So, Lex introduced me to Gottscheer Hall, which is an essential place. The cost of shopping at places like NY Bakery Inc, Netcost, and evidently Moschers is still hilarious. As a regular non-car schlepper, I always take one of the many insulated/cooler bags I’ve picked up as random freebies over the years, like pens and pencils. I imagine they can be purchased too.
I've got a soft-sided Coleman cooler bag which works really well. Fits perfectly in the back seat too.
@aaronS - that occasionally (the boil over) happens when I've got a full pot of water; have they always offered the 1.2 liter size, because that would solve a problem. Usually I'm ready to pour before the water boils anyway.
Re: electric kettle; some of us don't have the countertop real estate for that.