Miss labeled Chuckie!

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dirtsailor2003

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I go into work early so that I can have the afternoons to get stuff done around the house before anyone else gets home. Usually I will grocery shop in the mornings too. The Grocery store is a block from my work and hitting it on my way in allows me to avoid the masses. The down fall to this is the departments are not staffed. I saw that the store had chuck roasts on sale for $4.99/pound ($9.99 regular price). I went to the meat department and it looked like they had a good stock of Chuckies to choose from. Out of the 15 or so there only two were marked as chuck roasts. The rest were marked as Chuck Steak roasts. Same damn cut, on difference other than the labeling. The two "Chuck roasts" were small and didn't look great, nothing I'd buy. The "Chuck Steak Roasts" looked like what a chuck roast should look like. Of course the "Chuck Steak Roasts" were marked at $9.99 and since the butcher wasn't in yet, there was no way to argue the fact that they were in fact chuck roasts. So no bargain Chuckies for me today! Average weight on these was 4-4 1/2 pounds. Can anyone fathom paying $40-$50 for a Chuck roast??? Ughhhh.
 
Try Sam's Club (or similar) and either get a whole chuck roll or shoulder clod.  Then just cut it up as you like, roast, grind, cube etc....  Should be in the $2'ish a pound range.

I agree it's a rip-off to add the name "steak" to a label and charge twice as much for it. They are trying to make a fast buck off the uninformed.
 
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Morning Case,
I don't know anything about your grocer, so maybe this isn't fair...but the cynical part of me has to wonder if they're intentionally scamming - using the sale price ad as the hook, with no intention of really selling their good chuck roasts for that low price.

Maybe I'm too suspicious...but I've seen that kind of thing too often.
Red
 
 
Try Sam's Club (or similar) and either get a whole chuck roll or shoulder clod.  Then just cut it up as you like, roast, grind, cube etc....  Should be in the $2'ish a pound range.

I agree it's a rip-off to add the name "steak" to a label and charge twice as much for it. They are trying to make a fast buck off the uninformed.
No Sam's club here.

I do buy bulk meat from our Restaurant supply. But I have to buy the whole 25+ pound un-cut roast. Which is okay but I was just looking for a quick meal idea.
 
Morning Case,
I don't know anything about your grocer, so maybe this isn't fair...but the cynical part of me has to wonder if they're intentionally scamming - using the sale price ad as the hook, with no intention of really selling their good chuck roasts for that low price.

Maybe I'm too suspicious...but I've seen that kind of thing too often.
Red
Yep exactly my take on it too Red. If the butcher had been there I would've complained.
 
Know you said you liked to get home early, Case, but perhaps a revisit to said store on the way home might be in order this afternoon to have a little chat with the butcher and/or the store manager?  Out of principle, if nothing else in my book....  
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