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Simple Truth Dishwashing Packs (Kroger)

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Here's a "simple truth": These things are fucking terrible. Here’s a question for no one in particular: Do people use anything else for their dishwasher these days besides the clear, pre-filled packs? I feel like there isn’t even normal detergent on the shelves anymore, or maybe it’s just because I like the convenience of just tossing one in, turning it on, and forgetting all about it. Not that it would take that much longer to measure it out myself.  Anyway, dishes were piling up because we were completely out of all forms of dishwashing detergent, and somehow forgot to grab any at the store. I generally get them from Aldi, but sometimes you have to work with what you got, and since I found myself inside a Kroger store, I figured I might as well see what they had to offer. It wasn’t much, considering the aisle was almost completely wiped out. They had their version of Cascade pacs, but in more expensive, space wasting packages that I wasn’t interested in. Finally, after

Simple Truth Berry Blend Trail Mix (Kroger)

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A lot of berries with some nuts thrown to qualify as a "trail mix". There were some Halloween clearance items the last time we went to Kroger, and there - amongst the name brand candies with orange packaging - was another cart of clearance with some random non-holiday junk. I’m a sucker for junk.  I don’t even remember what else was in there, but among all the things that I completely ignored (or forgot about), there was one thing that caught my eye. A white packaging in a sea of darks and neutrals: one single bag of Simple Truth Berry Blend Trail Mix. The original price was a shockingly high $3.29 for a 6.5 oz bag; it was marked down to a shockingly low $1.25! At first, I thought it was nearing its expiration date, but a quick check revealed it was good through May, 2022. I wanted a snack for work the following week, and since trail mix is one of my favorite options, I didn’t hesitate to grab it. I would be lying, though, if I didn’t admit that a mix of five different berrie

Simple Truth Organic Fruit n' Punchy Flavored Water Beverage (Kroger)

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There has never been a better case for regular drinking water. MARKETER #1: I have a great idea for a kids’ drink that I think will take the world by storm. MARKETER #2: Really? What is it? MARKETER #1: A flavored water beverage! Most kids don’t like drinking water so this way we can trick them into thinking they’re drinking juice, or something. MARKETER #2: Brilliant! What’s it going to taste like? MARKETER #1: That’s easy...what’s one taste that every child likes? MARKETER #2: Uh...fruit punch? MARKETER #1: No, think a specific product. MARKETER #2: Uh...hot dogs? MARKETER #1: No, think of...who would drink hot dog flavored anything? MARKETER #2: Well every kid loves a good dog. MARKETER #1: I’m talking something that would be the perfect base. MARKETER #2: I don’t know…I give up. MARKETER #1: (beat) Cough syrup. MARKETER #2: (coughs) Excuse me? What? MARKETER #1: Cough syrup. MARKETER #2: What child likes the taste of cough syrup?! MARKETER #1: What do you mean? I always have. MARKE