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July 26, 2013

Volume 7, Issue 13

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Secret Savings July 26 & 27, 2013

California Chardonnay

25% OFF


Scan & Save

It’s State Fair time, and to celebrate, we’re offering 25% off California Chardonnays this Friday and Saturday.

750 ml. bottles
One coupon per guest
Limit 12
No other discounts apply

Fair Weather Finds

This week we’re celebrating all things State Fair with some of our favorite fair-inspired foods.

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Blueberry Mojito Snow Cone

Serve up this adult version of a classic at your next backyard shindig.

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Cucumber, Mint, and Basil Hendrick’s Snow Cone

This snow cone’s all grown up! Try our refreshing snow cone inspired by the cucumber-infused Hendrick’s gin.

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Espresso Mocha-nut Snow Cone

Snow cones are synonymous with sweet summer goodness, and this recipe delivers on that front, with the added bonus of a caffeine kick! This delightful spin on the traditional snow cone is designed for the espresso enthusiast at heart.

snow cone machine

Waring Pro
Snow Cone Maker

Nothing says State Fair like a snow cone! And now you can make your own at home with the Waring Pro Snow Cone Maker. Available at select locations. Try one of our unique snow cone recipes!

popcorn maker

Waring Pro Professional Popcorn Maker

Pop like a pro with the Waring Pro Popcorn Maker. It cooks up classic movie-theater-style popcorn in a flash. Available at select locations.

corn fritters
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Sweet Corn Fritters with Spicy Honey Aioli

These fritters are the perfect starter for a summer BBQ and can be made in advance and reheated in an oven before serving.


G.H. Cretors Chicago Mix

Cheese Corn and Caramel Corn

These all–natural popcorn mixes keep you coming back for more! Chicago Mix is a blend of creamy aged cheddar cheese popcorn and caramel corn. The caramel corn is made in old–fashioned copper kettles using fresh creamery butter. An additional bonus is that all the flavors are made with non–GMO corn and brown rice syrup (not corn syrup!). Feel healthy while indulging! We also offer Just the Cheese Corn and Just the Caramel
Corn varieties.

Cosmos Creations

So what is Cosmos Creations? Let’s start with what it’s not: it’s not popcorn and it’s not full of ingredients you can’t pronounce. These puffed corn snacks are made in Oregon by a company committed to slowing things down and using only all–natural ingredients. Gluten free and trans–fat free, Cosmos Creations puffed corn snacks have no hulls, no kernels and are made from non–GMO corn. Just all–natural ingredients you can pronounce, and a taste that’s almost heavenly. Try the caramel, cinnamon crunch, salt & butter and salted
caramel flavors!

Kettle Pop

If you frequent farmers markets, it’s possible that you’ve long been a fan of this brand! Kettle Pop has been sold at farmers markets throughout the area for more than a decade. Today, this Benicia–based company offers retail packages of this hand–made popcorn, which is made in small batches using kettles. Their product is made from 100 percent whole grain corn, and it is certified organic. Support not only a local company, but your salty sweet tooth, too!

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Here Comes the (Wine) Judge

I’m truly excited to be a judge at the California State Fair wine competition, as one of four judges appointed to one of about 18 panels. The judging is done blind, and while we as judges know the varietal or style (I requested the pinot noir or sauvignon blanc panel) the price or place of origin is kept under wraps.

Each flight consists of 10 to 12 wines, and we tasted approximately 80 wines. We awarded each wine a medal ranking (silver minus, silver plus, gold minus, etc.) and while a matrix determines the overall medal for each wine, we can raise or lower the award status as we discuss each wine’s merits in keeping with our initial evaluation. Wines also received points based on the final matrix application. For the competition, California is divided into 11 regions and in addition to receiving medals, wines can acquire the Best of Class (or best of a varietal or style) status in each region. The prestigious Best of California award goes to the top varietal or class in the Golden State.

On the final day, we chose a Best Red and Best White from each of California’s 11 designated regions, and those wines competed amongst each other for the Best in Show honor. We also acknowledged a Golden State Winery of the Year, which is awarded to the California winery receiving the highest number of awards combined with the percentage of award–winning wines from
that winery.

For an exciting, detailed recap and display of California State Fair gold medal winners, don’t miss our July issue of ¡Salud!, or visit our State Fair display in stores where you can select and experience some gold medal winners for yourself!

Hank Beal (Director of Adult Beverages)

Dave Vierra

Locally Grown Whole Seedless Black Watermelon local

The State Fair is all about celebrating what makes California so great, and local farmers are a huge part of what sets us apart. What we call a seedless black watermelon (because of its extremely dark green skin) is actually properly known as an imagination melon. We love this melon for its great consistency and flavor. And we really love the fact that they are locally grown, just down the street from our West Sacramento store.

At the start of spring, Dave Vierra begins planting his imagination melons in preparation for the summer season. Dave’s love of farming was evident when, at 13 years old, he planted his first pumpkin patch, and by the time he was 18, Vierra farms was born. Fast–forward to today and Vierra now farms more than 800 acres of rich local soil, right in our own backyard.

  • Locally Grown Whole Seedless
    Black Watermelon

    $4.99/ea., save $1

Upcoming Events

July 1-31

Placer Water Polo Club Matching Fund Drive

We’re partnering with Bella Soap Products in support of the Placer Water Polo Club, with its four teams and 60 local athletes. From July 1-31, Bella will donate 10% of its sales to the club, and Nugget Markets Roseville will match that 10% donation amount, helping these local athletes realize their Junior Olympics water polo dream. www.buybellasoap.com.

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July 26 5-7 PM

Wine & Beer Tastings with Nugget Markets

In the mood for a tasting? Stop by one of the following Nugget Markets locations from 5 p.m. - 7 p.m. to experience one of our tasting events! Flights cost just $5 each and attendees must be at least 21 years of age.

  • El Dorado Hills Firestone Brewing
  • Elk Grove Chancewater Winery
  • West Sacramento Boeger Wines
  • Roseville California State Fair Gold Medal Winners
    (Part 2)
  • Vacaville Wine Steward Picks
  • Woodland 2013 California State Fair Gold Medal Winners (Part 2)
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July 27 2-3:30 PM

Cypress Grove Collection Cheese Class

Rising out of the misty fog that is Humboldt county, is the Cypress Grove Creamery - producing some of the best goat’s milk cheeses on the planet. We will taste everything from their tangy chèvre, rich Truffle Tremor and nutty goudas. You will not want to miss the stories and history of how these cheeses have revolutionized the industry. Eight cheeses, four wines and accompaniments will be served. Classes cost $30/person and attendees must be at least 21 years of age. Pre-payment is required and space is limited. Contact our administrative assistant at (707) 469-6900 to confirm your reservation. Nugget Markets, 130 Browns Valley Pkwy, Vacaville.

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August 8-9

Backpacks for Kids

Backpacks for Kids helps more than 6,000 local kids receive much needed backpacks and school supplies to start off the school year. We’re proud to support the Backpacks for Kids efforts and distribution program. www.YoloBackpacks.org.

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