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10 Foods You Never Knew You Could Buy at Staples

Pens, paper, printers...popcorn? You'll never guess what you could find at Staples.

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While you probably go to Staples to stock up on office supplies or prepare your kids for back-to-school season, we’ll bet you didn’t know you could buy food there, too. The store’s “breakroom” section is chock-full of options for breakfast, lunch, and dessert—and everything in between. So exactly what type of food is Staples selling? Below, 10 things you’d never guess you could find at Staples, but actually can.

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Craving something salty in the middle of the day? Reach for the pickles. Staples is currently selling 48 jumbo hot and spicy pickles for $80.19. At $1.67 a pop, it sounds a little pricey, but if you have a thing for pickles, it’s money well spent.

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Macro Chocolate Chip CookieHolly Michele/Shutterstock

Cookie cake

When you’re planning an office birthday party for a coworker or intern, don’t forget to pick up a cookie cake from Staples. Mrs. Fields is known for its mouthwatering baked goods, so this cake is bound to be a crowd-pleaser. Check out these 10 bizarre things you never knew you could buy at Costco.

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Sure, we use it on and in practically everything—sandwiches, pasta salads, and dips—but we’d never guess mayo was available at an office supply store. Right now, you can snag 200 single-serving packets for under $20. That’s a lot of mayonnaise.

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Premade pasta

Don’t have enough time to take a proper midday meal break? Barilla’s Italian entrees make it possible to get your hands on a scrumptious lunch without leaving the office. And thanks to Staples’ virtual breakroom, you can buy your pasta and printer toner in one fell swoop.

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Tootsie Roll Pops

How many licks does it take to get to the center of a Tootsie Roll Pop? At Staples, you can buy 100 lollipops for under $24, so you’ll have plenty of ’em to find out. Check out these 14 strange things you didn’t know you could buy on Amazon.

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Top view of a serving of organic cinnamon applesauce in a small plastic container on a marble table.BW Folsom/Shutterstock


An apple a day keeps the doctor away, but if you don’t have access to fresh produce, applesauce is the next best thing. It’s low in saturated fat, free of sodium and cholesterol, and, you guessed it, available at Staples.

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Rolled oats or oat flakes in jar. Healthy lifestyle concept. Top view, closeup.Julia Pajumae/Shutterstock


Breakfast is the most important meal of the day, which is why you might want to pick up some oatmeal. N’Joy oatmeal will cook in minutes and is available in three tasty flavors: Crunchy Nut, Orchard Spice and Morning Harvest.

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Healthy Dry Turkey Jerky with Herbs and SpicesBrent Hofacker/Shutterstock

Turkey jerky

Fusion’s Turkey Jerky gives traditional beef jerky a run for its money. It is 99 percent fat-free, all-natural and gluten-free, with a tangy chili basil flavor.

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Overhead view of a pot of gumbo on a cutting board. Aimee M Lee/Shutterstock

Soup in a bag

Not only is soup a great way to stay warm on a chilly day, it’s packed with vegetables. If you don’t want to lug heavy cans of soup to work, pick up Lipton’s soup pouches. Just add 6 ounces of hot water, and presto! Tasty soup in no time. Make sure you know these 20 shopping secrets from America’s top grocery stores.

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Close up Bloody Mary cocktail with tomato juice plus bacon, pickle, celery, jerky, and olive garnishThe Drunken Tomato/Shutterstock

Bloody Mary gift set

Staples offers a lot of unexpected snacks, treats, and condiments, but we have to say Demitri’s Bloody Mary gift set is by far the weirdest. While a Bloody Mary isn’t usually associated with office supplies, this set could be a great addition to your company’s happy hour, or a maybe a gift for the employee of the month.

Strange as it may seem, the office emporium is a great place to pick up some snacks for work, but we suggest supplementing with some fresh produce from the supermarket. To ensure you’re getting the best of the best, these are the 50 healthiest foods you can buy in the supermarket.

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