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(Slate)   It's time to play America's favorite game show, "What Products Sold at Wal-Mart Would Be Banned at Whole Foods." Coming up next on The Hipster Channel   (slate.com ) divider line
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2014-02-19 10:17:49 AM  

ransack.: Harry Freakstorm: ransack.: I've never even seen one of these "Whole Foods" stores. What the hell does that even mean?

Think of Whole Foods as a Krogers were everything is labelled to show its pedigree.  "Organic Onions hand picked by Well Paid Laborers $10/lb"

Now, imagine Kroger customers moving slowly through the store asking you whether these beans can be used in a veggie chili that includes Thai spices.  And you would know the answer or at least be able to lie convincingly.

Lastly, imagine the check out lane at Kroger where the cashier scans a pint of milk and the display says "Milk-Pint $7.50" and the customer not screaming :"How can you do this to me?  I have to work three hours to pay for something like that!"  Instead, the customer says "Humph.  Daddy wants me to eat good.  I guess his credit card can take one more."

Wow, it's not often I think about how lucky I am to work at Kroger. My customers biatch about milk for $2.89/gal


You work at Kroger? I had no idea.
 
2014-02-19 10:29:01 AM  

Katolu: Pick: The whole problem boils down to greasy salami.

Greasy Salami is my Queen cover band.


Greasy Salami is my porn stage name.
 
2014-02-19 10:43:09 AM  
Oh, that's right, Slate doesn't have comments. Their little snowflake hearts would melt into puddles if exposed to the teeniest little bit of open commentary.

Screaming douchebag Fark-style flames would make them piss their pants and scream for their mommies.
 
2014-02-19 10:44:09 AM  
has anybody made the whole paycheck joke yet? Because that never gets old.
 
2014-02-19 11:13:20 AM  
FTA: "Aspartame, for example, is an ingredient that has been the subject of much public debate. Yet almost all health bodies have concluded it is safe for consumption."

Notice that nowhere in this statement does it say "aspartame is nutritious" "aspartame is healthy" "aspartame is good for growing bones and teeth" "aspartame has many vitamins and minerals" "aspartame is lower in bad cholesterol" "aspartame has fiber that makes you sh*t like a moose".

What we get is "safe for consumption". This is why it has been the subject of much public debate. This is what people are concerned about. At least real sugar has carbohydrates the body can use... what's this chemical concoction got? The majority of crap these manufacturers put into what they sell isn't to make it better for you, but to enable it to sit on the shelf longer so they can sell more of it.

/don't get my groceries from wallyworld
//"almost"?
 
2014-02-19 11:48:03 AM  

Pangea: You can tell which way the article is slanted simply by looking at the picture.

Guess what? Wal-mart has a produce aisle and Whole Foods sells sugary drinks and bagged salty snacks too.

Instead we'll juxtapose Whole Foods fresh vegetables with a lady buying a bunch of potato chips.

[www.slate.com image 590x421]



I was rather disappointed that the woman standing in the vegetable aisle at Whole Foods wasn't a model.  Granted they could've altered the Walmart image to include someone wearing a camouflage tent -- which isn't that uncommon for Walmart.
 
2014-02-19 11:48:34 AM  
Wal-mart has the largest selection of gluten-free foods anywhere. Nowhere else comes close.

/married to a celiac sufferer
//I miss pizza
 
2014-02-19 12:10:48 PM  

Dellirium: Katolu: Pick: The whole problem boils down to greasy salami.

Greasy Salami is my Queen cover band.

Greasy Salami is my porn stage name.


Greasy Salami is my clinical diagnosis.
 
2014-02-19 12:12:07 PM  
Submitted for your approval -

Imagine two retail outlets, each with a devoted clientele.  Now imagine that their personalities are exchanged by the Customer Service department in -

The Twilight Zone
 
2014-02-19 12:14:37 PM  

rewind2846: FTA: "Aspartame, for example, is an ingredient that has been the subject of much public debate. Yet almost all health bodies have concluded it is safe for consumption."

Notice that nowhere in this statement does it say "aspartame is nutritious" "aspartame is healthy" "aspartame is good for growing bones and teeth" "aspartame has many vitamins and minerals" "aspartame is lower in bad cholesterol" "aspartame has fiber that makes you sh*t like a moose".

What we get is "safe for consumption". This is why it has been the subject of much public debate. This is what people are concerned about. At least real sugar has carbohydrates the body can use... what's this chemical concoction got? The majority of crap these manufacturers put into what they sell isn't to make it better for you, but to enable it to sit on the shelf longer so they can sell more of it.

/don't get my groceries from wallyworld
//"almost"?


It's sweet and has no caloric value at normal consumption values, so there's that.
 
2014-02-19 01:31:05 PM  
People being smug about where they shop makes my skin itch. I briefly dated someone who was all snotty about her buying habits. She'd  never  go to a Meijer, Kroger, or Walmart for groceries. It had to be a market where everything was 40% more expensive, even though it was all the same stuff. It made her feel superior to the "other people" who "had to shop at those places."

Yes, I left her over her attitudes about money. She came over from the east coast and acted like any place that didn't overcharge her for her goods or services was for peasants. It sickened me, so I left.
 
2014-02-19 03:12:42 PM  
The Hipster channel was SO much better when they were still a public access show.  They've really sold out since going mainstream.
 
2014-02-19 03:42:28 PM  
Screw 'em both, I shop at Wegmans.
 
2014-02-19 04:17:50 PM  

Shazam999: rewind2846: FTA: "Aspartame, for example, is an ingredient that has been the subject of much public debate. Yet almost all health bodies have concluded it is safe for consumption."

Notice that nowhere in this statement does it say "aspartame is nutritious" "aspartame is healthy" "aspartame is good for growing bones and teeth" "aspartame has many vitamins and minerals" "aspartame is lower in bad cholesterol" "aspartame has fiber that makes you sh*t like a moose".

What we get is "safe for consumption". This is why it has been the subject of much public debate. This is what people are concerned about. At least real sugar has carbohydrates the body can use... what's this chemical concoction got? The majority of crap these manufacturers put into what they sell isn't to make it better for you, but to enable it to sit on the shelf longer so they can sell more of it.

/don't get my groceries from wallyworld
//"almost"?

It's sweet and has no caloric value at normal consumption values, so there's that.


I can personally state that it can cause gout like symptoms. Makes my foot swell up like a balloon and hurt so bad I can barely walk.
 
2014-02-19 05:30:14 PM  

ChaosStar: Shazam999: rewind2846: FTA: "Aspartame, for example, is an ingredient that has been the subject of much public debate. Yet almost all health bodies have concluded it is safe for consumption."

Notice that nowhere in this statement does it say "aspartame is nutritious" "aspartame is healthy" "aspartame is good for growing bones and teeth" "aspartame has many vitamins and minerals" "aspartame is lower in bad cholesterol" "aspartame has fiber that makes you sh*t like a moose".

What we get is "safe for consumption". This is why it has been the subject of much public debate. This is what people are concerned about. At least real sugar has carbohydrates the body can use... what's this chemical concoction got? The majority of crap these manufacturers put into what they sell isn't to make it better for you, but to enable it to sit on the shelf longer so they can sell more of it.

/don't get my groceries from wallyworld
//"almost"?

It's sweet and has no caloric value at normal consumption values, so there's that.

I can personally state that it can cause gout like symptoms. Makes my foot swell up like a balloon and hurt so bad I can barely walk.


Yeah and when I eat shellfish I get giant credit card sized welts all over my body.  BAN SHELLFISH!
 
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