We already know that The Real Housewives of Orange County's newly single mom Gina Kirschenheiter is a fan of grocery shopping for her family... under the right circumstances. For instance, she's way down for the "whole experience" of breezing through Trader Joe's. (And here's the "easy, go-to meal" she has to scoop up there because her kids are "obsessed.") And these days, shopping for groceries in general is just way more appealing for Gina... since she hit a major parenting milestone.
"You know what’s really nice now?" she told The Feast recently at Bravo HQ in NYC. "I don’t have to buy diapers anymore, and I really don’t have to get that many wipes — it feels good to go to Costco and not have to take up half my cart with diapers and wipes. I feel like I already won… like sailing through the aisles! It's really good."
But before you get lost in the rapture of Gina's breezy, vacation-like description, come back to reality real quick: "But I have three kids in my cart when I go, so that takes up a bit of room," she said. "But at least nobody’s crapping their pants."
And yes, in addition to her enthusiasm for Trader Joe's — Gina is all about Costco, like fellow RHOC-er Tamra Judge, who calls it "the happiest place on earth."
Gina told The Feast that Costco is, "where I buy my bulk toilet paper, paper towels. I love the bubble water — the La Croix."
(Pro tip: If you don't know how to pronounce La Croix, like most people, "bubble water" is a viable workaround.)
Gina added, "I buy meat at Costco. I feel like Costco puts out really good products, really good everything — so I buy meat there, shrimp there, I feel like everybody buys everything at Costco."
And if not everything... then at least cartloads of Dom Perignon, right Patricia Altschul?
—Reporting by Laura Rosenfeld
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