Off to my grocery shopping weekly adventure – all to discover that now I’m debating the soda ban/issue in my head, in public. Great, just great! Why is this bothering me so much? I guess there are several reasons, but of them all, the one that keeps circling my head like an annoying buzzard is – who is being targeted, and what’s the point, because obesity clearly isn’t the bulls eye.
I walked into several supermarkets and “major chains” and discovered super sales on soda! My husband said “obviously people are going to end up drinking more this way now, and paying more at the same time. It’s too cheap to pass up, if you like/love soda.” And I thought, “well not only is he right, but perhaps stocking up now for the long run is what will happen.” The sodas were flying off the shelves. I kept thinking “the Mayor is banning sizes over 16 oz, why is everyone truly spazzing and buying soda like it’s water and we’re about to go into underground hiding?”
At one store, Pepsi was on sale: 12/12 fl. oz. cans or 6/24 fl. oz. btls. for just $11.00. The big bonus is that you can get FOUR of these (so 4 cases of the 12 cans or 4 packs of the 24 bottles)!
Coca Cola Drinks (Coke Included): Assorted Varieties, 6/16.9 fl. oz. btls. 3 of these cases of 6 were on sale for just $11.00.
Coke (2 LITER BOTTLES): 3/$5.00
The list goes on and on – however, the Huffington Post has a GREAT article about drinks that are much more “sugary” than Cola, and none of those items were on sale at the stores!
While that sale had items flying off the shelves, I bought my jumbo bag of frozen broccoli and bag of mixed potatoes and cashed out at $16.00 for both. Again, I’m going to return to my previous post and cry “healthy should get a break, because it’s too easy to eat poorly.”
Have you encountered soda-on-sale or anything else contributing to this issue?