As I was filling my own container of coffee at Whole Foods a little while ago, a woman working there told me that I would have to use one of their new disposable bags. She first said that they wouldn’t know how much it weighed, but I explained that I always weigh my empty containers first. Then she said that she didn’t think customers were supposed to bring in their own containers because of a possible heath code issue. I then told her that if I couldn’t, I’d buy the coffee somewhere else where I wasn’t forced to waste. With that, she said that she agreed with me and understood. So, I finished filling my container, got some brewed coffee in (GASP!) my own coffee mug, and then checked out with no problem.
Here’s the thing, having anything in bulk to begin with is asking for health code issues. I mean seriously, is me filling my clean container worse than a booger picking kid grabbing a handful of tomatoes from the salad bar? Think about it, Whole Foods..