August 31, 2009 at 9:02 am
I have not met the person who planned the layout of the local Kroger, but I know he or she is an evil, evil person. Planted right in the middle of the aisle between the frozen meats and the dairy section at the back of the store stands this:
The Manager’s Special Bakery Markdown cart! It combines two of my most favorite things: deals and baked goods! Sadly, there is no easy way to avoid the bakery markdown cart. It sits at the end of the organic foods aisle, so I see it whenever I go to buy healthy Greek yogurt. It lies in wait next to the dairy freezer, so if I want to buy milk or cottage cheese or eggs, I have to walk within sight of it. And the Manager’s Special Bakery Markdown cart does not haunt the aisles alone! As you can see, the big, fat candy table lies just behind it, piled high with Kit Kats and Crunch bars, oh my!
I have not yet purchased anything off of the Manager’s Special Bakery Markdown cart, but I have wanted to. Oh dear God, I have wanted to. Sometimes there are entire birthday cakes for sale at half price. Yesterday I saw a pumpkin pie with delightful dollops of icing carefully topping it. There are sweet breads and buns and cookies. You never know what will be on the cart, but you know it will be tempting. Still, every time I visit the grocery store I have managed to pass up the savings and cinnamon rolls. I fear someday I might crack, but until then, wish me luck!