Sunday, August 28, 2011
I try to be organized in my grocery shopping, but about a fourth of the time, it's still a failure. Yesterday morning, pretty much upon waking, I headed to the store to buy milk! I must admit that 8am on a Saturday morning is an excellent time for shopping -- the traffic flow was extremely smooth, the availability of parking spots could not have been better, the aisle traffic inside the store was almost nonexistent, and the check-out experience was just as it normally is, even though there was only one lane open.
Since I was rushing to buy milk and get that home in time for breakfast, I was a bit disappointed that I hadn't gotten my coupons and match-ups done. But after checking the "close-to-expiration" produce rack, my hopes were slowly lifted; with my "steals" on apples for applesauce and catfish & salmon for dinner, I was feeling better about my lack of planning! But the highlight was getting back to the dairy section, to find that my milk was on sale -- and it included the chocolate milk, and the chocolate milk was now free of HIGH FRUCTOSE CORN SYRUP! We actually stopped buying chocolate milk because I feel it's unnecessary to have high fructose corn syrup in chocolate milk, but not I don't feel as guilty indulging!
On further investigation, I find that Reiter Dairy also produces organic milk through their division of Horizon Organic, another brand I really like! I'm just excited to find companies who desire similar things as I do, without coming across as simply profit-focused. But I suppose a company who is in-tune with its consumers will enjoy their profits.
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