Over the past few weeks, the misuse of EBT cards has become a hot topic in Massachusetts. Perhaps unintentionally Shaw’s Supermarkets may have just gotten into the fray. At their Milford Massachusetts location, Shaw’s has taken to reminding EBT beneficiaries that if they want a lobster, they need to cook it themselves.
This is of course because you can’t use food stamps at a restaurant. The cooked lobster turns an approved item, into an unapproved item. This weekend lobster was $11.99 a pound at the Shrewsbury Shaws, which precluded me from purchasing one. If only I had an EBT.