Grocery Hunt: The Rice is Right – Part 1

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Hello! Welcome to Week 30 of the Grocery Hunt, Manchester Ink Link’s guide to Manchester-area grocery stores.

Each week, we ask our readers to give us five specific grocery items and five separate Manchester-area grocery stores so we could find the prices and availability of those items.

We’re also tracking the prices and availability of each item week by week with the hopes of finding the local grocery store with the best prices and best availability for items that our readers are looking for.

Before we begin, here are some caveats.

  • All prices were checked on Thursday, July 29 from approximately 12 p.m. to 2 p.m. Prices and item availability may change without notice.
  • Items may have been available during the aforementioned time but could not be found. Within this column, all efforts available to an ordinary grocery shopper were made to find the item. If you see an error here, please e-mail a picture of the item and the price tag to andy@manchesterinklink.com
  • Unless asked for a specifically sized item by a reader, situations where stores have different sizes of the exact same item will be compared by weight or volume. If stores have multiple variations of an item with differing prices, the lowest price will be used.

Sushi rice (price per lb.)

Shaw’s: 570 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH -$1.00

Hannaford: 859 Hanover St., Manchester, NH -$1.20

Walmart: 275 Gold St., Manchester, NH -$1.40

Saigon Asian Market: 476 Union St., Manchester, NH – $1.60

Market Basket: 460 Elm St., Manchester, NH -$1.60

Jasmine rice (price per lb.)

Walmart: 275 Gold St., Manchester, NH – $1.23

Saigon Asian Market: 476 Union St., Manchester, NH – $1.40

Shaw’s: 570 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH – $1.75

Market Basket: 460 Elm St., Manchester, NH – $1.90

Hannaford: 859 Hanover St., Manchester, NH – $2.15

Rice Krispies Treats (price per oz.)

Walmart: 275 Gold St., Manchester, NH – $0.30

Market Basket: 460 Elm St., Manchester, NH -$0.40

Hannaford: 859 Hanover St., Manchester, NH – $0.45

Shaw’s: 570 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH – $0.48

Saigon Asian Market: 476 Union St., Manchester, NH – n/a

Rice-A-Roni Rice Pilaf (7.2 oz.)

Walmart: 275 Gold St., Manchester, NH – $0.98

Hannaford: 859 Hanover St., Manchester, NH – $0.99

Market Basket: 460 Elm St., Manchester, NH – $1.00

Shaw’s: 570 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH – $1.50

Saigon Asian Market: 476 Union St., Manchester, NH – n/a

Soy Sauce (price per oz.)

Walmart: 275 Gold St., Manchester, NH – $0.11

Shaw’s: 570 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH – $0.12

Market Basket: 460 Elm St., Manchester, NH – $0.12

Hannaford: 859 Hanover St., Manchester, NH – $0.18

Saigon Asian Market: 476 Union St., Manchester, NH – $0.18

 

 

 

Number of times when a store had the best price on a particular item (Year-to-Date) (After Week 30)

Walmart: 275 Gold St., Manchester, NH – 41.33

Market Basket: 460 Elm St., Manchester, NH – 41

Hannaford: 859 Hanover St., Manchester, NH – 22.33

Target: 220 S River Rd, Bedford, NH – 12

Aldi: 1111 S. Willow St., Manchester, NH – 7.5

Shaw’s: 570 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH – 4

Price Rite: 365 Lincoln St., Manchester, NH – 1.5

Hannaford: 7 Kilton Rd, Bedford, NH 03110 – 1.83

Target: 100 Quality Dr, Hooksett, NH – 1

Shaw’s: 1328 Hooksett Rd., Hooksett, NH – 1

Ocean State Job Lot: 1328 Hooksett Rd., Hooksett, NH – 1

Hannaford: 140 Bicentennial Dr, Manchester, NH – .5

Bunny’s Superette: 75 Webster St., Manchester, NH – 0

Saigon Asian Market: 476 Union St., Manchester, NH – 0

Whole Foods: 121 S River Rd, Bedford, NH – 0

A Market: 125 Loring St., Manchester, NH – 0

Number of times when a store had a particular item in stock (After Week 30)

Market Basket: 460 Elm St., Manchester, NH – 120

Hannaford: 859 Hanover St., Manchester, NH – 113

Walmart: 275 Gold St., Manchester, NH – 108

Shaw’s: 570 Daniel Webster Hwy, Merrimack, NH – 81

Target: 220 S River Rd, Bedford, NH – 50

Aldi: 1111 S. Willow St., Manchester, NH – 13

Shaw’s: 1328 Hooksett Rd., Hooksett, NH – 12

Price Rite: 365 Lincoln St., Manchester, NH – 8

Hannaford: 140 Bicentennial Dr, Manchester, NH – 7

Target: 100 Quality Dr, Hooksett, NH – 5

Hannaford: 7 Kilton Rd, Bedford, NH 03110 – 3

Saigon Asian Market: 476 Union St., Manchester, NH – 3

Ocean State Job Lot: 1328 Hooksett Rd., Hooksett, NH – 2

Whole Foods: 121 S River Rd, Bedford, NH – 2

Bunny’s Superette: 75 Webster St., Manchester, NH – 1

A Market: 125 Loring St., Manchester, NH – 0

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Andrew Sylvia

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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.