I needed to go grocery shopping today, so I made up a meal plan and figured out the ingredients I need to make the meals for this week. I got in my car, headed towards Kroger (because it’s the closest store and I know where everything is) and then decided I would check out Walmart to see if I could save a little money. I got to the store, parked in the crowded parking lot, and made my way to the grocery area. Despite it being 2 PM on a Tuesday, the store was packed!
I went through the produce area, looking for the veggies I needed. The quality of the produce is definitely not as nice as Kroger. The cilantro was all wilted and gross, and when I found some organic broccoli, it was all yellow-y on top and looked old. Yuck! After I had spent 10 minutes wandering around the produce area, I decided that I couldn’t shop there after all and left. I didn’t want to deal with bad produce and a crowded store. It’s just not my cup of tea.
I can understand why people shop at Walmart- it’s a lot cheaper than other stores. You do pay for it in quality of some items though. I decided that it is worth the extra money to shop at a store that costs a little more but carries better quality items. I also know where the items are plus it’s a lot closer. It works for me.
Do you shop at Walmart? Why or why not?