Sometimes our real-life grocery stores can prove to be a little limited in their offerings (why do we need so many brands of ketchup and so few types of whole grains?). And other times, certain things (we're looking at you, five-pound bag of flour!) can just be too heavy to lug home in addition to everything else we're already schlepping.
Luckily Amazon has a selection our editors have come to rely on. Add on the free two-day shipping for Prime members (you're still not a Prime member? Sign up here!) and it's a total no-brainer.
These are the 10 times we rely on Amazon to get us our grocery goodies.
- Anthony's Cheddar Cheese Powder, $16 for 1.5 pounds: If you want to really commit to quitting boxed mac and cheese, this powder is your answer. It tastes even better than the boxed stuff you'd find at the supermarket and it's just as fast to make.
- Food to Live Organic Buckwheat Groats, $20 for a 5-pound bag: It's not always easy to find specialty grains at the grocery store. Instead of wasting time, roaming the aisles aimlessly, just order this stuff online.
- Van Holtens Pickle Ice Freeze Pops, $8 for 8: Your supermarket might not have these, but you'll be glad you do once your order comes in. One pop will rehydrate you lickity split.
- Nielsen Massey Madagascar Bourbon Pure Vanilla Extract, $59 for 32 fluid ounces: Try finding a bottle of vanilla this big at your supermarket. One bottle just might be enough to get a serious baker through the year.
- WONDER+WELL Organic Strawberry Water Drink Boxes, $34 for 32 (6.75-ounce) boxes: Juice boxes you can feel good about ordering. They're sugar-free and certainly beat the stuff that usually sits on the supermarket shelves.
- Pastabilities Zoo Animals Pasta, $13 for two (13-ounce) packs: If zoo animals aren't your kid's thing, there are tons of other shapes including dinosaurs, hockey players, numbers, and more. Sure beats the standard elbow option you're used to seeing on the shelves!
- King Arthur All-Purpose Flour, $7 for a 5-pound bag: Do you feel like schlepping a giant five-pound bag of flour home from the grocery store? Didn't think so. Add this to your next Amazon order and have it conveniently sent right to your door.
- Royal Basmati Rice, $28 for a 15-pound bag: Another unwieldy grocery item, this bulk bag is for the family that really loves rice.
- Harney & Sons Assorted Tea Bag Sampler, $15 for 40: No need to special order this cult favorite tea — just throw it in your cart with that HDMI cable you've been meaning to buy.
- Bare Natural Banana Chips, from $23 for 2 (2.7-ounce) packs: Sure, you might be able to find these at some supermarkets or big-box stores, but Amazon offers them on subscription, which can save you five or 15 percent.
What grocery items do you order from Amazon?