The Great Grocery Store Secrets

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MSN Health & Fitness has an article on 10 Things Your Grocery Store Doesn’t Want You to Knowthat was pretty disturbing. There are several things I certainly didn’t know and kind of wish I hadn’t thought about.

  • Shopping carts are as dirty as public toilets. “Just think about the fact that a few minutes ago, some kid’s bottom was where you are now putting your broccoli.” Well if you put it that way!
  • "Best if Used By" is a suggestion
  • Precut items can cost as much as twice a much as uncut version
  • Healtheir items are placed above or below popular items. I always thought I just had a hard time finding them.
  • Don’t fall for the bargain tricks- a buy 1 get 1 of something you don’t need is not a savings, especially if those items were overpriced initially to allow for the discount.
  • 60-70% of what ends up in your cart is unplanned.
  • And last but not least we should be on a look out for flies and roaches.

10 Things Your Grocery Store Doesn’t Want You to Know via Lifehacker

GENGREEN – FOOD: Instead of buying foods that come in extensive packaging (most of which is petroleum-based plastics) look for unpackaged or minimally packaged foods.
How to Green Your Meals at Treehugger

2 thoughts on “The Great Grocery Store Secrets

  1. Another tip,I learned from my cooky parents: To help with the spread of germs, wash your hands as soon as you come home from shopping AND the doctor’s office/hospital.:o)

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