White Rabbit Replaced by Bamboo Carterpillars


Bamboo Carterpillars
I went to the supermarket at the Eden Center this past weekend to buy some delicious, fresh, cheap produce. That place is the negative reciprocal of Whole Paycheck Foods. Great food at a great price – just my speed.

One of the joys I have going to such places is seeing all the stuff you don’t get in the pretentious expensive places like Whole Foods or the Teeter. For example, this can of bamboo caterpillars in brine would never grace the shelves of most mainstream markets, so it’s almost a treat to see such diversity just down the road from my home.

The one thing I didn’t see there that I was expecting to see were White Rabbit candies, which were recently recalled due to their melamine content. I was glad to see that the news had gotten to them and that they, along with other products I used to see there that turned out to have similar issues were now gone.

Thanks for your social responsibility, Eden Market. You will see me there again and again, but very likely not to buy three ounces of drained briny wormy goodness.

Where do you like to buy your produce?

Carl Weaver is a writer and brewer for RealHomebrew.com and has been making beer and wine for more than 20 years. He is also an avid photographer and writer and just finished his first book, about a trip he took to Thailand to live in Buddhist monasteries. He considers himself the last of the Renaissance men and the luckiest darned guy in the world. Follow him on Twitter.

6 thoughts on “White Rabbit Replaced by Bamboo Carterpillars

  1. Super H Mart in Fairfax, and Grand Mart in Centreville. They both have great produce departments: good quality, tremendous variety, and reasonable prices.

  2. I’ve been trying to get people call Harris Teeter “the Teet,” but it hasn’t worked on Google yet.

    That’s where I shop, anyway. They don’t carry cardamom pods, but World Market does.

  3. No – they don’t agree so well with my vegetarian diet. Once I break this diet, though, I am going straight for the pickled sheep eyes, not the little buggy worms.