Well, yesterday was interesting. My first attempt at being/buying organic was a flop. Granted, all I did was nip into my local Co-op on my way home, but where I would normally have picked up some fairtrade or locally (British) grown fruit, I was unable to, in favour of trying to buy organic this month.
Later, a had a quick jaunt through town and went to three supermarkets (so now I have covered my four closest ones) and a greengrocer. ALL I was able to purchase was a bunch of organic bananas, which were curiously cheaper than fairtrade ones, and some organic kiwifruits from Sainsbury’s. The only other organic option available was apples – which were from New Zealand, and I am sorry, but that doesn’t sit well with me at all – organic or not.
On my way home I remembered I was out of cereal. I think this one is going to hurt, because – let’s face it: don’t you want a nice hit of sugar and chemicals in the mornings? I do! So I popped into my local health food shop to see what delightful cereal I could purchase organically. I chose the most exciting looking one, which I have yet to sample as I couldn’t face it this morning. I am not accustomed to paying £2.99 for my breakfast cereal, I tend to buy what is on offer and go with it – letting price dictate my choice!
As I was there, something caught my eye: tortilla chips. I usually keep a stock of these at home, as I don’t eat crisps (potatoes) if I can help it. At £2.99, I am already way over my usual price. My staples in this department are Tesco Value at £0.45!!!
So the scores on the doors so far are these:
|items||Regular/previous price||Organic price||difference||Running totals|
|kiwis||£0.73 (4 kiwis)||£1.10||£0.37||£0.59|
|cereal||£1.99 (last purchase)||£2.99||£1.00||£1.59|
I realise when doing this, that my computer skills are shite. So I can’t make this look the way I want and have just wasted half an hour trying to do so. And I am hungry.
I am now going to make some lunch from my organic veg box (which is nothing new to my life, I have been doing this for over a year), possibly with some non-organic meat, as that’s what I have in stock. I shall then eat my organic fruit as well. I am not touching my organic tortilla chips (at that price!) until I really really want them, and have no other option. This is going to have to be a frugal month, as my recent purchases are almost double what I would normally spend.
I am going to have to buy a new face wash pretty soon… suggestions?