The first time I went to Valu-Mart on a cold day in Toronto I wanted to make my spicy noodles and was so thrilled they had shiitake mushrooms. FRESH shiitake mushrooms. Impressive…
The problem? They were way the hell up at the top of the mushroom stand! In fact, all the baskets of non-packaged mushrooms were at the top of the display.
Now luckily I have freakishly long arms but what about other people? What about people who are not tall, are in wheelchairs or are disabled? I started to get pissed off.
I have lived in a lot of places and I had never seen that before. I walked ALL the way to the local Loblaws, checked out Sobeys… This is what I saw. Their store is much smaller so of course they have to go vertical with their display but I never saw people in line for mushrooms like I always did when they were down at waist level.
The Added Frustration
I contacted the store about the issue and was assured that they liked the idea of bringing the mushrooms down from above so everyone could enjoy them. That was well over a month ago, perhaps two because I spoke with them right before I fell down the stairs.
The first couple of times I was mobile again I came in and no, they had not been moved. Grrr… But! Yesterday!
Foodie Miracle and Gratitude
Look!!! This is perfection. Now everyone can go through the individual mushrooms. Oh I am so glad this is a happy story and not an angry one!
Thank you Valu-Mart for implementing this change! I know it is going to help a lot of people and I hope you now sell even MORE mushrooms. Thank you also for letting me know where your coconut water was, I could not find it for the life of me and now I am enjoying it every day in my smoothies.
Happy Foodie Weekend Everyone! ~ Suzie the Foodie
The Happy Whisk says
LOVE it, Suzie! Go you. We have some stores here that pack then high as well. I wondered if they did it to keep hands off the products. Less touching. But dang, some are so high that I have to take down the ENTIRE basket to pick through.
You Suzie, are a MUSHROOM SUPERHERO.
Suzie the Foodie says
Really Ivy? I had never seen that before, I don’t know what they’re thinking. I mean, if you can’t touch them you can’t buy them, right?
Awww… I am happy to be a superhero for mushrooms. 🙂