POSTS WITH TAG: grocery shopping

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    Last week's voluntary Chobani recall caused QUITE the stir. Like so many other of my friends and coworkers, I tossed a few recently purchased cups with the code 16-012 and expiration dates between September 11 and October 7, 2013. I even opened one up and saw some of the "swelling" and "fizzing" that consumers were complaining about on the official Chobani Facebook page.

    Chobani has identified the mold that caused these issues as Mucor circinelloides, which commonly affects fruits and vegetables. On a conference call arranged by the company, Cornell University professor Randy Worobo said that the mold should "not pose a health risk to most consumers." They've also declared that as of now, 95 percent of the affected products have been pulled.

    Hmmm, most consumers, eh? Well, this is what I know: Just because the mold is "safe" and shouldn't "pose a health risk," that doesn't mean I'll stop listening to all the customer complaints of stomach pain and nausea.

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    By now, many of us know all the sneaky tactics grocery stores use to lure us into buying junk food we know we shouldn't buy. But did you know -- at some grocery stores something even more sinister lurks. Some stores are actually tricking shoppers into buying HEALTHY FOOD. (Horror flick scream!) NO! Yes. Innocent, unsuspecting shoppers are being lured away from the neon-colored sodas and the radioactive-orange cheese puffs and toward the (shudder) dreaded produce aisle. What are these devious tricks, and how can you outsmart them?

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    Have you ever wished you were grocery shopping and suddenly found yourself in the middle of an opera? Well, wish no more! It happened to those attending the gala -- I mean, shopping at the gourmet fresh market Mariano's in Chicago. People who looked suspiciously like regular ol' workers were cleaning, putting out food, and slicing meats when Laaaaaaaaa!!! Suddenly they were singing Verdi's La Traviata. Happens every day, right?

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    And now it's time for another exciting round of: First World Problems! I know it's obnoxious to kvetch about the inconveniences and tiny troubles of modern life in these United States. But can we please talk about grocery shopping? We live in an age of overabundance. So much food, so many calories, we hardly know what to do with them all. Yet grocery shopping sometimes feels like an alienating, industrial experience that almost takes all the joy out of eating altogether. It's all about getting the goods and then getting out alive, without the potato chips and soda you know you don't need. Here are nine things that drive me crazy about grocery shopping. I'm sure you could probably come up with a few of your own.

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    Buying more organic food at the grocery store? You’re in good company. The Organic Trade Association reports that 8 in 10 American families say they shop the organic aisle, too. But, yeah, it can be pricey.

    Bridget Lappert, the founder of BrokeButBougie.com, a website committed to helping young women live the cashmere lifestyle on a cotton budget, says organic doesn’t have to mean expensive.

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    You want your family to eat food that’s fresh and healthy, but it can be really aggravating – not to mention quite expensive – to fill your grocery cart with apples, oranges, berries, bananas, and other fruit, only to watch it rot on the counter or find yourself eating PB&Js every day just to pay for it.

    But it’s going to be okay: just follow these tips from consumer and money-saving expert Andrea Woroch and you can buy fruit by the bushel without breaking the bank. Good for you and your debit card, so dig in!

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    Imagine opening a seemingly innocent box you're expecting to be filled with fruit -- bananas, specifically -- and finding, instead, 200 pounds of what police believe is cocaine. That's exactly what happened to employees at the Danish supermarket chain Coop, who were left stunned by a recent shipment of banana boxes from Colombia.

    The powder was found last week in western Denmark when employees say they noticed some of the boxes were heavier than others. And get this -- a spokesman for the supermarket reports that more bags with white powder were found in a separate shipment at a central dispatch facility. Crazy! Now various outlets are reporting that "drug traffickers in Colombia must be going bananas" (ha ha) over how their shipment ended up at Danish supermarkets and not on the streets.

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    You know those food samples they give out at the grocery store? Who doesn't love free, unplanned hors d'oeuvres! It's like a cocktail party, only without the cocktails, and you're grocery shopping. Anyway, it turns out there is a limit to how many samples you can grab off those trays -- especially if you're a grown man. Poor Erwin Lingitz was arrested for "stealing" free samples. How can you steal something that's free?!?

    Well, here's how. According to grocery store managers, Lingitz "violated societal norms" by taking more free samples than is customary. They say he would fill produce bags with 20 cookies from the free kids' cookies tray. And there's more. Check out what else the store claims he took.

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    The other day I bought some fruit punch ‘drink’ boxes to put in my kids’ school lunches. As I was unloading groceries, my husband made a comment along the lines of, “I could have mixed some sugar and water together for a lot cheaper than whatever you paid for these.”

    He’s probably right. At that moment in the store, I just didn’t really care that much. They were on sale, and even if they were full of sugar, at least I knew my kids would drink them. Score a point for hydration!

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    Poor Guy Fieri. Will the mocking never end? Last month he got a sound shellacking in a review for his restaurant in New York City -- not so much because it failed to be fancy, but because it failed on every level for every kind of eater. Now it's his line of frozen foods. I wonder why?????

    There's his Old Skool Pepperoni Pizza Eggrolls. (Which old school would that be, exactly?) Crispy Cheeseburger Ravioli Bites. (WTF?!?) And Mozzarella Buffalo Chicken Dip. But it's his S'mores Indoors Pizza that's really got people talking. In all caps. "HORRIBLE!" "WORST dessert ever!" "I was sick from it. Did I mention it was spicy?" So say the reviews.

    Oh dear. But you know what? You're in good company, Guy. Here's some other questionable frozen foods.

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