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In Washington state, Total Wine is the clear winner as to both price and selection. I've also been impressed with the helpful expertise there--I was recently recommended a Reposado tequila there for $25 (before taxes) that is definitely superior to the $50 one I had been buying. You do not get that kind of help from Costco.
OTOH, you don't get free samples of frozen, oversalted, pre-prepared food, or hellacious lines, either!
went to the big city and bought curry at the cool big city super h mart. its 2.5 hours away by car so we stock up.
bought enough for one year (half a block about once a month which is good for about 2 dinners, maybe a lunch).
i admire glico for pushing the boundaries of curry blocks. strive harder for a better world!!!
all three glico ones are new for us. the s&b is new to me only in that its “extra hot”. java and vermont are our old standards.
i would have bought hot for all of them, but there wasnt a selection for all varieties.
our library for 2011