Submitted by Julie Brumlik December 6th, 2009
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Foodland of Albertville Alabama (that’s the full name of the grocery store) snapshots last week.

Gallons of JFG Real Mayonnaise, Blue Plate CONCENTRATED BBQ sauce, Pickled Smoked Sausage, Cheddar Cheese Sauce, La Morena Sliced Green Pickled Jalapeños:

Fischer’s Pickled Rope Balogna, pickled smoked Jalapeno, sliced Jalapeno:

Top shelf: fresh pickled eggs, bottom shelf: Juanita’s Mexican Style Hominy:

Fischer’s Pickled Rope Bologna, Great for Camping and Picnics:

Matt & Dana’s Pickled Pigs Feet, Artificially colored in vinegar pickle:

Spicy Pickled Smoked Sausage, Made with Pork, Liquid Hot Sauce and Louisiana Peppers:

1 gallon JFG Extra Heavy Real Mayonnaise, 256 servings per container, six weeks shelf life ’til expiration:In

Biscuit Lasses, Unbelievable on Hot Buttered Biscuits, Guaranteed to Enjoy‚Ñ¢:

GAME TAME, Wild Game Marinade, the Flavorizer that Tenderizes “Naturally” : for Deer, Fish, Duck, Goose, Turkey, Quail, Rabbit, Squirrel, Bear, Pheasant, and All Other Wild Game (e.g. roadkill):

Foodland has the widest aisles of any grocery store I’ve ever seen:


  1. Allee Willis

    These photos kill me. Close-ups of hometown favorites, most foodstuffs of which I’ve never even heard of, are fascinating to behold. Although it’s hard to single out favorites I’d have to say Game Tame, the ever popular pigs feet, the Army size jug of mayonnaise that goes bad after six days and, perhaps my favorite, pickled rope baloney. I almost hate to leave anything else out but those are the immediate standouts. Is the baloney just like a big long uncut sausage?

    Pickled Rope Baloney is an excellent name for a band.

    I’m not a big traveler but it’s photos like these and others you’ve submitted from your neck of the woods that would get me on a plane faster than even opening a jar of Pickled Rope Baloney, which anyone who knows me well knows I would unscrew immediately.

  2. Mark Milligan

    Where else can you get the kind of entertainment exhibited here in both the submission and reply? This here is the real deal as far as I’m concerned.

  3. MeshuggaMel

    I once worked in a restaurant where we had those gallon jugs of mayonnaise. As we were prepping for lunch one day, we started talking about how much money one would have to be paid to eat a whole jar. In general the amounts were in the hundred thousand to million dollar range, depending on whether ensuing hospital expenses were included. Then one of the waiters, a habitual gambler and all around degenerate, overheard our conversation, and, with a wild-eyed look on his face, said he’d eat it for $100. We quickly scrounged together the $100 and were haggling over the rules (how long did he have to eat it, did vomiting disqualify him, etc) when the manager, clearly humorless, made us get back to work.

    I think most of the items in the Foodland above could be the basis of similar wagers.

    • Allee Willis

      I want to go to Foodland. Points given on the store name alone in that the actual full name is FOODLAND OF ALBERTVILLE ALABAMA. Missing a comma and as if someone in the store might forget what state they were in.

    • Allee Willis

      Oh, I hate onehearing that… I was hoping to make it to Foodland and Family Dollar one day and to see the chrome fire hydrant. That’s just terrible. The photos are heartbreaking. Hope you didn’t suffer any damage. Sending lots of healing thoughts to the people of Albertville.