Today’s post is sponsored by Grocery Outlet and written by RMB contributor Jennifer Duval.
I have two boys, aged 8 and (almost) 5 years old. They are not yet teenagers but the amount of food – of snacks – that they consume can be astonishing. It’s difficult keeping the pantry and fridge stocked full because anything I put in there is eaten immediately (if not sooner – like in the car). Add a few of the boys’ friends to the mix and…well, all I can say is…yikes! It can be like feeding a small army.
To prepare for a recent sleepover with friends, I hit The Grocery Outlet in Carson City to stock up on goodies (and a few other things I needed). This was my first visit to the store, and I was surprised by some of my great finds and prices.
Some of my great snack buys included Welch’s Sparkling Juice for 99 cents, Annie’s Organic Bunny Grahams for $1.69, a family sized bag of BBQ Kettle Chips for $2.99, and a family sized box of mini Oreo cookies for $1.99.
The store carries a fair amount of organic (and ‘clean’) foods too. I found gluten-free, nitrate free Butterball turkey lunchmeat for $1.99 (score!), organic macaroni and cheese for 99 cents, coconut milk for only $1.49 (a steal!), a bag of chia seeds for $2.99, fair trade organic pure vanilla extract for $4.99, and my favorite find…’clean’ basil tomato pasta sauce for only $3.99 a jar (we’re talking only 1 gram of sugar per serving, and this item sells for $5.99 at Walmart and $6.99 at Target!). I bought two.
I spent a total of $42.51 and I’m certain that my total would have been more had I shopped for some of these items elsewhere. As for the snacks…I should have bought more because these were all gone within just a few days!
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