Refrigerator economy: What's inside your fridge?

You've heard of the aphorism, "You are what you eat." And if that's true, then the items inside your refrigerator can really say a lot about you or your family.

A fridge that's well-stocked with a lot of organic produce means something entirely different than one that's full of expired, packaged food. Other factors -- how packed it is, how the condiments look, the state of your leftovers, how much fresh food is in there -- offer some insight into your refrigerator economy.

Take a look at one of the Marketplace refrigerators in the photo above. There are obviously a few Trader Joe's fans in the office (someone's got a whole paper bag in there), and we sure do like our salads (btw, our fridge was just cleaned -- you might have shuddered at what it looked like before). You can draw your own conclusions about us based on what's inside our fridge.

So, we want to know -- what's your refrigerator economy? How do the items in your fridge represent your own personal economy? Send us a photo of the stuff inside of your fridge.

Or submit your photos via our Facebook or Twitter accounts and help us determine the refrigerator economies of our listeners.

About the author

Daryl Paranada is the associate web producer for Marketplace overseeing all daily website content and production, as well as producing multimedia features -- including the popular economic explainer series Whiteboard -- and special projects. Follow him on Twitter @darylparanada.

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