Tuesday, July 05, 2011

Difficult healthy eating.

We went to ASDA the other day. And bought mostly fruit and veg. Healthy stuff.

Now you may not be familiar with an ASDA receipt? Basically, there's usually a whole load of BOGOFs (Buy One Get One Free), 3 for the price of 2, or 'rollbacks' (sale items, basically). A whole load of them. And they're always listed at the bottom of the receipt. It'll say 'you've saved £5.63 today' and so on.

And do you think there were any deals on the fruit & veg? No, you're wrong - there was one: the melons were 2 for 1. Or something like that; I don't have the receipt in front of me and I cannae remember.

But why does it have to be so hard to shop healthily? The crisps are always on offer. As are hot dogs, frozen pizzas, sausage rolls... and so on. Now don't get me wrong, I like the occasional hot dog as much as the next girl but they make it difficult for low income households to eat healthily. And they wonder why the country is gaining weight?

I know, I know, these aren't revelations in any way, but it was on my mind. It was that startling difference between a 'normal' shop (and we don't buy *that* much rubbish, honest!) and one consisting almost exclusively of greens and other such fun.

That'll be all for now.

Next time: price guarantees, vouchers and BOGOF offers.


Meg said...

I'm slightly relieved to find out it's not just the US fattening up our poor people. It is a sorry situation though.
I'm surprised there was only one produce thing on sale. At the grocery store we got to most there's usually a bunch of stuff on sale. Just not always the stuff we want. And of course sometimes even on sale the produce is still expensive.

Julia said...

I may have exaggerated a bit - but there are rarely offers on the things we want to buy.

It really is shameful, does make you wonder if there really isn't a demand for healthy food in this country (and the US by the sounds of it!)