Linda Hill’s stream of consciousness makes my Saturday blog different than my norm.
Your Friday prompt for Stream of Consciousness Saturday is “flyer/ad.” Look at the latest ad you got in the mail (if it’s a store flyer, choose the product right in the middle of the page) or choose the next online ad you find, and theme your post on whatever the product is. Do not name the brand if you hate it, unless you add that it’s an opinion/review of the product in question. You don’t want to chance getting sued. Have fun!
As is my usual goal I attempt to join my blog topic with her parameters.
I must admit that I get a kick out of the ads everywhere for turkeys. The ad shown is from Sprouts. I am thrilled that Sprouts has come to my city. Their produce is fresh and reasonably priced. Typically, at least one of their packages of chicken parts is on sale. I find Costco’s beef prices to be more in alignment with my budget.
The ad shown is for “Natural” turkeys. That term makes me chuckle. The tiny fine print says No hormones*. The * then says per federal regulations. After some research from LifeHacker.com, I found that the ad is a total joke. Lifehacker stated, “No hormones” is meaningless because all turkeys sold in the US are grown without hormones.” The Lifehacker site stated that companies could say their poultry is “natural,” if they also state that Federal regulations do not allow hormones in poultry. Sprouts’ ad does not say that. Their advertisement just says, “per Federal regulations.”
I find it annoying when companies try to convince you that they are giving you something special, when they are not. I am disappointed in Sprouts. I think they should be above that tactic.
I decided to check the ads from the other local stores. Their turkeys are not listed as “Natural.” That makes me even more disappointed in Sprouts. Oh well, their ad agency needs a wakeup call.
I believe consumers are concerned with healthy food choices now more than ever. It makes no sense to try and con the public. I am glad I purchased one turkey from Albertsons and one from Stater Bros. We will have the larger one with my aunt next week, and the smaller one will be enjoyed next month. I am grateful for the opportunity to fins healthy good food I can eat. This Thanksgiving will be a different meal for me, but a wonderful one, none the less.
This challenge is different from what Laura usually does. I actually had to think this time. LOL. Please look at the other bloggers who stretched their brains today.