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I went to the craziest grocery store in America, and this is what I found

The Daily Meal Logo By Carolyn Menyes of The Daily Meal | Slide 1 of 16: Because I work at a food website, I spend at least 40 hours every week writing about, researching and dreaming about visiting some of the best places for food and drink in the country. While there’s no way I’ll ever be able to visit every single amazing restaurant or grocery store, I have been lucky enough to grow up just a day trip away from one of the country’s craziest grocery stores: Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio.For the uninitiated, Jungle Jim’s has been dubbed “the theme park of food,” and its expansive 300,000-square-foot space makes that pretty dang accurate. You could spend days at this store, exploring one of the largest wine collections in the U.S., browsing the humongous international section or just gawking at the massive meat and seafood section, which features — among many other things — huge tanks full of basically every kind of live fish you can imagine.On a recent trip home for the holidays, my husband and I took about half a day out of our busy schedule to take a little trip to Jungle Jim’s. Though I had been to this store a few times before, this time, I took special notice of some of the more interesting items this store has to offer. And these 15 notable items are really just a tiny handful of the things this food haven has. Jungle Jim’s has over six acres of grocery items, and we only had a short time to explore it all. But we still had a lot of opportunity to see some truly extraordinary items. Here’s what I found.

Jungle Jim's

Because I work at a food website, I spend at least 40 hours every week writing about, researching and dreaming about visiting some of the best places for food and drink in the country. While there’s no way I’ll ever be able to visit every single amazing restaurant or grocery store, I have been lucky enough to grow up just a day trip away from one of the country’s craziest grocery stores: Jungle Jim’s International Market in Fairfield, Ohio.

For the uninitiated, Jungle Jim’s has been dubbed “the theme park of food,” and its expansive 300,000-square-foot space makes that pretty dang accurate. You could spend days at this store, exploring one of the largest wine collections in the U.S., browsing the humongous international section or just gawking at the massive meat and seafood section, which features — among many other things — huge tanks full of basically every kind of live fish you can imagine.

On a recent trip home for the holidays, my husband and I took about half a day out of our busy schedule to take a little trip to Jungle Jim’s. Though I had been to this store a few times before, this time, I took special notice of some of the more interesting items this store has to offer. And these 15 notable items are really just a tiny handful of the things this food haven has. Jungle Jim’s has over six acres of grocery items, and we only had a short time to explore it all. But we still had a lot of opportunity to see some truly extraordinary items. Here’s what I found.

Click through the slideshow above to see what I found at Jungle Jim's

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