Juice & Cookies @ Ocean State Job Lot, Bloomfield
Ocean State Job Lot is the ideal venue for experimental eating on a budget. Though these gambles often enough end up disappointing, they do so cheaply; when they pleasantly surprise, it feels like a steal.
Today's prize find is First Blush varietal grape juices, made from California Merlot, Cabernet and Syrah grapes. It's a clever little wine-y pretense, but of course it just tastes like grape juice (which is exactly what it is), but it's perfectly serviceable grape juice with no added high fructose bullshit in a satisfyingly pretentious bottle, for 70 cents apiece at the Lot.
Cafe Kranzl (I'm too lazy to find the special characters) cookies score points for being chocolate-y without being sickly sweet. A fine find $2 a box and don't they look pretty?