Clutter Challenge: Guilt Inducing Garlic

I hated to take this picture because you can see how much I paid for these garlic flakes. And it’s true, they were a deal. If you’re a restaurant who goes through garlic flakes by the pound. But if you’re like me, and you just wanted some granulated garlic but they didn’t have any so you thought this would be just as good, the deal gets old real fast.

See I don’t enjoy coming across huge chunks of dried garlic in my food, so they need to be pulverized in the blender. And it takes forever to grind away just a few of the flakes, and pour them into the regular garlic spice jar, and then wash the blender so the next five smoothies don’t taste of garlic. We ended up just buying more granulated garlic somewhere else, but I kept this enormous jar because I’d spent so much on it.

garlic flakes

So I overspent on garlic flakes, is that the worst thing in the world? Probably not. I’m chucking the giant jar of garlic flakes along with the guilt.

Do you have any bulk purchases that were big mistakes? Let’s evict them from our cupboards this Saturday!

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2 Comments Add yours

  1. Jen says:

    I don’t think I have anything bulk that needs to go, but I bet I have an exotic spice or condiment that was a gift that needs to go because I feel badly I haven’t used it. Challenge accepted!

    1. Extra points for spices over 20 years old:-)

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