Sunday, September 16, 2012

You just never know

I used to be an avid Big Lots shopper because let's face it, I love a good deal.  I loved shopping their foods section because things were just SO CHEAP.  I also loved Aldi for the same reason!  However once we decided to jump on the organic bandwagon I stopped going to those places.  I hardly even shop at the organic sections in the normal grocery stores, except for Kroger, since I found my little nature store.  Last week I got an email ad for Big Lots.

The ad featured Bob's Red Mill products from $2-7 depending on the item.  I got really excited because I had seen these items and they aren't cheap where I was shopping around.  So I gathered up the grillz and we headed out to just see what they had.  I ended up with a few items mentioned in my other post and went home.  Today, I went back because I was thinking about picking up some bean soup mixes.  It's getting colder here and I'm craving soups.

While I didn't end up with the beans for soup, I was pilfering and found several surprise items!

The Cascadian Farm cereal I had found actually at Kroger on sale for $3 a box and so I grabbed one of each to test out.  The granola was a winner, so when I see it I pick up a couple boxes.  However, when I found it hiding on the bottom shelf at Big Lots for $2.30 I put six boxes in my basket (one's missing because Goose stole it)! The Almond Breeze coconut/almond milk was $1.50 and SALE prices at Kroger were $2.50.  I don't even want to talk about the price at the nature store.  I got that very tall container of sea salt for a whole $2 because I love coarse salt, and I was almost out.  I was excited to see these organic chocolate snacks for the tiny humans too.  They were $2 and I cannot wait to try out the peppermint tea.  The couscous didn't actually say organic but when you read the label and the ONLY ingredient is whole wheat couscous, I'm betting it's pretty safe.

I knew Big Lots had some cool finds if you were looking for them, but I am so excited to see some of these organic products there because they always have a really good price.  So I guess you never know where you'll find good treats if you just look!

*Disclaimer: After some peeking around, I realized Cascadian Farms is owned by General Mills and works in conjunction with Monsanto. *BAD WORDS*  So, that also goes to show, even though it says USDA organic on the front, it may still associate with GMO's.  Now I'm super ashamed that I supported Monsatan! BEW!  It really sucks when you find a good deal and then research where the company came from.  Note to self...gonna have to not trust Cascadian Farms. :( 

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