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Brookside Dark Chocolate Covered Pomegranates or Brookside Dark Chocolate Acai with Blueberry - 2 Pounds $9.79 @ costco B&M!!!

Cookie21 30,325 November 3, 2010 at 03:01 PM in Grocery More Amazon Deals
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Wow! that looks wonderful and what a great price! repped
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Why would I buy 2 lbs at costco (w/ tax), when I can have it delivered right to my door for $10.xx through amazon (at least for the pomegranates)? I think you missed the better deal here. BTW, the blueberry is $11.99 @ amazon.

EDIT: As OP pointed out below, shipping would kill the amazon deal - sorry.
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Quote from Bargain4Me View Post :
Why would I buy 2 lbs at costco (w/ tax), when I can have it delivered right to my door for $10.xx through amazon (at least for the pomegranates)? I think you missed the better deal here. BTW, the blueberry is $11.99 @ amazon.
$5.99 s/h each / good luck! Smilie
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I tried the dark chocolate Acai.
Notice it doesnt say Acai BERRIES? wave

Thats because the interior of the candies are actually just a berry FLAVORED gelatin - like the inside of a jelly bean. So these are just chocolate covered jellybeans, not real chocolate covered berries. And the ingredients are "fruit juice concentrate boiled up w corn syrup and cane sugar". Frankly it tastes like the main flavoring ingredient is sugar and grape/apple juice to me.

So this is NOT a healthy snack like they are trying to portray
If chocolate jelly beans are what you want thats fine, just be aware that the label is very misleading IMHO.
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$5.99 s/h each / good luck! Smilie
Ok, I started happy hour ... missed that minor detail.. Busted! Big Grin
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I tried the dark chocolate Acai.
Notice it doesnt say Acai BERRIES? wave

Thats because the interior of the candies are actually just a berry FLAVORED gelatin - like the inside of a jelly bean. So these are just chocolate covered jellybeans, not real chocolate covered berries. And the ingredients are "fruit juice concentrate boiled up w corn syrup and cane sugar". Frankly it tastes like the main flavoring ingredient is sugar and grape/apple juice to me.

So this is NOT a healthy snack like they are trying to portray
If chocolate jelly beans are what you want thats fine, just be aware that the label is very misleading IMHO.
chocolate covered anything - ?! - HEALTHY Smilie
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chocolate covered anything - ?! - HEALTHY Smilie
Actually yes, nod thats why they made this product.

A number of scientific tests have now shown chocolate to have significant health benefits. Its the SUGAR that is added to choc that is unhealthy.
DARK chocolate with high cocoa/low sugar content is quite good for you.
So eat up yummy
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Actually yes, nod thats why they made this product.

A number of scientific tests have now shown chocolate to have significant health benefits. Its the SUGAR that is added to choc that is unhealthy.
DARK chocolate with high cocoa/low sugar content is quite good for you.
So eat up yummy
my dentist might disagree Smilie but it's nice to know - am 6 pounds healthier (finishing the 3rd bag Smilie !)
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Quote from texsome View Post :
I tried the dark chocolate Acai.
Notice it doesnt say Acai BERRIES? wave

Thats because the interior of the candies are actually just a berry FLAVORED gelatin - like the inside of a jelly bean. So these are just chocolate covered jellybeans, not real chocolate covered berries. And the ingredients are "fruit juice concentrate boiled up w corn syrup and cane sugar". Frankly it tastes like the main flavoring ingredient is sugar and grape/apple juice to me.

So this is NOT a healthy snack like they are trying to portray
If chocolate jelly beans are what you want thats fine, just be aware that the label is very misleading IMHO.
First of all, +4 to the O.P. for sharing deal and if you've already tried these and love 'em go for 'em.

However, not only is this not healthy (no surprise, it's chocolate covered) but this product was a major disappointment. Both friends that I had sample the treat were also not impressed. Chocolate tasted waxy and like the above poster pointed out, there was no actual fruit inside. I can count the number of times I've taken food back to costco (3 times in 10 years maybe) and these went back. Just some food for thought. Wink

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Actually yes, nod thats why they made this product.

A number of scientific tests have now shown chocolate to have significant health benefits. Its the SUGAR that is added to choc that is unhealthy.
DARK chocolate with high cocoa/low sugar content is quite good for you.
So eat up yummy
Right, the health benefits in chocolate does not come from the sugar. Wink
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chocolate covered anything - ?! - HEALTHY Smilie
Yes. I used dip organic fresh fruit (yes, I buy into the "myth" that food not saturated in pesticides might be healthier) such as strawberries, rasberries, blueberries, apples, oranges, tangerines, and bananas into extra dark chocolate gently heated in double boiler - not microwave. Then onto wax paper (tin foil will also suffice), twenty minutes in the freezer, then out for all to enjoy. Big Grin
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Yes. I used dip organic fresh fruit (yes, I buy into the "myth" that food not saturated in pesticides might be healthier) such as strawberries, rasberries, blueberries, apples, oranges, tangerines, and bananas into extra dark chocolate gently heated in double boiler - not microwave. Then onto wax paper (tin foil will also suffice), twenty minutes in the freezer, then out for all to enjoy. Big Grin
now you made me drool drool
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Yes. I used dip organic fresh fruit (yes, I buy into the "myth" that food not saturated in pesticides might be healthier) such as strawberries, rasberries, blueberries, apples, oranges, tangerines, and bananas into extra dark chocolate gently heated in double boiler - not microwave. Then onto wax paper (tin foil will also suffice), twenty minutes in the freezer, then out for all to enjoy. Big Grin
Yup, I believe in that "myth" too... I only buy organic veggies/fruits, and I am healthier now than I have ever been. It's amazing what staying away from poison can do for ones health!

Thanks op, will have to check this out next time I am at Costco.
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as a chocolate snob, the 'dark' chocolate these are made with has a very sugary taste to it, and isnt really "That dark" of a chocolate

overall though, the taste does grow on you and it isn't that bad (Taste wise)

however, these are normally like $8.99 for the big bag, so it looks like they've RAISED the price, not lowered it.
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as a chocolate snob, the 'dark' chocolate these are made with has a very sugary taste to it, and isnt really "That dark" of a chocolate

overall though, the taste does grow on you and it isn't that bad (Taste wise)

however, these are normally like $8.99 for the big bag, so it looks like they've RAISED the price, not lowered it.
where did you see this @ $8.99 Smilie ?!
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