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Have you noticed....?

Monday, March 05, 2012

Have you noticed the QUALITY of food in the grocery stories have deteriorated?

Have you noticed there is MORE variety?

When DH and I go grocery shopping we look at the fine print. For example: one item said, "Pomegranate and Cherry juice" the fine print's first ingredient, "High Fructose Corn Syrup."
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  • GUNNSGIRL91303
    I have noticed! If you don't read labels it is very hard to make good choices. There are great articles on SP about how to really read a food label and they have helped me. It also helps when you eat little to no processed food.
    2207 days ago
    Yes there is allot of additives in allot food we eat.
    2208 days ago
    I totally hear you on this. My husband was having a fit for that reason. He was in the hospital being fed by I.V's and then the hospital puts him on a liquid diet: jello, juice, Popsicle (corn syrups) & too salty broth (bouillon). So he refused to eat it & asked them to make him a fruit smoothie instead.
    2266 days ago
    I wholeheartedly agree! A year or so ago we were purchasing a lot of the inexpensive store-band frozen and canned veggies, soups, meals, etc to save money - but then I started to look at the labels! Ingredient lists a mile long with chemicals, colorants, flavor enhancers and fillers - yuck!

    These days we're a bit better off and able to shop organic for the most part - and are even able to hit up Whole Foods every once in a while. I've also started to concentrate on creating and eating plant-based meals for most of the week. I really enjoy eating home-cooked meals because I know what's in them!

    As far as the deteriorating quality of clothing - don't EVEN get me started on the recent quality of underwear and socks! My new pet peeve!
    2267 days ago
  • MJ7DM33
    This is very, very true!
    2270 days ago
    I remember buying some frozen waffles once from the big warehouse store.....got home with them em and THEN read the label....only to find that sugar was the first ingredient. At the time, I had gestational diabetes. So, I promptly threw them out. Still stinging from that one.
    2270 days ago
    I agree. I don't buy juice or canned veggies anymore. I can spend hours just reading the labels. It's amazing the amount of hidden sugars and salt that are in these products!
    2271 days ago
    I agree. Always have to read the labels.
    2271 days ago
  • BERRY4
    Personally, I think the QUALITY of most everything has deteriorated!

    I don't know about more variety?!? I'm trying to learn to keep out of the aisles and shop the exterior parts of the grocery store. And I TRY to keep to my shopping list! (I can't afford to do differently.)
    2271 days ago
    I agree and I think it is true with other things like clothes.
    2271 days ago
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