Yesterday I was looking through a mailer we got...in the mail. It was a coupon style book with the week's deals at the grocery stores. Don't you find it weird how different places have different names for grocery stores. You travel to different cities and are like, my grocery store name is way better than THAT! When we moved to Colorado we moved right next to a grocery store called "King Soopers." It's sounding more normal to me now, but really? King Soopers? We live in a gay neighborhood and our King Soopers is called Queen Soopers. Pretty funny. But it's in a friendly funny way, not a God Hates Fag's sort of way.
So I'm looking through the adds and I start wondering who is buying all this CRAP? 2 for 1 Fruit Roll-ups, boxes of Betty Crocker warm delights, 3 for $2 M&M's, BOGO chips, soda, $5.99 DVD's. The only thing that was even on my radar were the Clorox wipes. I love those things. I use them on everything. Wipe down the counter, wipe down the baby! Minus the baby, but only because I don't have one.
I think it's such a lame excuse when people say they can't get healthy because it costs too much. But the truth of it is, here in the U.S., we live where the cheap crap is well cheap! You like how I just don't assume all of us are from the United States? International baby! Hello Germany! Hello Australia! Hello Scotland! Hello England! We've really started being conscious of what we spend lately. We're trying to eat at home a lot lot lot more. This weekend we were making lunch (Buffalo Burgers on the grill from Costco...the best) and I wanted some onion and tomato for a salad. We walked over to Whole foods and for a small bunch of tomatoes it was $5.99! So I got one lonely tomato...one. We also got 2 for $1.00 corn on the cob, fresh salsa, tortilla chips, 3 peaches, and an onion and the bill was about $20. The cheapest trip to whole foods in the history of whole foods, I'm pretty sure.
So, what do you eat? How do you shop? What is your crazy nuts grocery store name?