Since we’re getting back into the swing of things and every week we see stuff in the store we’d like to try but don’t always purchase, we’re starting a little section featuring some interesting products we’ve seen during our weekend shopping trips. We’ve already got a handful of potential review material in the queue/fridge at all times, but this is a chance to let our friends in the Tacoma/South Sound area about some neat eats. It’s like a mommy coupon blog minus the coupons and maternal wisdom.
We stopped by Grocery Outlet on 6th Ave. yesterday evening and found some good candidates…
1. Fever-Tree Premium Indian Tonic Water – $1.99 (4 pack)
Back in March we tried Fever-Tree’s Naturally Light Indian Tonic Water and Ben was instantly hooked. It’s a constant fixture on our gin-dominated drink shelf (which happens to be an IKEA Billy Bookcase), especially when we find it on sale. A pack of the UK-based tonic normally seems to retail for around $6-8 so if you’re looking for a decent tonic, I’d suggest trying some out. If you don’t trust our admittedly unrefined palates, it’s got some rave reviews on Amazon as well. Availability in the states seems to be limited – I’ve only seen it sold at Whole Foods and Amazon.com.
Bonus food photobomb: Little boxes of Silk PureAlmond Dark Chocolate – 2/1.00. Includes sippy straw to make you feel like a big kid.
2. Batter Blaster, Whole Wheat – $1.99 (aerosol can)
Okay, I admit: I’ve never tried this product and the novelty of making pancakes using something called a Batter Blaster is terribly amusing, much less downright lazy. But I know that deep down, every person who bashes this product secretly wants to get in on that batter blasting action. Plus I imagine it makes creating pancakes words and phallic flapjacks that much easier.
Plus it’s organic! And has whole wheat! And brown sugar and cinnamon! And CO2 goodness!
3. Laloo’s Goat’s Milk Ice Cream, Strawberry Darling and Capraccino flavors – $2.99 each
While normally I wouldn’t get terribly excited over ice cream at a great price (okay, I get really excited), Laloo’s piqued my curiosity. First of all, because it’s goat milk-based ice cream. While my last experience with anything goat-related was petting one at the Puyallup Fair, goat milk ice cream is something I’m not opposed to trying. Secondly, the Strawberry Darling flavor is not your typical Baskin Robbins fare. It’s strawberries combined with a balsamico syrup in a sweet and tangy combination that I absolutely recommend next time you want to living up a green salad.
Apparently a pint of this stuff normally cost ~$7 at Whole Foods, according to my sources. Additionally, it earned an A+ review from our friend Rodzilla (and he’s pretty discerning when it comes to ice cream). I may have to do my own taste test in the future before this stuff sells out.
So readers (Pierce County or otherwise), seen any good deals lately?