Ah, Whole Foods Market, my version of Disney Land.
Ah, torrential downpours that come out of no where. The calling card of the Houston Metro Area.
This past Sunday, I visited my local Whole Foods Market to pick up some salmon and epsom salts. I think having those two items on my shopping list gives you some idea of my age.
I went into the Whole Foods wearing sunglasses. I pushed them up on top of my head as a crossed the threshold of the store. When I exited the store, about 25 minutes or so later, it was POURING RAIN.
Good ole Houston, am I right?
Thanks to coronavirus restrictions, or as I like to call them, “The Rona Rules”, I was not allowed to take in my reusable bags. And we all know what happens when tree pulp meets moisture: MAJOR BAG STRUCTURAL FAILURE.
Thankfully, only one of my bags fell apart before I could everything inside. I was also able to scoop up the destroyed bag and cradle it, like a fussy child, into one arm and carry the goods that way.
Here’s a list of what I bought at Whole Foods:
Heavy whipping cream
Eucalyptus Epsom salt
Two oat milk chocolate bars
1 bunch of spinach
1 bunch of celery
2 Roma tomatoes
2 gala apples
A bag of cherries
The most expensive item by far was the salmon. Once, I accidentally bought “King Salmon” instead of “Pauper’s Salmon” (not a real type of salmon, but I’d like to suggest to the fish monger world that it become a nick name for Atlantic salmon. The King Salmon was about $27.99 per pound; what I usually buy is about $9.99 a pound. At the checkout stand, I remember thinking, “Gosh, I spent quite a bit.” I didn’t realize my error until I’d looked at my receipt in the car. My resourceful mother told me to “take it back inside” , but I was MUCH too embarrassed to do so. I was also really curious to discover, through taste, why it was so expensive. I discovered through online research that King Salmon is more rare and is wild-caught, instead of farmed, so it has more nutrients and may be better for the environment. However, taste wise, I cannot say that it was worth the high additional cost.
If there’s a Whole Foods Market near you, do you shop there? Why or why not? Drop a comment below and share your thoughts with me and stay tuned to find out what I will do with the leek in an upcoming blog post and video!
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