This is why I hate food shopping

A few of my friends don’t understand my hatred of grocery shopping. I usually wait until there’s nothing left to eat before I stock up again. Running out of toilet paper is usually a sign that I need to venture to a supermarket. Or running out of wine, which is as essential to civilised living as is toilet paper.

Supermarkets are horrible places. Mainly because of other shoppers who don’t behave nicely and bring their screaming brats.

The thing is, the older I get the more grumpy I am getting at being ripped off by food manufacturers. My pocket is tighter than ever these days so I am very aware of what they, the manufacturers who are also feeling the pinch but are greedier than I am, are doing to squeeze more and more profits.

Lately, I’ve taken to complaining on consumer websites and/or directly to manufacturers and retailers because whinging about it but doing nothing is a waste of time and just gives them permission to continue. I can also vent here.

Today’s irritation is a packet of biscuits that seem quite well-priced when you see the size of the box but when you open it (at home, with a cup of tea, like me, now) you realise you’ve been duped because the contents are half the size of the box. HALF!! Obviously, I should have looked at the weight but very few people do that. And that’s why they get away with it.

So here’s the pic and I wish you could see how grumpily and hard I am typing. This biscuit company will hear from me.  Along with the pasta company whose linguine breaks into a million tiny pieces once cooked – I’ll spare you a photo of that.

I feel better now, thanks for listening.

Look, it's not even half the packaging, it's LESS!

Look, it’s not even half the packaging, it’s LESS!

About Francoise Armour

I run a small touring company (Tours du Cap) at the bottom of Africa, to show visitors the beauty and vibrant culture of the country I have lived in since my parents brought me here from France as a child. I enjoy taking photos and wish I had learnt to do it properly. I enjoy writing but don't do enough of it. I enjoy walking in the mountains that surround me and I marvel over the views and the flowers and the amazing rock formations. I have a small, cute, clever, black dog of indeterminable breed, named Vida, who reminds me regularly that walking and getting out is not only for when tourists want it.

2 responses to “This is why I hate food shopping

  1. Glad to see you have the same problems as me!

    Love the way they PACK the chips into the shelves.

    But, hey such is life!

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