Friday, July 8, 2011

Food Waste Friday: Icky Arugula

This is what arugula should look like--
Mine was much sadder
I love me some arugula, so when I went to Trader Joes the other day to load up on coffee and olive oil, I grabbed a bag of theirs.  Normally, I get the Earthbound Farms clamshell variety, but then I would have had to make a second trip to the grocery store.  Trader joes rarely lets me down, so even though the bags of arugula looked a bit dubious, I took a chance.


This stuff is slimy, and has a strange smell.  I put some on my sandwich yesterday, even though it tasted funny, and now I have a tummyache.  Could be unrelated, but I'm ditching the arugula anyway.  Trader Joes has a policy that you can return anything you don't like, but the store is too far from home to make it worthwhile, and if I stop there after work, it will mean either leaving arugula in my hot car for eight hours, or schlepping it into the break room fridge, which is just weird, and really doesn't sound like something I'm into.  I'll take a $2.50 loss and never buy Trader Joes leafy greens again.


  1. maybe you could have juiced it?

  2. Perhaps--but the sewerish smell really put me off it. Too late now!