Declining Quality at Whole Paycheck?
I've been buying a lot of stuff at costco and TJ's in order to compensate for rising food costs.
However, I just think it's healther to eat as much organic food as possible.
I returned to Whole Paycheck (henceforth WP) this weekend and bought a bunch of organic veggies, fruits, and pre made stuff like soups.
To be honest, I don't feel like the quality of the food is as high as it was when I first shopped there (back in 03 or 04).
I feel like Trader Joe's has done a much better job of maintaining quality although of course they've been hit hard by increasing prices as well.
Anyone else notice a decline in quality at WP produce? I'd say it's still better, but the difference is not as great as it once was.
I live in CA and still have a hard time finding a good quality organic poduce. TJ is awful when it comes to produce specially organic red pepper. It seems like every other time I buy it there is a mold inside. Wholefoods is hit and miss also, but I buy most of my veggies from them. I always tell my husband, we live in CA and we are supposed to have fresh produce!!
I bought some of WP's organic bread. I thought it was a sure thing. It tasted just like non organic bread, maybe even a little worse. It's unfortunate that their quality has deteriorated so sharply in less than a decade, while the price of this item has doubled.
Perhaps the early/mid 2000's were glory times for organics?
I may have to hit up some of the farmer's markets. They're kind of a scene and a little crowded and stressful, but perhaps that's the sacrifice I make to get the freshest produce I suppose...