3 THINGS TO DO This Week Sept. 21

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Two shoppers from Ohio, Andrew Wilson and Tori Stambaugh, discuss products with the sales lady in the firetruck, Kim Rasnick.

This week's places to visit are all about items you can't find in the grocery store. From popcorn to hot sauces, balsamic vinegars to marinades, sample the items at these stores and get a new taste sensation.

1. Popcorn Jungle

If you get a craving for some dill pickle or loaded baked potato popcorn, this is the place that can help you. The Popcorn Jungle in Harborwalk Village sells gourmet popcorn and has developed more than 50 custom popcorn flavor combinations. Take a trip to the Jungle and sample cheese, chocolate, caramel and more flavors. Call 460-2660.

2. Emerald Coast Olive Oil

With healthy olive oils and balsamic vinegars, specialty foods, gift sets, and more, Olive Oil has a taste for everyone. The flavors include raspberry, strawberry, lemon grass, and chocolate. Come in to sample more than 50 items at 34940 Emerald Coast Parkway Unit 187 in Destin or call 460-2210.

3. Pepper Palace

This one-stop shop at Destin Commons has a huge selection of barbecue sauces, hot sauces, salsa, pickled items, olive oils, spices, marinades, jellies, jams and more. Best of all, there’s a sample bar for tasting the goodies. As a bonus, go inside and say “Pepper Palace is awesome” and they will give you a free bottle of Florida Heat Hot Sauce. Call 837-4003.