Would you buy food from an Amish salvage store? by Rich Stevick.
So the secret is out: Bent and Dents have the best deals around and are loads of fun for people like me with PA German frugality genes. I am writing an article for the Pinecraft Pauper on Homer Lambright’s new B&D store in Sarasata, right next to Troyers Restaurant. I check almost daily when we’re staying in Pinecraft. Where else can I get some of my favorite things, such as pickeled okra for 89 cents, Sazon Goya seasonings “con culantro y achiote” for 19 cents, Uncle Sam cereal for 98 cents, and Neutrogena fresh cooling body mist sunblock with SPF 70 for $1.98. It’s like a continuous Christmas morning with new stuff on the shelves daily. When I’m traveling in Amish country, I almost always ask if there is a B&D in their community, and the answer is almost always yes if it’s a large settlement. In fact, I’m stopping off at Shafferstown, Lebanon County, PA, at the king (bishop?) of bent and dents,B&B–BBs for short, started by Ben Beiler. I think he has a “chain” of three now–the others near Newberg in Franklin County, and in or near Georgetown in S. Lancaster County. We’re just about out of okra, Goya, Uncle Sam, and Neurtogena. I can check on the hot sauces, Erik, but I can’t believe you still eat pop tarts. Go with the Uncle Sam. It will make you a regular guy.
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