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?
Super H Mart in Fairfax, and Grand Mart in Centreville. They both have great produce departments: good quality, tremendous variety, and reasonable prices.
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.
Tell me you got some of that canned goodness! Better yet 2 cans so I can worm out too.
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.
Whole “Paycheck” Foods, I thought it was Whole “Wallet” Foods.
It’s a toss up between Safeway and Costco with my family.