Comment of the Day: Not So Enamored with H-E-B

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Every day, we read you guys and pick the commenter, or commenters, who made us laugh, cry, salivate over something delicious, or think about things in a new way.

In return, we offer them a virtual White Russian.

Today Katharine Shilcutt gave us a peek inside the new Montrose H-E-B, which is apparently a lot like the stores in the suburbs.

And commenter Elsa, an H-E-B shopper from the 'burbs, wrote in with her (not so great) experiences:

As someone who lives out in the 'burbs and has dealt with two rather recent HEB openings, let me warn HEB newbies of what they can expect: uneven availability of goods, constant reshuffling of brands (don't expect that item you suddenly fall in love with to be offered two months from now, even if it's still being produced... it will just disappear), and prices that rise up to 25% overnight. My son's favorite Martinelli Apple Juice went from $4.97 to $5.99 between weekly shops, so I go to the scourge that is is Kroger for it and paid $4.74. Also, have a backup plan for decorated birthday cakes because their decorators are very hit and miss.

Anybody else share these experiences?

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