When I worked in PA, had an "Ollies" along the way. Gambled on a few thing with few disappointments. Extra V olive oil (labelled Italy/Spain) and not a mix of oils... a few FABULOUS and a few just so-so but not BAD. Most "brands" had a website and prices I paid were GOOD compared to online sales.
At Big Lots last week, bought a quart of pure maple syrup for $13. Check-out girl wondered WHO would pay that much for syrup... probably someone who has never had anything other than Log Cabin or Mrs. B's?? From manufacturer's web site, found out it cost about TWICE that amount to buy onliine.
Have a REALLY ODD lot store that I get to on occasion. Ya never know WHAT you're gonna find. One time found BAGS of Frank's hot sauce... maybe restaurants buy this way?? Date on packaging was fine and that stuff last pretty much forever anyway. Some kinda "injection" glaze/syrup stuff that was interesting.
Do ya go to odd lot or off brand places to shop? And what FINDS have ya found?