I made a pit stop today at Redner’s Warehouse Market. It’s an independently owned (employee owned actually) grocery store that is billed as a no frills discount shop.
I have referenced on this blog before my ongoing search for Jelly Top Cookies, which disappeared from shelves around here about 5 or 6 years ago (when the locally owned Genuardi’s and Clemens chains were gobbled up by Super Fresh and Safeway). Redner’s had a ready supply of them just as I remembered so I snatched them up.
Cherry Syrup for drinks. You get it at Diners that go for the old tym-e feel by making their own Cherry Coke or Cherry 7Up or whatever else you order with a shot of delicious cherry syrup. I’ve looked for years for a comparable cherry syrup without buying a huge gallon jug of the stuff with a pump on top. Redner’s had it right in the drink section. Awesome.
Original Rangoon Co. Crab Rangoon. I joined BJ’s Warehouse specifically because they sold this item. Then, 5 months after I joined, they stopped carrying it and finding this brand has proved elusive at all the big grocery chains. Thank God for Redner’s – they had ’em two for $11.
Finally, Grape Nuts Flakes. None of my grocery stores carry it anymore and the regular grape nuts are like eating lead bb’s to me. My jaw actually hurts by the time I’m done eating a bowl. The flakes were always a fave and Redner’s had ’em.
So, if you live in the region and you’re looking for an oddball item, give Redner’s a shot.