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4 Things You Should NEVER Buy At The Grocery Store.

We found a list online of gross stuff you shouldn’t buy at the grocery store, according to people who WORK there.  And obviously it depends on how good the store is, but here are the top four:

1.  Pre-packaged cold cuts from the deli.  Meaning stuff they sliced up in the store that morning, because they probably used older meat that was about to expire.  But even if it was fresh it won’t last as long, because the clock starts ticking as soon as they slice it.  And you’re supposed to eat deli meat within three-to-five days.


2.  Bags of pre-shredded cheese.  It has additives like wood pulp to keep it from melting.  So you’re better off buying a block of cheese and shredding it yourself.


3.  Pre-made salads at the deli or in the produce section.  Sometimes they use old vegetables that are about to expire.  Then they add things like olives or hard-boiled eggs so you don’t notice that everything else doesn’t taste very fresh.


4.  Soup at the deli.  Again, a lot of stores save money by using ingredients that are about to go bad.


Plus, there’s no way to tell if it’s been sitting out all day.  And if it’s self-serve, it might be contaminated with bacteria and germs, because dozens of people have probably opened the lid to smell it.

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Your afternoon host AJ has been in Seattle for over 5 years and SO much has happened in his life since moving here. He and his wife of 7 years Nicole, had their first baby (Max...he is now 2) and they bought their first home here. When AJ isn't on the air, at a sporting event supporting one of our local teams (ESPECIALLY the Sounders and Seahawks) or hosting an event for one of the organizations that he works with including Making Strides Against Breast Cancer, March For Babies, Susan G Komen and Washington Trails Association, he is more than likely climbing a mountain! "I love everything this place has to offer, from world-class entertainment, to the incredible food to all of its natural beauty with so many amazing mountains and trails at our doorstep! I LOVE the Pacific Northwest and am proud to call it home and do what I love to do with an incredible group of people."