Category Archives: Stores and Shopping

Get recipes at the grocery store

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How often have you gone shopping without a clear idea of what you need, or without ideas for recipes that you’d like to make? Some supermarkets on the East Coast – namely the Food Lion-owned Bloom markets in Maryland, Virginia, North Carolina, and South Carolina – have tried to eliminate this problem with the introduction of a new technology to their stores. ShoptoCook‘s specialty kiosks ... Read More »

Brown cupcake wrappers from Martha Stewart

Black and brown cupcake wrappers are surprisingly difficult to find, even though they look fantastic with most cupcake and muffin varieties. Last year there was a bit of a frenzy on the food blogs as bakers tried to find stores that reliably carried them. Home bakers wanted them as a change from the standard white, pastel and silver wrappers carried in most grocery stores. Food ... Read More »

Need a ride to the grocery store?

Convenience, price and selection are likely to be the three things you take into consideration when choosing which grocery store you shop at most often. You might be willing to compromise on one or two points sometimes, but when a store offers you all three, it is probably where you do most of your shopping. The stores themselves have control over the price and selection ... Read More »

Men are intimidated by grocery stores

Given that I usually see lots of men in the store whenever I am grocery shopping, I always assumed that the idea that men were intimidated by the grocery store to be a silly stereotype. But as with many stereotypes, this one turns out to be rooted in fact. Recent studies show that men are, in fact, overwhelmed by the grocery store. According to the ... Read More »

Amazon offers new online grocery options

Amazon.com’s relatively new online grocery section seems to be doing fairly well, especially considering that the majority of online grocers have come and gone faster than overripe berries. Amazon is offering an even wider range of products than when the grocery store first began and the fact that they are expanding shows that there is consumer interest. But getting people to order staples – milk, flour, etc – online ... Read More »

Rising Dough cookies not as low-cal as they seem

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To go along with their smoothies, Jamba Juice sells a variety of baked goods and snacks of the healthier sort. I’ve seen Terra Chips, Pirate’s Booty and a number of different kinds of energy bars. Some of the more appealing snacks are the cookies from Rising Dough Bakery, since they are almost unbelievably low in fat and calories. The Oatmeal Cranberry Raisin, for instance, claims ... Read More »

Colored bread-ties and freshness

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Yesterday, Heloise had several food-related questions in her column and gave out – as usual – some great advice. The first question asked particularly interested me, however: Can you get a list of the colors of bread ties/matching days delivered for the major brands? Hard to tell when the fresh loaves have been delivered. The connection between bread-tie colors and delivery dates is, if not entirely ... Read More »

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