Son enjoys a rare breakfast of cold cereal, $1/box from Big Lots
Q: Do you all check out Big Lots for organic food? –Alex
A: Yes! Big Lots--and similar closeout stores--can be great resources for specialty groceries. Sometimes food is there because the packaging has been redesigned or as part of a limited-release trial flavor promotion. Ours has day-old bakery items from Entemann's, Arnold's and Atkins, too. Big Lots has also incorporated an international/gourmet aisle for imported products like olives and specialty sauces. Often you'll find brands from other parts of the country, which is always fun. (An online friend who couldn't find Salada tea in Alabama stocked up when it came to Big Lots.) A price book will help you sort out the good deals. Use caution by examining packaging and checking expiration dates: this cereal was marked down because it's "best by May 24th."