grocery game monthly challenge

Why Do Grocery Stores Water Mist Fruits and Vegetables? : The Grocery Game Challenge 2018 #1 February 5-11

GLISTENING WATER MIST IS MORE THAN JUST A PRETTY APPLE   I’ve been freshened up ever so lightly with water mist as I’m looking through fruits and vegetables at the grocery store and for some reason it makes me happy. Sound familiar? Consumer conditioning most likely but understanding the reasons behind this lavish Canadian and American way to sell produce is more than the just-picked look. Trade secrets? Not likely however there are pros and cons to benefiting from the water mist psychologically and financially from both the store and customer perspective. Back in the UK I was never introduced to this type of care for produce as it’s not a practice that was used. Judging by our recent visit to the UK using automated water misting machines still isn’t on the market. *note- that I am aware of. Most often I would go by the sweeter the smell the sweeter the taste ideal when making my purchases. This is why I find it incredibly important to smell what you buy before you buy it. Our son thinks the automatic water mist machines at the grocery store are exciting and acts all giddy when he can see the mist in […]

grocery game monthly challenge

The Grocery Game Challenge Feb 11-17 Stock-up When You Can! Pancake Day!

Photo Image: Grant Cochrane/Freedigitalphotos.net This is the second shop in the February Grocery Game Challenge and today is also Shrove Tuesday or Pancake Tuesday. I know it’s going to be hard to squeeze down those luscious pancakes dripping with hot maple syrup and butter, but someone has to do it, right? In the UK we call this day Pancake Day and everyone knows what it is. What we call pancakes, at least what I am used to are very thin and not fluffy like the North American pancake yet comparable to what would be a crêpe. Apparently like any baking there is a science behind making the perfect pancake according to some profs at the University of Wolverhampton in the UK. The article has a breakdown of the math behind the perfect pancake which ideally has no lumps, actual and ideal batter consistency, easy to flip, the actual and perfect pan temperature is 377, let the batter stand 30 minutes and finally don’t let the pancake sit after you make it. That is true because there is nothing worse than cold, soggy pancakes. When we make them at home we like them fluffy, little bit of crunch and golden brown, with hot maple syrup and butter […]

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