Target has managed to make shopping for everyday merchandise so much fun.
Toiletries, clothes, cleaning supplies and food have miraculously become a joy to behold.
Cruising up and down their grocery aisles has become one of my most anticipated activities.
There seem to be hidden treasures everywhere.
Smaller companies, some family run, some with a charitable purpose,
but all with a mission to make delicious food in a reimagined, interesting way with great packaging.
Here are 5 of my favorites.
Hak's BBQ Sauces, especially the Smoked Maple Mustard.
Magically turns everyday chicken into a show stopper.
Marvelous as a marinate but in our house it has become our favorite dip for artichokes.
Oh Snap! Pickles. Everything they make is DILL-cious
(not only pickled cucumbers but green beans and carrots!).
I love how they are in small packages, my kids take them in their lunch
and they are perfect for picnics, tailgates or anytime you are on the go.
Hottie Bites will kick your sandwiches, burgers and sausages up a notch or two...
Ramen is alway in our pantry.
Lotus Foods Rice Ramen, traditional Japanese-style noodles made from their specialty rice instead of wheat, in a savory white miso broth. It is delicious, ready in minutes and it's so fun to eat green noodles!
Quinn Popcorn has reinvented microwave popcorn. Their "farm to bag" approach really comes through in the popcorn's taste. You would never know it is microwave popcorn! Each of their corn growers is proudly displayed on their website.
They had me at real butter & sea salt but equally as amazing
are Vermont Maple Kettle Corn and Parmesan Rosemary.
And they are from Boulder, Colorado... my favorite college town and home to my alma mater.