Wednesday, July 11, 2007

The Root Beer Mother-Load at Jungle Jim's

On a recent visit to the Buckeye State I took a short drive down to Cincinnati to shop at one of the most unique grocery stores you may ever find across this great land. Jungle Jim's International Market is by far one of the most precious jewels Ohio has to offer. This place is worth the drive no matter the distance.

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Along with the widest varieties of fruits, vegetables, seafood, foreign food, and cheese Jungle Jim's also has an entire section of hot sauces from around the world. Now this is no ordinary grocery store, oh no, not even close. To simply drive by the place is to experience something quite out of the ordinary. Even their bathroom facilities take a bit getting used to since they actually look like a porta-potty but in fact are a modern full service facility appropriately decorated in jungle attire. Best of all however, there is an entire aisle dedicated to soft drinks from around the world. I originally would visit Jungle Jim's because they are the only store that carries Moxie outside the state of Maine. My recent visit however was to capture other items from the soft drink aisle, root beer of course.

The soft drink aisle borders the Mexican food aisle of which Pedro is always watching over. I like to think he is also a lover of root beer too and that is why they placed him in this area of the store. So as I looked over the mother-load of root beer I quickly realized I would have to be selective. There were probably 25 brews I had never tried before but I decided I would only purchase 10 brands (2 bottles each of course). I had a very good friend along with me who helped in the process (a big thanks out to Michael of Framed Poetics). We made our selection and headed for the cash register. As we were checking out, Michael decided he would use the moment to advertise our little website here to the two cashier girls. So if they were crazy enough to take his advice and check out the site I extend my apologies for my crazy friend and also a thanks to you for visiting. In all I walked away with 10 new brews, some good laughs because of Michael and some embarrassment because of him too (what are friends for).

I wish to also take this time to thank my wife and Michael's wife Amy who had to put up with Michael and I during our little Jungle Jim's adventure. They certainly displayed some serious patients during the purchase of 10 future brews for the Rootbeer Brothers. Thank you ladies :)

Now in time as Jeff and I exchange these brews you will get to see what exactly was found at Jungle Jim's. Keep sippin' the brew, we will be back soon........


1 comment:

Burr said...

Did you guys record what brands are available at Jungle Jim's?