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Blue Goose Market sign at Jewel Osco

tcr! · Sep 30, 2019 at 10:59 am

Blue Goose Market sign at Jewel Osco 1 Blue Goose Market sign at Jewel Osco 2

Finally found the perfect spot for my “I 🍎 Blue Goose Market” sign. Hopefully it lasts for a bit.

Lemme know if you see it!

#photos #bluegoose #goteam

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filippelli · Sep 30, 2019 at 11:32 am

I need help with a huge pile of medical bills. You think if I made a snappy video that Blue Goose would help me out?

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KV Sang · Sep 30, 2019 at 1:44 pm

BLUE GOOSE ??? REALLY ???? ONLY IF YOU DON’T NEED TO USE COUPONS, OR ARE WEALTHY.

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13th of Matthew · Sep 30, 2019 at 3:47 pm

They have good donuts.

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Ro3tz3r · Sep 30, 2019 at 6:37 pm

The only thing I’ll miss is the Fri. lunchtime bbq’s.

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sΓ‘ens garthurus · Sep 30, 2019 at 9:00 pm

Weird Flex, But Ok.

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sheri from bovinette · Sep 30, 2019 at 10:16 pm

Their bakery is amazing!

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Fitz Patrick · Oct 1, 2019 at 12:09 am

Most reasonable, delicious cupcake cakes around

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filippelli · Oct 1, 2019 at 3:18 pm

Aaaaaaand sign’s gone.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 4, 2019 at 6:53 pm

😭

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Oct 24th, 2018 at 4:29:50 pm

tcr! · Oct 24, 2018 at 4:29 pm

Guys, I was just in the Blue Goose check out aisle. They asked me if I wanted paper or plastic.

When I replied “paper” the guy said under his breath, “I knew you’re gonna say that.”

I’m obviously going to have to stop coming here. They have a file on me or something.

#socialproblems #bluegoose

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fiatlux423 · Oct 24, 2018 at 4:33 pm

They have really good paper bags like Trader Joe’s does. The handles are great and they’re sturdy. He’s a disillusioned retail employee… I wouldn’t take it personally. We’ve all been there.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 24, 2018 at 5:01 pm

Yep, it’s nothing personal for sure. But what are the odds he knew I was going to pick paper? 50/50 for sure!

fiatlux423 · Oct 24, 2018 at 5:53 pm

Part of why I go there is I can be in and out with a nice paper bag in 15 minutes.

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Roberts Chapp · Oct 24, 2018 at 4:47 pm

Hardly grounds to not shop at one of the best grocery stores around. Maybe he was having a bad day. 😊

fleming · Oct 24, 2018 at 5:07 pm

Nancy Roberts Chapp It’s called sarcasm. πŸ™„

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Adam A · Oct 24, 2018 at 4:49 pm

Blue Goose a secret CIA cover site confirmed!

tcr! tcr! · Oct 24, 2018 at 4:59 pm

Exactly!

Ed Izenstark · Oct 24, 2018 at 5:17 pm

With mind control bratwurst!

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Fran Mart · Oct 24, 2018 at 4:51 pm

Albeit way too “expensive” to do your weekly grocery shopping (too many other options around) BUT “nice” to go shop for “something” special … which there “is” plenty of … πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

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Ryder · Oct 24, 2018 at 4:55 pm

sheep thumbs up

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undrtow · Oct 24, 2018 at 5:19 pm

Is that why blue goose is so expensive? They have to pay out the wazoo to maintain their secret files on everyone??

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Boose · Oct 24, 2018 at 5:53 pm

Don’t be so sensitive. Get paper if you want paper.

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A Principe · Oct 24, 2018 at 6:20 pm

I’m a friend of the store manager… you want the guy fired??? Lol

Peggy Ann · Oct 24, 2018 at 9:44 pm

Really you’re a friend? Well, tell him the store is a “shadow ” of what it used to be.

A Principe · Oct 25, 2018 at 7:39 am

Yes. I used to rent his garage for my hotrod! He just got the position less than a year ago.

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Netty D · Oct 24, 2018 at 6:22 pm

I always get the paper my pets love to play in them

tcr! tcr! · Oct 25, 2018 at 8:54 am

I have to cut the handles though. Other wise my cats strangle themselves as they sprint around the house like headless chickens.

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Ryder · Oct 24, 2018 at 6:24 pm

You’re getting too predictable. Mix it up with plastic some days, then bring your own bags. Always keep them guessing.

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Stark Stone · Oct 24, 2018 at 6:27 pm

Great store I don’t care if I get paper or plastic just bag it!!

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purcell18 · Oct 24, 2018 at 6:40 pm

What was the inflection?

tcr! tcr! · Oct 25, 2018 at 8:54 am

Calm yet calculated. Cool yet conspiratory.

purcell18 · Oct 25, 2018 at 9:15 am

Video (MP4): le tom cruise

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13th of Matthew · Oct 24, 2018 at 6:58 pm

Were you wearing your paper suit this time?

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Bienasz II · Oct 24, 2018 at 7:10 pm

They could just not offer plastic period

Fran Mart · Oct 24, 2018 at 7:36 pm

Exactly … but THEN they would be guilty of copying Trader Joe’s πŸ™„ PLEASE … no bells πŸ”” ringing LOL 😝

Bienasz II · Oct 24, 2018 at 10:03 pm

Trader Joe’s is irrelevant. They should only offer paper because it’s the right thing to do

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Janice KJ · Oct 24, 2018 at 7:34 pm

Plus, maybe he plays a little game in his head for fun. Maybe trying to guess which bag people will choose. You would stop shopping there just because of this? Wow.
You must’ve really been insulted.

fiatlux423 · Oct 24, 2018 at 7:41 pm

You’re going in a little hard on a post that is clearly meant to be silly.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 25, 2018 at 8:57 am

I didn’t intend to imply insult. More like supernatural intuition.

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Linda Louise · Oct 24, 2018 at 7:36 pm

Oops for him saying it out loud but he probably tries to guess with everyone to make his day go by faster.

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fiatlux423 · Oct 24, 2018 at 7:36 pm

Are people taking this post seriously?

Fran Mart · Oct 24, 2018 at 7:37 pm

NOT … but it’s fun to see how people think πŸ€”

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tcr! tcr! · Oct 24, 2018 at 7:44 pm

The real issue at Blue Goose isn’t the bags or the guy. It’s that I never see the Key Lime Bombs in the bakery any more. This makes me very sad. Heart-broken and cake-less, and lime-less, and coconut-less.

tschweizer · Oct 24, 2018 at 7:46 pm

Ooooo tell me about these! I love cake lime and coconut!

fiatlux423 · Oct 24, 2018 at 7:49 pm

I always look for them when I’m in there even though I’ll probably never buy them.

tcr! tcr! · Oct 25, 2018 at 9:01 am

I’ll let the picture speak for itself. Be aware this was back in April and I haven’t seen this decadent deliciousness since late May .. 😒

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Momma J Momma J · Oct 24, 2018 at 8:29 pm

They’ve got your number!

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Haviland · Oct 24, 2018 at 9:30 pm

I ❀️ Blue Goose

Ferrari Gina · Oct 24, 2018 at 9:41 pm

Me too πŸ’™πŸ’™

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Viki’s Granola for 99 cents

tcr! · Jun 28, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Viki s Granola for 99 cents

Blue Goose got Viki’s Granola for 99 cents. BoomπŸ’₯

#photos #bluegoose #goodeats

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Momma J Momma J · Jun 29, 2018 at 8:03 am

This looks excellent!

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A Key Lime Bomb in one hand

tcr! · Apr 26, 2018 at 5:24 pm

Audio (MP3): 20180426 - A Key Lime Bomb in one hand

Key Lime Bomb at Blue Goose

Guys, if you haven’t had one of Blue Goose’s Key Lime Bombs then you’re missing out. Eating one of those is way better than the time Christie Brinkley kissed me on the cheek. Okay, that’s a lie. That never happened. But my 16 year old self wishes it would have.

Anyways, the moral of the story is that this dessert bomb will literally change your perception of the entire cosmos. Yeah, they will. It’s got a little whip cream swirl with lime zest, it’s got the key lime, it’s got the moist little cake for the foundation, and it’s got toasted coconut. Or maybe they’re nuts. It doesn’t matter. The whole damn thing is delicious. A culinary masterpiece if you will.

The entire affair is exquisite really. You’ll even feel like you’re having an affair and cheating on that chocolate lava cake that once warmed your heart. The Key Lime Bombs are big enough to share with your special someone, too. If you’re into that. If not, just eat one by yourself. I have.

One time I was driving down Riverside while holding a Key Lime Bomb in one hand and steering with the other, the whole while gorging myself. I had whip cream and key lime everywhere. I could barely see. I couldn’t help myself, guys. They’re that good. I couldn’t wait until I got home. Plus, I’d had a hard day at work and wasn’t sharing that time around.

Be quick, though. I rarely see these elusive little critters in Blue Goose’s display case. If they’re sold out, search your soul for some persistence and/or patience.

And be sure to vote Blue Goose as your favorite bakery while you’re there. This is not a game.

Vote for your favorite bakery

#photos #desserts #bluegoose #diariespodcast

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Apr 20th, 2018 at 10:27:15 pm

tcr! · Apr 20, 2018 at 10:27 pm

Doughocracy pizza Key Lime Bombs

This is what Maggie and I ate tonight: pizza from Doughocracy and Key Lime Bombs from Blue Goose.

If you didn’t have similar, you missed out.

#photos #doughocracy #bluegoose #dessert

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tcr! tcr! · Apr 20, 2018 at 10:45 pm

Top down…

Key Lime Bomb top down

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Ye old anti-climatic climax

tcr! · Feb 17, 2018 at 8:00 am

Audio (MP3): 20180217 - Ye old anti-climatic climax

Blue Goose of St. Charles, Illinois

There’s an Italian mobster that lives up the street from me. He looks Italian but maybe he’s Greek. I’ve never talked to him but we’ve exchanged waves at the communal mailbox. I have a theory that he’s in the witness protection program although I don’t have proof to back that up. After seeing him mow his lawn I suspect he doesn’t like egg noodles and ketchup.

His daughter is Egyptian. Well, one year for Halloween she was dressed up as a pharaoh so I don’t know if that actually qualifies her as being a true Egyptian.

Anyway, this morning we both left for work at roughly the same time. He followed me out of our neighborhood, down Division Street, up along the Fox River, across the Prairie Street bridge, and then… He turned north on 1st Street toward Blue Goose[1] and I continued west on Prairie.

During our minor caravan I thought for sure he was tailing me. He probably was. Maybe there’s a hit out on me, I don’t know. Maybe he wanted to wait until we were side-by-side and then give me a manila envelope with crop forecasts for orange juice.

But he didn’t.

And that avid readers, is the end of the story.

Ye old anti-climatic climax.

But wait, the real story is that sometimes we can be going down a certain path, have a good feeling that something extraordinary is about to happen. And then the story ends. That lottery ticket ends up in the trash with all the others. We don’t get a leg up on the frozen OJ market and live out our lives on a tropical beach.

Okay fine, I can get sucked into the “what I have is not enough” and more[2] as much as the next Clarence Beeks or that there’s something missing and only if I could get the right hair cut then I’d be truly blessed.

However, to be truly and fundamentally happy in this very moment, we’ll never go wrong with simply appreciating what we have. Plus, we can always take action to make things happen rather than plodding along waiting for the universe to hand us our next winning lottery ticket.

When I do win the cosmic lottery it feels unlike anything else, the clouds have parted and the heavens rain magic down upon me. Flashy, life changing miracles only make me want more of them. They promote the good feeling that there’s something more to life than just “this.” But really, enjoying the simple miracle of what’s right in front of me pays overall higher dividends. It’s sustainable, too, something I can do every day regardless if I’m driving to work or tying my shoes. Granted, driving the same route to work can get more than mundane and maybe that’s why I tend to day dream.

But my point is that it’s not very often our cosmic path takes a life changing turn. Life just continues on as it always has and we’re only left with what we’ve always had. But there’s nothing wrong with that. Sometimes our courses don’t need corrected. What we have now is enough.[3]

In related news, on my way to work the only parking lot I see that’s consistently plowed is the liquor store on the corner of Prairie and 14th Street. Your call if that’s fortuity.

#advancedsoul #missedconnections #bluegoose #diariespodcast


  1. Somehow Blue Goose generally works its way into my local stories. I don’t know why. It’s not on purpose as I don’t have a paid shoutout gig with the neighborhood grocery store. Maybe it’s simply because it’s the friendliest store in town.

  2. As an example: Doing more, more, more

  3. Or is it? Who doesn’t want a fairy tale?

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jimi hindrance experience jimi hindrance experience · Feb 19, 2018 at 1:23 pm

I don’t get the Clarence Beeks reference. I googled him and remember the character but I don’t understand his significance.

tcr! tcr! · Feb 19, 2018 at 1:28 pm

In Trading Places, Clarence was the guy giving the orange crop forecast to Winthorpe and Valentine in the dark parking garage. It was a covert operation of course. His character was also always in it for himself.

tcr! tcr! · Feb 19, 2018 at 1:32 pm

Okay, referencing Beeks was a bit of a stretch. 😊

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Blueberry pie at Blue Goose

tcr! · Nov 20, 2017 at 8:23 pm

Blueberry pie at Blue Goose

Sara is talking turkey shop with the meat guy at Blue Goose and I’m daydreaming about this blueberry pie that we’re gonna eat after we leave.

#photos #pie #bluegoose

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tcr! tcr! · Nov 20, 2017 at 8:47 pm

Sweet mother of Jesus

Blueberry pie on the plate

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Pumpkin decorating at Blue Goose Market

tcr! · Oct 18, 2017 at 4:26 pm

Pumpkin decorating at Blue Goose Market

I wandered around in here like moron for five minutes before I remembered what I was here for. But that’s irrelevant.

Look at this flier in the checkout lane, guys! Pumpkin decorating! And apple cider donuts!! Saturday the 28th from 11am to 2pm.

Go ahead and drive/train/fly in if you’re out of town. Apple cider donuts are THAT good.

No, I don’t work at Blue Goose but IT IS the friendliest store around. πŸ‘

#photos #pumpkins #donuts #bluegoose

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