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Sweets

You Can Now Buy Thrifty’s Vintage Ice Cream Scooper

One of life’s simple joys growing up was enjoying Thrifty’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream without a care in the world. Something about walking into the store and going in on those unique cylindrical scoops just hit different.

You can now take a bit of that experience home with you, as Thrifty’s is actually selling its vintage ice cream scoopers that they’ve used since the 1940s.

These babies are already selling out at Rite Aids arounds the country, (granted they probably didn’t supply that many) and as I went to a local Rite Aid for one, was told that people are calling in daily, trying to find these bad boys.

There are a few key elements to this scooper that you may not find in other scoopers. Aside from its stainless steel base, inside the cylinder are three prongs that dig into the ice cream and hold it inside. Once you’re ready to let go of the scoop onto your cone or cup there’s a little release trigger you pull to let it smoothly pour in.

It’s like a little ice cream gun.

If you think people aren’t going to try to bank off these bad boys, you’d be very wrong. As is often the case for limted released items of any kind, from ice cream scoopers, to Disneyland sporks, they are already being auctioned off on eBay, some for upward of $85.

As of now, it seems like they’re releasing in limited quantities, so if you want one, be sure to hit your local Rite Aid whenever they restock.

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News

Albertsons Is Merging With Rite Aid, Creating New Supermarket & Health Brand

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Out of all the popular grocery chains, Albertsons was always my favorite. I remember walking home from school and picking up some fried chicken from the deli, a jalapeño cheddar bun, and a Monster energy drink to fuel the rest of my evening.

As I grew older, I saw less Albertsons stand the test of time. The two locations closest to me shut down, forcing me to find other locations slightly further. Now, though, it looks like there’s hope left for our beloved supermarket chain.

In a bold move to expand their reach, Albertsons announced that they will be merging with pharmacy retailer Rite Aid.

Supermarket News reported that under this merger, a majority of Albertsons private label products will now be sold at Rite Aid stores. Albertsons’ existing in-store pharmacies will also rebrand into Rite Aid. Both stores will then unite under a new, yet to be announced, name and branding.

Because some Rite Aids and Albertsons stores are pretty close to one another in proximity in certain regions, it’s still unknown whether there will be closures once the merger happens.

Patrons can expect the deal to be finalized in the latter half of 2018.

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Packaged Food

Is Your Honey for Real?

According to a recent Food Safety News Analysis, most honey sold in grocery stores doesn’t meet the international standard for honey. An analyzation of more than 60 jars and plastic bears in 10 states and D.C. shows that there was no pollen to be found in products labeled “honey.”

Why is this important? Because without the pollen there is no way to determine it came from a legitimate source. A previous investigation by Food Safety News stated that it is likely that 1/3 of the honey sold in the U.S. is likely smuggled from China and could be tainted by illegal antibiotic and heavy metals. If you care where your honey comes from you may not want to buy from drugstores such as Walgreens, Rite-Aid, and CVS Pharmacy where no pollen was found in 100% of samples.

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Sweets

Rite Aid: Cotton-Candy & Chocolate Chip Cookie Dough

On a hot day like today (85 degrees out right now), nothing hits the spot better than some ice cream! Wouldn’t you know it, Rite Aid has double scoops in a sugar cone for $1.79, so you know I had to get on that!