Everyone is always looking for new food ideas, so here are my finds from a recent trip…. to Job Lot!
Do you ever think of Job Lot when you think of food shopping? I do! While you’re obviously not going to find essentials like fresh vegetables or meats, it’s always fun to walk through their food section where you will discover an eclectic variety of groceries and almost always for an awesome price.
If you live in Rhode Island you know about the Ocean State Job Lot. I’ve lived in six different parts of the state and there has always been one nearby. While visiting their website for the first time, I just learned that they have 126 stores! (15 in RI) I had no idea they were that widespread.
Another really cool thing about Job Lot is you’ll always find new things there. This can be a negative when you find something you love and then it’s gone– but that’s just how it is! Stock up when you do find something you’ll use. Their website even has a Coming Attractions tab where I see Tretap Maple Sparkling Water for 75¢ that I will now be on the lookout for. Check out the short video on the Tretap site to learn what their maple water is all about. You can click on the links of any of the Job Lot treasures I mention below to find out more about the companies and their products.
First up: For you coffee lovers!
I have not been into coffee much lately…but I find myself loving these.
For you caffeine-sensitive people like me, be careful, you will feel these!
- 3 flavors (at my Job Lot): Double Espresso, Salted Caramel, Mexican Vanilla
- Made with Fair-Trade Arabica Beans
- only 7-8 grams of sugar per bottle
- Lower acid than traditionally brewed coffee
I’d never encountered these before and I have somewhat of a bar obsession. Pretty tasty and caffeine can come in handy on a bike ride, hike or even during a long day at the office.
- 3 flavors: Mocha Latte, Caramel Macchiato, Coconut Mocha
- Infused with a cup of real coffee, no synthetic caffeine
- Organic, vegan and gluten-free
To fulfill your requirement for my favorite food group: Chocolate!
I got the 85% for eating and the 90% for a flourless chocolate torte recipe. They also have a 70% if you like to go a little sweeter. And they also have these amazing truffle balls if you really want something sweet and yummy.
Clearly an overstock item from Christmas, but does that really matter?
TAZA makes stone-ground chocolate that is “bold, rustic and satisfyingly gritty–unlike any other chocolate you’ve tasted.”