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>> Thursday, 19 January 2012

Going to the grocery store with my DH means getting home atleast one pack of cookies/biscuits. Frequency has reduced over the years, however I intend to put a complete stop to it. Being a no kids home - its easy for us. And we dont need all that high fructose corn syrup, preservatives, colours, processed sugar and maida/all purpose flour either. I bake a lot so the solution - bake whenever he wants to buy a pack.

Apart from dietary no-nos, what troubles me is all the packaging it brings along.

note to self!:
- I need to follow Beth Terry's idea to write more frequently to companies and totally give up on buying them
- bake my whole wheat eggless versions at home

Please share your thgts on this..would love to hear if you ever think of this, and if you did, your solutions


Shanthi 6 February 2012 at 16:52  

That's a cool decision. share with us how it goes. All the best. My daughter when she was 10 and my son at 12 took a new year resolution that they will be off cakes, cookies, chocolates etc for a year and I am so proud they did it. I for one easily gets tempted for breaking the rules :-)

Sudha 6 February 2012 at 17:03  

our cookie buying is minimal..maybe a pack a month..but then. i have stopped even that in this year :)

notyet100 7 February 2012 at 10:33  

I just keep Oreos as my son luv them,,,otherwise even I luv to bake at home

Patricia Torres 7 February 2012 at 22:43  

Oh Yes.. I sooooooooooooo agree... the packaging totally upsets me too...

Often I buy lunch for a nearby supermarket 'Spinneys'... I'll buy the take away stuff.. that they pack and weigh.. if I want two different things... the gift would put them in two plastic containers... I've finally managed to convince her.. to put it in one.. And when I took the plastic back the next day for reuse.. She stared at me.. like 'what'.. what are you talking about?? *gosh*.. Its so difficult to get people to understand..

But you are right.. we should all write in to them..

Our cookie buying is very minimal... I buy a small pack a week.. that doesn't really have a cardboard packaging..

Iniyaal 13 February 2012 at 07:24  

Nice decision Sudha.. Surprising to see the amount of packing material used for cookies. India is still better off in this... our biscuits come wrapped in single paper wraps. But I am getting to see more of the imported plastic packing loaded 'cookies' at the new super and hyper markets...

Sudha 13 February 2012 at 10:15  

thanks S...the sad part is this is the Britannia brand biscuit imported to the US from india...and all the packaging is from one single carton. I do not understand the logic, but the carton contains five to six different packets (hard and soft plastic) with the individual packaging u see in the picture

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