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Feb 3, 2014 04:48 PM

Walgreens -- "Delish," "Nice," et al.

Since nowhere in downtown San Francisco is more than two blocks from a Walgreens, I'm in there to pick up something at least once a week.

Today I noticed that their "Delish" line of goodies had "Caramel with Sea Salt" cookies.These are thin cookies (they appear to be very similar to the "thins" at Trader Joe's, including the fact that they have a Meyer lemon version) with a layer of dark chocolate on one side; no caramel -- the cookie itself is a carmelized sugar cookie. Lightly sea salted.

These are really really good. Plus no HFCS and no hydrogenated oils (the worst ingredient is palm oil). I've otherwise not been very impressed with their house labels -- does anyone else have some good ones to recommend?

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  1. Mmmmm. Gotta try those.

    Along those same lines, I suspect that, of all places, Dollar General Store's brand of cookies is made by the same folks that make Girl Scouts Thin Mints and Samoas. Maybe others. Don't ask how I know that...

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    1. re: Leepa

      The Barbara Dee winter mints? They rock!

    2. I tried the Cheez-it knockoffs, and I really like them. As you said no hydro oils. The texture is not quite as flaky but the taste is very good. The lightly salted almonds are also good.

      1. Their salted mixed nuts are very good and fresh tasting. I like their dark chocolate blueberries and cranberries, but not the individual wrapped creams.

        1. I like their "Nice!" dried fruits. I use dried fruits very little, but at their price (in my area, a small sealed bag in a box for 89 cents to a dollar) is a steal. I've used their prunes, dates, apricots and pineapple....never a bad bunch. The Delish brand freeze dried strawberries are also---when you can find them--a steal. I snatch them up. I keep a box of prunes, a box of dates, and a bag of the freeze dried strawberries in the pantry.

          Over the holidays, I was gifted with the Delish jumbo pistachios and cashews, and the dark chocolate with almonds. Super duper. Haven't tried any of their frozen foods, etc, but for fruits and nuts...happy with them.

          1. Their Nice! brand jerky is very good. Especially the maple bacon jerky, which is seriously just a bag of maple-flavored bacon for a few bucks.