Today I toured our organic and specialty foods aisle to see what we've got in stock. It's been on my mind as I work on edible press kits at Grocery Outlet HQ. We send out these kits to the media to alert them to our current news and extreme bargain products. Think of this post as your personal edible press kit—except you can't eat it, unless you hit the store and pick up some of these great products.
Annie's is the gold standard when it comes to healthy and natural groceries. They source their ingredients from sustainable farmers, and all of their packaging has some recycled content and is recyclable itself. You can read more about their sustainability practices here.
If you like nuts and chocolate and haven't tried Nutella yet, you should. It's fantastic, and super delicious on waffles, pancakes, and crepes. I like it with bananas too. It's only $2.99 when you buy it at Grocery Outlet.
Agave Nectar is the hottest natural sweetener right now. Low on the glycemic index, it won't spike your blood sugar, plus it dissolves quickly, making it ideal for tea and coffee and other liquids. It has a clean, sweet, slightly herbal flavor. I like it a lot and was surprised to find it at GO.
Muir Glen organic pasta sauce is a great find. These guys are masters at all things tomato. It will give a little zing to your pasta, and at 2 for $5, you can afford to try something new.
Making any soups or stews this autumn? I love French Onion Soup, and I used Imagine broth to make it. Their flavors are rich and delicious, and I don't think you can find this cheaper anywhere else. I'm stocking up because I know I'll use a lot of broth in my holiday cooking. I know we have the chicken broth available too; I found it last week.
I still miss Paul Newman. He was a great guy and a stellar philanthropist. We have his pretzel thins in stock at only 2/$3. That's a great price for an excellent item, plus when you buy a Newman's Own item, all proceeds go to charity. That's pretty amazing if you think about it. The Newman's Own Foundation has donated over $300 million dollars to different charities since 1982. We're thrilled to be able to carry Newman's Own products.
Last but not least is a newcomer: Ito-En. Ito-En makes wonderful tea products. My favorite is Tea Apple, but I tried Tea Pear today and it was very good—light, crisp, and refreshing. It's a mix of white tea and pear juice, so it's naturally sweet
That wraps it up for me this week. Stay fresh, stay frugal.