Have you seen those ads about saving money on groceries by shopping at Walmart? Whenever grocery stores compare the total costs of a shopping trip at their store with a competitor’s store, I wonder if they use “real” grocery lists, or just select products that are on sale at their store that week.
Our newspaper has had big print ads for this Walmart campaign, so I took a closer look at the list.
Either that’s a fake list or Marsha is shopping for some carboholics!
- Seven boxes of cereal
- Five boxes of crackers (and one bag of chips)
- Five packages of cookies and other sweet snack foods (and one bag of chocolate chips to make some more)
It’s hard to identify any “real” food in this list. The yogurt? The hot dogs? The olive oil or coconut oil? What is Marsha’s family going to eat this week?
While I am tempted to buy junk food when it is on sale (and was particularly vulnerable on this grocery trip), I try to remind myself that a healthy week starts at the grocery store.