The idea for Clearance Cuisine was born when, after visiting different discount grocery stores and red-tagged food aisles along the entire west coast, Ben and Marisa decided to review these foods and drinks that had been rejected, overstocked or phased out. We’ve encountered everything from organic, nutrient-enhanced fruit snacks to cheese logs rolled in figs to chocolate covered Peeps to fizzy coffee. Some foods have been delicious or downright disastrous. Shopping at these stores is sort of like going on a treasure hunt, except instead of gold, the reward is a delicious edible product at a great price.
The writers of Clearance Cuisine personally purchase all reviewed items, unless otherwise noted in the post. We are not endorsed, paid by or affiliated any of the grocery stores, companies or food/beverage products mentioned within this blog. All reviews on the blog are the sole opinions of the site owners. All content and media is property of Clearance Cuisine and/or Miso Studios and is shared under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License unless otherwise stated.
No one pays us to eat this stuff or write about it (though that would be awesome) – we pay for everything out of pocket. If you like what you see on this site (or if you don’t, send us an e-mail), consider providing us with a gift card to one of the store we frequent.
Where do you get your review material?
All of the stores/places where we get our food & drinks are listed on our Reviews Page, along with the corresponding product reviews that we’ve done to date. We buy most of our stuff at Grocery Outlet however.
Do any stores or manufacturers pay you to do this?
Nope, we buy everything with our own funds unless otherwise mentioned (samples, coupons, etc.). We are not affiliated with any store, brand or company. We do have advertising on our site by Foodie Blogroll to help pay for hosting costs and feature Amazon Affiliates links in our posts. We are also a Deal Extreme affiliate.
I read your blog and I want you to review [this food]!
We do accept suggestions from readers, however in keeping with the “clearance cuisine” theme, we usually like to stick with products we find at grocery outlets & liquidators. Just let us know.
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Then shoot us at e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org and let us know!
Where are you stealing your photos from?
We shoot 99% of all of our photos simply because we do not want to be beholden to anyone. When we don’t use our own photos (generally for supplemental stuff and for material for our illustrations) we try to keep our work within the bounds of fair use. When it comes to our own photos Ben is a recovering professional photographer which makes him kind of picky about what we let go to print. Though that’s not to say we won’t opt for the field expedient solution when we’re out on the town (aka cell phone photography).