I hate shopping for groceries. I really, really, really hate it. It's an absolute chore for me that I could seriously do without. I have to buy the same stuff that I've already checked out or I'm azzed out because I probably didn't bring my reading glasses with me and I can't read the damn ingredients on the packaging. And...I have to read all the ingredients cuz they slip so much crazy ish in stuff that doesn't seem like it should even be in there.
Crazy. Crazy. Crazy.
I feel like I have to do some serious homework before I try anything new. I run across stuff all the time that I've never heard of and I think I'm pretty well educated on foodstuffs. The other day, for the first time, I ran into Butylated Hydroxyanisole (BHA). I whipped out my phone and found all kinds to stuff including this: 11 Food Ingredients Banned Outside the U.S. That We Eat
That made me sooooooooooooooooooooooooo frustrated.
When I'm shopping now, I find that I'm not the only person reading the packaging on products. It seems like just about everyone is conscious that there might be some stuff in there that they don't want their family eating. I even asked a woman with glasses recently to read the third ingredient in a product to me and she took one look at it, told me I didn't want that and then told me two other things it's in too that would surprise me.
Meat scares me unless I get it from the Amish market. Even when it's organic. I wish I could quit it but I know I can't so I just stick to as much organic meat as I possibly can.
I'm rambling. I'm sorry. This food stuff is just too dang weird. Just...UGH!
Do you find yourself reading more ingredients lists too?