Dear Wal-Mart Owners/Managers/To Whom This May Concern,
I was shopping at your store today and had not eaten lunch on time (this was my fault). I was starving in your store, and more than that, my head started hurting and I couldn’t think straight because my blood sugar was so low. I was at the Happy Valley Store (Oregon), which does not have a full grocery department, but a small one. Even with a small department, I assumed there would be *something* I could eat. I have allergies and sensitivities, and preferences that limit my choices in food. I only eat what I would call “real food,” and unfortunately, I had a difficult time finding any at your store today. When I am out and about and looking for some quick nourishment, this is what I look for:
Carrots (not baby carrots)
Unsweetened Applesauce Cups (no artificial sweeteners, either)
Plain Yogurt (full fat, no sugar, no artificial sweeteners)
Lunch Meat (no nitrates, preservatives, fillers or sugar)
Pepperoni Sticks (no nitrates, preservatives, fillers or sugar)
Sliced Cheeses (real cheese–not American or Processed, not reduced fat, not containing any anti-caking agents like potato or rice starch)
Seeds (raw or roasted, only salted, no soybean oil or corn oil, no added artificial flavors)
Nuts (if I wasn’t allergic, I’d look for these–raw or roasted, only salted, no soybean or corn oil, no added artificial flavors)
Fruit Leather (pure fruit, nothing added, no sweeteners)
Fruit Juice without any added sweeteners (cold, with the sodas, please ;))
No-Sugar-Added (and no artificial sweeteners either) Fruit Juice Sodas, like Izze or Knudson Spritzers
I would love it if the entire above list was organic, but I know that isn’t always possible.
I purchased string cheese (reduced fat, which I don’t think is “real food,” but I needed something for my blood sugar right away), but I was unable to find anything on the above list. I drove down the street to Trader Joes & found a nice lunch: pastrami, havarti, tangerines, fruit leather and snap peas. I would have stayed in your store longer & would have spent more if I had been able to find some real food to eat there.
I hope that in the future I will be able to find some real food in your store!
Thank you for reading my request!