There are many benefits to Essential Oils, and many of the best Essential Oils made are available at Herb ‘N Jungle daily. Now, Aura Cacia, Wydmere, Simplers, doTerra and Better Essentials are all readily available at both locations!
Every essential oil has it's own properties, but they are all antimicrobial. This makes them a great choice for cleaning all types of surfaces. The benefits of Essential Oils can be obtained by smelling the vapors, or using the oils topically.
Some of the benefits of Essential Oils include:
Most people are exposed to over 80,000 chemicals every day. Making your own products is a great way of reducing your toxic load. We carry the items needed for making your own personal care products like carrier oils, glycerin, empty containers and more.
There are many ways to enjoy essential oils, as well, and Herb ‘N Jungle is excited to offer different types of diffusers, including diffusing jewelry.
Essential oils and supplies to create your own can be found in the Herb ‘N Jungle at both Jungle Jim’s locations.
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We’ve been talking for years about adding a full line of drinkware in Gourmet Galeria. We tend to think BIG, and the addition of Fortessa’s Schott Zwiesel glassware is no exception. Schott Zwiesel stemware is manufactured in Germany, with their Tritan Protect pledge – brilliant, dishwasher safe, break and scratch resistant. We are introducing their Classic, Charlotte, Pure, and Classico patterns with a wide selection of stems for serving wine, champagne, brandy and more. Gourmet Galeria also carries Fortessa’s barware with a variety of beer, cocktail and shot glasses. Do come in soon to explore the many stemware possibilities, located in are Barware section.
Throughout the month of March, we’re looking forward to the start of Spring by offering 10% off all cleaning supplies located inside Gourmet Galeria! As well, be sure to register to win a Gift Basket full of Spring Cleaning supplies! Find out more at the registers located at each Gourmet Galeria!
Coming from a company called Blair’s Death Rain, these kettle cooked habanero potato chips are as hot as you’d expect - maybe hotter. But, like all good, spicy things, they certainly don’t hold back on flavor.
Made in small batches, each bag is filled with only the best potatoes to be found. When they’re combined with Blair’s proprietary blend of spices, they become something exquisite! Tangy, flavorful and savory, the heat from these chips sneaks up on you. Once it makes itself known, though, there’s no going back.
Each bag is filled with chips covered in the spice blend, but, like all chips, some of those spices find their way to the bottom of the bag. One recommendation we’ve seen is to use that extra bit of spiciness to add some flavor and heat to your hamburgers or other foods, like chili or meatloaf. We have no doubt that it will be both interesting and delicious.
Stop by and grab a bag of these awesome chips while you can. They won’t last long!
Jungle Jim’s “Pepperologist”
Our Candy Department is getting ready for an epic and fun year of great Children’s, Fantasy and Superhero films and all the awesome candy we’ll see hit the shelves! We’re so excited that our Fairfield location is partnering with Springdale 18: Cinema De Lux, and our Eastgate location is partnering with Eastgate Brew and View, to bring you a basket full of Beauty and the Beast-inspired candy goodness and 4 tickets for you, your family and friends to check out the new live-action adaptation of Beauty and the Beast!!
And don’t worry, we’re planning on having more contests throughout the year. As we work on revamping the Candy Department at our Fairfield location over the next few months, keep an eye on our blog, Facebook, Twitter and Instagram accounts. We’ll be showing you some of the changes we’re making, sharing some new arrivals and, of course, will let you know when there’s something fun coming up that we think you’ll want to know about (like contests and events).
To enter for your chance to win a Beauty and the Beast-inspired candy basket and 4 tickets to see the new film, we’re having a coloring “contest!” Stop by both Jungle Jim’s Candy Departments to pick up a page to color, and fill out the entry form. That’s it! Then, take a photo of your page and share it with us on Twitter (@junglejimsmrkt) or Instagram (@junglejimsmarket), so we can see your awesome, colorful creations! We’ll pick a winner from the entry forms at the store, who will enjoy some sweet treats and a movie, on us.
No purchase necessary, you must be 18 years old or have a parent’s signature to enter.
Brand new to the shop, Finlandia Cheese Spreads are, as you might have guessed, from Finland. They come in four flavors: Lemon, Vanilla Bean, Garden Dill and Black Garlic. They are a simple spread, but the variety of flavors is what helps them to stand out.
By themselves they are great, but we think they do even better as a recipe enhancer. The Vanilla Bean needs to be enjoyed with a graham cracker. The Lemon will make very good seafood cream. And try the Black Garlic with thinly sliced salmon.
The Finlandia website actually has a wonderfully helpful recipe section that gives you countless ideas on what to do with the spreads. We’re partial to the Vanilla Bean spread, but think you’ll enjoy each of them in a variety of ways.
Finlandia Cheese Spreads are $3.99/each and are available at The Cheese Shop at both Jungle Jim’s locations.
The Cheese Shop
Happy President's Day! We figured to have a little fun with our blog post today and talk about some of the past President's favorite foods. There may have only been 45 total Presidents of the United States, but the diversity of the food served in the White House is astonishing. Presidents and their families all have different tastes, and the White House staff has had to adjust to each new family coming into the house. Let's take a look at what some President's asked for while serving our country.
Jimmy Carter: Southern comfort food - Jimmy was all about steak and corn bread. He was also a huge fan of nuts since he used to be a peanut farmer.
George H.W. Bush: Bush Sr. was the hot sauce master. He pretty much put it on anything and everything he could get his hands on.
Barack Obama: Obama was a chili man at heart, but the first family ate healthy most of the time. Most of what ended up on their table was grown right in the White House garden.
Bill Clinton: A former White House chef said Clinton had a scary appetite and could eat 5 or 6 pork chops in one sitting. He also used to jog to McDonald's regularly.
Harry S. Truman: Fully, well done, burnt steak. Hey... not everyone eats steak the right way.
Thomas Jefferson: Jefferson was a wine connoisseur, which was a problem. He drank about four glasses a day and ran up his wine bill to $10,855.90 over his 8 year presidency. If you calculate for inflation, that's over $200,000!
Ronald Reagan: If any President had a sweet tooth, it was Ronald Reagan. His favorite food was licorice jelly beans, but he also loved pumpkin and pecan pie, chocolate cake, chocolate chip cookies, and Nancy Reagan's fudge brownies.
John F. Kennedy: President Kennedy stayed true to his roots with clam chowder. He would frequent a Boston oyster house many times while in office to get a bowl.
Abraham Lincoln: Gingerbread Men were a childhood favorite of Lincoln's so he carried his taste for them along with him to the White House.
If you were the President, what would you eat every day?
A Jungle Jim’s International Market, our mission is simple: bring you amazing foods from all corners of the globe. Last week, we featured new Japanese snacks, so this week we’re going across the pond to Great Britain! You’ll be hard pressed to find any of these in an ordinary grocery store.
Around Easter, you may see Cadbury Eggs pop up, but did you know they have an extensive portfolio of all kinds of chocolate snacks? Even better, you can explore many of them right here at the Jungle! We gave the Fabulous Fingers a try and the general consensus is they give Twix a run for their money. They lack the caramel, but the cookie and chocolate are amazing together!
You want snacks? We got snacks!
What’s your favorite International snack?
Trappist beer has a long history in Europe. Beer produced by monks has been treasured in Europe for centuries although the monks traditionally never sold the beer commercially. It wasn't until the late 19th century that the monks began selling their prized beer outside of the monastery as a means of supporting themselves. Because their operating costs are low and they operate nonprofit, monks have been able to afford finer ingredients that yield a superior product. Trappist beers cover a wide range of styles, from simple golden and amber ales to robust quadrupels. What they all have in common is that they are all yeast-driven beers. Rather than deriving complexity from their malts or hops, these beers have suprisingly simple ingredient lists. All the nuanced layers of flavor that have made these beers so alluring is due to the house yeast strain of each monastery, a fully unique yeast that is found nowhere else on earth that produces a singular drinking experience. All beers produced are fermented as ales, yielding spicy and fruity notes that intermingle beautifully. All beers are bottle conditioned and refermented in the bottle, producing a fine mousse of tight bubbles.
The production of Trappist beer is governed by the International Trappist Association, which sets rules guiding the production of not just Trappist beer but a whole range of food and cosmetic products that support the monks on a strictly nonprofit basis. There are eleven Trappist monasteries producing beer under the designation of “Authentic Trappist Product.” To receive this designation, the brewery must meet the following requirements:
This special designation distinguishes Trappist beers from so-called “Abbey ales” which are produced in styles originally imminating from monasteries but actually brewed secularly for profit.
The monks who produce these beers belong to The Cistercian Order of The Strict Observance, a rigid and solemn order that stresses the motto “prayer and work” and strive to live out this motto in their daily lives. The Cistercians split from The Benedictine Order in the Middle Ages because they felt the Benedictines were too secularized and exposed to the temptations of the outside world. They thus cloistered themselves inside their monastery walls and have been brewing beer ever since. How lucky are we that their beers have found their way to the US!
Coffee has been around since the 9th or 10th century and is now the second most traded commodity in the world, just behind oil. The worldwide production of coffee is at 8.9 million tonnes a year with Brazil, Vietnam, and Indonesia being the top three producers. Even though there are only two types of coffee beans, Arabica and Robusta, each region and roasting technique brings out different, complex flavors. Jungle Jim’s International Market carries an endless variety of coffee from around the world. Join us this month as we feature a few of our favorites!
Bewley’s - Ireland
Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: Irish Section // Eastgate Location: Yellow Aisle 7
Did you know: There are two types of coffee beans: Arabica and Robusta. Seventy percent of coffee beans are Arabica. Although less popular, Robusta is slightly more bitter and has twice as much caffeine.
Loumidis - Greece
Where you can find these: Fairfield Location: Greek Section // Eastgate Location: Yellow Aisle 5
Did you know: A coffee plant can live up to 200 years.
All things being equal, our hearts are somewhere riding along some dusty road, top down, head back, feeling the wind whiz by as we head toward some lazy villa in the Tuscan countryside. You could almost get a sense of the emboldened, impassioned poetry of life as you stare out into the rolling hills of Tuscany, watching the sun dip down below the horizon and the pink-and-orange hues that explode across the sky in the moments before twilight, that Italy is where love truly lies. And it with this image we gather up a collection of some of our favorite wines from Italy that represent incredible value and finesse.