I had quite a bit of fun venting about the people I never wanted to see at the grocery store, so I thought I would expand my complaining to include foods I never want to see at the grocery store. Here they are!
I love buying organic bananas--well, used to love buying organic bananas. The day I walked into the store and saw each individual banana bunch cloaked in plastic, my jaw literally dropped. I understand that in the off-season, bananas need to be ripened in this way, but it is still so ironic that the environmentally-friendly organic produce is filling up landfills with unrecyclable plastic. I'm also one of THOSE shoppers who likes to take maybe only two or three bananas instead of a whole bunch. The plastic prevents me from doing this. Ok, so I might be one of those people YOU hate to see shopping! Write a list about me, I promise I won't mind. :)
I don't like these for a few reasons. First, my mom never let me have any when I went shopping with her when I was a kid (and she still won't let me!) because they might have had "too many germs." I thought she was just being an un-fun grown-up back then. But now that I'm older and I actually see some of those kids--and adults, for that matter--put their sticky, nose-picking fingers into the free cookie box, I'm glad she never let me near them!
These at first glance appear to be cute little oranges. What an adorable snack, right? Wrong. They are bitter, disgusting, and just plain weird! I shudder every time I see them.
I absolutely never want to see this appear in any grocery store. We're all lucky it hasn't yet! This is the stinkiest fruit in the world--apparently it smells like rotting flesh that can be detected from a block away, but it somehow still manages to taste quite good. I have no idea how that works out, and I have no intention of figuring it out for myself.
More like Yuck-os. These sour, yogurt-flavored neon pellets have somehow climbed the charts and become one of the nation's favorite snacks for kids. I have no idea how or why this travesty occurred, only that it did and now parents and babysitters everywhere must suffer the consequences. What ever happened to good old fashioned Oreos and Animal Crackers? Man, I'm starting to feel so old with all these crazy newfangled "healthy" snacks for kids.
If you ever walk into the supermarket and smell something awful and disgusting, like a rotting animal carcass, it's either a Durian fruit or an open pack of Yogos.
fun list...I can just see the poor lady who was selected to give out the free samples of durian fruit...lol. As for the free cookies...we had to ask the lady to get us one so it wasn't that bad.
I gotta say, durian is actually pretty delicious. And the smell isn't THAT bad (maybe if it's been sitting out in the hot sun and it's really humid...but in an air conditioned room I didn't even notice a smell. ^^)
I had to laugh when I saw the plastic wrapped organic bananas. It is an oxymoron isn't it?! ;)
yogos??? Never heard of them. Funny name. I agree about the organic bananas in plastic. Crazy.
Nice list of things that you never want to see in the grocery store.
They have free cookies??? I'm going to complain that my stupidmarket doesn't have free cookies. Then if they ever get them I'm not going to eat them.
Believe me, every time I see these five things in the grocery store, I will think of you. I think we could all come up with disgusting things and smells in the grocery store. No more free cookies for me!
select one here...