Going to the grocery store when you're hungry can be a terrible choice or it can be a blessing in disguise. When you're shopping around your favorite grocery store when you're hungry, you can end up spending a LOT more money than you originally intended to.

One of the benefits of going grocery shopping when you're hungry is you can end up with a lot more of your favorite foods. I always grab snacks I normally would never buy when I go to the grocery store with a bit of an appetite. What happens if you bring a snack with you on your trip around Walmart? Can you eat certain snacks while shopping?


Snacking In Walmart

According to Everyday Query, you are allowed to snack while you walk. There are some basic rules you should follow if you'd like to eat while you walk. "Eating inside Walmart is legal and allowed, although there may be a few limitations to what you are able to eat and drink. As a general rule, it’s best to avoid opening food in the store without first paying for it."

I would be pretty uncomfortable grabbing a rotisserie chicken and munching on it as I browse the shopping aisles but I've surely seen it done before. If you really want to snack on a bag of chips while you're shopping, the Everyday Query suggests you pay for the item first and then continue with your shopping so at the very least, you have a receipt showing you've already purchased the item.

Things To Remember

If you do want to eat while you're doing your shopping, it's important to remember a few things. The first thing to remember is to be courteous to other people in the store. This is important to remember any time you're shopping but don't litter if you have garbage.

If you're walking around with a coffee cup or bag of chips, make sure they end up in the trash can when you're done. Don't leave any trash on the ground or in your shopping cart. Also, If you're going to stop so you can eat your snack, move out of the way of other shoppers.

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