A Return Policy
I had a busy Tuesday afternoon running errands:
Then onto Trader Joe’s
Wall of Nuts
Too bad I’m done with this section
Wall of Hummus
Beloved bags of crunchiness
I cannot live without sugar snap peas
And did you know if you try anything from TJ’s and you don’t like it, you can return it?
I saw this in the latest edition of their Fearless Flyer
For instance, if you were to purchase these and you decided they were just horrible, you could return them for a full refund.
Yeah, horrible. <– Mmm, kay. Sure.
I also saw this adorable chili pepper plant
The chili peppers were pretty small and green but so cute. If veggies can be cute, of course.
They gave me a craving for this
I came home and munched on some yellow pepper wedges
Dipped in this
Sweet + heat + fruit based + no garlic or onions = love this chutney
And I have a serious mango anything addiction.
All kinds of mango-based recipes here
And then I was feeling the chocolate monster come out so I took a look in the freezer to see what I could get into
And found a Magic Eight Bar
It pays to freeze your goodies
So you have options.
I like options in the form of Smores Bars, too
Thanks for the compliments on my last post about being featured as The Daily Special. I was honored that I was selected! Only took a couple thousand blog posts. But it finally happened!
1. Have you ever returned food items?
For example, if I buy a new condiment or salad dressing or spice blend and I open it and it’s not at all what I thought it was going to be, yes, I will return it.
It may sound bad or tacky to some people or that some people just would never return food, but why keep something I will never use? I wouldn’t keep a shirt that didn’t fit so why would I keep food that doesn’t fit my needs?
I really don’t want to pay $4.99 to open a jar of something, take one whiff or one tiny little taste and realize, Nope. Not for me!
Maybe I should just trash it but I wouldn’t throw a $5 bill in the trash so why would I throw away a $5 item that I bought? I return it.
Not every single time I don’t like something, but occasionally, yet.
However, since I am much more selective with my dollars and choices the older I get, and not really much of an impulse buyer or impulse food buyer anymore, I find myself doing less and less returning.
I actually hate returning things! I do it, but I don’t like dealing with it. Who does.
2. How adventurous are you with you food purchases?
In years past, especially when I first start blogging, ohmygosh I was always buying “the latest and greatest” this or that item and found myself with so many take-two-bites-and-this-is-gross purchases on my hands.
So now, I don’t impulse buy as much.
It’s cut down on trips back to the store, reduces the amount of money I waste (because I don’t return every single thing that doesn’t tickle my fancy) plus I have realized I like what I like. A food groove, not a rut.
I don’t have to buy garbanzo bean flour just because it’s popular now in the blogosphere. Too many beans give me a stomach ache so why buy an expensive and specialty bag of flour when in all probability, it’s not for me.
That said, I do love the blogosphere for all the great foodie finds I’ve found and discovered. The good ones and things I’ve found and loved far outweigh the duds. See all these things I love now, courtesy of the ‘sphere!
Have a great day and hope you don’t have to return anything today.