If you know me then you know that I love to save money. Who doesn’t?!? One of the best ways to save money on grocery items is to buy in bulk. ESPECIALLY if you have to cook from scratch much of the time due to food allergies.
A couple of weeks ago Earth Fare was having a sale on their Bulk Items. You could get 20% off on Bulk Items. On a whim I decided to grab a bag of brown rice (see the picture below). I’m not really sure what I was thinking because while I saved 20%, I actually wasted the entire price because I CAN NOT bring myself to use it.
I have so many thoughts running through my head about it. Such as…..
What if someone used the same scoop to get nuts?
What if this container previously stored nuts??
What if a kid who just got done with a PB&J stuck their hand in there? (Could happen, right?)
What type of controls do the stores have to eliminate cross-contamination?
among other things….
I just don’t feel that it’s safe enough for my food allergy kiddos to eat it so I’ll be blessing someone else with this nice brown rice. That way it won’t be a total waste.