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Grocery shopping a chore or a treasure hunt

I definitely hit a nerve with my column last week about grocery shopping. Many of you shop the way I do and have some of your own idiosyncrasies. We all have opinions about how the clerks bag our groceries. Please don't make them so heavy!

More than 70 readers responded to my call to share stories of the grocery aisles. I am most intrigued by those couples who shop together, and there are a lot of you. One person sent her very detailed grocery list form and another even drew his route in the store.

I guess grocery shopping is something we all share, though some of you really hate the chore. Others consider a trip to the store something of a treasure hunt. I land in between.

Please keep your eyes peeled for a story in the coming weeks in Taste about what you had to say about shopping. I think your tips will help other readers.

In the meantime, I can tell you one thing that has changed. Several of you admonished me for leaving my purse unfettered in the child's seat. Use the child restraint to strap it in, you said.

I did that on Sunday. Thanks for looking out for me.

(If you didn't get a chance to read the article, find it at The headline is "Design a strategy for the grocery aisles.")

Janet K. Keeler, Times food and travel editor

Grocery shopping a chore or a treasure hunt 04/12/11 [Last modified: Tuesday, April 12, 2011 4:30am]
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