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    80% of grocery store is useless now

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    I was grocery shopping the other day and I realized, 80% (a guess) is dead to me now. The only parts I peruse is the produce, meat, and dairy section, with some exceptions here and there (need my coffee, tea, and my Green & Black's 70% dark chocolate).

    If one were to open a primal grocery (which I have bounced the idea around in my head because I'm crazy), it would be very small indeed.

    Just a thought I had and figured many others probably thought the same.

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    Smith's comes to mind. They're a produce store with a meat counter, and maybe 1/3 of the space to "other" foods (my word) such as nuts and beans in bags, "healthy" chips, breads, some CW dairy, a bakery counter, etc. All one would have to do is lop off that section, repopulate the dairy section and the meat section.

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    I don't think it would really be that small; there are many different vegetables and fruits to stock. Also our local farm shop sells not only a wide variety of meat but also packages with meat done in various sauces and spices. I think there's a lot of possibilities really.

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    Meat, Fruit, and Veggies... sounds like a Farmer's Market. Although around here there always ends up being some vegan bakery that ruins the "primalness".

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    Almost every store is going to have some non-primal stuff...all those CW people who seem to think that they "need" their whole grain and/or gluten free crud and soy are what keeps most of the so-called health food stores open. If you started one, I would shop there...if it is within an hour of where I live! Unfortunately, you'd have a pretty small client base...

    Personally, I enjoy walking past the bakery, bread aisle, canned beans and ice cream...it kinda makes me feel superior to all the other poor schmucks shopping there! It also gives me great opportunities to pass on the word regarding PB. 0:-)
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    I also love how much easier it is to get in and out of the store! No weaving in and out of aisles.

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    I don't know, I still end up going in the aisles a good bit for things like the following:

    Oils (olive and coconut, mainly)
    Tapioca starch (occasionally for fried chicken, etc.)
    Dark chocolate
    Coffee
    Tea
    Canned goods (mostly tomato products and olives, but occasionally artichoke hearts)
    Cooking vinegars/wines
    Baking soda
    Pork rinds
    Shredded coconut
    Various nuts (from the bulk section!
    Protein powder
    Frozen fruit

    Household goods:
    Soap (for my husband)
    Detergent
    Paper plates
    Plastic bags
    Trash bags


    As an adult, I've always known that shopping "the periphery" is superior to the aisles, so I'm not sure my aisle shopping has decreased THAT much since going primal. I just used to pick up boxed cake mixes more often (the occasional indulgence) and pasta more often.

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    Kind of OT, but I have to say that since I've been moving into the "primal" zone, I've really begun to notice how many overweight people there are. I'm not trying to bash them at all, but just feel so sad that these people are out there getting lied to about "nutrition." I get angry and want to nuke half of the store.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Minagelina View Post
    Kind of OT, but I have to say that since I've been moving into the "primal" zone, I've really begun to notice how many overweight people there are. I'm not trying to bash them at all, but just feel so sad that these people are out there getting lied to about "nutrition." I get angry and want to nuke half of the store.
    I actually notice a lot of my clients shifting to vegan diets for "health" reasons. Makes me chuckle just a bit.

    I also notice what larger people purchase in their carts at stores. It's very entertaining.

    High fiber bars are the worst.

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    I buy most of my produce and meat from the farmer, not the grocery store, so most of my shopping at the organic grocery shop here is dairy (if I don't get my cream and cheese that week at the market) and "middle aisle" stuff such as coconut oil, canned tomatoes and fish, chocolate, frozen fruit and vegetables, spices, and so on. I will hit the produce section if I want sweet potatoes, avocados, or bananas, since those aren't available locally, but that's about it.

    However, I do skip over entire aisles.
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