Sponsored: Supermarket lingo

Every industry, including the supermarket world, has their own lingo. How many of these supermarket terms and abbreviations do you know or have you heard when you are in your local Ingles store? 

Another new Ingles planned for Franklin

Developers are planning another new Ingles project that will include a complete upgrade to the Holly Springs Plaza off U.S. 441 in Franklin.

Sponsored: #EatTogether September

Many of us have had significant changes in our lives and schedules due to the Pandemic and we are cooking at home more than ever before. With many restaurants closed to inside dining or only open at partial capacity we may also be eating out less. 

Sponsored: More muscadines

Recently I was able to participate in a Zoom webinar by the NC Muscadine Growers Association to learn more about muscadine grapes, how and where they are grown in North Carolina, some of the different varieties and I even got to sample some different types of muscadine grapes.

Sponsored: Honey vs. cane sugar

Would it be healthier for me to use honey instead of cane sugar?

Sponsored: Sugar-free not all it's cracked up to be?

Foods and drinks that are high in added sugar often lead to consumption of excess calories and dental caries so it would seem like "no sugar added" or "sugar-free" products would be a better choice, right? 

Sponsored: Key cupboard ingredients

It's a good idea to have pantry or cupboard staples that are versatile and can help you to get meals on the table more quickly. Canned beans are budget friendly and nutritious. 

Sponsored: Finding Local at Ingles Markets

What does "local" mean to you? Often when people talk about buying food and beverages one of the top of mind preferences is to support locally grown/made/produced products. Unlike other terms like "certified organic"; local has no legal definition and so it may mean different things to different people. 

Sponsored: Non-dairy milk alternatives

If you or your child has a milk protein allergy or a dietary restriction;  you can find a number of fluid non-dairy alternatives in the Ingles refrigerated grocery section as well as on the grocery aisles (in shelf stable packaging).

Sponsored: What’s the difference between brown rice and white rice?

What’s the difference between brown rice and white rice, and which one is more nutritious?

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