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I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: I love grocery shopping the way most women love shoe shopping. Most large cities are notorious for having slim pickings when it comes to grocery stores — I remember shopping in New York City at a corner market where the produce barely looked edible. In Chicago, in my neighborhood alone, there are five grocery stores, including Mariano’s, which is basically a wonderland for someone who loves the grocery store like I do. Not only does Mariano’s offer a produce section that would make any farmer jealous, they offer a health key™ system, colored tags that are placed under products through the store to indicate whether that product is organic, local, gluten free, low sodium, heart healthy, whole grain, vegan…you get it.
Although I have probably spent an above average amount of time in the grocery store, the Mariano’s health key system is perfect for the shopper who doesn’t choose to spend their time circling the salad bar or lurking at the cheese counter hoping that the cheese monger just happens to be slicing up a triple creme something to give you free samples.
So, that’s beside the point. [click to continue…]