So when I thought about writing this quick blog post, I wanted to propose a challenge. To release the oppression of label whoring. Particularly where our food is concerned. Let’s face it… I love the underdog… I am no stranger to the road less traveled. I guess this is why I have become accustomed to not being attracted to labels, as much as I am attracted, to what makes me feel good. Yet often times we get in the bed with these highly visibly branded corporations and don’t know who we are really sleeping with. Like a bad relationship, we stay with them, with the idea that we don’t have other options.
Well I’m here to tell you that it is time to get out of the bed, with the deceptive intelligence of major household brands.
I am not just advocating as a consumer, but as a mother with 3 children… A mother who has been on food stamps… A mother with children who are sensitive to synthetic color dyes (Well most children and and adults are they just don’t know the overarching symptoms of chemical intolerance)… The truth is most of the time, we just go with the flow because, it is easier than meeting resistance. Or being labeled as a person who is poor and unable to afford “major named brand products.”
It wasn’t until one of my good girl friends took me grocery shopping at ALDI. As an adult on public assistance, I was not ashamed… Yet I did not want to relive my childhood either. I was no stranger to being from a family who experienced economic hardship. It wasn’t until that day, I realized the shame I had as a little girl… The exact thing that made me see the benefits of struggling. At the time, my husband and I did not have a car, we had small children, and we were struggling entrepreneurs. No matter how little the pay or frustrating the experience, we learned the value of having more options, even when it appeared we had less.
Just for today, I want to show you two things I have learned, in just one purchase, in this blog post. With the latest GOOD NEWS of Aldi’s commitment to better quality ingredients at a economical price, I am extremely excited to share this with you.
#1 How much we can save when we explore ALL of our options?
#2 How spending more for name brands can be misleading regarding better quality.
Seeing Is Believing.
In these 5 images I want you the reader to observe the ingredients in the products first. Then to see how much you spend on a simple box of breakfast cereal at ALDI compared to Walmart. Last I want you to simply observe your wallet and determine how much you would save on the purchase between Fruit Rounds vs. Froot Loops.
In conclusion of this observation, I want you to comment and share this tid bit of information with your tribe. Remember this post is NOT about shaming… This post IS about building awareness…
***NOTE This is an image of a personal purchase that I made last week.
If you are anything like me… A saving of $2.80 means two more boxes of cereal…
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