Day 103- ETHICAL HAUL: Packet Food

Today was my fourth trip to the True Food Cooperative. On my previous trips I have started buying Personal Care, Kitchen Household Items and Cleaning Products. This week I bought any of these items I’ve started using (because I always want back up) and started looking at the Packet Foods I need in my diet. The loose foods like grains and nuts I will probably save for my next visit on 16th March.

Here’s what I bought based on what I will be needing on my plant-based diet:


So I need all these foods for my plant-based diet followed in the book above but the products shown in these pictures are all from a food cooperative who only stock the most ethical brands and are a non-profit organisation. This is the future of grocery shopping if we are to sustain a growing population. I’m gradually moving all my shopping over from the big 5 supermarkets to the local cooperative. I’ll only be left with fresh food that I need to get from the supermarket because that will take more hard work to transition from. I even topped up my toilet roll for the third time and replenished the cleaning products I’ve started to use. Now I have two bottles of everything I can take one empty bottle back to use at the filling station.


Day 42- NEW HABIT: The True Food Community Co-operative

NEW HABIT: Shop at True food once a month & increase the shopping list every time

I am so lucky to have this co-operative supermarket near to me. A non-profit organisation focused on bringing ethical, organic and fair-trade produce to the common shopper. They use to transport all this stuff to different locations all over Reading 10 years ago but now they have a permanent shop set up. It is my wish to rely on this place more and more for my regular items. It is especially good for loose grains, nuts and seeds etc… and also has lots of things you can fill up straight into your own bottles, like olive oil and detergent etc…

I’m soon going to run out of the porridge oats I committed to start eating every morning for breakfast. I want to level up to the best presentation of porridge there is, which is steel-cut oats. I think True Food has that, so that’s what inspired me to pay a visit again. Other things I will run out soon are ear buds and floss, so I would like to start purchasing them from there too. I think I will try toilet roll also, so I’m going to create a stock list for these items and visit True Food once a month to purchase them. And then every month I’m going to add at least one more item to the stock list. The path to perfection should take me to a place one day when the majority of my non-fresh items come from True Food.

“I will shop at True Food once a month, increasing the range of products I buy with each visit”