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Do you consider junk foods a luxury?

Like honey buns, tasty cakes, ice cream, potato chips, candy.... those types of things? My SO fels that he neds to LIVE off of these things, wastes most of his money on these things without takng care of neccessities first, I am going insane! He thinks I am just trying to control what he puts into his body when he doesnt need that stuff in the first place 20 times a day.

 
Anonymous

Asked by Anonymous at 5:05 PM on Apr. 6, 2009 in Food & Drink

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Answers (12)
  • Yes, it's definitely a luxury for my family. We buy what we absolutely need first and if there is money left for a little extra, we get it.
    Haidens_Mama

    Answer by Haidens_Mama at 5:13 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • I agree with you. I definitely think these things are luxuries and should be eliminated as financial hardships increase. The same for beer and other liquor, cigarettes, and things like that. Interesting, too, how none of these things are even good for us, yet we spend our hard earned money on them...hmmm...

    BlessedMommy64

    Answer by BlessedMommy64 at 5:13 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • More of a treat than a luxury. I don't buy stuff like that simply for the fact that I will snack when I normally wouldn't, because it's there. Eating like that every day is very unhealthy.
    BridgetC140

    Answer by BridgetC140 at 5:14 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • I agree with Bridget, more a treat than luxury. I do not buy that sort of stuff. I am a total health nut. But I will sometimes make some cookies with Splenda. My son will sometimes have things like Wheat Thins but only once in a while. We use healthier foods like fruit to satisfy our sweet cravings.
    DDry

    Answer by DDry at 5:16 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Yes those are luxury food items. We probably will buy chips more often than any of the other things listed. I try not to indulge myself by buying those foods because they aren't good for you.
    ap9902

    Answer by ap9902 at 5:16 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Tell him to go buy his own damn twinkies if he wants them that bad!
    forevermom75

    Answer by forevermom75 at 5:35 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • Yes they are luxuries. My priorities when it comes to buying groceries:
    1. fresh produce
    2. meats
    3. dairy (eggs/milk/cheese)
    4. breads/pastas/rice
    5. canned or frozen fruits and veg (because i only shop once every 2 weeks)
    6. baking needs (flour, cornmeal, baking powder/soda, spices and seasonings, sugar)

    THEN if I have left over, I will buy something like crackers or cookies, or more likely the things I need to make them homemade because i make them healthier! =)
    AprilDJC

    Answer by AprilDJC at 7:00 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • I consider junk foods..toxic. We do not buy these on an everyday basis for our home, not for financial but health reasons. We will occasionally indulge, like for a birthday or holiday.
    catholicmamamia

    Answer by catholicmamamia at 7:15 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • I'm with AprilDJC on this one. I buy the necessities first and then if something we like (like Combos or fruit snacks) are on sale, I might grab some, but I try to keep that stuff out of the house 'cause it'll either be eaten way too much or wasted.
    beadingmom17

    Answer by beadingmom17 at 9:30 PM on Apr. 6, 2009

  • I never thought of junk food as a luxoury and now that I know this I think I can save a lot more money now that I eliminate these foods. Thanks!
    Mommy2Mariah

    Answer by Mommy2Mariah at 10:13 PM on Apr. 6, 2009