#1 Posted by blazerx9x (648 posts) -

Hello giantbomb community, I haven`t come up with an original question like this in a while, I was thinking, I just came back from walmart with my sister and her boyfriend, we were hungry and looking for something cheap to get and eat, I had a couple of bucks on me (and by me I mean the countless amount of useless money my sister has but nicely spends on me), so I was like "fuck it, i`m hungry", and got quite a couple of things, what did I get you ask? Well, I got my personal favorites, a box of supreme pizza hot pockets (a box full of 12 in them), some powdered donuts, and three bottles of some amazing, and something people should drink more often, Cherry Dr.Pepper. I gotta say, this is a perfect combo for a midnight snack, it`s just...amazing. Now, I would like to hear about what YOU get at the store as far as snacks or food goes, this can be gas stations or mini marts, anything really.
 
So, giantbomb, what do YOU get at YOUR local grocery store?

#2 Posted by Raymayne (1226 posts) -

You unhealthy bastard.

#3 Posted by gunslingerNZ (1903 posts) -

If I'm buying come home drunk food it's normally a frozen pizza or a pie. Something I can shove in the oven and then into my mouth with less than a 20 minute turn around.

#4 Edited by Leptok (942 posts) -

Last time it was staples: Bread, milk, eggs, etc. The only non essential I got was fruit punch mix. Too broke to get anything interesting at the moment. 
 
 
Plus trying to eat healthy cuts out a lot of snacks.  
 
 
But I like to go buckwild on some corndogs now and then.

#5 Posted by blazerx9x (648 posts) -
@Raymayne: I never said I ate ALL of them... but then again, I never said I didn`t.
#6 Edited by Fjordson (2448 posts) -

My wife does most of the grocery shopping. Apparently I just mess it up every time I try. But I always need Tim's Jalapeno Chips. Absolutely essential. So, so good.

#7 Posted by Synthballs (2193 posts) -

Blowjobs from the back alley.

#8 Posted by mangomonger (67 posts) -
@Raymayne said:
" You unhealthy bastard. "
unhealthy ??? 
HE LIVES LIKE A KING!
#9 Posted by hedfone (1751 posts) -

food

#10 Posted by oatz (1103 posts) -

Skinless, boneless chicken breasts, eggs, milk, oats, bananas, some beer, some yoghurt, bread etc.

#11 Posted by Murray (91 posts) -

Pepsi cola, 2-4 cans nearly every day.

#12 Posted by Darksnughero (106 posts) -
I don't go to the store.  My mom shops for me.  I like soda and stuff.  Don't eat health food.  Makes me sick.  Mostly just eat sweets, meat and breads.  
 
I love pickled pig ears, sweet peppers, pepperoni on a good cracker. 
#13 Posted by TheCappuccinoBandit (268 posts) -

I get Cherry 7up from my local shop, it's one of the best cherry soft drinks out there. Do you guys have cherry 7up in America?

#14 Posted by iam3green (14390 posts) -

i don't do shopping but usually i get Doritos, red bull/ monster which ever i feel like, pizza rolls, and soda. most of the things that i get when i go.

#15 Posted by Zidane_24 (738 posts) -

Hmmm...Whatever soft drink is on sale, maybe a box of corn dogs from time to time. Oh, and a bag of shredded Mexican cheese and a bag of tortilla chips. Other than that, it's mostly essentials and healthier stuff. Bananas, bread, salad, juice, hot dogs & buns, maybe some pretzels. Strawberries, if they're in season. 

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#16 Posted by Australia (126 posts) -

The shop near my house sells a budget ass soda called, "Cheery Cheer" which is cherry flavoured and is the single best fluid that I have ever drank. The pie shop next door to it is pretty dope as well. 

#17 Posted by Osaladin (2519 posts) -

First off, I don't consider Walmart a grocery store.  
 
I usually get cooking ingredients from the grocery store. I enjoy cooking, and after you are used to eating home cooked food, you can't really settle for microwavables or cheap pizza.  I don't ever have a list either, I just go down each aisle and decide if I want/need the item.

#18 Posted by MistaSparkle (2148 posts) -

Replace your supreme pizza hotpockets with either pepperoni or ham and cheese and your cherry Dr. Pepper with vanilla coke and you've got my ideal meal buddy.

#19 Posted by wolf_blitzer85 (5256 posts) -

So I was perusing the frozen food isle and was thinking that a nice frozen chicken pot pie would make a great lunch, so I made my way over to that freezer section. Much to my surprise there was a new item sitting next to the usual fare:

 Just like the normal pot pies but with apple pie filling instead.
That's right. Motherfucking frozen apple pies you can microwave to delicious perfection. Seriously one of those and some vanilla ice cream is absolutely amazing.
#20 Posted by Osaladin (2519 posts) -
#21 Posted by Murray (91 posts) -
@Osaladin: 
You're really brining me down.
#22 Posted by Arbie (1449 posts) -

Crisps. Lots and lots of bags of crisps. 
 
On a sensible shop I get a lot of meal worthy things to mix and match together throughout the week. By sensible I mean not crisps. Pizza is sensible to me.

#23 Posted by OtakuGamer (1234 posts) -
#24 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -

I don't go anymore, but when I was in college I would always grab a cold cuts wrap to eat for dinner when I got home. The Atlantic Super Store I went to made these amazing wraps that had like 2-3 inches of cold cuts wrapped in fresh lettuce, tomatoes and pickles with just the right amount of mayo and mustard to compliment every thing and not over power it like so many places do. God dam I miss them. 
 
When I was in college, and still able to buy my own groceries, I ALWAYS had a case of pop in the house so I would also drink a can of pop and grab a handful of chips to go with it. Usually Cheetos for the chips, and ether Barqs Root Beer, Sprite or a Coke for the pop.

#25 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -
#26 Posted by Murray (91 posts) -
@OtakuGamer said:
" @Osaladin said:
" @Murray said:
" Pepsi cola, 2-4 cans nearly every day. "
Two sodas a week increases the risk of Pancreatic Cancer by 87%. "
Holy shit, well what makes 32 in a week? XD "
I know! Shit, I should be dead D:'
 
@crusader8463: 
True! Some years ago they said eating tomatoes increases the risk too. Well well, I'm healthy enough. ^^
#27 Posted by Jamer91 (132 posts) -

usually energy drinks and sandwiches. occasionally ill get a lottery scratch card :P

#28 Posted by JonathanMoore (1858 posts) -

Mountain Dew Energy, any foreign drinks that they sell, can't harm you to try something new right? Reeces Peanut Butter Cups, Oreos.

#29 Edited by PenguinDust (12511 posts) -

 Deli sliced meats and cheeses plus boomsticks in aisle 12? Hell yeah!
@Osaladin said:

" First off, I don't consider Walmart a grocery store..."

Walmart Supercenters are definitely grocery stores with all the same food items found in normal supermarkets including a deli section, bakery, fresh produce and meat counter.   
 
I buy whatever I need to eat at either Walmart Supercenter or Publix Supermarkets.  I plan to go food shopping today, and I know I need some staple items as well as some soup and (mmm) frozen burritos.
#30 Posted by YoctoYotta (541 posts) -
@Fjordson said:
" My wife does most of the grocery shopping. Apparently I just mess it up every time I try. But I always need Tim's Jalapeno Chips. Absolutely essential. So, so good. "
Tim's Cascade Jalepeno are the best potato chips on earth. Wasabi, Original, and Sea Salt & Vinegar are other favorites of mine. Glad to know they're around San Fran, I know a lot of the country isn't so fortunate. Have you tried Erin's All Natural Original Popcorn, also made by Tim's? Delicious.
#31 Posted by YoctoYotta (541 posts) -
@Osaladin said:
" @Murray said:
" Pepsi cola, 2-4 cans nearly every day. "
Two sodas a week increases the risk of Pancreatic Cancer by 87%. "
Yeah, I'm no health nut, but you can't pay me to drink pop. Also, warning to the wise, "Aguava Nector" is actually worse for you that High Fructose Corn Syrup, as magical as it sounds.
#32 Posted by Fjordson (2448 posts) -
@YoctoYotta:  the Sea Salt & Vinegar chips are a fine product. I have not tried the Wasabi ones, though. That actually sounds incredible. And I haven't tried their Popcorn, but I'll get that on the shopping list soon. 
 
Damn. I'd love some Jalapeno chips now.
#33 Posted by Extreme_Popcorn (842 posts) -

The last snack I bought was at a petrol station early on sunday morning which was a Mars bar, 20 cigarettes and a pornographic periodical. Might not seem like a completely odd purchase but given that I'm diabetic, don't smoke and was being driven home by my lovely girlfriend makes them quite odd. 
 
Normally it's just a diet cherry coke or Dr Pepper zero

#34 Posted by Eric_Buck (1289 posts) -

I get Fierce Grape Gatorade (not Powerade, god NO!) and poptarts.

#35 Posted by Osaladin (2519 posts) -
@crusader8463 said:
" @Osaladin said:
" @Murray said:
" Pepsi cola, 2-4 cans nearly every day. "
Two sodas a week increases the risk of Pancreatic Cancer by 87%. "
Everything increases the risk of cancer these days. Hell, I wouldn't be surprised if even worrying about getting cancer increases the risk of getting cancer. "
While that certainly is true, most of the articles about things giving you cancer don't have such intensive tests on the matter. This particular study was done following around 60,500 people for a period of 14 years. You can't really argue with those findings. And can we all really say that soda is not unhealthy? The amount of sugar alone is sickening.  
 
If you are going to buy soda, at least try to get sugar free, healthy doesn't mean nasty.
#36 Posted by iizcallum (606 posts) -

Budweiser.

#37 Posted by Jasta (2217 posts) -

 

My home from home.
#38 Posted by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
#39 Edited by GetEveryone (4455 posts) -
@Osaladin said:

"This particular study was done following around 60,500 people for a period of 14 years.  You can't really argue with those findings." 

If you are going to buy soda, at least try to get sugar free, healthy doesn't mean nasty. "
Firstly, yes you can. Studies like this go some way to prove a correlation, but there are an unknown number of variables affecting each and every one of those people. The results look a little like "30% of people drink semi-skimmed milk; 1/3 of people are directly affected by cancer; milk causes cancer" (To be fair, milk IS thought to cause cancer, but this research method is unsound to say the least). 
 
Secondly, diet drinks contain phenylalanine which is purported to cause brain tumors, so you're probably better off with neither.
@crusader8463 said:

"When I was in college, and still able to buy my own groceries."

...Huh?
#40 Edited by Everyones_A_Critic (6298 posts) -

I get bitched at by my boss at my local grocery store...because I have the misfortune of working there.
 
EDIT: Lots of buzzkills in this thread, damn...

#41 Posted by AjayRaz (12427 posts) -
@hedfone said:
" food "
#42 Posted by Bloodgraiv3 (2712 posts) -

Pasta or ingredients to make it :P
#43 Posted by PirateNeal (268 posts) -

Condoms and booze

#44 Posted by Steve_Ramirez (1257 posts) -

not condoms. 

#45 Posted by crusader8463 (14422 posts) -
@GetEveryone:  I live at home now and I don't have any say in what food gets bought.
#46 Posted by TheChaos (1158 posts) -

Food.

#47 Posted by Osaladin (2519 posts) -
@GetEveryone: I guess people will go to any lengths to not accept the truth. 
 
I agree about diet sodas, that's why I stick to water and natural juices. But if you're going to buy soda, at least make an attempt to get diet or Coke Zero and the likes.
#48 Posted by jackbag (209 posts) -

Cancer or not, that's a fucking insane amount of pop. 

#49 Posted by PhaggyBigNastyMcKill (564 posts) -

If its midnight and I'm shopping at a grocery store, then I'm getting condoms.