I love when I can find products with all natural ingredients, but I’m THRILLED when I can find them at a discount. Here’s the story…
My brother and I were visiting my mom and went to run some errands. He made me go to GameStop, so I retunred the favor and had him accompany me to Marshall’s. He was NOT happy about this believe me. (Apparently no self-respecting gamer would be caught dead in Marshalls). I was poking around the cookware section, looking for a small double-boiler for one of my various beauty experiments, when I saw a bottle of pure maple syrup. This wouldn’t have been strange, except for the fact, it was Pure Vermont Maple Syrup that usually goes for something like $12 at Whole Foods.
I flipped it over, and it was $6.00!
I ran into the next aisle to determine if this was just a fluke and stopped in my tracks…
There before me, in Marshalls of all places, was an entire aisle of preserves, honey, cookies, crackers and oils of all shapes, sizes and fabulous containers. Now I had seen the cookies, and the crackers and the little Ghiardelli chocolates by the register, but THIS! Below are pics of my condiment shopping spree at Marshalls.
100% Pure Maple Syrup 12oz. for $6.00
24oz. of Mediterranean Kosher Sea Salt $3.00
34oz. of La Tourangelle Grapeseed Oil $8.50 (I’ve seen this stuff retail for $15.00!)
12oz. peach/mango preserves $2.50 (I LOVE to stir preserves into my greek yogurt, plus, it’s cheaper to buy the plain yogurt, rather than the fruit kind, besides, what do you think you’re stirring in there anyway? preserves!)
18oz. organic reduced sugar strawberry preserves 3.99 (way cheaper than the farmer’s market)
1 tin of English breakfast tea $2.99
8.47 oz of Hazelnut syrup. (This stuff tastes great in coffee, hot chocolate, even drizzled over granola, yogurt or pancakes YUM!)
PLUS I found a veggie cookbook for $5 and did you see those botles? I will keep every single bottle and tin in the bunch! I can reuse the Sea Salt container for my epsom salts in the bath, The grapeseed oil tin can hold olive oil instead of that huge can it comes in, I can keep my hair pins in the tea tin (it has a hinged lid), the hazelnut bottle I’ll use for infusing oil, and the jelly jars I’ll use for homade lotions, cream, bath salts, scrub or who knows what else?
I had enough restraint NOT to buy the organic raw honey, the organic scones mix, the truffle oil, the walnut oil, the lemon curd or the herbal tea sampler. And when I looked up, my brother was standing right next to me with a FULL cart, a bottle of maple syrup in his hand and was saying, “Marshalls?! This is so weird.” Not only did I find some GREAT stuff that I’ll use over and over, but none of it will end up in a landfill! Marshalls! Who knew?
Anybody else find some great discount stuff in random places? (TJ Maxx or IKEA perhaps?)