There's a new supermarket in town, called Sweetbay. They are as good as any other chain, from what I can see. Most importantly, they carry New Age Drinks (as you can see below).
What is this, Swami in a Can?
Anyway, whatever New Age Drinks are, they've got 'em.
Even better than New Age Drinks is Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream, known in my circle as Food of The Gods. And yes, Sweetbay has plenty of that. Truthfully, I could exist on only Ben & Jerry's if I had to make that sacrifice. However, I know better: I might as well get a trowel and cake it onto my hips, because that's where it lingers.
So, yesterday I figured I had nothing for lunch and I was going to eat healthy. I wandered by their deli, which was stocked with all sorts of classic deli goodies, ranging from fried chicken to pasta salads, when I saw their sushi.
Now, I know that you should never buy sushi in a supermarket: I really do. But I was tempted to merely look at it longingly. So, I picked up a tray, and then did a double take.
The sushi was furry.
Not only furry, but it was developing a life of it's own. I could see colonies, government buildings, and unemployment lines. Civilization had arrived in the deli.
"Um, miss?" I tentatively said, waving the tray in the direction of the woman behind the counter.
The woman looked at me impatiently. "Yes?" she asked unwillingly.
"Er, your sushi is fuzzy," I announced.
The other people in line stepped back a bit.
"Oh?" she said, "I doubt it!"
"Well, doubt no longer," I said. "Here you go!"
She took the tray reluctantly, peering into it's depths. "Where?" she demanded. "I don't see it!"
"There," I said, pointing to their U.N. building. "They seem to have established colonies."
"Eh?" she said, blinking at me in puzzlement, and then looking once more at the sushi tray. "Well, OK, I'll tell the sushi chef."
"You do that," I said. "And," I added helpfully, "You might want to let him know that sushi is supposed to be made daily."
Still, overall I would recommend Sweetbay. It's not as good as Publix, but as long as it's nothing that they're producing in the deli, your chances of avoiding food poisoning is as good there as anywhere. I think we can hardly expect more from a supermarket than this.
Perhaps that's not a ringing endorsement, but as we all know, the FDA is almost criminally negligent, so it's every man for themselves.