Something happened this week that will forever alter the course of my life. Sprouts store opened in Norman. Ever since we moved back to OK from CA I’ve been pining away for Trader Joes and wondering if there will ever be a replacement for the hole it left in my heart. I’m happy to say that I’ve found a new love.
Seriously, this new grocery store is a game changer. I do most of my shopping at Target and as much as I love it, their produce and meat department leave little to be desired. On Tuesday BFF and I carted Harry through their pre-opening to marvel at the beautiful veggies, deli counter and sushi. SUSHI! Have you had that sushi at Target? Gag. Everyone in Norman knows you have to drive to the west side IGA to get good grocery store sushi. Spouts sushi is de-lish! Can I get an AMEN?!
(Watch out, a Cabbage Patch Kid might pop up any second here)
Heres the deal. I really want to feed my family good, fresh food but I also have a monthly grocery budget. I can’t go to the other “health food” stores because their prices are through the roof. I do my best to find what I need at a regular grocery store. Well, Sprouts IS a regular grocery store. I looked through every single aisle and discovered that almost all of my grocery needs were covered. No, I can’t get my Angle Soft or Bounty there. I’ll still have to visit Target for my Huggies night-time diapers but that’s okay because 99% of my wardrobe comes from Target so I can’t give it up completely. The weekly specials are pretty amazing. 88 cents for red bell peppers! Roasted red bell pepper soup here I come. These bell peppers won’t always been 88 cents as the specials change every week but next week something else I need will be a great price. The weekly specials change every Wednesday. The cool thing about the weekly specials is that if you shop on Wednesday you get to take advantage of the specials from the previous flier AND the upcoming specials.
I checked all the prices of my regular shopping list (milk, OJ, yogurt, bananas, etc.) and they were all on par with what I normally pay. Thank you, Sprouts, thank you. Dear Husband, keeper of the finances, thanks you.
Disclaimer: Sprouts did NOT ask me to write about their store opening. ALL of these thoughts and opinions are my own. I’m just really that excited about a new grocery store in Norman. Such is the life of a stay-at-home mom.