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Things you might not know about Walmart and/or Kewpie Mayonnaise!

Caroline1 | Jul 28, 201510:50 AM     36

I'm not a Walmart basher, and if people REALLY want "Mom and Pop" grocery stores back, the ONLY way to do that is to get rid of the internet! Which I'm very willing to do on this particular morning, because I greeted today by finding out that at least one of my bank cards has been hacked! Bummer! But anyway...

For those of you into Japanese food and all that jazz, I've been hearing about Kewpie brand Japanese mayonnaise for years! Did you know you can now order it on line from Walmart? I got mine here:

http://www.walmart.com/ip/36120978

Kewpie really IS different! For price comparison, at Walmart Best Foods runs about 12.8 cents an ounce and Kewpie is 33.9 cents an ounce, or almost 3 times as expensive, but boy, what a flavor difference! So I thought some of you might be interested because I've even seen "hacks" to make a mayonnaise that purportedly tastes like Kewpie on the web. But my philosophy is, why settle for cubic zirconia if you can afford diamonds? Same principle.

I also have a LOT of food allergies so the longer I live, the more expensive it gets to eat "real" food. I needed some naturally fermented saurkraut for it's probiotic factors (if you have to boil it, don't bother because it will kill all of the probiotics!) so I was doing some "on line" grocery shopping with Walmart and found a wonderful naturally fermented saurkraut FROM POLAND! that is fabulous because it is grown in a part of the world where GMOs are not as common as they are in the USA, so "organic" from Poland MEANS organic! Good stuff! (Well, there is a higher risk of "genetically modified" everything from Poland (proximity to Chernobyl) as well as foods from Japan (Fukushima!), so I guess it all boils down to the type of genetic modification we're trying to avoid. <sigh>

Just thought you should know about these shopping options. It ALSO means that if I ever get a yen (pun intended!) to bake myself some "authentic" Japanese pizza, I can now do it with Tater Tots and Kewpie Mayonnaise as part of the toppings!

Just kidding on that one because I've never found Japanese pizza in the least appealing, but it also occurs to me that the Japanese have done to "American" pizza what America has done to sushi!!! I guess turn about is fair play after all! '-)

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