Grocery Notes

Grocery Notes

It’s been a lot of fun getting my feet wet as the new Grocery Manager. I’ve heard many comments from customers about what to keep and what new things to carry. Look for some exciting new products based on your suggestions.

We are expanding our gluten free section!  We now have a wide variety of baking mixes, gluten free flours and granolas.

The new baking mixes, brought to us by 123 Gluten Free come in an assortment of flavors and textures.  To satisfy the most discerning palate we offer

• Yummy Yellow Cake Mix

• Micah’s Mouthwatering

Southern Style Corn Bread Mix

• Southern Glory Biscuit Mix

• Devilishly Decadent

Brownie Mix

• Allie’s Awesome Pancake Mix

• Chewy Chip-less

Scrumdelicious Cookie Mix

What makes the products unique? All ingredients to make your decadent treats are in the box with the exception of the sweetener. 123 Gluten Free has left the choice and amount of sweetener up to you!  Agave nectar, honey, rice syrup, granulated sugars, or a wide range of plant based sweeteners (stevia, xylitol, etc.) are great choices, and we have an entire shelf dedicated to them as well as in bulk.

One hundred percent natural, most mixes are free of corn and potato and each mix is made with aluminum free/corn-free baking powder. A great family value, a box of cake mix yields two large layers or 24 cupcakes. All of the mixes are kosher and made in Pennsylvania in a dedicated allergen-free facility, so you will find absolutely no gluten, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, dairy, casein, eggs or soy in these products.

We are also introducing products from JK Gourmet and their gluten-free, grain-free Almond Flour. Almond Flour is a great source of protein and excellent alternative for baking and cooking. It’s conveniently packaged in a 5 pound re-sealable pouch.

Also from JK Gourmet comes their wonderful assortment of oat-free, gluten-free, dairy-free granola. It’s made from heart healthy nuts and seeds, dried fruit and honey. JK Gourmet Granola contains no refined sugars, added fats, fillers or preservatives. We have five varieties to choose from: Nuts & Raisins, Apple Spice & Raisin, Hazelnuts & Date, Mission Fig & Apricot and Cranberry Cashew.  Try it with yogurt, milk or as a snack straight out of the bag!

For those of you returning to school, we now have a wonderful variety of Organic Smart Juice. While we make no claims that this will increase your IQ, it would be smart of you to drink this fresh-pressed juice (not from concentrate) which contains no additives, preservatives, added sugar or filler juice. Smart Juice is 100% organic, kosher certified and processed in a green earth-friendly facility.  Located in our Produce Department, look for Pomegranate, Pomegranate & Tart Cherry, Pomegranate & Purple Carrot and Pear Juice.

Replenish your dehydrated cells/selves with Nature Factor Coconut Water.  Coconut water is rich in potassium and excellent for replacing lost electrolytes from exercise or illness.  You will find our new coconut water in the cold drink cooler.

Near the breakfast cereals look for organic Living Harvest Hemp Milk.  Hemp milk is high in Omega 3 and Omega 6 fatty acids and low in sugar.  Made from earth friendly hemp seeds, it can serve as an alternative in your breakfast cereal, in dairy-free recipes, and it also performs great in your morning coffee.

Last, but not least, we’re now carrying Domata Living Flour- 5lb bags of gluten-free, all-purpose baking flour, pizza crust mix and a seasoned flour mix for frying or sautéing.