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Old 01-23-2009, 10:02 AM   #41
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I've noticed that at Trader Joes and Safeway, organic produce has dropped significantly, to the point where it's not much more than regular produce. I attribute this to the energy costs; organic requires more energy to produce.
It could also be more competition, especially now that Wal Mart (Spend Less, Live Better) is targeting the organic foods market.
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Old 01-23-2009, 10:35 AM   #42
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I haven't seen prices go down in my flat part of TX. However, I use my Brookshire's card, go over their sale ad, clip my coupons and save quite a bit. I went shopping yesterday and when my bill was totaled, I had saved $56. The lady standing in line next to me gasped....
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All I know is that pretty soon a container of ice cream is going to fill one cone.
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Blue ice cream is just wrong.
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Blue ice cream is just wrong.
Maybe one of the eight containers of ice cream that were required to build that cone, was a container of blueberry ice cream.

I kind of wonder about the dark green scoop. Spinach ice cream?
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I kind of wonder about the dark green scoop. Spinach ice cream?
No.

It's dill pickle!

Used to love that flavor when I was in college all those years ago. And no, I wasn't pregnant at the time (or since) - don't have the right plumbing for it.
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No.

It's dill pickle!

Used to love that flavor when I was in college all those years ago. And no, I wasn't pregnant at the time (or since) - don't have the right plumbing for it.
Wow - - that sounds really gross, but I'll try to take your word on the fact that it is edible.

I think I'd rather have a scoop of spinach ice cream, thankyouverymuch...
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Wow - - that sounds really gross, but I'll try to take your word on the fact that it is edible.

I think I'd rather have a scoop of spinach ice cream, thankyouverymuch...
When we lived in California, we used to go to the Gilroy Garlic Festival from time to time, and one of the "star attractions" was the garlic ice cream.

To me it tasted like vanilla ice cream that stayed in the freezer too long and absorbed the taste of all the other stuff in there with it.
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Fruit prices are back down here, to the prices of a year ago, before the Goldman - Sachs pump and dump of oil futures.

I get my fruit and vegs from a farmer's market, thank God, which is way cheaper than the "establishment" retail grocery places.

My barometer of food prices is canned tuna. It unfortunately has gone up. And the ubiquitous an iniquitous down-sizing of the package is happening. 6 ounces is now down to 5 ounces. And the price per ounce is....of course... UP.

A tiny 5 ounce can is now 85 cents, of the generic store brand. A couple years ago the big 6 oz store brand tuna was only 59 cents.

Meat prices have come down a bit. About 15 percent.

Pretzels have skyrocketed. A 3 pound bag of pretzels was $1.29 3 years ago, now it is $2.89.


Beer prices are up about 10 percent in the last year alone. But I allow myself to buy high-priced beer ( $27 for a 24 bottle case of Sam Adams) because I fear that whatever I don't spend NOW will be taken from me soon by inflation or by taxes.
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I kind of wonder about the dark green scoop. Spinach ice cream?
Looks like green tea ice cream, popular in Japan and asia. By the way, it tastes like it might actually be spinach ice cream! Blech!!!

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