OK friends, this is one of my less spiritual posts, but you know what they say about variety being the spice of life and all, so bear with me.
Cindy and I just left Jewel Osco on the corner of Hovey and Cottage in Normal
where we just picked up my favorite coffee: Chock Full O Nuts. Never heard of it? Well you must try it. Not only is it the best coffee you can buy at a supermarket, but it is the best value. The cans are 39-Oz, not wimpy 33 or 34.5-Oz cans like Folgers and Maxwell House, and it's LESS EXPENSIVE. Plus, I am delighted every time I brew a pot of "New York's Coffee Since 1932" because it is NEARLY IMPOSSIBLE to brew a bad pot of this wonderfully smooth and consistent java. There's a reason they call it "The Heavenly Coffee" because it nearly is just that - heavenly.
I used to get Chock Full O Nuts coffee in Michigan when we lived there but when we moved to Arizona we could not get it. So I struggled along with the other brands and put up with inferior coffee for years. After we moved to Illinois, I had all but forgotten about Chock Full O Nuts since it had been so long since I had seen it in a grocery store. It was a few years ago, on a trip to Chicago for work (when I had a "day job") that I found Chock Full O Nuts once again, and picked up a can. It was just like I remembered it! Not wanting to have to buy it in bulk on my monthly Chicago trips, but desiring to find it locally, I began a campaign to try to convince stores in Bloomington Normal to carry it consistently in the large can (much better value than the small can)! When I could get it here, I could only find it in the tiny can, and that is depressing since I go through those really fast. Praise the Lord that Jewel-Osco heard my cry and brought in some of the large cans. It's on sale now, also, for $ 8.99 (Sometimes in Chicago, I could get it for as low as $ 6.00!)
So PLEASE go out and get some Chock Full O Nuts from the Jewel Osco at the corner of Hovey and Cottage or any other store you find it at. (HINT: They do NOT stock it in the big cans at Krogers or at Meijers!) I am convinced you will love the flavor and aroma of it as much as I do.
THANK YOU Jewel Osco for stocking my favorite brand!
OK now to any of you who thought I was nuts, your suspicions have been confirmed. I am "Chock Full O Nuts" - LOL!
Have a blessed evening.
P.S. If you try it please post to this column and let me know what you think!