Trivium Pursuit

Food Co-op Order

I’m in big trouble today. We picked up the food co-op order this afternoon. I don’t know why they don’t put more descriptions on the items in their catalog. How was I supposed to know that the Soft Baked Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies are nut and gluten free made in a dedicated bakery, no trans fat, no artificial anything, made with sorghum flour. A case of those. Oh, well, they went down OK with a big swig of coffee, and I’ll have a good coffee break supply in for the winter, seeings as nobody else will probably eat them.

If something is labeled Chow Mein Noodles, wouldn’t you expect the normal crunchy brown Chow Mein Noodles like you buy at Wal-Mart and serve with your Oriental Chicken Salad? How is it I got some kind of uncooked noodles, sort of like spaghetti. A case of that. I’m giving it to Helena to put in her hope chest.

Nathan wanted some kind of hot cereal he could cook up easily in the morning, so I bought him something called Scottish Porridge Oats — new in the catalog and the description sounded really different and tasty. It turns out to be plain old rolled oats in a fancy (and expensive) container. A case of those. Add on top of that a 25# bag of rolled oats which we needed.

How does this sound to you: Ryvita Fruit Crunch whole grain crispbread with fruit, oats and honey. It’s a very dry tasteless cracker with a raisin or two thrown in. A case of those.

Harvey likes beef jerky so I thought I’d get a good supply in for the winter. Turkey Jerky was on sale and I bought a case. In this case, a case wasn’t a case — but a small envelope filled with 10 smaller envelopes of small pieces of something raised without antibiotics and free range. After all, Shelton’s Turkey Jerky is the stuff that serious snacks are made of! Five ounces of meat in all. I don’t think I want to look and see what that cost me.

OK, now I’m mad. I just opened the Sesmark Sesame Thins Cheddar, all natural ingredients. They must have gone way, way, way back into nature to make these. Sorry, but I had to eat one of my Soft Baked Double Chocolate Brownie Cookies, nut and gluten free made in a dedicated bakery, no trans fat, no artificial anything, made with sorghum flour to get the taste of that cracker out of my mouth. And I’m not a picky eater. A case of those.

The 25# bag of salt was good, as was the case of Shredded Wheat.

Laurie

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