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    so...went to super foods in april.....they had everything I needed, although I think the prices are a bit higher....then I needed something quick so I ran over to Lings...I was amazed, it was soooooo empty!!! Usually it is so crowded with us "tourists" that it is annoying to shop, well, not anymore......since everyone is experimenting at super foods, lings is great !!!!! But, shhhhhhh, don't tell, let's keep it our secret !!!!!! Will just keep encouraging everyone to try super foods !!!!!
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    Interesting comments!!! Guess it goes to show.....you can please some of the people some of the time......but not all of the people.....all of the time!!!! We saw the store nearing completion during our stay in October......so we were anxiously awaiting being able to shop at a more modern and full service market??? Since our resort (MSC) is much closer to the new SuperFoods than to the regular market centre), that in itself is a huge plus!!!

    The store has plenty of parking and very easy to enter/exit. It has all of the modern touches you would expect in a market, including many fresh items, plus a bakery and of course a separate liquor section. The market is not your typical "discount" market. Although the prices seem reasonable, and yes, some items seemed higher than normal, I chalk that up to the equivalent of shopping at a premium market wherever you may be from. Also, there hours are longer and yes, they are open on Sunday (thank you very much), so from our perspective the market is a welcome addition to the Palm Beach section of the island we call home.

    http://superfoodaruba.com/main/en/contact.php

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    I'm currently in Aruba and went to Super Foods yesterday morning and was quite impressed with the store. Great selection and even if I didn't know what the product label read at least I could figure it out by the picture. I walked down from Amsterdam Manor with some portable grocery bags and was in and out in about 30 minutes.

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    A word of warning about checking out at Super Foods. I went to same cashier twice and each time she asked me if I wouldn't mind my change in Florins. It wasn't much so I agreed and while I was gong over my receipts back at the hotel I realized each time she was short changing me about $2 US dollars on the conversion. It isn't a big deal to me but others might want to double check their change when exiting.

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    oh oh....that is not good....I usually do not check my change when given in florins,,,from anywhere....now I wonder if I have been short changed before or if you just happened to get a girl that figured it is an easy way to put an extra dollar/florin in her pocket ???? Especially if you are not that familiar with the exchange and/or are new to the island......sad that I am assuming the worst though, maybe she just can't count (must give benefit of doubt.....)
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    Quote Originally Posted by gmac View Post
    A word of warning about checking out at Super Foods. I went to same cashier twice and each time she asked me if I wouldn't mind my change in Florins. It wasn't much so I agreed and while I was gong over my receipts back at the hotel I realized each time she was short changing me about $2 US dollars on the conversion. It isn't a big deal to me but others might want to double check their change when exiting.
    Quote Originally Posted by danadog56 View Post
    oh oh....that is not good....I usually do not check my change when given in florins,,,from anywhere....now I wonder if I have been short changed before or if you just happened to get a girl that figured it is an easy way to put an extra dollar/florin in her pocket ???? Especially if you are not that familiar with the exchange and/or are new to the island......sad that I am assuming the worst though, maybe she just can't count (must give benefit of doubt.....)
    I ALWAYS use my credit card at the grocery stores to avoid this. Ling's always gives you change in Afl.

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    The new Super Food is nice, clean and large similar to American grocery stores. Each item is priced AWG and US dollars. Lings doesn't do that. The selection is great. We enjoy cooking fresh food in the timeshare instead of spending big bucks at restaurants for less than spectacular quality and service. As mentioned, parking is congested.

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    We stayed at the LaCabana 6/8-6/16 and we like to shop at Lings but this trip we went to the new SuperFoods. The store is big, clean, and items are fresh. I loved the bakery / deli with many selections. I brought shopping bags from home and we were able to walk back to the resort.
    8th trip to Aruba!

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    Always check your change when paying in USD and getting AWG back. I always expect it to go a bit in the stores direction - but if it more that $1 USD -- I will say something. Before going to Aruba - have a good handle on the conversion rate or bring a cheat sheet to assist. The rate never changes so it's easy. I typically pay at the supermarket with a credit card. And at restaurants I use USD so I rarely need change as I leave a tip.
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    Someone please correct me if I'm wrong (I know you will ) but isn't the exchange rate different at food stores?
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