Saturday, May 16, 2015

More on the Business Insider SNAP challenge explained

As mentioned before at great length, when journalist Kathleen Elkins wrote about her attempt to live on a food-stamp budget, the result told us more about Elkins shopping habits than it did about the plight of the poor.

I've tried to retrace Elkins' steps in my local Trader Joe's, trying to see what went wrong. For example, here are a the tortillas that she bought as part of her challenge.

I'm sure that they are very good, what with being from grandmother (Abuela) and all that, but they were also a bit pricey.

Particularly when you consider that you can get more, both in terms of number and weight, for half the price.

And, at least in my store, it's fairly easy to make the comparison.

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