(Closed) Vent: There is no food at the grocery store!?

posted 6 years ago in The Lounge
Post # 3
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

Just go to the stores you usually frequent. Most stores around here have a very limited selection of those foods, or non at all, so people go to stores like Natures Fare and the like.

Post # 4
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Buzzing Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2013

What store is it?  Does it maybe have the good stuff mixed in with the bad food?

Post # 6
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

I drive 2 hours for a decent grocery store. If you live in the states its there are lots of companies that ship Girlfriend foods (they dont ship to canada anymore).

Post # 7
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2013

Not sure about this particular store, but you can usually ask store managers to stock more of what you want. I’ve done this before and it’s worked.

Post # 9
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I would speak with the Groomsmen and see if you can do special orders or request things on the shelves.  I know a lot of places will do that.  Maybe they just dont know there is a market for it yet but once you tell them, they’ll start understanding their customers better.

Post # 10
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I live in a rural area and have limited options for organic foods.  But saying “no food”?  Maybe you should think about places that are devastated by natural disaster or war. Those people might have no food, but you have plenty.

Post # 11
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: July 2012

@MrsFuzzyFace:  There is a store 1 hour away that carries a little bit (including pasta) but to get decent bread and cookies and any variety in things its a 2 hour drive so I just stock my freezer when I go down. I also eat buffalo mozzerela which I actually have my mom bring in from Ottawa by the dozen and just freeze it all since it is extremely hard to get a hold of. Talking to the manager is a good idea when in other areas I was able to custom order food in by the case if they didnt stock it and when a few of us did this they started carrying it on the shelves.

Post # 12
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

@the boss of you:  

Yeah that’s true too. I mean why not be thankful for the resources you do have, rather than dwelling on the fact that the nerest store to you does not carry the foods for all your dietary needs, which is actually quite a long list of needs. I mean, you could buy a bag of non organic apples, and be ok, you and your family will probably not keel over and die.

Post # 13
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

If it’s a chain grocery, even a small chain, they do a LOT of demographic research to figure out what they’re expected to sell based on who lives in the area and would be likely to shop there, and what they would be likely to buy. Here in DC, I can go to two stores within the same chain, less than 2 miles from each other, and find a radically different selection between them. One will have mostly root veggies, fin fish, a big beef/port selection, and lots of processed foods; the other will have tons of organics, about 12 different kinds of mushrooms, shellfish and lots of meat alternatives. It’s all about getting customers to spend money and not at all about providing healthy food to the citizens (before people scream, this is true of any business– they’re there to make as much money as they can and not to benefit the community; otherwise they’d be charities and not for-profit businesses).

Post # 14
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2013

[comment moderated for personal attack]

Humans are made to consume gluten, btw. Unless you have case of celiac disease, which is unlikely. Only 5-6% of the population has a sensitivity to gluten that does lead to a medical issue. By proclaiming yourself as gluten free, you are really enabling big box companies like Kellogg to charge more for gluten-free products and continue to cycle the myth. 

Post # 16
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2011

@ohmybears48:  I’m with ya. 

FWIW, I like my “poison”, thankyouverymuch. 

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