We are prolific supermarket shoppers. Keen observers. Patient in our determinations. Also careful consumers who strive to learn more about the best health practices. We’ve pretty much always known this – but have to say – why do the worst things always have the best sale prices?
And when I say best sale prices – I mean the highest discount percentages. Sometimes way more than HALF PRICE!
By “worst things,” we mean those that are the most unhealthy things you can eat.
Cookies, chips, junk – always have massively reduced prices
The photos in this post just show a couple of examples. But in this case, it’s cookies and other nutritionally useless food items that just “feed” your insatiable urge to eat addictive things. Sugar and carbs being the two top offenders.
Products like Nabisco Chips Ahoy and related items are often 50-70% off when on sale. Doesn’t that make you wonder?
The profit margin on these “non-foods” must be astronomical if they can afford to discount them (quite often) at such tremendous discounts.
Meat and other low-carb items never get this luxury
Almost everything goes “on sale” at some point in time at the supermarket. Some things more than others – and some never at all.
But the things that are truly good for you – get the short end of the stick. Meaning that the “sale” is typically marginal when it comes to the “savings.”
10-15% if you’re lucky when it comes to meat, eggs, and dairy. Never anything majorly substantial.
Does good food not have the same profit margin?
It is quite possible that it’s not a conspiracy to get people to eat crap.
We understand that good food typically does cost more to produce, or there may be “loss” incorporated into the pricing model (i.e., more waste, rot, etc.)
Packaged food like those robotically produced cookies have an amazing shelf life and are cheap to make. So the profit is likely astronomical. They (the manufacturers) probably still make a healthy return even when it’s 75% off.
But that should make you think about what you eat
If certain foods are easy to make, with a huge return on investment – you ought to think about whether that is something you should be eating.
And that doesn’t even include the raw nutritional reality either.
Almost all of the food sold in supermarkets should be avoided. They’re designed to addict the customer – and result in repeat business. Physiologically damaging. Ask anyone if they’d give up sweets to have a profoundly better life. 97% would say no. Almost with a demonic chuckle… “Heh, uh, no way I’d give up my sweets!”
We don’t need any more data – we have all we need
Sometimes people insist on having “research” or so-called “facts” to back up their assumptions.
We don’t need or want that for this conclusion. We have all we need. It’s called long-term observations. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to see the trend. Americans are conditioned and coaxed by food that is utterly bad for them.
Why this isn’t considered a “National Emergency” sucks. It’s true that this is a fair market and capitalistic reality. The products sell. People “want” them. They don’t kill you (on the spot at least).
And while it’s known that eating a certain way is almost a guarantee for detrimental effects down the road, because it’s not as “deadly” or violent as a gunshot – is exactly why it has no urgency in the state of the nation.
Look around. Add it up. And then see if you come to the same conclusions.