Shop at Giant — they listen to their customers

Recently, while eating breakfast I noticed that my Silk Soymilk no longer stated that it was made from organic, non-GMO soybeans. I have used and depended on that brand for years, and was shocked that they had changed it. I contacted the Silk company and they told me that they did still make the organic, non-GMO variety, but my store had decided not to carry it. I immediately contacted the Giant on Van Reed Rd, and they were very responsive. Withing a week they had special ordered the “good stuff” from Silk, and you can find it in aisle 2 in the dairy case of their organic food section. So, I’m plugging the Giant for their excellent customer service, and urging everyone to patronize this store. If you want a specific product they will do their best to accommodate your request (even if they don’t understand it).

On the same subject: please be a label reader. Since this episode with the soymilk I have noticed that a lot of companies are no longer using organic ingredients  as they have in the past. Peace Cereal has quietly stopped using organic grains in their products. When I contacted them they said that the price of organic grains had increased threefold, so they decided to use non-organic ingredients and still produce a delicious product. I responded that there are already dozens of non-organic cereals on the store shelves, but I purchased Peace cereals just because they were organic — why should I buy them now?

Watch the labels closely. There is no bold print on the fronts of these packages proclaiming  “NEW and UNIMPROVED, MADE WITH 100% NON ORGANIC, GENETICALLY ENGINEERED INGREDIENTS.”  Who would buy it? If you aren’t alert you may find, as I did, that some of your favorite foods are no longer as healthy as you thought they were, and you may be innocently feeding your body something you really don’t want.

One thought on “Shop at Giant — they listen to their customers

  1. I have to say that Giant has not been consistent in stocking Organic Silk Soy Milk. Sometimes they have it, and sometimes they don’t. However, Redner’s on State Hill Rd. in Wyomissing does not find this to be too great of a challenge, and I am successful in buying Organis Silk Soy Milk there every week.
    The Giant brand of soy milk is organic and non-GMO, but it is too sweet for my taste. We definitely prefer the Silk brand and will go out of our way to get it.

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