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Sabrina's Country Store

54 Kehua Bei Lu, Chengdu

Phone: (028) 85242987

Imported goods

  • futbol89
    September 4, 2013
    I shop at sabrinas from time to time, they have a lot of items I can't usually find at Carrefour or Treats.

    They pretty much only have American brand stuff but they have a huge selection of stuff. I have 2 problems with Sabrinas though:

    1. Their prices are significantly higher than other places. There are several items at sabrinas which you can find at other import stores for 25-40% cheaper. However, they do have some good priced items. Tortillas for example, they have 3 different kinds and you get more for a much better deal than anywhere else I'v seen them.

    2. This might be bad luck but my friends and I have had awful luck with some of their boxed items. One friend bought a box of cereal and about half way through the box, he found out that it was infested with cocoons and webs. It almost made me throw up when I looked inside it. Another friend bought a bag of cheetos and they were the stalest things we have ever tried. I have had stale chips and snacks before but these took it to another level, she ended up just throwing them away after eating a couple of them. Lastly, I bought some noodles from their before and after we started cooking, we noticed all these little black bugs floating to the surface of the water. Turns out 2 of our 4 bags we bought were infested with these little black bugs that you couldn't really see from the outside packaging.

    I still shop at sabrinas to buy the occasional tortillas or what not but I only buy certain items and I try to stay away from any boxed/bagged items that I can't see clearly.
  • Sscott85
    June 15, 2013
    Got great foods but honestly it's time to drop the prices it's not that difficult to obtain these import items anymore as harsh as the reviews are its time to agree the prices are ridiculous you will go out of business soon with places like TREAT and Auchan!
  • Max JG
    October 14, 2010
    As a seasoned Laowai in Chengdu, I can tell you I feel like it is a love-hate type thing with Sabrina's...

    Love: I, like many foreigners, just want a slice of cake, or a caprisun drink, or a corona... it makes me feel like I'm home.

    Hate: Sabrina's Country store is a relic of the past, when China used to have no foreigners, and thus, foreign goods were extremely difficult to get, importing them into China was also a big pain, etc. Now, more than 8000 foreigners here in Chengdu, I think these prices are disgusting. Yeah, fuwuyuan, with that wide smile, please take my 25 RMB for a CANOFTUNA!!!!!!!

    I will never step into this establishment again, and you should not either.

  • Mimi_Roselle
    September 15, 2010
    They had some stuff that made me drool but I didn't buy anything, the prices were high and things like cheese and cereal can be brought cheaper in other large stores.
  • MajorMafan
    May 29, 2010
    I used to go there, when I was too lazy to make it to one of the foreign supermarkets, but since I don't live around the store anymore there is no need really. I can get better and cheaper cheese at Auchuan and almost anything else too.
  • magentalisted
    May 28, 2010
    Normally I would prefer to support the independent store over the chain stores but Sabrina's has failed me enough times that now I'd rather go to Metro or Auchan or even--horror of horrors--Carrefour to buy my imported goods. Selling expired cheese and tinned foods, mozzarella that's being sold as emmentaller, higher prices, mislabeled stuff ... and the cashiers act like they're doing you all kinds of favors by ringing up your stuff. And you have to pay for boxes if you buy a slice of their cake or pie.
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