Usually, I don't. I mean, I'm not scowling or anything but having to go to the supermarket isn't high on my list of fun things to do. Why you ask? Well, because of my food allergies, I have to read every last ingredient on every single package, beverage and bottle. OK, minus the the vegetable section but it always surprises me how I can find what appears to be a great product until I see added soy (protein, powder, oil ), a ton of sugar or anything with gluten in it. Which, for those who don't know, are wheat, rye and barley...oats are still out on debate.
And although I'm finding more and more items gluten and soy free AND that actually taste delicious, I still have a hard time smiling the whole time I'm there. Because, really, who wants to have to stand in a supermarket aisle with a box in her hand, eye glasses on, reading every last ingredient when I could be outside riding my bike (paddle boarding, hooping, running, etc.) in the sunshine.
So when I see something that would enhance a new dish I'm making or the recipe specifically calls for it and I see those two wonderful words, "gluten free" well my heart goes all aflutter. Yes, it does and that's when I smile a big 'ole wide smile. I've also been know to actually say aloud, "THANK YOU!" to no one in particular.
What are some of the things that can get you to smile in a supermarket or give a sigh of relief? C'mon, I know you're out there too...
Smile, you'll feel better!