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beanstew
Jul 14th, 2009, 09:59 PM
I love nosing at what other people buy. My favourite was a guy that had a large bottle of vodka, a bag of ice cubes and a giant bag of cheesy wotsits. Par-TAY! :D

Lord Perennialist
Jul 14th, 2009, 09:59 PM
^:lol::lol::lol:

fiamma
Jul 14th, 2009, 11:08 PM
My favourite was a guy that had a large bottle of vodka, a bag of ice cubes and a giant bag of cheesy wotsits.

Sad, drunken single guy with no freezer and bad breath? :p

Sloth
Jul 15th, 2009, 12:07 AM
I always find supermarket shopping kind of an ordeal for the reasons already mentioned by others on this thread. Around this time of year, though, the school holidays, it's waaaay worse because you get to see people filling their trollies with junk, overweight children in tow.

DiaShel
Jul 15th, 2009, 12:27 AM
It's disgusting! It's one thing if you're going to kill yourself, but to feed that poison to the people you're in charge of caring for. Urgh.

Ms_Derious
Jul 15th, 2009, 11:38 AM
It makes me kinda sad.

Less than a year ago my shopping basket was probably full of cr*p. It's only since I went vegan and really have to consciously think about my food choices that I realised how unhealthy lots of the things I ate as a vegitarian were.

Now, I know a loads of vegan snacky foods, like Mr Kippling Jam Tarts or Hobknobs, but because I understand the foods I'm eating more, I think 'Thats a treat' rather than 'Oh, and I'll grab that because it's on special offer'

To be honest, I'm at more risk of the kitchen shouting at me to make pancakes then I am from buying cakes.

helen105281
Jul 15th, 2009, 12:39 PM
I am a lot more aware of what I am putting in my trolley since I went vegan too. I do feel that I am way too judgemental of other people's trolleys though, BB and I are always raising our eyebrows at each other when we see the junk in some. The worst was the other day in Tescos when the couple in front of us had Tesco value eggs that said Battery hens on the front of the box. I think I made a vey loud comment.:o. That's not to say any eggs are ok of course but this just seemed worse somehow.

DavidT
Jul 15th, 2009, 03:45 PM
Strange. I think eating vegan is cheap! I suppose it comes down to what you eat.

DavidT
Jul 15th, 2009, 03:47 PM
Have a read at this interesting short article. (http://www.salon.com/env/feature/2009/06/18/overeating/)

purpleflipflop
Jul 15th, 2009, 07:52 PM
We are always amazed at the ma-hoosive multipacks of walkers crisps in many trollies that pass us in the supermarket. Now, we enjoy a bag of crisps and even partake in the odd family bag of a weekend (shock horror!) but what are people thinking of buying that many bags for a typical weekly grocery shop??! And yes, always obese children in tow...... :(

My son gets excited over fruit and vegetables (he loves snacking on raw borad beans or peas from the pod!) - I just hope as he starts school etc that he wont start following the crowds and start wanting junk (he's not yet 2).

Our shopping has increased over the past year or so. We used to be able to get a week's grocery shop for around 50 (mainly fruit, veg, some pulses and odd fake meat products, bread, pasta, rice and grains, yoghurts for the boy, milk-soya and cows, hummous, sometimes some cheese) - now we can't shop for less than 70. Although fresh products def seems to be more expensive, we do shop for a lot less than my meat eating parents who eat a joint of meat of some kind most days. Turning vegan did increase the bill slightly as I did buy quorn products a fair bit to add to curries and stir fries etc as a veggie as my meat eating hubby appreciated quorn more than lentils/chickpeas etc and they were always on offer. If I buy fake meats now it's from the health food store when I pass and invariably it costs me a tenner for a few products. I do eat more lentils and chickpeas now though, which are obviously healthier and cheaper than any prcessed muck, but we all like a bit of convenience now and again!

My friend, love her as I do and great mum in so many ways, often places on the table for her daughter who loves lasagne, a ready made supermarket basic range lasagne :( Now I know how busy it is being a working mum but surely making a lasagne on a weekend and freezing portions wouldn't be too much trouble? ok, she is a single parent as well, maybe I judge too much, if I was so bothered maybe I ought to make one for her (veggie!) and let her freeze it.............

DiaShel
Jul 15th, 2009, 08:56 PM
^ How wonderful that your son enjoys such healthy foods. It seems most American children will eat nothing but chicken nuggets, fries, grilled cheese and cookies. I think, if the kid never had these things then they will eat good foods.

Kate1978
Jul 15th, 2009, 09:26 PM
Sometimes, I have a nosy at what other peeps are buying, usually the person in front of me at the checkout.

It can be like something from a horror movie sometimes... I want to look away, but somehow I am compelled to keep watching in fascination :D

pavotrouge
Jul 15th, 2009, 09:34 PM
seriously, supermarkets and looking at what people buy freaks me out most of the time.
I try to avoid it by mostly buying at organic/health food shops and ethnic groceries. Turns out to be cheaper, too.

Kate1978
Jul 15th, 2009, 09:36 PM
I try to avoid it by mostly buying at organic/health food shops and ethnic groceries. Turns out to be cheaper, too.

Actually I can believe that it is cheaper, given the efforts supermarkets go to to part you from your hard-earned cash.

Ever tried going into a supermarket for one item and coming out with one item? Not easy :rolleyes:

I have now started to limit my supermarket shopping to once a fortnight.

DiaShel
Jul 15th, 2009, 09:40 PM
seriously, supermarkets and looking at what people buy freaks me out most of the time.
I try to avoid it by mostly buying at organic/health food shops and ethnic groceries. Turns out to be cheaper, too.

Really? I think they're more expensive but I feel better shopping at them.

pavotrouge
Jul 15th, 2009, 09:40 PM
yeah... at the moment I'm not sticking to my rules because I'm exploring all the wonderful UK supermarkets (yes people, you don't know how good you've got it), but will probably go back to my usual routine soon.

BlackCats
Jul 16th, 2009, 07:57 AM
We are always amazed at the ma-hoosive multipacks of walkers crisps in many trollies that pass us in the supermarket. Now, we enjoy a bag of crisps and even partake in the odd family bag of a weekend (shock horror!) but what are people thinking of buying that many bags for a typical weekly grocery shop??! And yes, always obese children in tow...... :(

I have to say my husband and I buy a lot of crisps and neither of us is obese. I do eat lots of fresh fruit and veg too though.:D

I do look in people's shopping trolleys and judge the contents sometimes especially if it has a lot of cheap, processed meat inside. Horrible.:pissed: I hate it when I see people buying those Activia or Yakult things too.:rolleyes:

leedsveg
Jul 16th, 2009, 09:03 AM
I have to say my husband and I buy a lot of crisps and neither of us is obese. I do eat lots of fresh fruit and veg too though.:D



Maybe you're both obese on the inside?:D

DavidT
Jul 16th, 2009, 09:32 AM
I hate it when I see people buying those Activia or Yakult things too.:rolleyes:

Yeah; total marketing hype for a totally empty product. Parting with money they've had to spend time acquiring in exchange for spin, plastic and needlessly-produced waste products. It's an insult to sheep to describe people as such.

BlackCats
Jul 16th, 2009, 09:36 AM
Maybe you're both obese on the inside?:D

Well I'm not exactly stick thin but I just meant some vegans eat junk food too.;)


Yeah; total marketing hype for a totally empty product. Parting with money they've had to spend time acquiring in exchange for spin, plastic and needlessly-produced waste products. It's an insult to sheep to describe people as such.

Exactly. I hate the Activia TV adverts as well.:mad::rolleyes:

Ms_Derious
Jul 16th, 2009, 09:40 AM
I hate it when I see people buying those Activia or Yakult things too.:rolleyes:

But how else are we going to get out madeupium Bacteriyummy? I mean, without that, we'll all be walking around, feeling bloated and constipated, won't we?

Or, we could try eating a balanced diet, but how will that make money for the supermarkets?

DavidT
Jul 16th, 2009, 09:46 AM
I use supermarkets for the odd one or two things I can't seem to find elsewhere.

You do build up relationships with small shopkeepers (ahem, keepers of small shops!) which you could never do in a supermarket.

What always amazes me is the percentage of what people buy that is plastic. Packaging makes up a massive proportion of what people are happy to spend money on. I'm one of those who will refuse to buy over-packaged stuff or brands that use plastic when a paper or cardboard or loose alternative is available.

Well, I suppose plastic is what plastic does.

Eh?

Buddha Belly
Jul 16th, 2009, 09:59 AM
Yeah; total marketing hype for a totally empty product. Parting with money they've had to spend time acquiring in exchange for spin, plastic and needlessly-produced waste products. It's an insult to sheep to describe people as such.

I kick myself when I fool for it too. A good example was the online hype about the Pure cheeses on this forum (which I am just as guilty off). Hardly anyone liked it and there was a general feeling of disappointment. At least I'm not as bad as I used to be.


Exactly. I hate the Activia TV adverts as well.:mad::rolleyes:


The activia ones make me laugh with the Bifidus Digestium and slightly worried that people believe it.
Activia Yogurt can cure your ills and make your bloating into flat stomached sexiness

DavidT
Jul 16th, 2009, 10:39 AM
Fortunately I have never had a tv so I'm relatively immune to such nonsense.

Ms_Derious
Jul 16th, 2009, 12:15 PM
Fortunately I have never had a tv so I'm relatively immune to such nonsense.

Never in your life? Wow, that is unusual.

I am seriously considering getting shot of mine, actually, off to bump a thread about this right now :)