I try to avoid going to Hannaford at all costs, but it is the only grocery store in the area and is only 4 miles away from where I live. I think they put the only other grocery store in the town out of business. We joined Sam’s Club down in Middletown to avoid the high prices of Hannaford.
Let me ask you a question…why is it that all the grocery stores that advertise on the radio about their low prices, actually have the highest prices? Also, one more thing…I have heard Hannaford’s recent radio advertisement regarding their recycling program. Now, I know what recycling is. Laura and I have more in recycling than we do in regular garbage. I went to Hannaford the other day and purchased about $27 worth of food. It was about half of one of those little red baskets you carry in your hand. Whatever, I am used to getting ripped off by that place. The thing that really got me is what I noticed when I got home. For a store that claims they are all “Environmental,” they sure do use a lot of bags. For that small amount of grocery product, they used 5 bags, one of which was used to carry the eggs in…alone. Also, the receipt was about 2 feet long. I bought 2 pieces of salmon. They used 2 (count them) tupperware type containers, one for each piece of salmon. And this was good stuff too. Their bags are thick and the containers were worth saving. Well, I guess they have to spend all that money they rake in on something.
Well, that’s not the reason for this post. I will give credit to Hannaford for something, they have a nice bulk food area. You know, the bins that they keep all of their seeds and granola in. I like to get flax seed, but was feeling crazy this time. I also picked up a bag of pumkin seeds. I cooked with them the other night and wondered if what I bought was good for me. I knew about the health benefits of flax seed, but didn’t know much about the health benefits of pumpkin seed. Apparently, both of these foods are very good for you. Flax seed seems to be the food of choice for a lot of people, you just have to remember to get it and use it.
A while ago, I purchased the whole flax seed, not the ground up type. I kept wondering how I was going to get it ground up, because if you eat the whole seed, it does no good. Then, I had an idea. I would just use the coffee grinder. Not the complex grinder, the one that looks like a mini food processor. Worked like a charm. I just sprinkle the seed on my food and eat away. It tastes pretty good too.