Eli Staub

Riddle Count: 1

You go to the grocery store with the intention of cooking everything you purchase for a night at home. You don't have the recipe, and you don't want to spend more than you have to. You start in the vegetable aisle and buy some onions, shallots, and garlic. You grab some red and green bell peppers, asparagus, celery, and zucchini. You walk over to the fruit section and purchase a bundle of bananas, grapes, blackberries, raspberries, and strawberries. You then go to the dairy section to get half & half, gouda cheese, eggs, and sour cream. Before you leave you also grab flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and marshmallows. At the checkout counter you get a chocolate bar and a stick of gum. You drive home, walk into the kitchen, and pull out your recipe. It reads: 2 cloves garlic 1 shallot 3 grapes 1 marshmallow 1 cup sugar 1 bundle of bananas 2 tsp baking soda 5 raspberries 5 asparagus 1 tsp cocoa powder 2 tsp baking powder 2 slices of gouda cheese 2 eggs 5 strawberries 1 chocolate bar 1 cup sour cream 1 cup flour 1 whole zucchini, julienned 10 blackberries 1 stick of gum 2 red bell peppers 1 green bell pepper You get everything out, and start to follow the instructions in the recipe. You made sure you didn't buy more than you needed, but have a sneaking suspicion you wasted something. What did you waste?


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