Organic is the word that Mee and I are looking for every time we do our food shopping. We are proud to say that we try to buy organic as much as possible. We have had our first organic vegetable bag order from a local farm this week and we are really feeling positive about it. However, one vegetable bag is not quite enough to cater for all the food that we eat. We still have do visit supermarkets to get the rest of our food. Tesco used to be our main shopping place but we find ourselves going to Sainsbury too mainly because Tesco has stopped some of its organic produce. I actually tweeted Tesco and I got a reply saying that their sales on organic produce has dropped by half and the management has decided to pull out some of the worst performed products. It doesn’t quite make sense to us as we would have thought that it should be more and more people buying organic produces.
A couple of months ago, we have bought a Samson masticating juicer. It’s one of those slow juicer which squeezes the fruits and vegetables to get the juices rather than using blades. It is suppose to be good and keeping all the nutrients in the juice. Just by saying that it’s healthier than normal juicer, they are of course more expensive. There are no covers for it, hence, I am trying to see if one of those mixer covers would fit. Again, those covers are not cheap too.
Organic lifestyle definitely has some effects on our bank balance. However, we feel it’s worth it since just by eating organic, we feel better already. In a way, we also help local farm. Organic sales in supermarket drops probably because more people are opting for vegetable bags and boxes from local farms.
There are about six major supermarkets near where we live at the moment; Morrisons, Co-operative, Tesco, Sainsbury, Asda and Lidl. However, every time we see Aldi’s advertisement, we very much envy the sort of prices it can offer. I guess there are pros and cons too with the pros being that we have less one store to compare the prices. In this current economy situation, it’s not a wonder that most people are trying to find ways and means to save almost on anything. Up until recent months, Lidl has started its own kind of clearance, much like the one in TKMaxx except that Lidl actually advertises the date it will start the clearance. The price could start as low as 50p.
Mee and I went to a couple of past clearance event before and got ourselves a few bargains. We have got ourselves a Logitech 2.1 speaker which I though, at first, it would sound better than our existing Labtec 2.1 speaker. Upon testing, I would say there are not much difference between the two except that the Logitech 2.1 speakers has the treble and bass control. I guess we can’t expect a lot considering the price that we paid. When checked on the internet, the Logitech 2.1 speakers actually costs about £20-£30 while I don’t think that I paid more than £15 for our current Labtec 2.1 speakers.
Anyway, I still have the belief that most of the time, the price represents the quality of a product. When Mee and I went to see my sister during Christmas and New Year, we went to a Bose retail shop. Every product from Bose headphones to Bose 5.1 speakers, they all sounded better than what we have currently. Even Bose 2.0 speakers sounded better than any 2.1 speakers we have ever owned. But would I spend £200 for a pair of speakers? I could probably get a good mini hifi with that price. But don’t get me wrong, Bose is certainly in my list of “things that are good to have”.