The Groceries Worth Splurging on, According to Twitter
I grew up in a very food-centric Italian-American family and understood that Spending a little extra money to get the good shit is fair a way of life. My parents wouldn’t get caught buying a green can of shredded Kraft cheese and would always opt for a brick of the expensive imported cheese instead Parmesan. Balsamic vinegar from the supermarket? Fuhgeddaboudit. You go to a specialty store for the stuff, its consistency is more like syrup than vinegar. Totally worth it.
So if a Twitter thread ask which products aIt’s worth spending a little more money on went viral, i had my answers to that ready. Although I usually stray from being a lateral thinker, I was pleasantly surprised to see that I agreed with many of the answers.
The original poster started with a good suggestion: butter. she recommended kerrygold, a super soft, creamy butter made from Irish milk. I agree! I tasted first it when a roommate bought it as he was tired of the harsh, tasteless lager –I would always buy branded butter. Although the Italians don’t particularly like the Irish, I made the switch and have no regrets.
Speaking of, a staple of Italian cuisine, also proved to be one of the most popular answers: olive oil. Now I have to admit I don’t normally spend money on good olive oil simply because it’s already expensive and I work as a freelance writer Budget. However, a Twitter user pointed out that most olive oil in the US has already gone bad by the time it even hits store shelves, as noted in Netflix salt, fat, acid, heat. perhaps Once my current bottle of (apparently rancid) EVOO is gone, I’ll treat myself. A tweet recommended The global blend of California Olive Ranchwhich seems to be priced on par with what is available in the grocery store.
Lots of people immediately made buy recommendations high quality Saltparticularly Brand Maldon flaky Sea-salt-one even boasted of learning about it in a gourmet cooking class
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“The unique pyramid shape of our flakes is our trademark and as distinctive as the taste of the salt itself,” Maldon writes on his website. “Chefs and cooks around the world love the tactile texture of Maldon Salt.”
Who would have thought that salt could sound so sensual? Despite being a British product, Maldon salt is a leader available US retailers such as Kroger, Albertsons and Whole Foods. At my local Whole Foods in Brooklyn, on 8.5-oz box from Maldon goes for $6.99 while a 48-oz. Box of Morton salt goes for $4.19. Maybe I’ll request the good shit as a stocking stuffer.