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  1. #21
    Kalmia Guest

    Default Re: Oregano

    On Monday, October 8, 2012 3:19:19 AM UTC-4, Sqwertz wrote:
    > Anybody want to place bets on how many posts will end up in this
    >
    > thread when it's all said and done?
    >
    >
    >
    > -sw


    Yeah - here we go again. She stays up nights dreaming these up. Very enlightening stuff.

  2. #22
    Steve Freides Guest

    Default Re: Oregano

    Julie Bove wrote:
    > "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k4uj6m$qd9$[email protected]..
    >> Julie Bove wrote:
    >>> Has anyone ever bought dried oregano that smelled or tasted off?
    >>>
    >>> The first time I noticed this, I wasn't sure what it was. I bought
    >>> the Italian seasoning from Costco. It had a musty odor to it and it
    >>> didn't taste good to us. I think it was a Mccormick seasoning but
    >>> it was different than what I usually buy. I think it said "Northern
    >>> Italian" or something.
    >>> I just assumed that we didn't like it and I threw it out.
    >>>
    >>> And now I have some Archer Farms oregano. I notice that the aroma
    >>> of it when I open the bottle is very strong/sharp. I can't really
    >>> tell if it is a different aroma than usual. I will have to buy
    >>> another
    >>> brand and compare them. And there isn't the must smell. But it
    >>> seems to have an off flavor. I thought at first that it was just
    >>> stronger than usual. So I used less of it. But that didn't help.
    >>> Gives an off flavor to my dish. I will buy another brand tomorrow
    >>> and see if that is better.
    >>> Oregano is one of the herbs/spices that I have been using for
    >>> years. And I used to put a ton of it in my red pasta sauce. I am
    >>> not brand loyal either. If I need it, I will buy it wherever I am
    >>> and will
    >>> usually get whatever the cheapest stuff is. That could be the 99
    >>> cent stuff at the drugstore, but usually it's McCormick or
    >>> Schilling.

    >>
    >> Sounds like you're using inconsistent sources for an important
    >> ingredient and getting inconsistent results - perhaps settling on a
    >> brand you like will solve that problem for you. Even if you find
    >> several high quality sources, their differing tastes could result in
    >> dishes you don't like - it's easy to consistently source this so why
    >> not do just that? Oregano that's too _good_ - fresher, stronger
    >> flavor - could ruin a dish, too. We like Trader Joe's for powdered
    >> herbs/spices. They don't have a
    >> big selection of herbs and spices but I'm pretty sure they do have
    >> oregano. We now get our cinnamon, black pepper (in a grinder),
    >> garlic powder, and a few others there.
    >>
    >> -S-

    >
    > That could be. Thing is, I take oil of oregano daily and have
    > applied it externally. I don't know if dried oregano would have the
    > same scent but this certainly does not. Maybe I should always buy
    > the same one. I don't get to TJ's too often. It's not close to
    > where I live and I hate waiting in the long lines there.


    No disrespect intended but you've changed the subject - buy dried
    oregano from the same, good source and not from anywhere else and your
    original problem should be solved. Oil of oregano is a different thing
    entirely.

    -S-



  3. #23
    merryb Guest

    Default Re: Oregano

    On Oct 8, 1:42*pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    > On 08/10/2012 1:31 PM, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    > snip
    >
    > > * You will have a hard time convincing me that a less
    > >> than fresh spice in a bulk store is going to be any worse for wear when
    > >> you finally use it five years later. And FWIW.. oregano is usually used
    > >> dried, rarely fresh.

    >
    > > Have you ever watched the turnover in the bulk section? *In my Winco,
    > > there are 2 times of the day that you will darn near be run over by
    > > staff refilling all the bulk stuff -- including herbs and spices. *At
    > > other times it is difficult to elbow space enough at the bins to get
    > > what you want. *Maybe in your stores, but not in mine.

    >
    > * I don't think the stuff in bulk stores is stale. That has been
    > suggested here before.... left out in sunlight for long periods yada
    > yada. I don't usually get bulk stuff at the grocery store. I go to the
    > Bulk Barn, which sells almost everything bulk... in two ways.... *You
    > can get just about anything in bulk; cereals, grains, flours, sugars,
    > dried fruits, snack foods, coffee, tea, spices herbs, cake sprinkles,
    > peanut butter, dog biscuits...... *They also carry some packaged products.
    >
    > They are constantly refilling the bins.
    >
    > Curious thing about Bulk Barn customers. There are a lot of great deals
    > on baking supplies and many other things. A fair percentage of the
    > customers are buying food products. A lot of them are just buying
    > candy.... bags and bags and bags of candy.


    Wish there was a place like that around here, but our local Fred Meyer
    has quite a bit of bulk stuff.

  4. #24
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Bulk Foods ...was. Re: Oregano

    On 08/10/2012 6:45 PM, merryb wrote:

    >> Curious thing about Bulk Barn customers. There are a lot of great deals
    >> on baking supplies and many other things. A fair percentage of the
    >> customers are buying food products. A lot of them are just buying
    >> candy.... bags and bags and bags of candy.

    >
    > Wish there was a place like that around here, but our local Fred Meyer
    > has quite a bit of bulk stuff.


    Frankly, I am surprised that there is not. Canadian retailers tend to
    follow the American lead. Perhaps American shoppers have more brand
    loyalty <?>. Maybe they are more paranoid about product tampering <?>.


  5. #25
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Oregano

    On Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:31:15 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:

    > Have you ever watched the turnover in the bulk section? In my Winco,
    > there are 2 times of the day that you will darn near be run over by
    > staff refilling all the bulk stuff -- including herbs and spices. At
    > other times it is difficult to elbow space enough at the bins to get
    > what you want. Maybe in your stores, but not in mine.


    The turnover in my grocer's bulk spice section (HEB's Central Market)
    is quite high as well. I don't notice as much traffic in Hole Foods
    bulk spice section, though. The SMART shoppers shop Central Market,
    now Hole Foods.

    -sw

  6. #26
    cshenk Guest

    Default Re: Oregano

    Dave Smith wrote in rec.food.cooking:

    > On 08/10/2012 10:12 AM, Julie Bove wrote:
    > bulk. I enough marjoram to fill the old bottle and it was so light it
    > > > did not register on checkout scale so the cashier didn't charge
    > > > me for it.
    > > >
    > > > If the herbs ans spices get old and lose their flavour I throw
    > > > them out and get new. It is much cheaper than buy them by the
    > > > bottle.

    > >
    > > There are places here that sell bulk but I am always leery to buy.
    > > I would have no qualms currently with buying from Whole Foods
    > > although I am not sure if they have bulk spices. But they are a
    > > new store so chances are that their product would be fresh. But at
    > > the other stores I have tried buying nuts, seeds, beans and popcorn
    > > and they weren't always fresh. So I would be afraid that the
    > > spices wouldn't be fresh either.
    > >
    > >

    > \
    >
    >
    >
    > I would bet that in most kitchens there are herbs and spices that
    > have been there for years. I know that there are in mine. There are
    > some things that I use frequently, like oregano, black pepper,
    > marjoram, curry powder. Then there is stuff like allspice and cloves
    > that have been in there for decades. For most people the freshness
    > in pretty much a non issue. You will have a hard time convincing me
    > that a less than fresh spice in a bulk store is going to be any worse
    > for wear when you finally use it five years later. And FWIW.. oregano
    > is usually used dried, rarely fresh.


    Grin, I know I have some aged spices in my kitchen and it doesnt bother
    me any. Sure some go to flavorless dust but most do not if kept in a
    dark dry spot.



    --


  7. #27
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Oregano


    "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k4vknn$imt$[email protected]..
    > Julie Bove wrote:
    >> "Steve Freides" <steve@kbnj.c[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:k4uj6m$qd9$[email protected]..
    >>> Julie Bove wrote:
    >>>> Has anyone ever bought dried oregano that smelled or tasted off?
    >>>>
    >>>> The first time I noticed this, I wasn't sure what it was. I bought
    >>>> the Italian seasoning from Costco. It had a musty odor to it and it
    >>>> didn't taste good to us. I think it was a Mccormick seasoning but
    >>>> it was different than what I usually buy. I think it said "Northern
    >>>> Italian" or something.
    >>>> I just assumed that we didn't like it and I threw it out.
    >>>>
    >>>> And now I have some Archer Farms oregano. I notice that the aroma
    >>>> of it when I open the bottle is very strong/sharp. I can't really
    >>>> tell if it is a different aroma than usual. I will have to buy another
    >>>> brand and compare them. And there isn't the must smell. But it
    >>>> seems to have an off flavor. I thought at first that it was just
    >>>> stronger than usual. So I used less of it. But that didn't help.
    >>>> Gives an off flavor to my dish. I will buy another brand tomorrow
    >>>> and see if that is better.
    >>>> Oregano is one of the herbs/spices that I have been using for
    >>>> years. And I used to put a ton of it in my red pasta sauce. I am
    >>>> not brand loyal either. If I need it, I will buy it wherever I am and
    >>>> will
    >>>> usually get whatever the cheapest stuff is. That could be the 99
    >>>> cent stuff at the drugstore, but usually it's McCormick or
    >>>> Schilling.
    >>>
    >>> Sounds like you're using inconsistent sources for an important
    >>> ingredient and getting inconsistent results - perhaps settling on a
    >>> brand you like will solve that problem for you. Even if you find
    >>> several high quality sources, their differing tastes could result in
    >>> dishes you don't like - it's easy to consistently source this so why
    >>> not do just that? Oregano that's too _good_ - fresher, stronger
    >>> flavor - could ruin a dish, too. We like Trader Joe's for powdered
    >>> herbs/spices. They don't have a
    >>> big selection of herbs and spices but I'm pretty sure they do have
    >>> oregano. We now get our cinnamon, black pepper (in a grinder),
    >>> garlic powder, and a few others there.
    >>>
    >>> -S-

    >>
    >> That could be. Thing is, I take oil of oregano daily and have
    >> applied it externally. I don't know if dried oregano would have the
    >> same scent but this certainly does not. Maybe I should always buy
    >> the same one. I don't get to TJ's too often. It's not close to
    >> where I live and I hate waiting in the long lines there.

    >
    > No disrespect intended but you've changed the subject - buy dried oregano
    > from the same, good source and not from anywhere else and your original
    > problem should be solved. Oil of oregano is a different thing entirely.
    >
    > -S-


    Yes, it is different. But now that I have bought new dried stuff, I really
    think there was some sort of problem with the old stuff. They looked pretty
    much the same but the aroma was much different. The old stuff had almost a
    minty aroma. Daughter said she didn't like the flavor either.

    I tasted some of the new stuff (yes in the dried form) and it did taste as I
    know oregano to taste. I added some of that along with more parsley, some
    rosemary, onion powder, a bit of garlic and some red pepper flakes to the
    unstuffed peppers. The taste is as it should be.

    So either I got a different variety of oregano or they put the wrong stuff
    in my bottle. The new stuff is cheap. The Rite Aid brand. They had their
    seasonings on sale for $1 each plus you save another $1 if you buy 3 and you
    get some sort of points which probably doesn't apply to me. I don't buy
    enough from them currently to benefit from the points.



  8. #28
    graham Guest

    Default Re: Oregano


    "Julie Bove" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:k4umql$nkj$[email protected]..
    >
    > "Steve Freides" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:k4uj6m$qd9$[email protected]..
    >> Julie Bove wrote:
    >>> Has anyone ever bought dried oregano that smelled or tasted off?
    >>>
    >>> The first time I noticed this, I wasn't sure what it was. I bought
    >>> the Italian seasoning from Costco. It had a musty odor to it and it
    >>> didn't taste good to us. I think it was a Mccormick seasoning but it
    >>> was different than what I usually buy. I think it said "Northern
    >>> Italian" or something.
    >>> I just assumed that we didn't like it and I threw it out.
    >>>
    >>> And now I have some Archer Farms oregano. I notice that the aroma of
    >>> it when I open the bottle is very strong/sharp. I can't really tell
    >>> if it is a different aroma than usual. I will have to buy another
    >>> brand and compare them. And there isn't the must smell. But it
    >>> seems to have an off flavor. I thought at first that it was just
    >>> stronger than usual. So I used less of it. But that didn't help. Gives
    >>> an off flavor to my dish. I will buy another brand tomorrow
    >>> and see if that is better.
    >>> Oregano is one of the herbs/spices that I have been using for years. And
    >>> I used to put a ton of it in my red pasta sauce. I am not brand
    >>> loyal either. If I need it, I will buy it wherever I am and will
    >>> usually get whatever the cheapest stuff is. That could be the 99
    >>> cent stuff at the drugstore, but usually it's McCormick or Schilling.

    >>
    >> Sounds like you're using inconsistent sources for an important ingredient
    >> and getting inconsistent results - perhaps settling on a brand you like
    >> will solve that problem for you. Even if you find several high quality
    >> sources, their differing tastes could result in dishes you don't like -
    >> it's easy to consistently source this so why not do just that? Oregano
    >> that's too _good_ - fresher, stronger flavor - could ruin a dish, too.
    >>
    >> We like Trader Joe's for powdered herbs/spices. They don't have a big
    >> selection of herbs and spices but I'm pretty sure they do have oregano.
    >> We now get our cinnamon, black pepper (in a grinder), garlic powder, and
    >> a few others there.
    >>
    >> -S-

    >
    > That could be. Thing is, I take oil of oregano daily and have applied it
    > externally.


    Another quack nostrum!



  9. #29
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Oregano

    merryb wrote:
    > On Oct 8, 1:42 pm, Dave Smith <adavid.sm...@sympatico.ca> wrote:
    >> On 08/10/2012 1:31 PM, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >> snip
    >>
    >>> You will have a hard time convincing me that a less
    >>>> than fresh spice in a bulk store is going to be any worse for wear
    >>>> when you finally use it five years later. And FWIW.. oregano is
    >>>> usually used dried, rarely fresh.

    >>
    >>> Have you ever watched the turnover in the bulk section? In my Winco,
    >>> there are 2 times of the day that you will darn near be run over by
    >>> staff refilling all the bulk stuff -- including herbs and spices. At
    >>> other times it is difficult to elbow space enough at the bins to get
    >>> what you want. Maybe in your stores, but not in mine.

    >>
    >> I don't think the stuff in bulk stores is stale. That has been
    >> suggested here before.... left out in sunlight for long periods yada
    >> yada. I don't usually get bulk stuff at the grocery store. I go to
    >> the Bulk Barn, which sells almost everything bulk... in two ways....
    >> You
    >> can get just about anything in bulk; cereals, grains, flours, sugars,
    >> dried fruits, snack foods, coffee, tea, spices herbs, cake sprinkles,
    >> peanut butter, dog biscuits...... They also carry some packaged
    >> products.
    >>
    >> They are constantly refilling the bins.
    >>
    >> Curious thing about Bulk Barn customers. There are a lot of great
    >> deals on baking supplies and many other things. A fair percentage of
    >> the customers are buying food products. A lot of them are just buying
    >> candy.... bags and bags and bags of candy.

    >
    > Wish there was a place like that around here, but our local Fred Meyer
    > has quite a bit of bulk stuff.


    They do but I don't find their prices to be all that great. Years ago I
    used to buy some tricolored pasta from their bulk bins and I also bought
    chammomile when I used it as a hair rinse. In those days the health food
    section was separate and I think they carried a lot more bulk stuff than
    they do now.

    Manna Mills out in Moutlake Terrace has a lot of bulk stuff but I have found
    it not to be so fresh.

    Winco does have a really large selection though.



  10. #30
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Bulk Foods ...was. Re: Oregano

    Dave Smith wrote:
    > On 08/10/2012 6:45 PM, merryb wrote:
    >
    >>> Curious thing about Bulk Barn customers. There are a lot of great
    >>> deals on baking supplies and many other things. A fair percentage
    >>> of the customers are buying food products. A lot of them are just
    >>> buying candy.... bags and bags and bags of candy.

    >>
    >> Wish there was a place like that around here, but our local Fred
    >> Meyer has quite a bit of bulk stuff.

    >
    > Frankly, I am surprised that there is not. Canadian retailers tend to
    > follow the American lead. Perhaps American shoppers have more brand
    > loyalty <?>. Maybe they are more paranoid about product tampering <?>.


    I think bulk foods were far more common when I was young. In those days you
    mostly bought from barrels and used a scoop. You do still see that here but
    I will not buy those things unless they are things that are individually
    wrapped. I have just seen too many kids playing with the food or eating a
    bite and putting it back in. I still remember seeing the little girl with
    the pineapple ring when I was a kid. I can picture her dirty hair, face and
    dress. Ick.

    Most of the stuff now is sold in a plastic bin, up higher with a chute to
    deposit it into the bag. Sometimes you don't time it right and you get a
    ton when you wanted just a little. I have not bought bulk spices but I did
    buy some Arrowroot powder like that because I only needed a little. That
    sort of stuff is often displayed in jars.



  11. #31
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Oregano

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Mon, 08 Oct 2012 11:31:15 -0600, Janet Bostwick wrote:
    >
    >> Have you ever watched the turnover in the bulk section? In my Winco,
    >> there are 2 times of the day that you will darn near be run over by
    >> staff refilling all the bulk stuff -- including herbs and spices. At
    >> other times it is difficult to elbow space enough at the bins to get
    >> what you want. Maybe in your stores, but not in mine.

    >
    > The turnover in my grocer's bulk spice section (HEB's Central Market)
    > is quite high as well. I don't notice as much traffic in Hole Foods
    > bulk spice section, though. The SMART shoppers shop Central Market,
    > now Hole Foods.


    I like our Central Market here although I don't think it is related to
    yours. But I am wary of their freshness. Twice I have bought rancid nuts
    and seeds from their bulk area. And I watched the same expired tortillas
    sit there for weeks stretching into months. I complained three times about
    those and they finally removed them from stock.

    People tend not to do a big shopping trip in our Central Market. I think
    they mostly go for a few items that are on sale or specialty items that they
    can't get elsewhere. When we shop there we usually only get one bag of
    stuff if not just one or two items. When I was doing a lot of gluten free
    baking, I might have 2 or 3 bags. But that was rare.

    They do a lot of business I think because they are the only store around
    here with a salad bar, cold food bar, really good olive and Italian food bar
    and a good assortment of other prepared foods. People who work in the area
    often stop there for lunch or dinner on the way home.



  12. #32
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Oregano

    cshenk wrote:
    >
    > Grin, I know I have some aged spices in my kitchen and it doesnt
    > bother me any. Sure some go to flavorless dust but most do not if
    > kept in a dark dry spot.


    I grew up eating ancient spices. The only things my mom used on a regular
    basis were chili powder, celery seed (my dad put that on mac and cheese),
    parsley and minced onion. Perhaps next in line would be cinnamon. But
    little to none of anything else. I remember my shock when I finally
    insisted on getting new ground gunger and mustard because the containers
    were so dusty and decrepit looking and the contents flavorless. I was so
    used to adding a ton of extra just trying to get some flavor. When I put in
    the amount that the recipe called for, it tasted to strong for me! My MIL
    had equally decripit spices. That was one of the first things I did when I
    took over the cooking at their house. Replace the spices!

    These days they usually have an expiration date on them and I go by that.
    But prior I would just replace them all every 5 years. I have cut way back
    on the variety of things that I buy. I found I was buying something for a
    recipe and then never using it again. Or being mixes of stuff that I never
    used. Like the Greek seasoning when I was on a Greek salad kick.



  13. #33
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Bulk Foods ...was. Re: Oregano

    On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:19:28 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > I think bulk foods were far more common when I was young. In those days you
    > mostly bought from barrels and used a scoop. You do still see that here but
    > I will not buy those things unless they are things that are individually
    > wrapped. I have just seen too many kids playing with the food or eating a
    > bite and putting it back in.


    I think you're hallucinating again. Maybe you saw this once 30 years
    ago.

    > I still remember seeing the little girl with
    > the pineapple ring when I was a kid. I can picture her dirty hair, face and
    > dress. Ick.


    Oh, OK. 50 years ago. And it's traumatized you for life.

    -sw

  14. #34
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Bulk Foods ...was. Re: Oregano

    Sqwertz wrote:
    > On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:19:28 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> I think bulk foods were far more common when I was young. In those
    >> days you mostly bought from barrels and used a scoop. You do still
    >> see that here but I will not buy those things unless they are things
    >> that are individually wrapped. I have just seen too many kids
    >> playing with the food or eating a bite and putting it back in.

    >
    > I think you're hallucinating again. Maybe you saw this once 30 years
    > ago.
    >
    >> I still remember seeing the little girl with
    >> the pineapple ring when I was a kid. I can picture her dirty hair,
    >> face and dress. Ick.

    >
    > Oh, OK. 50 years ago. And it's traumatized you for life.


    Nope. Have seen it recently at Winco. Even though there are signs that say
    "No sampling", the kids run wild in there and they still do it.



  15. #35
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Bulk Foods ...was. Re: Oregano

    On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:50:25 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > Sqwertz wrote:
    >> On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:19:28 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>
    >>> I think bulk foods were far more common when I was young. In those
    >>> days you mostly bought from barrels and used a scoop. You do still
    >>> see that here but I will not buy those things unless they are things
    >>> that are individually wrapped. I have just seen too many kids
    >>> playing with the food or eating a bite and putting it back in.

    >>
    >> I think you're hallucinating again. Maybe you saw this once 30 years
    >> ago.
    >>
    >>> I still remember seeing the little girl with
    >>> the pineapple ring when I was a kid. I can picture her dirty hair,
    >>> face and dress. Ick.

    >>
    >> Oh, OK. 50 years ago. And it's traumatized you for life.

    >
    > Nope. Have seen it recently at Winco. Even though there are signs that say
    > "No sampling", the kids run wild in there and they still do it.


    Maybe in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, but I just don't see it
    happening as often as you imply.

    These same kids wouldn't happen to be chasing after you with shopping
    carts and looking real evil-like at you, would they?

    -sw

  16. #36
    Pico Rico Guest

    Default Re: Bulk Foods ...was. Re: Oregano


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:rgrvyqfkyejm$.[email protected]..
    > On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:50:25 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>> On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:19:28 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I think bulk foods were far more common when I was young. In those
    >>>> days you mostly bought from barrels and used a scoop. You do still
    >>>> see that here but I will not buy those things unless they are things
    >>>> that are individually wrapped. I have just seen too many kids
    >>>> playing with the food or eating a bite and putting it back in.
    >>>
    >>> I think you're hallucinating again. Maybe you saw this once 30 years
    >>> ago.
    >>>
    >>>> I still remember seeing the little girl with
    >>>> the pineapple ring when I was a kid. I can picture her dirty hair,
    >>>> face and dress. Ick.
    >>>
    >>> Oh, OK. 50 years ago. And it's traumatized you for life.

    >>
    >> Nope. Have seen it recently at Winco. Even though there are signs that
    >> say
    >> "No sampling", the kids run wild in there and they still do it.

    >
    > Maybe in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, but I just don't see it
    > happening as often as you imply.
    >
    > These same kids wouldn't happen to be chasing after you with shopping
    > carts and looking real evil-like at you, would they?
    >
    > -sw


    I think we had one here that went by the name of "Chuckie".



  17. #37
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Bulk Foods ...was. Re: Oregano


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:rgrvyqfkyejm$.[email protected]..
    > On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:50:25 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> Sqwertz wrote:
    >>> On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 18:19:28 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> I think bulk foods were far more common when I was young. In those
    >>>> days you mostly bought from barrels and used a scoop. You do still
    >>>> see that here but I will not buy those things unless they are things
    >>>> that are individually wrapped. I have just seen too many kids
    >>>> playing with the food or eating a bite and putting it back in.
    >>>
    >>> I think you're hallucinating again. Maybe you saw this once 30 years
    >>> ago.
    >>>
    >>>> I still remember seeing the little girl with
    >>>> the pineapple ring when I was a kid. I can picture her dirty hair,
    >>>> face and dress. Ick.
    >>>
    >>> Oh, OK. 50 years ago. And it's traumatized you for life.

    >>
    >> Nope. Have seen it recently at Winco. Even though there are signs that
    >> say
    >> "No sampling", the kids run wild in there and they still do it.

    >
    > Maybe in post-apocalyptic Los Angeles, but I just don't see it
    > happening as often as you imply.
    >
    > These same kids wouldn't happen to be chasing after you with shopping
    > carts and looking real evil-like at you, would they?


    Nope.



  18. #38
    Sqwertz Guest

    Default Re: Bulk Foods ...was. Re: Oregano

    On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 21:29:53 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:

    > "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    > news:rgrvyqfkyejm$.[email protected]..
    >
    >> These same kids wouldn't happen to be chasing after you with shopping
    >> carts and looking real evil-like at you, would they?

    >
    > Nope.


    Midgets maybe?

    -sw

  19. #39
    Julie Bove Guest

    Default Re: Bulk Foods ...was. Re: Oregano


    "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:16eps15ln2xmc$.[email protected]..
    > On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 21:29:53 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:rgrvyqfkyejm$.[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> These same kids wouldn't happen to be chasing after you with shopping
    >>> carts and looking real evil-like at you, would they?

    >>
    >> Nope.

    >
    > Midgets maybe?


    Nope. Sowwy.



  20. #40
    Brooklyn1 Guest

    Default Re: Bulk Foods ...was. Re: Oregano

    On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 23:40:42 -0500, Sqwertz <[email protected]>
    wrote:

    >On Mon, 8 Oct 2012 21:29:53 -0700, Julie Bove wrote:
    >
    >> "Sqwertz" <[email protected]> wrote in message
    >> news:rgrvyqfkyejm$.[email protected]..
    >>
    >>> These same kids wouldn't happen to be chasing after you with shopping
    >>> carts and looking real evil-like at you, would they?

    >>
    >> Nope.

    >
    >Midgets maybe?


    Dwarfs! LOL

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