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Old 03-31-2014, 04:02 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles>Little Rock>Houston>Little Rock
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Packaged rice or pasta side dishes
Frozen dinners like Lean Cuisine or Smart Ones
Frozen fries or tater tots
Bread products like English Muffins or sandwich thins
Detergent for my SpotBot Carpet Cleaner (1 bottle is almost $10 and I can make it myself for pennies)

Can't think of anything else but I am sure there is more.
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Old 03-31-2014, 04:23 PM
 
Location: Islip,NY
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I forgot some other things I do not buy anymore:
Soda- have not bought in 2 years
Crisco in the can
oregano-can't stand it
egg beaters-not a fan
jello pudding cups- I like them but got tired of eating them.
Jello gelatin-hate it, only bought it for hubby when he had to eat bland for his diverticulitis
bread- I buy English muffins once in awhile but that's it.
chocolate milk/Yoo Hoo-love it too many calories and fat
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:31 PM
 
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Anything with hydrogenated oils in it. Milk, cream, butter, and cheese that has any hormones or chemicals in it. Milk, cream, butter, and cheese that does not come from grass fed cows. Poultry that is not ALL natural. Any type of soda pop.
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:35 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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White rice
Pop, except for Vernor's and sometimes a Coke when I'm driving and need caffeine
Non-decaf coffee and tea
Cereal, except oatmeal and occasionally some granola
Soy milk
White bread
Commerical salsa - make and can my own
Lipton Cup-A-Soup (a staple from my college days)
Kraft mac and cheese (ditto)
Snow's clam chowder (because it's awful since Borden bought the brand)
Campbell's soups
Commercial salad dressing
Soybean oil
Eggs from the grocery store - I buy organic eggs from a local farm
Velveeta and American cheese
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Old 03-31-2014, 05:36 PM
 
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Raspberry Zingers, Rice Krispy Treats and Drumstick (ice cream), because I end up eating the whole package because my husband isn't as addicted to them as I am. I buy brands/flavors of chips and candy that I don't like so I'm not tempted to eat them.
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Old 03-31-2014, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Massachusetts
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Granola, too much sugar to be a healthy breakfast choice
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Montreal, Quebec
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I try not to buy food with palm oil in it.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:23 PM
 
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Paper Towels
Hamburger Helper
Frozen Dinners
Sister Shubert Frozen Yeast Rolls
Cake Icing
Pasta
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:11 AM
 
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Once in a while I drop by and visit you foodies--you always have some interesting threads going on! But here my first reaction has been Why? Why not paper towels? Why not Windex? And why would anyone buy pickled lamb's tongues, anyway?

So this is a fun thread, if only for peeking into the little mysteries of everyday life. Interesting to see how many processed items people tend to stay away from.
We hardly ever buy orange juice anymore, either--too sweet. If we do, we mix it with ice water, half-and-half.
White cane sugar. Instead we buy sugar-in-the-raw, but we hardly ever use even that.
No caffeine drinks at all.
No sugary sodas, except when expecting visitors or home repair guys; and no diet drinks--they seem to be as bad for you as the sugar sodas.
Nothing with aspartame, and we've also added Splenda to our list of no-nos. Too bad, because I liked the taste, but apparently it accumulates in the body. At least that's what we've been told. Stevia is now our acceptable sugar alternative. Good thing we don't have much of a sweet tooth--it's a lot harder for us to cut back on salty snacks!
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:48 AM
 
Location: where you sip the tea of the breasts of the spinsters of Utica
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...... And why would anyone buy pickled lamb's tongues, anyway? .....(
Actually pickled lamb's tongues were one of my favorite foods when I was younger ...... the only reason it's on the list is because it is no longer available in grocery stores, so I will no longer be able to buy it.
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