Heard some good things about Fred Meyers bulk section, so husband and I went to check it out. I did not find anything exciting as it's pretty much the same selection as most other stores and definitely less as PCC. Quick oats were out. It looked a bit dirty and some of the containers did not have any shovels or tongs.
We got a couple gummy bears for the kids, a snack bag full of pepita seeds, a bag full of plantain chips. Husband had to bang hard against the tube, so the chips would come out on the bottom. Another shopper came around the aisle to tell him things would fall of the shelf on the other side from his banging. Oops. I left a bit disappointed not finding any long missed food items. They do have peanut butter and almond grinders, too but nothing special besides.
The seafood/meat department wrapped our shrimp and trout in paper, also chicken breast. She said she would not even pack these in plastic. Default. Great.
One surprise was Mochi icecream in bulk. There is a freezer with 12 different flavors and 4 pieces are $5. We love Mochis, but usually they come in a plastic tray. I filled a Mason jar with 8 Mochis.
Self check out was fine. All items were in fabric bags, so we didn't have to figure out how to take of the container weight. Mochi prize was by piece.
We got some rolls in bulk - put them in a paper bag.
I am not sure I would just come back for just the Mochi, definitely not for the bulk. However, the trout was fantastic and cheap, so if we want to BBQ fish again, we will consider it.
Challenge of family of 4 living the WWMFD ('What would Michael Foster do?') way. Inspired by our friend, the Climate Warrior Michael, we are doing our part to reduce our carbon footprint at least 10 % each year by going plastic free, travel less, being a more mindful consumer.