Back in October, Jet launched its own private-label brand, Uniquely J, featuring everyday essentials made from quality ingredients and materials. It quickly became one of my favorite in-house brands — right up there with Costco's famous Kirkland Signature. (Although the packaging on Uniquely J stuff is way cuter than the Kirkland branding.) My only complaint, actually, is that the line doesn't go much beyond cleaning supplies, coffee, and sauces.
While I wait for the brand to expand, you can keep reading this story to find out my seven favorite grocery items from Uniquely J.
- Multigrain Mini Crisps, $4 for 5.3 ounces: I put a few of these on a cheeseboard the other weekend when I had company over and a guest asked me which specialty grocery store they were from. She was shocked when I told her they were from Jet — and only cost $4. She also liked them dunked into hummus.
- Organic Tomato Basil Sauce, $4 for 25 ounces: There's nothing weird or unrecognizable on this ingredient list. What is on the list: organic tomatoes and basil. I've used this on a cauliflower pizza crust and pasta and have been pleasantly surprised by the fresh-and-not-too-sweet flavor. It's also one of the best sellers on the site, I'm told.
- Thai Peanut Sauce, $4 for 13 ounces: Another one of the site's best sellers, this sweet-yet-salty sauce features peanut butter, curry paste, coconut crème, and more. It tastes nearly identical to the stuff I get from my favorite takeout place.
- Double Seal Sandwich Bags, $4 for 100: Admittedly, these are not as thick as name-brand sandwich bags (and one that I've pulled out had a gash in it, so it was really $4 for 99 bags), but they get the job done when I need to wrap up something in a pinch. And I can still rinse and reuse each bag a few times.
- Colombian Ground Coffee, $10 for 16 ounces: I'm not quite ready to give up my Aldi coffee habit, but I like that I can order this to come in the mail and I enjoyed it almost as much as the bargain stuff.
- Avocado Oil, $8 for 16.9 ounces: This container gets a lot of positive reviews from people who have never tried avocado oil, so it's a good bet for first-timers.
- Thyme Basil Scented Dish Soap, $3.50 for 18 ounces: I'm always looking for fun-smelling dish soap that'll make me want to stand at the sink for hours on end (it's not really that long, but it can sometimes feel like it!). This stuff is currently doing the job. It smells like all the seasons poured into one bottle.