Target Complaint - Target's "Food Avenue" choices are EXTREMELY unhealthy!!!
Well, at least if Target was going to have the usual hot dogs, pizza, and salty pretzels, I could always opt for one of their delicious yogurt parfaits with granola. The yogurt was organic, and for the size and taste, it wasn't super high in calories. Last year it cost $1.50. The price is now $2.75, expensive, but okay for a once-in-a-while treat. Actually all their food prices have increased (understandable due to the increased cost of commodities), but the quality has plummeted! I ate a yogurt parfait today...it tasted different and its consistency was thinner than usual...it wasn't until I looked at the ingredients that I realized why. Gone was my organic yogurt...nefariously replaced by a low fat non-organic variety with my favorite...high fructose corn syrup, yippeee!! It also has modified food starch and gelatin...yikes!!! I would never have eaten it had I known before hand. So what choices do I have if driven to hunger looking at all the great Anna Sui clothing, I want a bite to eat? Their salads have turkey meat with MSG and nitrates. Their hot dogs are high sodium and also have nitrates... I won't even go into the quality of the meat.
Their pretzels are either salt laden or sugar laden processed white flour. Their "organic" mac and cheese (if they ever have it available) may be organic, but it is still just a lot of white flour. Now I know the majority of Americans could not care less about what they put into their bodies, but they should. At least offer them one healthy choice...I mean give the masses at least a fighting chance of staving off obesity and high blood pressure. Then for those that think they're having at least a semi healthy yogurt, they're actually duped by another well-dressed chemically-laden food without so much as a "we changed our formula" label. Is Target so hard up for money that it has to price gouge on the food it sells and lower its quality? Obviously it is.
For me...I guess I will have to make my Target trips after lunch...or maybe not at all. I thought Target was somewhat progressive when it came to items in their store. They are not. Even the grocery items they sell...folks, just because it's organic doesn't make it healthy. Most of their organic fare are cookies and chips with wheat flour (if it's not whole wheat flour it's essentially white flour), lots of sugar, and salt. Maybe Target just wants to sell more prescriptions...