A vagabond’s delight – surprises at the grocery store


By Saimi Rote Bergmann

Whenever we hit a new town, we immediately check out three things: the library, a locally owned restaurant, and a grocery store.  While at those three places, we ask residents what else to see while we’re in town. It’s a formula that has worked for us many times.

In the south, grocery store shelves reflect the growing community of Hispanics – much to my delight. I love trying unfamiliar products.

For instance, in Ohio, my exposure to Goya products was primarily thisIMG_20151025_170604034

Turns out Goya is a HUGE company, founded back in 1936 by Spanish immigrants.IMG_20151025_170614667

They currently produce more than 2,000 products!IMG_20151025_170616710

Including coffee and this nonalcoholic beer.IMG_20151025_170928043