Food Finds: June 2014
I love to “find” and discover “new” to me food products at grocery stores, specialty stores or $1 stores. You might be pleasantly surprised at what you can find. For some reason my kids wouldn’t be caught dead in the $1 Tree but I always tell them, you don’t have any idea what your missing.
A Fun Series
Food Finds is a fun series I started a few years ago to share random “food finds” that we came across on our daily jaunts and weekend travels. Come and join us on our quest for food finds.
Here are a few “food finds” that I recently discovered at the grocery store and $1 Tree.
1. Lil Dutch Maid Lemon Cookies
2. Little Debbie Snack Cakes
3. The Hershey Company Pull Apart Twizzlers
4. Solo Almond Paste
5. Jell-o Pudding Pops Mold
6. Garland BBQ Sauce
7. Pure food Alphabet Cookies
1. Lil Dutch Maid Lemon Bar Cookies: Lil Dutch Maid I like to use lemon bar cookies in place of graham cracker crumbs when making a cheesecake or any recipe that would benefit from a light lemony crust. I found these cookies at the $1.00 store for $1.00!
In my family, their has been a debate for years on what is the best licorice. My daughter Mindy, my son Bob and my hubby Jim, think that Red Vines Original Red is “The Best” licorice. My daughter-in-law Kim, my son-in-law Fred and myself think that Twizzlers Strawberry is “The Best” licorice. No doubt, this debate will continue for as long as they make licorice!! Twizzlers makes a pull apart licorice that is Red, White and Blue. The flavors are Raspberry, Wild Berry and Lemonade. We all agree that this licorice is delicious, festive and will be great for the 4th of July.
4. Solo Almond Filling:
I recently made a recipe that called for using Almond Filling, something I have never used before. I am familiar with the “Solo Brand” and have seen it many times at the grocery store but I have never used Solo products before. Very stupid on my part! Solo brand products are wonderful!! I tried the Almond and the Poppy Seed Cake & Pastry Filling. I absolutely loved them both. I’m still trying to figure out what took me so long to try Solo Products.
Solo started in 1895 as a grocery store in Chicago IL
Solo Foods has grown and expanded into a leading producer of: Solo Cake & Pastry Fillings: Apricot, Almond, Poppy Seed, Raspberry and Prune/Plum to name a few. Baker Pie Filling: Apple, Blueberry, Cherry, and Mixed Berry. Solo Marshmallow Creme: regular and toasted, Solo Whoopie Do! Original or S’mores, Nut Paste: Solo Almond Paste and Solo Marzipan, Simon Fischer: Golden Apricot Butter and Lekvar Prune/Plum Butter.
Everyone loves Jell-O! My grandson loves Jell-o jigglers and I have several different jell-o molds that I make jigglers with. I recently found this package of Jell-o Pudding Pops Mold Kit at the grocery store.
I had to buy it! Not only can I use these molds for jell-o pudding pops, I can use them to make juice pops too. The Jell-o Pudding Pops Mold Kit contains: One pudding pops mold that makes 6 pops, One package vanilla jell-o pudding and pie mix and One package chocolate jell-o pudding and pie mix.
Garland BBQ Sauce:
In my house, we love our BBQ sauce!! Sure, you can make your own bbq sauce, and many times I do but
with all the bbq sauces available today, why not try a few. This brand is new to me and when I saw it, I had to try it. I think the word “honey” caught my attention. We grill often in the summer and our favorite things to grill are: ribs and chicken. This sauce was sweet and spicy with some heat, just the way we like it. This sauce was fantastic and I can’t wait to try some of the other “flavors”
Pures Food, Mrs. Pures Alphabet Cookies.
Whenever I visit my grandkids I bring them a special treat. It could be anything; fruit snacks, yogurt pretzels, crispy treats or cupcakes. When I saw these cookies, I knew the kiddies would love them! Of course grandma tried them first to make sure they tasted good…..and they did! You could also use these cookies to make a cookie crumb crust. The cookies have 120 calories for 11 cookies, are low in sugar and have zero grams trans fat. What a fun way for kids to learn their ABC’s!