Walmart Vs. Whole Foods In Blind Taste Test

Submitted by: CrakrJak 6 years ago

Inexpensive food from a big box grocery store or pricey "gourmet" food from a pretentious boutique market?
There are 114 comments:
Female 1,190
i remember my friend doing an experiment for class on something like this once, she asked which cantaloupe tasted better and we had to pick without knowing what was what, inorganic won almost every time, i think she tied something negative to it though, so i dont think it was certainly a good thing, but i cant remember :S
im in college so i just pick the cheap one :P
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Female 368
cant stand 20 seconds of it
who the eff cant say proooooduce?
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Male 143
PRAHDOOS..YES
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Male 503
Organic Farming is truly terrible for the environment and even worse for food production, its just another sham hippies will believe because they are told lots of lies.
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Female 160
Why am I watching this?
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Female 529
What`s a prawh-doos?
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Male 3,915
hey.....hey shutup boring-face!
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Male 5,194
"Whole Wallet" is more like it.
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Male 153
@Fatninja,
Agreed, and WTF is up with the way he says produce???!?!?! It`s PRO-duce. We`re in America, damnit!
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Male 48
Never heard it pronounced "prahduce" before.
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Male 91
Why did I just watch 3 minutes (didn`t finish it..) of a random guy talking about "produce"? Where`s the pricey "gourmet" food? Where`s the tasting?
And where`s the blindness!!?

Stop brainwashing me IAB!

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Male 30
This clip should be called: "Homeless man takes 8 shots of
Beefeater and talks about salad"
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Female 80
OMG did no-one else get a flashback to Miss South Carolina?
"...I personally believe that walmart is bringing fresh produce to people who might not necessarily have produce.."
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Male 4,807
Blind taste test = a generic term for any blind testing that involves TASTING !!!!

Just a thought...

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Male 25,416
what is this. not religious, not interesting, not funny, whats it doing on IAB!
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Male 848
Taste test? Enlighten me.
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Female 472
Civas: OMG that bothered you too! I had to stop watching it because of the way he said produce.

Gah! Now the word produce has lost all meaning.I`ve heard and said the word too much.

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Male 1,106
Rutabega and brussle sprouts every day... he must smell nice.
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Male 14
What the hell is prahduce?!

That drove me nuts. This video was just put here to F with my head. WHY?

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Female 864
This guy is way too annoying to watch .He looks like a douche .
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Male 599
What taste test?
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Female 100
I have everything about Walmart. But when it runs out local business and is the only store in 30 miles, I have to deal. It`s almost farmer`s market season though. No more plastic tomatoes!
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Male 2,033
They way this guy talks drives me nuts. "Prah-duce", "did a research", etc etc.

Also, where the hell was the blind taste test? Nowhere? Another failure of a title here on IAB.

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Female 387
That`s why you wash your fruits and vegetables before eating or cooking with them.
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Female 2,509
prah-duce
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Male 57
\lol, i dont see the big deal with these walmart super centers. i have one near me, and it`s just too big, and i found the prices just weren`t that good. I have never been to a whole foods, but i hear about them all the time. I shop at Aldi, and Giant, and im perfectly happy. Aldi is cheaper than anything i have seen, and Giant actually has quite a bit of specialty foods. They listen to the customers, and stock what people ask for. They had sushi for a little while, and now they are stocking veal, and lamb (which im very excited about)Thier fish department is perfectly acceptable for most common, and some not so common fish, and overall it`s got a lot of selection. I know i sound like a rep for Giant, but what im getting at is i dont see why people like/need specialty food stores so much. The average grocery store is beginning to hold more and more products all the time

*end rant*

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Male 17,512
"that guy must be gettin paid by walmart."

Actually he`s a food writer for the magazine "The Atlantic", So he`s paid by them.

The link to the full article is on the next to last page of the comments.

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Male 23
so according to the previous posts about nerds with glasses and stubble, women really want to f*** this guy???
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Male 304
I love prahduce, Especially on bayners.
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Female 833
and big-up to the man standing up for walmart.


from and asda customer. ok, i dont choose to shop at asda, i don`t own my own car and the local supermarket happens to be an asda and happens to only be about 1.5 miles away.

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Female 833
the reason their produce is from British supermarkets is because WalMart bought out the Asda chain. it`s also why we brits have to put up with american "baby cut" carrots in asda.
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Male 1,505
Produce imported from countries south of the US has to be gassed to pass inspection because of their pesticides. Chile can keep their drating peaches and their DDT.
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Male 2,076
I learned nothing from this video except that this bostonian has wasted his time comparing the taste of supermarket produce, and that method they are packaged in england and walmart are similar.

...so what?

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Male 122
Prahduce...
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Male 1,834
walmart is ok
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Male 3,431
Melamine tainted milk still tastes like milk.
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Male 75
that guy must be gettin paid by walmart.
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Male 47
"prahhduce."

^ what I was going to say. Prahduce.

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Female 1,158
prahhduce.
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Male 1,931
Organic food is a scam, and unhealthy. They do not use any preservatives or pesticides, and in this day and age there is 0% of these chemicals hurting you as technology has increased so much in that industry.

If everyone on earth started eating "organic" food, there would be a massive shortage and a majority of people would starve as the cultivation of such food is so much more scarce.

Not to mention that it is more than double in price. It is a scam, don`t buy it. Don`t be stupid, buy science food that is meant to keep you healthy.

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Male 12,138
Since when did fruits and vegetables become synomymous with the word "Produce"? Production to me conjures up notions of industrialisation, manufacturing, large-scale factories.

Call it fruits and vegetables. What does "produce" even mean? I`m leaving this thread now, a little bit dumber than when I entered it. And I hate that.

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Female 172
you just wasted my time and there was no taste test. it should read boring guy talks about organic food
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Male 586
AMEN cobrakiller, AMEN!
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Male 1,011
Organic foods are a scam anyhow..every "organic" farm around here uses the same chemicals that the others use.

The only thing they do differently is charge 10x more because they use manure once. Oh well, its good for the farmers :P

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Female 387
This guy`s annoying and doesn`t know what he`s talking about. I personally try to buy organic but just because something is labeled as organic, doesn`t always mean much. He even says that the produce he bought from Whole Foods was fresher. I work at WM (my produce department is scary), but I get my fruits and veggies from local markets or places like Whole Foods, because there is a visible difference and a difference in taste.
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Male 2,703
"praduce" the hell is that? I don`t see an A in the word prOduce...

secondly, walmart is not a grocery store in any shape or form, its a big box store that realized they can rip more people off by including all shopping into one place after seeing the success of Costco...I don`t trust any "food" store that also carries guns, car batteries, fertilizer, and will do your nails on the way out.

not to mention I have been to too many wal-marts where I smelled rotting meat in the food sections as well as birds eating the meat (creepy)

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Male 7,585
hmmm, there was no blind taste test. also i dont trust a single thing this guy says, i hate the way he pronounces it as "praduce".
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Male 541
Blind test?? There was no TESTS
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Female 84
I`m sad I watched this.
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Male 2,796
"splurbyburbl, ya instead you`ll be giving it 100 times more crap that is unhealthy for it.
Way to think ahead!"

I`m not sure exactly what you are referring to. I suppose you mean "the body"?? If so, I am not defending one over the other. I sometimes purchase organic, but more often just purchase regular groceries. I take BCAA`s and Enzymes to help break down what the foods and my digestive system fail to do on their own. You should look into it.

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Male 813
splurbyburbl, ya instead you`ll be giving it 100 times more crap that is unhealthy for it.
Way to think ahead!
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Male 976
For more on organic foods, see the `Organic Foods` episode of "Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!"

It`s a lot more entertaining too.

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Male 316
what a doofus. Go home.
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Female 132
*prah duce*
lolz......yeah, that was the best part of the video. but the guy had a good point at the end
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Male 473
WOW THIS WAS SO BAD
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Male 1,590
For more on organic foods, see the `Organic Foods` episode of "Penn & Teller: Bullsh*t!"
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Female 159
So where was the taste testing? This was just some guy crapping on about supermarkets.
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Female 19
prah duce
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Male 180
Bayners... Prawduce...
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Female 3,562
Organic foods are overrated. There`s a reason we use modern farming technology. It`s so we don`t waste natural resources. Organic farming uses up many times more water, land, fertilizer, etc. than modern farming.
Yet, modern farming is more subject to pests and diseases, requiring more pesticides to make it
work.

So in the end, you can`t win. No matter what you do you`re still screwing the earth.

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Male 2,436
This sucked.
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Female 1
um. I didn`t witness any blind taste testing.....
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Female 1,682
...I honestly dont give a sh*t whether my food is "organic" or not :/
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Male 906
wow what the hell was that? the most useless 4 minutes ever is what that was. He reminds me of my old math teacher whom i really disliked
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Male 2,796
TherealPixie Gets it : "It isn`t about taste. It`s about pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, genetic engineering, factory farming, fair labor prices, sustainable agriculture, and on and on."

Thank God!

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Male 2,796
This tool along with some of you IAB`ers are missing the major point. An apple from whole foods and an apple from Wal-mart may look, smell and taste pretty much the same and even *seem like the same quality, however Whole Foods has all organic food. What does this mean? Well, it simply means (more or less) that their food is not treated with enzyme inhibitors like most other grocery stores.

Natural foods like apples have their own natural enzymes which help break itself down or biodegrade. Thus by eating an organic product you will digest more of that product and it will be healthier for you. A non-organic product will not have the natural enzymes and therefore you are not giving your body near what it should be getting.

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Female 1,006
His pronunciation of "Prah-doose" and his pretentious attitude made me want to shoot myself.
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Male 74
the praduce department?
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Male 21
I`m glad stupid people shop at Whole Foods. It keeps the store open so those of us with allergies can buy weird stuff.
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Male 2,690
Yea where`s the taste test? Waste of my time
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Male 17,512
At the botton of the full article -

"As I had been in my own kitchen, the tasters were surprised when the results were unblinded at the end of the meal and they learned that in a number of instances they had adamantly preferred Walmart produce. And they weren’t entirely happy."

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Female 84
tl;dw
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Male 17,512
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Male 340
PRAHDOOSE
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Male 518
Title is trying to generate more views. So because walmart exploits the atrocities of free trade we should all shop there.
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Male 64
so the blind taste test was when?
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Male 864
Prahduce. That annoyed the hell out of me...
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Female 51
where the hell was the blind taste test?
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Male 734
Mega Uber Nerd.
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Male 438
This video is nonsense and has little to do with the title
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Male 10,440
Yea, also, wtf is with IAB and all its obvious linking/description/ad errors? Its like the site is maintained by a 10 yr old.
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Male 10,440
Alright, so I`ve learned that its ok to buy groceries from walmart, sadly all the walmarts here sell only plastic, low-quality crap, not food.
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Male 988
I just watched 75% of the video and scrolled through the rest.
The title did NOT seem to have anything to do with the video. WTF?
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Male 988
@therealpixie
And everything else that should be helping mankind grow more crops and feed the starving right?
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Female 767
I have a feeling people`s pallates(?) are completely shot right now...
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Male 127
" I.. Did a reasearch"

that and the way he pronounces produce totaly discredit everything he says.

which is actually pointless anyway. Yea, wal-mart has fruits and vegatables. Yea, and they aren`t in cans.

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Female 54
It isn`t about taste. It`s about pesticides, antibiotics, hormones, genetic engineering, factory farming, fair labor prices, sustainable agriculture, and on and on.
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Male 203
I don`t care if he is from boston (his accent doesn`t support this claim) It`s not Prah-duce! fuuhhhh.
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Male 1,311
Lets all hear him try to say produce one more time, haha.
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Female 3,574
Also, so what is his point? So you can get the same products at Walmart as you can at a nicer food store, but the food at the nicer store is fresher? Uhm, okay?
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Male 5,314
1. prah-duce. i couldn`t stand it.
2. he did eat any of it. what`s with the taste test name?
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Female 3,574
... why the hell would you even do research on supermarkets? Seriously, that is up there on the list of yawn-worthy subjects to do research in.
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Male 156
I`ve no idea what the point of that film was.
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Female 42
"I did a research in British supermarkets"... meaning he walked into one and took a look around..
hm if that`s a PhD then I`m buying!
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Male 1,929
Ridulously misleading title.

Anyway, for my meaningless comment: As soon as I saw the buckets and the hanging pictures I thought "Tesco`s". Then he agreed.

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Male 533
PRAAWWWWWduce. What has been heard.....cannot be unheard.
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Female 838
awawakaba

pra-pah-gahn-dah about prah-duce

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Male 174
Too bad he works for WalMart :)
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Male 50
It`s not an ad for Wal-Mart; it`s a video report for The Atlantic. You can tell because on the screen, in really big letters, the whole way through the video, it says so.
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Male 1,674
So is this some sort of ad for Walmart? IAB is getting money for posting this, right?
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Male 153
lol he`s pretentious and has a feminine air to him, but he has a point. Wal-Mart has cheap shat at cheap shat prices, and it doesn`t taste much different than some expensive shat store.
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Male 50
The whole thing, though, poop, is that Wal-Mart has switched to "organic," or anyway prah-duce that`s labelled as such. So if you still want your modified hulk-fruit and hulk-getables, you`re going to have to go somewhere else.
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Female 751
that wasn`t a blind taste test.... just sayin`
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Male 2,034
He says "produce" weird.
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Male 196
Why the heck does he keep saying "prah-duce"? Man, this guy needs to shut up.
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Male 2,440
Organic food sucks. I`ll take my modified produce anyday over that all-natural bullsh*t.
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Male 4,547
I hate video feeds that don`t let you pause and buffer.

He seems to have a fairly extensive knowledge of supermarkets (who notices style differences of British supermarkets?).

I`m wondering if that had anything to do with WalMart taking over ASDA back in the day...

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Female 434
This guy is completely pretentious and I`ve tired of listening to him.
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Male 26
It`s PROduce not PRAWduce.
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Female 4,039
If that guy said prah-duce one more time - arrggh!
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Male 421
There was no blind taste test. It was just an advertisement for Walmart produce.
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Male 3,314
What is prah-duce?
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Male 76
He mumbled alot.
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Male 17,512
Link: Walmart Vs. Whole Foods In Blind Taste Test [Rate Link] - Inexpensive food from a big box grocery store or pricey `gourmet` food from a pretentious boutique market?
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