Hormel Compleats

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Re: Hormel Compleats

Post by MCIera » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:33 am

Huh? Haven't noticed any difference in pricing for these over the past couple of years. They're still around $2 each. Perhaps you've fallen victim to the supermarket pricing game of inflated prices so that they can mark them down as "sale" items? I did notice that Wal-Mart had increased the price to about $2.25 for a while, but they've been back to $1.98 for almost 2 years now. You can still find Compleats at some of the discount stores (similar to Big Lots) for about $1.50 or less. Hormel is also offering the Compleats under the American Classics brand name (same product, different cardboard wrapper.)
jfko6 wrote:Hormel Compleats used to be cheap. Now they are way overpriced.

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Re: Hormel Compleats

Post by jfko6 » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:39 am

I wish that was the case here. But it aint.
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Re: Hormel Compleats

Post by Treesuit » Tue Aug 17, 2010 11:35 pm

I heard that Wal-Mart is raising prices because there in direct competition with another fast rising super discount store. Not sure of the name but I briefly heard it. I bet that might lead to some creditability to the notion that they raised prices on the Hormel Completes. Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: Hormel Compleats

Post by jfko6 » Wed Aug 18, 2010 12:55 am

Yes, price has doubled here for the same portion.
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Re: Hormel Compleats

Post by MCIera » Wed Aug 18, 2010 2:55 am

You're probably referring to Target getting into the grocery business. Haven't seen any significant difference in Wal-Mart's pricing though, but grocery prices overall have been on a steady increase in spite of the state of the economy. With regards to the Hormel Compleats specifically, there hasn't been any increase in price, as a matter of fact, the price went back down to $1.98 after a brief period at $2.28 about 1.5-2 years ago. The mainstream grocery chains also bring it down to the $2 level in their weekly ads. The Super Wal-Marts often carry the complete line of Compleats, something I don't see in any of the other stores around here. As for "raising prices" due to competition from another chain, that seems like an odd strategy :D
Treesuit wrote:I heard that Wal-Mart is raising prices because there in direct competition with another fast rising super discount store. Not sure of the name but I briefly heard it. I bet that might lead to some creditability to the notion that they raised prices on the Hormel Completes. Can anyone confirm this?

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Re: Hormel Compleats

Post by housil » Wed Nov 03, 2010 12:51 pm

Today I had my very first one *somebody* :wink: sent me
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The chicken breast had a nice texture, the mashed potato weren´t "slushy". Great dish to me!

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Re: Hormel Compleats

Post by fdsman » Wed Nov 03, 2010 1:39 pm

Here in socal, we just got a super wal-mart. I'll have to check on the prices.

Target was the first to start selling major groceries here and it seems wal-mart finally followed suit.
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Re: Hormel Compleats

Post by biscuits brown » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:33 pm

Always have deep suspicion about any food product which warns against using "conventional" i.e heat, fire, heating.

What does it do, start to mutate?
Brrrrrrrr nasty stuff.

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Re: Hormel Compleats

Post by dirtbag » Wed Nov 03, 2010 4:41 pm

The container will melt...
It's made for the microwave.
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Re: Hormel Compleats

Post by biscuits brown » Wed Nov 03, 2010 5:18 pm

I hate microwaves. They are WRONG :evil: I wouldnt have one if you paid me.

Why cant they just make a container that can handle both? Seems dumb to me. Why limit it to just one way of heating?

Or could you scoop out the contents, put it in a real container, and just heat it in a REAL oven for 20 mins? Anyone ever tried that?

I would use the product if it could be heated normally. We have similar in the UK (though Hormel look the best types of food I like) so I just wont use them.

I bet they would sell even more if you were given a heating choice.

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