If you’ve been to a grocery store in the past couple of days, you’ve probably noticed they are starting to look like a going-out-of-business sale. Shelves are surprisingly empty, so for the foreseeable future, I will be putting shredded cheese on sandwiches and cooking whole wheat fettuccini. What you see now in stores are the things that no one really wants, even in an emergency situation.
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Slate’s Ben Mathis-Lilley reports that shoppers laid waste to the entire pasta aisle at a Whole Foods in Millburn, New Jersey, save for the chickpea-based options like Banza. The Amazon product page for Banza’s linguine notes, “Banza is bringing the sexy back to pasta.”
Chocolate hummus? Canned asparagus? Slate has a rundown of the orphaned products still on supermarket shelves. If any of these are your favorites, you might want to make a note to check the expiration dates the next time you stock up. -via Digg
(Image credit: Ben Mathis-Lilley)