Sunday, September 13, 2009

Review : aboutlife

605 Darling Street
Rozelle, 2039

Mon-Thurs 6am-8pm
Fri 6am-7pm
Sat & Sun 7am-7pm

Buggles & Squeak have gone organic, so it stands to reason that we would do our weekly grocery shop at an (almost) totally organic supermarket - aboutlife.

I'll begin by saying that shopping at 'aboutlife' is incredibly stress free, there are no crowded aisles, no queues for the checkout, instore is all very civilised.

'aboutlife' carries over 15,000 product lines, so it pretty much is one stop shopping.

The fruit and vegetables are always fresh & appealing, they are also guaranteed to be free of harmful pesticides, herbicides, fungicides and artificial fertilizer chemicals.
In house, 'aboutlife' offers prepared, ready to go, organic vegetable packs, fruit salads, salad mixes and fresh organic cut vegetables.

We are particularly glad to be able to purchase antibiotic & hormone free meat.
The beef is grass fed & the chicken free range. They also offer a huge range of smoked goods such as bacon & salami & gourmet sausages.

The dairy section also contains a host of organic, chemical free products. An abundance of cream, cheese, biodynamic, unhomogenised milk. The list is endless.

The cheese section is particularly tempting & includes :
Roquefort, Gorgonzola, pecorino Pepato and Reggiano, Bocconcini, Buffalo Mozzarella, Havarti, Goats Curd/Cheese/ and other Goats milk varieties, fine washed rind/Brie/Camembert; both local and international varieties, Aged Cheddars, Fontina, Grana Padano, Gruyere, smoked & Marinated Chevre, yogurt cheese’s, Manchego, a large selection of Blue varieties, Provolone, Stilton, Taleggio, Fraiche, Ricotta.... to name but a few.

You can pretty much get anything here in it's 'organic' form...potato chips, lollies, chocolate, nuts, olives, canned goods, stocks, icecreams, pet food....etc.

They also carry a huge range of enviromentally friendly cleaning products, toilet papers, light bulbs.

The back of the store is dedicated to health & beauty.

The 'aboutlife' beauty section offers customers products FREE of parabens, artificial or synthetic colours/fragrances/ preservatives, petroleum based products, propylene glycol all of which are not tested on animals.

They also have a team of Nutritionists and Naturopaths in store every day of the week at the 'aboutlife' naturopathy dispensary to offer advice on all products specific to each customer’s requirements. Customers can be guaranteed individual mini consultations for free to get holistic help with whatever questions or conditions they have from allergies to hair care.

Add to this a cafe that serves organic produce from the store & you pretty much have all your organic needs nicely tied up.

Buggles & Squeak acknowledge that shopping at 'aboutlife' can be a tad more expensive. However, we find that with careful planning we tend to not 'waste' as much food, so this has to be a good thing.
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