I went for a quick trip to the grocery store this morning. The sun was shining, it was almost warm enough not to wear a winter coat, and I had run out of honey. So off to the store I went. This is not a store I usually go to. Strangely enough it’s the grocery store I got my first job at. I wasn’t too happy working there and I think I have somewhat of a bias towards thinking it’s full of junk. Well it seems a little different these days. It actually has an organic produce section. The meat looked decent and pretty much the same as what is available in other grocery stores around here. I think it changed my mind just a little about the store. This summer I may make more trips to it since it is within walking distance.
I picked up a few veggies and made my way to the honey aisle. Right underneath the honey was a huge area of, get this, ALMOND BUTTER. I cannot believe it! This is the first time I’ve found almond butter in a regular grocery store. Some large grocery stores here have natural food sections and carry the usual health food store (expensive) brands of almond butter. But I have never found almond butter in the regular peanut butter aisle. The one I found is PC Smooth Almond Butter. They also have a chunky version too. Of course they had none left (just my luck lol) but I’m hopeful on my next trip I’ll find some. I’m hopeful I’ll find it in other stores here too since PC is a brand sold at all Loblaws stores. This almond butter seems to be really popular as a new healthy alternative to peanut butter. I’m impressed!
So the price? I’ve been buying Nuts to You Nut Butter for $11.49 for 500g. Sometimes I can get it for $9.69 if I’m at a specific store which is too far from my house to make it worthwhile to get very often. The PC Almond butter is $5.99 for 460g. This is significant savings! Almost half the price! Crazy. Only people on SCD know how wonderful this is. My goodness this diet is expensive and any little savings helps. Ok maybe coupon-clippers understand too 😉