When it comes to grocery shopping, sometimes I’ll buy the brand name but most of the time I don’t. I almost always do my grocery shopping at the Kroger store on Madison Avenue here in Covington and almost always I’ll purchase their store brand.
Take, for example, their toasted oats cereal. In my view, they pretty much taste exactly like Cheerios but cost less. I’m all for saving money. Of course, should someone ask me what I had for breakfast, I’ll say “a bowl of Cheerios,” and not “a bowl of Kroger toasted oats.”
Sometimes I complain about the packaging of cereal. I mean do they really need to put it in a box? I think we’re paying more for the cereal because of that box.
With that in mind, I recently purchased some toasted rice cereal—the brand name would be called Rice Krispies—in a bag instead of a box. I saved even more money by doing this and I gave myself a pat on the back.
When it came time to open up my bag of toasted rice cereal, I ripped open the bag too quickly, leaving a big tear in the bag. I’m lucky I still had my empty box of toasted oats cereal. I put my bag of toasted rice cereal into my box of toasted oats cereal. I know. This can be a little confusing.
I’m going to keep that empty box of toasted oats around. Next time I go to Kroger I’ll look for a bag of toasted oats and I’ll put that bag inside the toasted oats box.
That’ll work. Don’t want to confuse my toasted rice with my toasted oats.
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