Tuesday, May 27, 2008
Its Tuesday, comes right after Monday---like clockwork----tick tock, tick tock----(time stops for no man). It being Tuesday , its my day to do the LP's grocery list, which sends me to our local Ralph's Supermarket (which for you east coasters, is owned by the Kroger chain). Our local store is in the midst of a major re-do, and shopping there is a total adventure. Who knows what is where---so far have found everything, (except the cauliflower with cheese sauce). However, on today's list of wants given to me by the LP---he is calling for Folger's coffee, "breakfast blend"---I know for a fact the store does not have it, but neither does Gelson's (a high price market for the rich and famous, you know the type, (the ones that order Mocha Lattes where you and I would have simple said cup of coffee please). So what we have here is yet another case of the disappearing food item----a case of the stores telling us the consumers what to buy or not buy , or is it a case of the original food processors making economical decisions and cutting their overhead by offering a narrower variety of coffee blends??-----in any case its making me nervous------who ARE these food Nazi's making these decisions.