Today, after reading & reading about the wonders of bakery outlets, Emerson & I finally ventured to our local Hostess Bakery Outlet. I admit, I went in with extremely high hopes of dirt cheap baked goods, cereal, & more. Unfortunately, I didn't find the cheap confections I had assumed I would.
Here's what I did find:
- A very clean little shop--The store was set up nicely, with cute, tiny carts, & very pristine, orderly shelves.
- A rather limited selection--There really weren't all that many options & I only found a few loaves of whole wheat bread.
- Prices weren't what I would consider outlet--In general, all of the bakery prices seemed just as high as regular retail. With the exception of packages of a dozen whole wheat hamburger buns (meant for restaurants), everything was higher than Aldi's prices. For instance, plain bagels at Aldi are $1.49. The outlet had plain bagels for $1.79.
It was worth a shot...