Highlights: Grocery Shopping

Oh, grocery shopping.  One might think that, after 3 years of blogging and 2 and a half years of being the primary food purchaser in our household, I would have learned to like going to the supermarket.  I like menu planning, and I like cooking, and I like clipping coupons, but I still don’t like the actual act of going to the store.  I guess that’s one thing that hasn’t changed since 2009.


Unfortunately, if you want to have food, you generally have to go to the store from time to time.  Unless you live in Seoul, Korea, where apparently you can order your groceries in the subway and have it shipped to your home.

I always go to the supermarket with a list in hand.  No Meat Athlete has 7 ways to simplify meal planning.

I’ve tried to cut down the number of packaged goods I buy and Grist has some great suggestions for prepackaged items you don’t need to buy (though I have some issues with #2).

Contamination fears over a fungicide in orange juice may be causing OJ prices to spike.  It was on sale at our store this week, but we’ll see what happens next week.

In other breakfast food news, 2 new flavors of Cheerios might appear in a store near you soon.    I don’t really do cereal, so I’m not sure if this is a good thing.

Serious Eats “Grocery Girl” column has an insiders perspective on supermarket merchandizing.

Ever wonder what happens to all those items that expire before they sell?  The Atlantic has the answers.


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