During times of unknown, uncontrollable circumstances, like, say, a pandemic, people react by bulk-buying toilet paper, beef jerky, and active dry yeast. Psychologists have studied our panicked purchasing behavior during this time and it all makes sense—the term “scarcity mindset” needs no explanation. I have more yeast than I need. I’m sorry!
The yeast was irrational, but even in non-pandemic times, I buy in bulk the foods that I go through quickly: rice, flour(s), sugar, oats, and cases of tuna. I get a better deal this way, it reduces my trips to the grocery store, it reduces packaging waste and