OK I assume you mean mainstream grocery
Volpi's proscuitto and pancetta
Plugra (Keller's) butter or LOL
Alta Dena vanilla yogurt (like custard!!!)
Manda meats out of La. they have another name here....
Fresh cut and Red Gold Tomatoes
Amy's pizza (hey I have 3 boys)
I just like it. Also, it's a Wisconsin product, believe it or not, made in Walworth not far from my town. This is soybean country as well as cheese country. Bottom line is, I haven't tasted many brands but like Kikkoman best. What are your thoughts?
Usually the less well known brands of soy sauce have more flavor. All the big US brands are made using more wheat and less soy, which is where the flavor comes from. If you can find one in the natural foods section labeled either "shoyu" or "tamari" they will be higher in quality than mass-produced varieties. Any brand imported from Japan that has bilingual labeling is probably higher in quality, too.
Oh, yeah- Penzey's! I live about 12 minutes from their store. Am I lucky, or what? Their Dalmatian sage is out of this world. I have a bone to pick with their herbes de Provence, though. They add lavendar, and I'm not fond of that in my HDP mix. The stuff I've bought in France (which is now long gone) didn't contain lavendar, so I wonder why it's in there.
Lay's Potato Chips
Rosarita Vegetarian Refried Beans
Mi Rancho Tortillas
Native Fire Roasted Red Salsa
Republic of Tea's "Tea of Inquiry" (stupid name, but I love it)
Alvarado St. Bread
Que Pasa Corn Chips (organic and GMO free)
Kellogg's Strawberry pop tarts (no frosting!)
Eden's Pizza/Pasta Sauce (organic!)
Muir Glen's tomato products
Orville Redenbacher popcorn
Ben & Jerry's
We have Trader Joes in a few of the towns in connecticut, Westport,Fairfield and Darian.
Hey Shroomgirl, they make a good Pork Gyoza. $2.59 a # Pork,Cabbage,Green onion,soy,Sesame oil,salt sugar,white pepper,ginger,five spice (star anise,cinnamen,fennel,asian peppercorns and ginger)garlic. I can see some dried shrimp added...nooo problem
For about the past 3 years, here in New York City we have been able to get a wonderful fresh mayonnaise from France. The brand name is DeLouis Fils and it originates in Champsac, France. It is made of all fresh ingredients and is flown in every couple of days. It comes in two versions, a plain mayonnaise, which is wonderful, and an aioli, which is absolutely superb. The price is quite reasonable, about $3.50 for a 12-ounce container. Once the plastic container is opened, it keeps for about a month in the refrigerator. For those who are near New York City, it's available at Fairway (Broadway and 74th) and Zabar's (Broadway and 80th Street). Certainly I am not denigrating Hellman's, which I often rely on, but these imported fresh versions of mayonnaise are really remarkable. I would like to hear some feedback from those who are able to find them!
Vann's Spices (They're outta Baltimore. Fabulous stuff and they'll ship direct, UPS. Wholesale too.)
Duke's Mayo IS the best!
Paul Prudhomme's Cajun Spice
Kahn's Liverwurst (Braunschweiger)
Jolly Ranchers Candy
Thill's Sweet & Crunchy Peanuts
Kikkoman's (Sorry, I like it too)
Robin Hood Flour
Heinz Ketchup (especially the new green kind!)