Thursday, April 10, 2008

A Shift in Mindset is Happening!

The NYS Thruway has rest areas every 20 or 30 miles. At each one you can find some combination of Starbucks, McDonald's, Roy Rogers, Dunkin Donuts, Sbarro and assorted other options to increase the size of your thighs, add some jelly to your belly, or use lots of cream to lower your self-esteem.

The NYS Thruway also has TravelMarts. TravelMarts sell the typical stuff; candy, cookies, newspapers, books, souvenirs and gum. But what they also have is a refrigerator case full of yogurts, fruit, sandwiches, and small pieces of cheese; just to name a few things. Yes, they have better options, healthier options; smarter options.

In the past week I've reported to you about the WaWa and now the TravelMart. Looks to me as if people are finally getting a clue. Yes, I'll pay $1.50 for a yogurt. I'll pay $.99 for a small piece of cheese. I'll pay $3.00 for three bites of fruit.

It's beats the price paid for being fat and unhappy. Don't you agree?

But more importantly, where have you noticed more and more better choices being offered? Inquiring minds want to know. Click the comments button below and let us know.


At 5:47 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Airports. Some of the smaller stands offer fresh fruit or yogurt, and even the newsstand type stores sell individual serving size fruit containers (i.e. dole peaches, etc.), complete with spoons or forks!

At 2:48 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hi Rich -

my favorite on the road snack is the yogurt parfait at of all places MacDonalds -



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