LARCHMONT, N.Y. -- D'Agostino Supermarkets here is making an effort to educate consumers about the different types of mushrooms the chain carries.
age was used to describe the differences between shitake, oyster, enoki, crimini and portabello mushrooms.
Those varieties, as well as the more mundane large, white mushrooms, were advertised at these special prices per pound: large white, $1.99; crimini, $2.99; large portabello, $3.99; oyster, $5.99; shitake, $7.99. A two-ounce package of enoki mushrooms was $1.99.
The page also offered a bit of mushroom history. For example, "Mushrooms -- having no roots, leaves, flowers or seeds -- mystified the ancient Egyptians who referred to them as sons of gods sent to earth on thunderbolts." Officials at the 24-unit chain's corporate office declined to comment on the ad. A store source at a D'Agostino unit on Manhattan's Upper West Side told SN that most of the ad prices were $1 less than everyday prices. The exception: shitakes were reduced $2.