Jim, there is that feeling I get when blogging about finding cool new foods....oh what is it? Oh yeah: I can get nearly everything ;-) Hehheh!!
But seriously, I used to live on an island and our selections were awful. I'd wait up for mainland trips to get anything good. On the other hand I have started to take it for granted that there are 3 Trader Joes nearby, Whole Foods and multitudes of other natural food stores (PCC, Marlene's, etc) In summer we have unlimited farmers markets (you can hit one nearly every day in this county) and we have Asian mega marts everywhere you look. I can find a grocery store aimed at nearly any audience within 30 miles of my house. Even our grocery stores carry items that most consider "gourmet" or "ethnic" in the normal section.
There are times I do like where I live....but it shows in my blog and when I post on forums - that unlike me, a lot of you cannot get the stuff I find unless you order it online.
And btw, did you see TJ's newer "trekking mix"? It is their spicy chili mangoes in a salty/sweet nut mix. Good stuff!