Walking into the grocery store can be a very daunting activity. If you’re anything like me, a person only able to frequent the grocery store during prime-time hours, grocery shopping is anything but glamorous.
I am forever flustered and feel out of place like Kevin McAllister during the supermarket scene in Home Alone.
On top of trying not to run over the five-year old who has just gotten loose from his mother’s exhausted grip, or the eighty-five year old grandmother pulling out her magnifying glass to read labels, you have to try and determine what’s organic and what contains a boat load of GMOs (all while not losing your cool).
Well stress no more! It’s all in the label, or the PLU code, to be exact.
What is a PLU code, you ask?
According to Plucode.com, a “PLU” code, or a price look-up, is a 4 or 5 digit number which has been used by supermarkets to make check-out and inventory control easier. However, the PLU code on fruits and some vegetables also indicates which items are organic and which are genetically modified.
Minds blown, right? I know mine was when I was informed of this useful little sticker.
Now, next time you walk into the grocery store, you walk in there with your head held high, like the b0$$ that you are. You sidestep that terror of a five-year old, and moon walk past the blind granny in aisle 7; and you confidently walk to the produce section and you show them who’s boss. #itsallinthesticker