Grocery Grievance

I would like to offer my services to my local grocery stores as a consultant. Why can't one store have everything I want? I want to hit one store, get my stuff and go home. I can't stand schlepping around to different stores! No, Wal-Mart isn't the answer for me. I can only handle it in small, occasional doses.
Oh, the basics are fine, bread, milk, fruit, meat, etc. It's the little necessities that I have trouble finding. You know, the essentials:
  • Coconut Creme Coffeemate (why don't they sell this in the jumbo size?)
  • Different flavors of Skinny Cow Ice Cream Sandwiches, I like choices, preferably coffee, not just vanilla
  • Large containers of Southwestern Egg Beaters (I have to counter balance the Skinny Cow!)
  • Crystal Light Ruby Red Drink Mix (come on Target & Kroger!)
  • Fresh, still green bananas, not looking like they were involved in multiple games of "Hot Banana" before being placed gently on the shelf

I'm not a super shopper. I don't pay attention to mail out specials, hardly ever clip coupons, I shop on different days at different times of the day. I always feel I'm hitting the produce sections at the wrong time. Either everything has been picked over or it needs to be restocked. I hate feeling like I got the left over reject strawberries, bruised apples, bananas on life support, shriveled tomatoes, etc. I need insider tips.

Does the Kroger card REALLY save you anything? I have my doubts. Target is too tempting. I like HEB brand choices and selection on most things. Our local store though is always packed. Grrr. Wal-Mart, is well, Wal-Mart. Sigh.

I am trying 2 new things this week. The 100 calorie packs of snacks to work on my portion sizes. This will be defeated if I don't stick to one pouch at a time though! The other is Dannon Light & Fit Smoothies. I've been eating that brand of yogurt and thought I'd try something diff. Strawberry Banana is YUMMY.

What is your grocery shopping pet peeve?
Do you have any shopping hints?


  1. Oh- Holly I totally understand!!!!

    Well, I feel lucky my Walmart only has Coconut Creme in the JUMBO size and I often buy two- I never know when I will get back to town!

    hmmm. Coffee sounds good! Do I here my coffee pot calling?

  2. Hey Holly...have you tried the 100 calorie Hershey chocolate covered pretzels...OH MY!! To die for! I love those 100 calorie things!

    And I'm with you...does the Kroger card REALLY make a difference? :)


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