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Grocery Hunt: More fruits (and charcoal deflation?)


Hello and welcome to the Grocery Hunt, Manchester Ink Link’s look at prices of grocery items at Manchester supermarket chains. This week takes a look at fruit once again, with a look at how charcoal prices have changed over the past year due to this week’s upcoming barbecues.

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.

All prices in this week’s column were obtained on Thursday, June 30 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. When direct comparisons are not available, comparisons per comparable units of measurement will be used. Prices and availability may change without notice.

Readers are welcome to submit questions or comments regarding the column to andy@manchesterinklink.com. We also welcome prices from other grocery stores in the area related to these items.

Limes (cost per lime)

Market Basket – $0.50

Walmart – $0.58

Hannaford – $0.59

Cotton Candy Grapes (cost per lb.)

Market Basket – $5.00 (2 lb. pack)

Walmart – n/a

Hannaford – n/a

Cantaloupe (cost per lb.)

Walmart – $2.68

Hannaford – $2.99

Market Basket – $3.99

Granny Smith Apples (cost per lb.)

Market Basket – $0.99

Hannaford – $1.49

Walmart – n/a

Charcoal (cost per lb.) (comparison to June 4, 2021 in parentheses)

Walmart – $0.49 (-$0.05)

Hannaford – $0.62 (-$0.90)

Market Basket – $0.62 (+$0.17)

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 Contributor

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.

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