Game Day


Super Bowl, or as we call it—Game Day—is coming up this Sunday, February 2. Did you know that Game Day is second only to Thanksgiving in food holidays in the USA? According to, 28 million pounds of chips and 8 million pounds of avocados are eaten before the big kick-off begins. That’s A LOT of snacks! Whether you are a football fanatic or you just like to enjoy a few snacks with 98 million of your closest friends, we have some tasty options that start with quality ingredients so you can indulge for the evening without giving up your values around the foods you like to eat.

Angela, who creates the dishes for our weekly Thursday demos at the Petoskey store from 4-6 pm, has been giving us some great ideas for Game Day recipes you can feel good about loving! One that stands out is the Blackened Tempeh recipe she did a few weeks back. She served it with a kale salad and offered the options of a vegan ranch or tahini dressing. Yum! She also did a Beeler’s bacon wrapped tater-tot that was amazing and the tots are on sale right now 2/$6! Check out more Game Day recipes at!

Another thing Angela has been highlighting the last few weeks are the pre-made dips that we carry. We have a whole cooler of dips to choose from! If you haven’t tried the Dirista line, give them a try! The hip-hoppin' Morokin’ Carrot, Step it Up A Beet Hummus and Que Buen! Piquillo are so tasty! Not to mention their Sweet Po-Thai-To Coconut Curry Hummus. Also you will find your favorite Hope Hummus varieties on sale right now.

How can we talk about dips without focusing on dippers, aka, chips? Our Late July Organic Tortilla Chips are on sale 2/$5 right now and they go with just about anything. We also have Kettle Brand 13 oz sharing size bags of potato chips on sale 2/$7, plus we are stocked up on Simply Organic Dip packets. Just add a tub of sour cream or Greek yogurt and ready, set, dip! Don’t forget baby carrots, red peppers and cucumbers too. They make a mean vehicle for dip as well!

If you are looking for a soft drink that doesn’t have the sugar of regular soda or the sweeteners of a traditional diet soda, give Zevia a try. Made with stevia, it has zero calories or artificial sweeteners and the flavors you love like Cola, Ginger Ale and Root Beer—these just might be your new favorites. We are stocked up on Bell’s Brewery Two Hearted American IPA so make sure to grab a six-pack on your next trip in as well.

You may or may not be gearing up for Game Day but most of us enjoy snacks and at the Grain Train we make sure that no matter if you are picking up some fresh kale or your favorite chips, the quality ingredients you’ve come to depend on us for are here. We hope that you have a great Game Day regardless of your traditions and we will see you in the stores and at the Cafe!

January 28, 2020 by Mindy Taylor
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