The temperatures have dropped, but that (usually) doesn’t stop us from thinking about all the big, bold flavors we might normally enjoy during the spring and summer. So when Blues Hog BBQ started hitting our shelves again recently, we couldn’t help but get excited!
A customer favorite as much as it’s one of ours, these award-winning sauces have been sorely missed, but we’re happy to be able to offer them again. And trust us, your chicken, pork, ribs, and whatever else you want to use this sauce for are going to be all the better for it.
Starting off, we have a trio of BBQ sauces to make your next protein focused meal sing. Check ‘em out!
Thanks for a great year, everyone! Keep it flavorful, and keep it hot! We’ll see you in 2018!
Jungle Jim’s “Pepperologist”
The clock is going tick-tock, tick-tock as we quickly approach Christmas, then New’s Year’s Day and 2018. Gourmet Galeria wants to remind you of some fantastic savings while you still have time to shop these power buys.
Fagor Lux Electric Multi-Cookers (recommended by Good Housekeeping and America’s Test Kitchen). Enjoy the endless choice of recipes that go from cooker to table in minutes!
Reg. Price Sale Price
4-Quart $109.99 $79.99
6-Quart $139.99 $99.99
8-Quart $169.99 $129.99
Magafesa Practika Stove-top Pressure Cookers. Lowest prices, top-quality, 10-year warranty, 18-10 stainless steel make this traditional pressure cooker a winner!
Reg. Price Sale Price
3.3-Quart $79.99 $59.99
6.4-Quart $109.99 $69.99
8.0-Quart $129.99 $79.99
Wusthof 7-piece Build-a-Block Knife Set. Let our team help you select 4 Wusthof Classic knives from a selection that best suits your culinary needs. Add these to the 13-slot block with sharpening steel and pull-apart scissors for a fine cutlery set still forged in Solingen, Germany. Your personal Build-a-Block is available for only a short time at the awesome retail of $249.99 ($329.99 value). What a best-ever gift!
Don’t wait out these buys. Father Time has a deadline for these top-quality kitchen additions.
Thanks to so many of you who attended our Demo event on Dec. 9 and congratulations to all who won some fabulous prizes!
From our team to your home, we send our warmest wishes for your family and friends as you gather to celebrate the holidays.
The what: Wuthrich 83% European-Style Unsalted Butter
The why: Are you doing any baking this holiday season? Chances are… if you’re not, someone you know will be. Our suggestion - use Wurthrich (pronounced we-trek) butter and taste what superior butter will do for your treats.
The butter, made in Wisconsin, has 83% fat compared to the 80% found in most domestic made butters. This means you don’t need to use as much and it can be used at higher temperatures. It also enhances the maillard reaction while baking (that’s the fancy French term for browning). This butter took home first place in the 2013 ACS in the unsalted cow's milk butter category - it’s that good - and has been made using the same technique since 1904. For just as long, it’s been a favorite of pastry chefs all across the country.
You can find Wuthrich 83% European-Style Unsalted Butter at both Jungle Jim’s locations, inside The Cheese Shop. 16 oz. packages $6.89 each.
The Cheese Shop
The Olive Pit is not just olives! We also have a delicious variety of freshly made salsa that are perfect for your next get together or office holiday party.
Jungle Jim’s Fresh Made Salsas are made with different taste buds in mind. From mild and meek all the way to hot and spicy, it’s up to you to decide just how wild you want to get! We have all of the more accessible flavors, but we also include a few fun and fruity ones. Pineapple Tomato is a rich blend of pineapple, tomatoes, purple onions, Chipotle peppers, and spices, great on chips or caramelized on chicken or pork. Another fruity salsa we carry is our famous Peppadew Blend. This salsa is a delicious marrying of cantaloupe melon, pineapple, Peppadew peppers, purple onion, mint, and honey. My favorite way to eat this one is with cinnamon sugar pita chips - that’s right, make it a dessert! Our Black Bean salsa is great with or without corn, either way you can proudly serve this one at your next party.
Looking for something a little on the spicier side? We have a medium salsa which has just enough heat to warm up your taste buds, or for the spicier people, why not try our Habanero Salsa! This one has heat that will get your taste buds’ attention. For those who like it really spicy, we suggest our Ghost Pepper salsa. This one is the King of flavor and heat. It’ll get your attention at the first bite, but you will beg for more - it’s that delicious!
So, stop by our Salsa Bar (right next to The Olive Pit) and check out our wide variety of salsa’s - and don’t be afraid to ask for a sample so you can decide which one of these great salsas you will be taking home!
The Olive Pit
We’re teaming up with Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital to provide more ways you to be health conscious in 2018! Free to the public, New Year, New You is your chance to see what’s new in the world of health and wellness!
World-class health industry professionals from Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital and food industry specialists will be ready to answer questions and provide new, exciting ways to make positive lifestyle changes for you and your family. Health screenings will be provided throughout the day, while Jungle Jim’s health and wellness partners will be sampling healthy options to make eating and drinking well a simply delicious decision.
Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital will be provide a wide range of screenings for your convenience, as regular screenings can significantly improve your chances of discovering possible risk factors. Health professionals from Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital will be present to offer insight for preventative care, and will offer easy steps you can take to make a big impact on your long term wellness.
New Year, New You is a great opportunity to check out some of the best new healthy food and beverage options available as our health and wellness experts provide samples of a wide variety of nutritious snacks and more. If you’ve been to the Jungle Jim’s Natural Food Department, checked out Herb ‘N Jungle, or explored our Gluten-Free section, you know our selection and expertise is second to none. At New Year, New You, you’ll find surprisingly delicious options, with the knowledge at hand to make the best choices you can! Different specialty dietary products will be offered including organic, gluten-free, superfoods, and natural supplements. Our partners will also be providing a variety of cutting edge products to help you lead a well-rounded, natural lifestyle. Want to see what the Jungle Jim’s Natural Foods Department is all about? There’s no better time.
We’re excited for you to join us at our 2018 New Year, New You Health & Wellness Expo!
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Relive New Year New You 2017
Barrel aging beer takes time, planning, and patience. At the same time subtle and complex, there’s an artistry to bringing these beers to life in all-new, exciting, and incredibly flavorful ways. Spent barrels that once contained whiskey, tequila, rum, and wine are given a new purpose, and we’re gifted with their transformed contents.
Jungle Jim’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash celebrates the art of barrel aging by bringing together beers of all kinds. From light and funky, to sour and bright, to deep, dark, and roasty - there’s something for everyone to try and enjoy.
An exceptional experience from its inception, this year’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash promises to be no different. In fact, we’re bringing in more bold and inventive beers for you to enjoy. Rare, hard-to-find, and maybe even exclusive to this epic event, these beers are truly special. Tickets include entry to this year’s Barrel Aged Beer Bash, a tasting guide, and commemorative glass for you to keep.
Just like the time it takes to make these intense libations, we encourage you to take your time and enjoy these heavier beverages slowly, appreciating the depth and nuance in each pour. We’re excited for another amazing year of barrel aged beers. It’s time to find your flavor.
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Relive Barrel Aged Beer Bash 2017
We’re sure you know by now, but in case you haven’t heard… Jungle Jim’s International Market houses one of the most unique and exciting toy stores in the region!
Ohio’s Largest Specialty Toy Store, The Toy Balloon is your destination for a wide variety of high quality, educational, and unique toys and gifts that will spark the imaginations of kids of all ages. We offer the best variety of TY Plush in the state, retro and classic games for adults, as well as favorites like Star Wars and Funko POP!
We have LEGO sets for all ages and skill levels!
Funko POP!, the ultimate (and most adorable) collectible, are here, with dozens to choose from!
Games are a great way to spend time with family and friends!
High-quality, long-lasting, and educational, The Toy Balloon has what you need to help make learning fun!
Ready to take care of ALL of your holiday shopping? The Toy Balloon has all of the essentials and so much more!
The gradual approach of the holiday season is cause for plenty of stress, not least of which is the stress about what to drink. Whether attempting to be a gracious guest or an accommodating host, the prospect of selecting the very best libations can be daunting. The challenge is made all the harder if you’re trying to pair your selections with the litany of foods on a holiday table. I’m here to try to de-mystify and streamline your holiday beer choices so you can wow your friends and family with classy, perfect choices that are more than at home with all your turkey, sweet potatoes, ham, cranberry, casseroles and more.
Trying to find a single beer that will be a true gastronomic match with everything on the holiday table is nearly impossible, owing to the sheer diversity of food present. There are simply too many competing flavors, textures and intensities. In this scenario, your best course of action is to simply find a beer whose structural elements will be as versatile as possible that also employ broadly pleasing flavors. Think of beers such as saison, biere de garde, Belgian dubbel and doppelbock. All of these are rich enough to stand up to the heartier dishes while having enough grace to not overpower more subtle foods.
Still here? Ok, good, because there’s still more to learn. If you really want to impress your fellow partygoers and be the star of the show, you could try taking something more adventurous. A biere de champagne like Deus from Belgium will impress with its tiny bubbles and vigorous acidity. Another great choice would be any number of different fruited sour beers. These beers have a fabulous cleansing ability that will keep your palate feeling refreshed rather than getting bogged down by too much rich food. Look for lambics, Flanders reds or Berliner weisses with the fruit addition of your choice. Cherry, cranberry and raspberry will be especially apt choices for your smorgasbord.
I hope some of these ideas help to clear up your confusion and make your holidays a little merrier. Remember, this is the season for sharing. So open your bottles with loved ones and a big smile. Cheers!