posted on Aug, 9 2011 @ 01:22 PM
I live in South Texas, We have Walmart and a large grocery store chain called H.E.B.. Walmart you're familiar with, HEB is known for being one of
the better markets both in terms of quality and service and I think they live up to that.
Over the years, I've shopped for food at both store chains at several locations and now have the routine where unless it's canned, I just won't buy
food at Walmart, here's why:
MEATS: Have a funny metallic taste compared to any other source, also a bit tougher, finally no bargain either.
BREAD: Cakes and breads also have a metallic taste and are never nearly as moist or good tasting as other markets.
FRUITS & VEGETABLES: Some things seem ok, but Broccoli tastes strange, almost every kind of fruit is bland and not ripe enough, they LOOK ok, but when
you get them home, they taste terrible. Watermelons are a great example, just horrendous, look perfect but taste foul and flavorless. Walk across
the street and they're fine.
MILK & EGGS: I went organic a few years ago and they are a dollar or more cheaper at Walmart, but now I can't help but wonder if they're short
cutting this too somehow, I notice the eggs do behave as if they're old pretty often (shells are stickier on hard boiled), but milk seems OK.
TRUE VALUE Walmart brand: almost always taste bland and old. HEB house brand almost always great quality on par or better than name brand.
Every so often I'll forget my rule and buy something on my list above from Walmart and instantly notice and remember why I don't buy to begin with.
I talk to a few people here and there about it and they all agree but no one seems to think much of it. I can't help but wonder if it's just low
quality, something more nefarious or just that I'm too picky.
Anyone else notice this or is it just us?