I have a question for you. Why is the worst food always the cheapest food?
I walked into my grocery store the other day and they have a good portion of their B1G1F (buy 1 get 1 free) items right up front. Instead of being excited, I became really sad because there was the proof in front of me. If you are poor, THEY make it so difficult to eat healthy.
The first thing I see is Sweet Baby Ray’s barbecue sauce. Would you like some HFCS (high fructose corn syrup) with your sauce? It’s at the top of the ingredient list.
Oh look! Brownies and doughnuts are so cheap and so hard to resist. Not exactly cherries or plums, but those are too expensive anyway.
Don’t forget chips! They do so much for our bodies, especially the ones that are chemically flavored.
That pasta in the back of the photo is colored with Yellow #5. In other countries, Yellow #5 products have to come with a warning label for how it affects children and ADHD. In other countries, they use natural food coloring so the box doesn’t have to come with that label. We don’t warn anyone here, so they get to keep using their Yellow #5. And those artificially flavored popcorn bags that are coated with stuff linked to Alzheimer’s should definitely be marked to those who need to save money, right?
I had almost lost all hope when I came to the end of the sale section and found the fruit bowls. At over $8 each, I am sure they are normally on everyone’s shopping list. I was truly grateful to see something with some nutritional value being offered at affordable price.
Sarcasm is not my usual tone, so I hope I did it justice.
Can we please talk about this?
xoxo ~ Melissa