What Your Grocery Cart Says About You

Testing a gift links ability to unfurl, but also “up my alley”

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I think my “cart” says two things very clearly,
-we eat a great deal of fresh produce
-we cook/prepare 70% of our meals from scratch or semi scratch.

Our budget varies greatly because we shop online and off and locally as many as 14 diff places.

I will drive for advertised deals that I can freeze/break into meals. My wife will attest to “deliberate food runs” for celebrations/holiday seasons.

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The gift link works!

My cart says a lot about me–I’m a healthy eater who likes fresh fruits and veggies; I’m also a perennial teenager with a taste for chips, chocolate and ice cream. I may get the occasional frozen pizza, but never frozen meals. And like most of the shoppers in the article you’re bound to find at least several types of cheese and a few different bread products. So probably boringly normal?

This quote made me chuckle, reminding me of the current Supermarket Pet Peeve thread:

  • er 2-year-old son, who she brings to the store with her, typically eats a carton of blackberries before they even get to the checkout counter.
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…picky eating thread

“aspired to introduce him to diverse flavors,…but come the arrival of her daughter, who is now 11 months old and picky about eating vegetables, those priorities shifted”

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I guess priorities can easily shift to just being happy they’re fed?

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What that article says about me is that I am very judge-y!

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I took that “What your grocery carts says about you” a bit too literally.
My first thought was that my cart would say, “Get your heavy self off me! I am a grocery cart not a leaning post! And you can leave a package of Double Stuff Oreos in me when you hit the parking lot. I will see that it finds a good home.”

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I liked this, in the comments

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:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

I guess it could have been even worse!

I judge people who buy broccoli florets. Buy a head of broccoli and cut it up! What the hell is wrong with you?

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Not so much judgey, but sometimes I’ll see an elderly gentleman with a cart full of frozen meals and boxed cakes\cookies and part of me wants to invite him for a homemade meal and fresh dessert :face_holding_back_tears: But that would be weird, wouldn’t it?

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I have never forgotten the guy I was on line behind at the Key Food on Ave A, who was buying tampons and a cantaloupe.

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Hopefully shopping (at least in part) for someone else?

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A mystery wrapped in an enigma.

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I used to judge Instacart customers for ordering chopped onions or green peppers like “ugh you can’t do that yourself??” and sometimes even suggesting getting a whole pepper or onion instead if the chopped stuff wasn’t available. It’d never occurred to me that they might be vision-impaired or otherwise not able to do this very basic task themselves. TBH I felt kinda shitty.

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I remember running into bouncer from a popular bar at the grocery store when I was in college. He had long blond hair, sort of a Fabio vibe. His cart was full of Campbell’s Chunky. :rofl:

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I hear ya’. Mom had arthritis in her hands for years and I did get her a supply of Oxo good grip tools. But apparently when I wasn’t around she went for the pre-chopped stuff (which she had scoffed at as a younger woman). Now she’s 95 with declining vision . . . luckily she lives with me and I’m still a competent cutter.

The things you never think of until you experience them yourself :thinking:

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Yeah, I know. I’m not a saint.

This article reminded me of one of my all-time favorite reads: Peter Menzel’s Hungry Planet What the World Eats

https://www.menzelphoto.com/portfolio/G0000s3jj73.5TSs

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I bought that! I think it was when we “did” “What The Inside of Your Refrigerator Says About You”.

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