Grocery Hunt: buttah and corn edition

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Hello and welcome to the Grocery Hunt, Manchester Ink Link’s look at prices of grocery items at Manchester supermarket chains.

All items are requested by the readers of Manchester Ink Link, with some new items requested from readers in previous weeks that also include price comparisons between this week and when it was requested. This week heads to the produce aisle.

All prices in this week’s column were obtained on Thursday, June 15 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. When direct comparisons are not available, comparisons per comparable units of measurement will be used. Prices may change without notice. Readers are welcome to submit questions or comments regarding the column to

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Corn (cost per ear)

Market Basket – $0.50

Hannaford – $0.50

Walmart – n/a

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Squash (cost per lb.)

Hannaford – $0.99

Market Basket – $0.99

Walmart $1.18

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Brussel Sprouts (cost per lb.)

Walmart – $2.98

Hannaford – $2.99

Market Basket – $2.99

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Fiddleheads (cost per lb.)

Hannaford – $7.99 (they were out of stock this week)

Walmart – n/a

Market Basket – n/a

And this week’s comparison item, last done on Aug. 15, 2021, is…..

Land O’ Lakes Butter (1 lb., comparison from Aug. 2021 in parentheses)

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Walmart – $4.98 (+$1.01)

Market Basket – $4.99 (+$1.00)

Hannaford – $5.99 (+1.70)


A list of previous Grocery Hunt 2.0 columns from 2022 can be found below

A list of the first phase of 2022’s Grocery Hunts can be found here. 

For 2021’s Grocery Hunts, click here.

About this Author

Andrew Sylvia

Assistant EditorManchester Ink Link

Born and raised in the Granite State, Andrew Sylvia has written approximately 10,000 pieces over his career for outlets across Massachusetts, New Hampshire and Vermont. On top of that, he's a licensed notary and licensed to sell property, casualty and life insurance, he's been a USSF trained youth soccer and futsal referee for the past six years and he can name over 60 national flags in under 60 seconds according to that flag game app he has on his phone, which makes sense because he also has a bachelor's degree in geography (like Michael Jordan). He can also type over 100 words a minute on a good day.