Wednesday, September 11, 2013

...While grocery shopping

 Just a quick post about things that I think about while grocery shopping.

1) Gosh, I'm so hungry - why didn't I eat before doing this!?
1) If you have an Aldi near buy, make sure you shop there as much as you can!
Here are a few reasons to back that up:
a) They offer a lot of really great products, at really great prices
b) They take care of their employees. The cashiers start at $11/hr
c) They work with local farms which not only lowers their costs, and thus their prices, but also gives you the chance to support your local farmers! (Of course farmer's markets are a great way to do this as well, but their hours and locations may not be as convenient.)
d) They encourage all of their shoppers to bring reusable bags - by charging .25/bag. Again, this helps keeps costs down, but it's also great for Mama earth!

2)There is no difference between brown eggs and white eggs.
While at Trader Joe's the other day (a parent company to Aldi, actually), I noticed they were charging $2.50 for a half dozen brown eggs and $1.50 for a full dozen white eggs.
Do you want to know where brown eggs come from?
Chickens with brown/reddish feathers and lobes.
Do you want to know where white eggs come from?
Chickens with white feathers and lobes.
That's it.
(Now stop overpaying for eggs.)

3) Star fruit is not only super cool to look at, but it's also pretty great for you.
It has a ton of antioxidants, potassium, and vitamin C - but it also doesn't have a ton of sugar or acid.
Although we need natural sugar in our daily diet, many fruits are quite high in sugar and can count against some diet and weight-loss programs. Also, since it is not very acidic and it still kind of tastes like a citrus fruit, you can eat them more frequently without harming the enamel on your teeth.
Bonus! - #4 - My regional grocer recently started selling ostrich eggs.
I only have one question... 

Until I think of other things while grocery shopping,


  1. I used to shop at Aldi all the time...until I moved and it became too inconvenient :( And funny thing about the ostrich egg cause I was just wondering what it would be like to make a giant dippy egg out of one...maybe you should give it a try :)

  2. Apparently it can make an omelette that will feed 20 people. :)


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