I live in a fairly small “city,” and we have a Walmart, not a fancy grocery store. So I do pretty much all my shopping there.
Generally speaking, I think I’m pretty good at guessing where items are going to be located – although I usually have to employ my mad detective skills to do this. And that’s usually asking too much at 8:30 in the morning with kids shouting “can I have this,” and me responding with my “put it on your Christmas list!” That’s been my go-to phrase for years, by the way.
I digress. So, I was planning on buying whole cinnamon stick yesterday at my local Walmart, and I figured it was a no-brainer – of course, it’s going to be in the seasoning section (which in my Walmart is also the baking aisle). I found candied ginger and whole vanilla bean, but alas no whole cinnamon stick.
Bummer. So I started to think, if I were a man sitting behind a desk where would I hide the cinnamon stick so no one could possibly buy it, hence making room for another product?
This spurred me in the direction of the candles – I was thinking potpourri and cinnamon sticks. Suddenly, the “Mexican Foods” sign caught my attention and I changed course, and sure enough – there was my cinnamon stick (whole) hanging right next to the corn husks.
Hm. I sort of understand why it was there, but I wonder why it didn’t qualify as a seasoning. In this case, perhaps it would’ve made sense to put it in both locations.
Is it just me? Are you having trouble finding things at your local Walmart? I need to know! Post me a comment and tell me where they’re hiding stuff at your local Walmart.
And look for my next post on “Where in Walmart is it?” My husband is somewhere cringing right now.
Update: As of October 15th, 2011 my Walmart is now carrying cinnamon sticks in the spice aisle! Hooray!
If you liked this post (or if you’re looking for some of the hardest items to find in Walmart), check out Where In Walmart Is It – Part 2