I made it to Super King Market before my Latin Jam class this evening, and stocked up on fruits and veggies. Their spelling seems to have improved since the last time I was there, when about 25% of their signs had typos (I took photos and turned it into a game, which you can play here), and they still had great prices. I checked out their dairy section for the first time, too, and they seemed to have good prices there as well, and I actually put a carton of skim milk and some nonfat yogurts into my cart before remembering that I was headed to my gym class, so they went back on the shelf because I didn’t want them sitting in my car for a couple hours.
Here’s my bounty from the produce section:
That’s 1 bag of romaine hearts, a mini seedless watermelon, 1 pound of carrots, celery, 3 bananas, 2 cucumbers, 2 broccoli crowns, 1 yam, 3 red plums, 4 bartlett pears, 1 lemon, a carton of grape tomatoes, 1 mango, 1 orange bell pepper, and 1 yellow bell pepper. Oh – and the item on the far right is called a Yali Pear. Here’s a close-up:
I’ve never bought a Yali Pear before, but pears are one of my favorite types of fruit, so I’m excited to give this one a whirl. The interweb says it’s a type of Asian pear that originated in China, although I don’t remember if the sign said these particular pears were grown in China or someplace closer to home. Since it only cost me 34 cents, I’m guessing it didn’t get shipped from overseas, but you never know. Actually, you do know, because the supermarket posts the country of origin, I just wasn’t paying attention.
So how much did I spend on my international pile of produce? Any guesses?
$10.81 – fantastic!
Some highlights include 2 cucumbers for 30 cents, 1 pound of carrots for 33 cents, 1 lemon for 20 cents, 1 grapefruit for 33 cents, and 1 yam for 13 cents. Good news for all you fans of my salads out there – I feel a salad coming on! Maybe for lunch or dinner tomorrow.
Latin Jam class was a sweaty good time. I hadn’t been in 4 weeks, and I felt a little rusty at the beginning, but it all came back to me. Now, after hitting the “Publish” button, I’m settling in for tonight’s episode of “30 Rock” and going to bed!
Keep it up, David!