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Frozen Veggies @ Sam's Club.. worth it?

Answered on August 19, 2014
Created April 06, 2011 at 8:09 PM

So I found frozen veggies (Normandy blend) @ Sam's club for ~$10. It's a big bag and along with the free-range lamb @ $6/lb lasts me the week (single guy eating 1-1.5 meals/day). My question, should you choose to accept it: is this company reputable and honest when they claim they use IPM to reduce chemicals, conserve water, and be stewards of the environment? The company's site is http://www.norpac.com/. I guess I have no real reason to distrust them other than they are a corporation; any of you paleos familiar with NorPac?
If I can't find organic @ this price, I would like to give my money to a company that at least tries to limit their environmental impact.

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on April 08, 2011
at 11:43 AM

lol. That bag is sooo difficult isn't it? I was looking at it like a Rubiks cube for 10mins before I got it open lol.

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on April 08, 2011
at 11:41 AM

I got a 3.2lb lamb roast for ~$25. Roasting for a long time dries meats out IMO, so I just slice it up and use it throughout the week!

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on April 07, 2011
at 07:44 PM

baconbitch, love the name.

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on April 06, 2011
at 08:44 PM

Oooh I got the same bag! I felt badly at first since they weren't local. I justified it by the time factor. If I'm totally in a pinch and can't/don't want to go to the market to get local veggies, I use these. The only problem I have is the shipping involved: gas/resources to get them to my local Costco plus, I don't know what farm(s) they use to obtain their veggies. In the long-run, I use the 80/20 rule. Sometimes, we just have to succumb to convenience.

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on April 07, 2011
at 01:27 AM

Reducing chemicals and water seems like a step all frozen food companies would take, as that would also reduce their overhead. So it seems believable, although it might be to much to assume that the reduction is just for the environment instead of that being a happy coincidence.

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on April 06, 2011
at 09:36 PM

I would go for it. I think we should all try to buy local/organic when possible..... but sometimes it's easier and cheaper to go with the frozen stuff. Are you getting your lamb at Sam's too? I never noticed it that cheap there.

3806aa4cc77b896a11608d8a6a16e57c

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on April 08, 2011
at 11:41 AM

I got a 3.2lb lamb roast for ~$25. Roasting for a long time dries meats out IMO, so I just slice it up and use it throughout the week!

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on April 06, 2011
at 08:23 PM

I would buy them. Especially during the months that my farmer's market isn't open.

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on April 07, 2011
at 08:55 PM

I bought those at Sam's last month. One caveat I have is: be careful opening the bag! When I opened it, the "zip" stuck and the bag ripped open instead.

I grabbed it because it's a great blend to either roast in the oven, or add to soups and curries.

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on April 08, 2011
at 11:43 AM

lol. That bag is sooo difficult isn't it? I was looking at it like a Rubiks cube for 10mins before I got it open lol.

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on April 07, 2011
at 02:54 PM

If you can afford and find fresh, local, organic stuff that would be better. If you can't, I'd buy the Sam's.

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