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  • Post #571 - September 14th, 2023, 2:55 pm
    Post #571 - September 14th, 2023, 2:55 pm Post #571 - September 14th, 2023, 2:55 pm
    Jewel has green onions for $.99 a bunch right now.
  • Post #572 - September 14th, 2023, 2:57 pm
    Post #572 - September 14th, 2023, 2:57 pm Post #572 - September 14th, 2023, 2:57 pm
    Thanks for sharing, Katie.
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  • Post #573 - September 15th, 2023, 12:51 am
    Post #573 - September 15th, 2023, 12:51 am Post #573 - September 15th, 2023, 12:51 am
    Cathy2 wrote:At Jerry's today, green onions were 98 cents for a bunch of six. I usually depend on Jerry's for three bunches for a dollar.

    While I was at Aldi's, I did not think to check their green onion prices. Usually, lately, it is 10 green onions for 79 cents.

    Regards,
    Cathy2


    For the first time in a year, I purchased 2 bunches of green onions. What I am planning to do is to cut the roots off of the green onions and to plant them. Within a couple of weeks, they will grow to the original size. We will pick them and replant them again. Each time, they no longer grow as large.
  • Post #574 - September 15th, 2023, 1:09 am
    Post #574 - September 15th, 2023, 1:09 am Post #574 - September 15th, 2023, 1:09 am
    If you want to grow green onions you should get a bag of onion sets at a nursery. You get like 100 baby onions that you plant in the ground for $1.50. That is assuming you have some ground to plant them.
  • Post #575 - January 22nd, 2024, 12:48 pm
    Post #575 - January 22nd, 2024, 12:48 pm Post #575 - January 22nd, 2024, 12:48 pm
    We were headed to a family (not quite pot-luck) dinner near Delafield, Wisconsin a couple of weeks ago and stopped in at the Sentry for some last-minute ingredients. Nearly all the butter options were in the $10/lb range, and these were local/off brands, not fancy European butters. Their produce was appreciably higher than what we're used to. Now it's a relatively upscale community by Wisconsin standards but I was genuinely surprised at the price of dairy products in the dairy state.
  • Post #576 - January 22nd, 2024, 2:02 pm
    Post #576 - January 22nd, 2024, 2:02 pm Post #576 - January 22nd, 2024, 2:02 pm
    From the Guardian: Half of recent US inflation due to high corporate profits, report finds.

    "Thinktank report says ‘resounding evidence’ shows companies continue to keep prices high even as their inflationary costs drop ... corporate profits accounted for about 53% of inflation during last year’s second and third quarters. Profits drove just 11% of price growth in the 40 years prior to the pandemic, according to the report.

    "The report’s authors scoured corporate earnings calls and found executives bragging to shareholders about keeping prices high and widening profit margins as input costs come down ... Prices rose in 2021 as labor costs jumped and supply chain shocks from the pandemic and the Ukraine war snarled shipping traffic and left energy supplies in question. But those issues have in many cases been fully sorted out or are easing, and the labor market has stabilized. Many commodities and services producers’ prices have actually decreased, the report notes ... Still, prices remain high. Consumers are still paying about 25% more for groceries, the report notes as an example."
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  • Post #577 - February 2nd, 2024, 8:09 pm
    Post #577 - February 2nd, 2024, 8:09 pm Post #577 - February 2nd, 2024, 8:09 pm
    Have High Prices Killed the Joy of Trying New Restaurants? Diners are happy to pay higher bills at their favorite restaurants. But for many, the risk of eating somewhere new is no longer worth the cost.

    https://www.bonappetit.com/story/restau ... r-behavior
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  • Post #578 - February 13th, 2024, 1:51 am
    Post #578 - February 13th, 2024, 1:51 am Post #578 - February 13th, 2024, 1:51 am
    On another board that I post on, somebody said they were just at Aldi's yesterday, and eggs there were $3.12 a dozen. Somebody said they were $2.99 a dozen at Jewel too. Apparently there are quite a few chickens getting sick, and egg prices are expected to go up. I bought a dozen eggs two weeks ago at Jewel, and they were $.99 a dozen. I am glad I bought them then. I still have half a dozen left. Hope this helps, Nancy
  • Post #579 - February 13th, 2024, 6:02 am
    Post #579 - February 13th, 2024, 6:02 am Post #579 - February 13th, 2024, 6:02 am
    NFriday wrote:On another board that I post on, somebody said they were just at Aldi's yesterday, and eggs there were $3.12 a dozen. Somebody said they were $2.99 a dozen at Jewel too. Apparently there are quite a few chickens getting sick, and egg prices are expected to go up. I bought a dozen eggs two weeks ago at Jewel, and they were $.99 a dozen. I am glad I bought them then. I still have half a dozen left. Hope this helps, Nancy

    They're $1.89/dozen at Target
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  • Post #580 - February 14th, 2024, 1:51 pm
    Post #580 - February 14th, 2024, 1:51 pm Post #580 - February 14th, 2024, 1:51 pm
    A new twist on shrinkflation. Just opened a 14oz (the new lb) bag of Wonderful pistachios. There was a time when these were all of a consistent size and grade and were "guaranteed open." These were mixed sizes/quality and, without exaggeration, about 10% of the bag had empty shells.* Love pistachios, did not love these.


    *And also half-empty shells.
  • Post #581 - February 28th, 2024, 3:43 pm
    Post #581 - February 28th, 2024, 3:43 pm Post #581 - February 28th, 2024, 3:43 pm
    The true cost of food is far higher than what you spend at the checkout counter

    https://theconversation.com/the-true-co ... ter-217883
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  • Post #582 - February 28th, 2024, 11:35 pm
    Post #582 - February 28th, 2024, 11:35 pm Post #582 - February 28th, 2024, 11:35 pm
    I was at Jewel today and noticed a bag of Doritos is at the highest price I've ever seen at $6.29 for a bag of chips.

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  • Post #583 - February 29th, 2024, 10:01 am
    Post #583 - February 29th, 2024, 10:01 am Post #583 - February 29th, 2024, 10:01 am
    While the price of good eggs is going up. $7+ a dozen for anything brown, free range, and good. I’d pay probably $12 a dozen for good eggs without blinking. I only consume or cook with a few a week so it’s a necessity not a luxury. Mass produced, pale, watery yolked , $.99 eggs are a non starter.
  • Post #584 - February 29th, 2024, 6:01 pm
    Post #584 - February 29th, 2024, 6:01 pm Post #584 - February 29th, 2024, 6:01 pm
    jimswside wrote:While the price of good eggs is going up. $7+ a dozen for anything brown, free range, and good. I’d pay probably $12 a dozen for good eggs without blinking. I only consume or cook with a few a week so it’s a necessity not a luxury. Mass produced, pale, watery yolked , $.99 eggs are a non starter.

    I look for lower cost, but that's me!
    Cathy2

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  • Post #585 - February 29th, 2024, 6:10 pm
    Post #585 - February 29th, 2024, 6:10 pm Post #585 - February 29th, 2024, 6:10 pm
    jimswside wrote:While the price of good eggs is going up. $7+ a dozen for anything brown, free range, and good. I’d pay probably $12 a dozen for good eggs without blinking. I only consume or cook with a few a week so it’s a necessity not a luxury. Mass produced, pale, watery yolked , $.99 eggs are a non starter.


    I’ve been buying my eggs from Third Day Farm—the farm store is in Walkerton IN but they also deliver to me (they do a parking lot meet up once a month at various locations —on the day they go to Merrillville, I’m on their way so they very conveniently drop off to my home). The eggs are delicious—not the super orange yolks but bright yellow with thick whites—only slight negative is that the sizes vary a bit but that’s typical of farm eggs.

    $5/doz if you return cartons. $5.50 if you don’t. VERY reasonable if you can make the trip to the farm or one of their delivery drop offs. I order 10doz at a time (we go through a lot of eggs). They also sell beef, lamb, pork and chicken including some interesting cuts you don’t always see and some very cost-effective bundles. Their ground beef is the best I’ve ever bought.

    H/T to Matt (laikom) for turning me on to the place a few years ago.

    https://thirddayfarmllc.com/
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  • Post #586 - February 29th, 2024, 6:23 pm
    Post #586 - February 29th, 2024, 6:23 pm Post #586 - February 29th, 2024, 6:23 pm
    Cathy2 wrote:I look for lower cost, but that's me!

    I buy air cooled chicken, premium oyster sauce, high quality eggs, better and best quality fish sauce, fresh spices that I throw out after a year or so, etc. I find the price of home cooked meals with high quality ingredients so much superior and cheaper than restaurant meals that I am happy to pay a premium for premium products.
  • Post #587 - February 29th, 2024, 6:52 pm
    Post #587 - February 29th, 2024, 6:52 pm Post #587 - February 29th, 2024, 6:52 pm
    lougord99 wrote:
    Cathy2 wrote:I look for lower cost, but that's me!

    I buy air cooled chicken, premium oyster sauce, high quality eggs, better and best quality fish sauce, fresh spices that I throw out after a year or so, etc. I find the price of home cooked meals with high quality ingredients so much superior and cheaper than restaurant meals that I am happy to pay a premium for premium products.


    Agree with all yall. Great eggs are worth their weight in golds.
  • Post #588 - February 29th, 2024, 7:01 pm
    Post #588 - February 29th, 2024, 7:01 pm Post #588 - February 29th, 2024, 7:01 pm
    lougord99 wrote:
    Cathy2 wrote:I look for lower cost, but that's me!

    I buy air cooled chicken, premium oyster sauce, high quality eggs, better and best quality fish sauce, fresh spices that I throw out after a year or so, etc. I find the price of home cooked meals with high quality ingredients so much superior and cheaper than restaurant meals that I am happy to pay a premium for premium products.


    Agreed. My last few visits to Fresh Farms have seen my spend go up. However, when I did the math I am spending “around”$28 per dinner for 3 people, usually with some leftovers for lunches. Not like we could dine out or carry-out for that $. And I do generally go for higher quality ingredients, including eggs.
  • Post #589 - February 29th, 2024, 10:00 pm
    Post #589 - February 29th, 2024, 10:00 pm Post #589 - February 29th, 2024, 10:00 pm
    LynnB wrote:However, when I did the math I am spending “around”$28 per dinner for 3 people, usually with some leftovers for lunches. Not like we could dine out or carry-out for that $. And I do generally go for higher quality ingredients, including eggs.
    This is a very interesting topic. I hope some others will chime in with their home meal costs.
    At our house, I think dinner costs are a much lower 2.50 to 4.00 per person. I generally buy what's on sale and use storage strategies to economize, and limit higher priced items to ones used sparingly, like seasonings. I hope this doesn't sound like sour grapes to those who spend more - economizing is partly a habit from less prosperous days, partly a sort of contest, and partly a family character flaw. And if I added amortization of my many cooking gadgets, the costs would be through the roof.
  • Post #590 - March 1st, 2024, 3:08 pm
    Post #590 - March 1st, 2024, 3:08 pm Post #590 - March 1st, 2024, 3:08 pm
    The fruit inflation forgot: Bananas remain affordable as food prices spike

    https://www.axios.com/2024/03/01/inflat ... ana-prices
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  • Post #591 - March 1st, 2024, 4:15 pm
    Post #591 - March 1st, 2024, 4:15 pm Post #591 - March 1st, 2024, 4:15 pm
    polster wrote:I was at Jewel today and noticed a bag of Doritos is at the highest price I've ever seen at $6.29 for a bag of chips.


    This is why I kinda loosely pay attention to prices. If anyone asked me how much a bag of Doritos cost currently, I'd know it was north of $6. But I also know there's no chance in hell I'd pay that, because I can guarantee that within 2 weeks, that same bag will be closer to $2 at the same store. In no world do I NEED to buy Doritos no matter what the price is right now. I can wait.
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  • Post #592 - March 14th, 2024, 7:57 am
    Post #592 - March 14th, 2024, 7:57 am Post #592 - March 14th, 2024, 7:57 am
    seebee wrote:
    polster wrote:I was at Jewel today and noticed a bag of Doritos is at the highest price I've ever seen at $6.29 for a bag of chips.


    This is why I kinda loosely pay attention to prices. If anyone asked me how much a bag of Doritos cost currently, I'd know it was north of $6. But I also know there's no chance in hell I'd pay that, because I can guarantee that within 2 weeks, that same bag will be closer to $2 at the same store. In no world do I NEED to buy Doritos no matter what the price is right now. I can wait.

    I refuse to pay $8.99 for a 12 pack of Coke, I refuse to pay $6.29 for Doritos...
    Having been in the business for eons, I can attest that the current pricing strategies for these items consists of offering the deepest discounts the week prior to a major holiday... If you have the room, stock up at those times! I am currently depleting my stock of Coke that I purchased at Christmas, it will carry me until Memorial Day.
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  • Post #593 - March 20th, 2024, 12:52 pm
    Post #593 - March 20th, 2024, 12:52 pm Post #593 - March 20th, 2024, 12:52 pm
    Yet another shrinkflation instance: the pint jar of Jimmy's Fish House salad dressing that for years was priced at $3.99 at Woodman's is now a 12oz jar for $4.99 - a jump of 66%!
  • Post #594 - April 3rd, 2024, 2:55 pm
    Post #594 - April 3rd, 2024, 2:55 pm Post #594 - April 3rd, 2024, 2:55 pm
    Dave148 wrote:
    NFriday wrote:On another board that I post on, somebody said they were just at Aldi's yesterday, and eggs there were $3.12 a dozen. Somebody said they were $2.99 a dozen at Jewel too. Apparently there are quite a few chickens getting sick, and egg prices are expected to go up. I bought a dozen eggs two weeks ago at Jewel, and they were $.99 a dozen. I am glad I bought them then. I still have half a dozen left. Hope this helps, Nancy

    They're $1.89/dozen at Target


    Bird flu has been detected at the largest chicken egg manufacturer in the U.S.

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  • Post #595 - May 17th, 2024, 8:08 pm
    Post #595 - May 17th, 2024, 8:08 pm Post #595 - May 17th, 2024, 8:08 pm
    Here's an example that really brings home how much grocery prices have increased: For years Goldfish crackers in the milk-carton-shaped bag were 99¢ on sale at many grocers, or 11 for $10 at Meijer. This week, Marianos/PickNSave features them for $1.99. Butera has them for $1.79. Grocery prices haven't been rising much lately, but it's going to take quite a while for wages to catch up to the big spike of the past few years.
  • Post #596 - May 20th, 2024, 8:39 pm
    Post #596 - May 20th, 2024, 8:39 pm Post #596 - May 20th, 2024, 8:39 pm
    I track this in the 'Weekly Flyer' rubric; but if prices for 12-packs of 12-oz. soda cans are going to be lower than $3.99 - e.g. $3.79, $3.49 - this should be the week they are this price at Food 4 Less | Mariano's | Kroger - affiliated stores.
    Be alert if they are digital and have an upper limit. But be prepared to 'go-to-town' if the deal does not have an upper limit [e.g.: Buy at least five...]. You would not be the only person bringing 12-packs of soda to the LTHF Picnic. :wink:
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  • Post #597 - May 23rd, 2024, 3:49 pm
    Post #597 - May 23rd, 2024, 3:49 pm Post #597 - May 23rd, 2024, 3:49 pm
    I checked Gas Buddy to investigate low-cost 87 octane gasoline stations. I was on the cusp of needing to refuel the 1987 Chevrolet Sprint. Where I wound up refueling was a Citgo on the northwest corner of Harlem & Armitage in Elmwood Park. Its discounted for cash price was $4.00 | g. I estimate the price will increase in the next two weeks. Why? Because the name of the calendar month does not have an "R" in it. Image Image
    Since I brought my camera along, I took photographs of my gas price log sheet. If you click, you can view refuels going back to May 2008.
    The Sprint's gas tank capacity is 8.6 g.
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  • Post #598 - May 25th, 2024, 9:11 pm
    Post #598 - May 25th, 2024, 9:11 pm Post #598 - May 25th, 2024, 9:11 pm
    Thanks! Fascinating even if off topic. I had no recollection that gas was so cheap in 2015. And at 12Ksome miles in 16 years, you're darn near livin' car free.
  • Post #599 - June 8th, 2024, 7:46 am
    Post #599 - June 8th, 2024, 7:46 am Post #599 - June 8th, 2024, 7:46 am
    ...avocados?
    Is it me or has the price of avocados been unusually, uh, stable for the past year and a half? I remember a fair amount of fluctuation in 2022 for explainable reasons but it seems like they have been stuck in the $1.50 to $2 (a piece) range for a very long time now. I remember that they used to go on "sale" periodically for $1 (or even less) but I can't remember the last time I saw them that cheap.
    I'll confess I don't spend my time driving around to lots of places to check prices so I understand that where I shop (Jewel, Fresh Farms, Mariano's) is unrepresentative. But since I haven't changed where I shop, the fact remains that prices seem not to have changed for quite some time.
    Or is it just me?
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  • Post #600 - June 8th, 2024, 8:20 am
    Post #600 - June 8th, 2024, 8:20 am Post #600 - June 8th, 2024, 8:20 am
    They were very cheap a few weeks ago for May 5, but that only lasted a week or 2. most places sell the bags of smaller ones that end up being about a buck each, which are actually a more convenient size for me.

    -Will

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