All I needed to do was to dash into the Cain’s Piggly Wiggly, grab some milk and eggs for breakfast the next morning and be on my way. But there it was . Â . Â . a surprise party! Darling girls from Bayshore Christian School were playing beautiful Christmas music while the Pig kept time. The party was to celebrate and promote all the wonderful local products offered by Piggly Wiggly. Â Almost every aisle featured a local Alabama company that makes something delicious.
I was very happy to find a new brand of my favorite snack – cheese straws! These new cheese straws from Mook Mills are just the best EVER! The price is great too, compared to others who charge almost double. Made in Florence, AL they are the perfect Southern snack food. I’m going back to load up for Christmas tea time!
There was a crowd gathered around the ZeiglerÂ sausage dog table. Made in Tuscaloosa, the delicious aroma filled the entire back section of the store. Who doesn’t like savory sausage?
I’ve used PJ’s Deep South Seasonings since I found them last year and can tell you they are wonderful. I use the Original blend on many types of meat and even sprinkle it on salads. I love that it has no MSG, since I’m just not sure why anything would have MSG. Yuck. Go natural.
And the literal, the sweetest part of the party was from Cammie’s Old Dutch Ice Cream, made in Mobile, AL. I tasted the peppermint flavor and just about fell over it was so good. But in the end, my freezer would only hold one tub and I remembered how much my 16 year old loves egg-nog, so I took home the egg nog flavor for him. (what a nice Mom, and oh yes . . . I love egg nog too). This is Sharon Cain with her former student who said she loves working with Cammie’s and also loves Mrs. Cain!
Everywhere I turned, happy Piggly Wiggly employees were passing out treats of one kind or the other. Mr. and Mrs. Cain have always put serving the community at the top of their list of priorities. Helping the school children raise money that night for an upcoming trip, supporting local manufacturers, and providing their customers a fun evening are all important to their store.
Another favorite local product of mine is the Fairhope Roasting Company Cold Brew Coffee.
There were many other local products featured as well, but I was so busy eating, socializing and oh yes . . . finding the milk and eggs for breakfast, that I didn’t get a chance to photograph it all.
Make sure you sign up with Cain’s Piggly Wiggly by giving them your email address so you can be notified of their next Local’s Night. It’s so fun to meet the people behind the products they sell. They all have dreams of seeing their products sitting on the store shelves, and thanks to Cain’s Piggly Wiggly, those dreams are coming true!