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Business

Sept. 23, 2012

A watered-down deal for seafood shoppers

Frozen fish from the supermarket often has excess ice — and consumers pay the price

It looked like another Market Basket bargain: a 1.5-pound bag of mackerel fillets for $3.69. But the package contained more than 2 ounces of ice.

An enticing offer at Save-A-Lot turned out to be an even worse deal. Ice accounted for nearly three of the 19 ounces of squid tubes going for $3.79 at the discount grocery store.

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