I flipped through the coupon insert from the Sunday paper before heading out to the little grocery store near me and noticed a coupon for a new kind of yogurt. I cut it out along with a couple other coupons and headed to the store.
I used to be a couponer. I had a plastic cigar box that I kept all my coupons in… separated by categories (file folder tabs made out of cut up cereal boxes) and I’d make my grocery list in the ORDER of the grocery store. I’d pull out all the coupons that I’d use and any I thought I might use and put into a #10 envelope (that’s a legal size envelope). I’d make the grocery list on the back of the envelope. Handy dandy.
Back then…. I had more mouths at home to feed. Back then, more stores doubled and TRIPLED coupons, and is it just me or were there better coupons ‘back in the day’? Most of the time when I flip though the coupon inserts I rarely see anything I can use.
But that yogurt looked interesting and with fifty cents off would be a bargain.
Got to the store…grabbed a basket… grabbed a couple things and walked past the dairy aisle. Stood there in front of the yogurt display (WHICH makes me think of Dan Fogelberg’s Same Old Lang Syne — ‘Stood behind her in the frozen foods’) and scanned right to left, next row, right to left and there it was. Oui.
Then a slight audible gasp…. Is that GLASS? It was! My eyes lit up. EVERYTHING tastes better in glass. Don’t you agree?
(I’ve a special glass just for milk. Oh DO YOU REMEMBER how ice cold soda used to taste out of that glass bottle???)
Noticed the price was kinda high at $1.39 but man oh man, it’s in GLASS!
Couldn’t help myself, just because of the glass. I bought that glass jar of Oui yogurt, used my coupon and took it home to delve into later.
Later came before bedtime.
Did you know that I don’t really care for yogurt? I’m one of those super-tasters. I don’t care for anything with a hint of sour and I can’t stand anything bitter. That means I don’t like chocolate. Or pickles. Or yogurt in general. I tasted some Greek yogurt at Sams one day and couldn’t find the water fountain fast enough!!! I can eat the flavored yogurts though as the tang tends to dissipate after the first spoonful.
I peeled off the top and I knew it! I was right. Great things come in glass jars!
Dipping in gingerly… Looks nice and smooth and custardy.
Tiny bit of tang…. OH…. non-yogurt eater here shouldn’ve realized that you need to stir it first as the fruit is on the bottom!
AND eating it! Sweet, creamy, deliciousness.
ALL the way to the bottom
AND now I have a great little glass jar. My cashier said she’s saving her’s to make candles. I’ll probably use mine in my craft area to hold ‘whatnot’.
Now WHAT does my experience eating this new Oui yogurt have to do with preparedness and survival?
Well. We should each be open to trying new things and that includes new flavors and new foods. You might discover a new favorite like me! Use those cents off coupons and stock up (when the coupons makes sense). It also means that I might consider making my own yogurt and experimenting with different flavors. A real yogurt aficionado might consider adding milk goats or dairy cows to their homestead.
Just TRY new things as you never know what might inspire you to great a new dish, a new way to combine different tastes and textures. The more you know about food and flavors the better able you’ll be to cook ‘from the pantry’. Being able to create a meal with what’s available is a great skill to have and could come in handy more often than you realize.
(This WAS NOT a sponsored post, I received no goods or funds for talking about my experience with Oui other than the 50 cent coupon I used.)