housewares and kitchen section, though. They even had a huge Christmas shoppe.
Well, I'm back home and gave my 2 boys a big hug.
LJ

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