This area where I live is loaded with Food Lions, Lowes Foods, Piggly Wiggly, Save A Lot, Walmart and Harris Teeter. I know there are other chains but this is what is available to me. There are times when you want or need something in particular and you search and just get so frustrated because no one seems to have your item. With all of the above listed it is true with the exception of Harris Teeter. I am one of the, you might call weird shoppers, that get entertained just walking around in a superior super market. I love seeing items that I have never seen in say Walmart. Linda and I had a unique shopping experience last Saturday. We had been unable to find 2 things in all the stores in Roanoke Rapids which include some of the same name stores in Rocky Mount.
If any of you watch the Food Network surely you have seen someone use tomato paste in a tube. They talk about how awesome it is to be able to squeeze out just what you want, screw the cap back on and put it in the fridge until the next time instead of wondering how you are going to keep the remains of the tomato paste can you opened and took a tablespoon out. I didn't have an immediate need but I want to own one and that was our first find at good old Harris Teeter.
We also love roasted turkey all during the year with whole berry cranberry sauce. I looked everywhere for a fresh turkey breast with the pop out timing button and all I could find was frozen meat. That was the next item we looked for and sure enough they had one that I promptly cooked in my Flavor Wave oven when we got home. Harris Teeter is located in Rocky Mount where I work. The only problem is that it is on the other side of town and it takes about 20 minutes with all the traffic lights to get to it but when I do I get instant gratification.