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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #40 on: June 05, 2011, 09:48:28 PM »
Keebler Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies were "reduced" at Food Lion today, from a 1 lb. 2 oz. package to a 14.2 oz package for $2.79, unless you have the "card"; then they'll be $2 for however long the special lasts.



 Time to start baking at home.That's a shame because I have a weakness for them.

Dang.  I didn't know that or I'd have brought you some.  No time like the present to get biiiiigggger.   ;D
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #41 on: June 05, 2011, 10:16:01 PM »
Keebler Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies were "reduced" at Food Lion today, from a 1 lb. 2 oz. package to a 14.2 oz package for $2.79, unless you have the "card"; then they'll be $2 for however long the special lasts.



 Time to start baking at home.That's a shame because I have a weakness for them.

Dang.  I didn't know that or I'd have brought you some.  No time like the present to get biiiiigggger.   ;D

 Please we had prime rib tonight and Joe and I ate  what looked like what Fred Flinstone would have eaten.It's 11:15 P.M. and were still stuffed.I just love food and I can't say I'm ashamed of it.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #42 on: June 05, 2011, 10:23:09 PM »
Keebler Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies were "reduced" at Food Lion today, from a 1 lb. 2 oz. package to a 14.2 oz package for $2.79, unless you have the "card"; then they'll be $2 for however long the special lasts.



 Time to start baking at home.That's a shame because I have a weakness for them.

Dang.  I didn't know that or I'd have brought you some.  No time like the present to get biiiiigggger.   ;D

 Please we had prime rib tonight and Joe and I ate  what looked like what Fred Flinstone would have eaten.It's 11:15 P.M. and were still stuffed.I just love food and I can't say I'm ashamed of it.

Whup!  I hear that.

We had made-at-home grilled beef/deer cheeseburgers w/fries.  Not prime rib, but excellent nevertheless.

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On another note, I was thinking earlier best to include cans various kinds of pie-filling in the hoard for a time when fruit may not be so easily had.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #43 on: June 05, 2011, 11:47:56 PM »
Keebler Coconut Chocolate Chip Cookies were "reduced" at Food Lion today, from a 1 lb. 2 oz. package to a 14.2 oz package for $2.79, unless you have the "card"; then they'll be $2 for however long the special lasts.



 Time to start baking at home.That's a shame because I have a weakness for them.

Dang.  I didn't know that or I'd have brought you some.  No time like the present to get biiiiigggger.   ;D

 Please we had prime rib tonight and Joe and I ate  what looked like what Fred Flinstone would have eaten.It's 11:15 P.M. and were still stuffed.I just love food and I can't say I'm ashamed of it.

Whup!  I hear that.

We had made-at-home grilled beef/deer cheeseburgers w/fries.  Not prime rib, but excellent nevertheless.

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On another note, I was thinking earlier best to include cans various kinds of pie-filling in the hoard for a time when fruit may not be so easily had.

 You mean can your own in season fruit?
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #44 on: June 05, 2011, 11:53:31 PM »
Not specifically.  I really should look into canning what's available around here in season.  

I was thinking more of picking up several grocery-store cans of pumpkin, cherry, apple and whatever floats else yer boat for the hoard.

eta:  And I'm thinking we ought to stop calling such "the hoard".  That's what people who want to confiscate your stuff characterize it as.  It's "preps".
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #45 on: June 09, 2011, 11:14:44 AM »
And then there's the traditional sources of food inflation...

http://itsaboutliberty.com/index.php/topic,913.new.html#new
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #46 on: August 17, 2011, 06:42:50 AM »
I think this fits in perfectly with this thread!

http://www.zerohedge.com/news/record-number-people-say-they-are-paying-more-groceries-now-ever

93% feeling the pinch, that 7% must be wasting away in the waiting room...
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #47 on: September 02, 2011, 12:11:30 PM »
 ::cussing:: ::rant::Don't get me started, to late. Look at ice cream, smaller container but cost more. Laundry Detergent, smaller container but it cost more. The list goes on and on. Now, they will come up with economical jumbo size, and the original size will make a comeback, only cost more! ::bashing:: ::angry:: ::outrage::

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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #48 on: September 02, 2011, 12:13:58 PM »
::cussing:: ::rant::Don't get me started, to late. Look at ice cream, smaller container but cost more. Laundry Detergent, smaller container but it cost more. The list goes on and on. Now, they will come up with economical jumbo size, and the original size will make a comeback, only cost more! ::bashing:: ::angry:: ::outrage::

Remember when we used to say "a gallon of ice cream"?  Now, it comes in quarts.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #49 on: September 02, 2011, 12:34:19 PM »

Can sizing hit my neighborhood, diced tomatoes 10oz.  They're sneaky too, the cans are on sale and priced irresistibly low.  Next week they will be at regular price and the 15oz cans won't be there.



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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #50 on: September 02, 2011, 12:40:01 PM »
Progresso pulled the same nonsense months ago with their red and white clam sauces.

I can see why they don't really want to raise the price straight out, so they cut the quantity instead, but it's not only basically dishonest, I've got to buy two cans now instead one.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #51 on: September 02, 2011, 01:55:59 PM »
Progresso pulled the same nonsense months ago with their red and white clam sauces.

I can see why they don't really want to raise the price straight out, so they cut the quantity instead, but it's not only basically dishonest, I've got to buy two cans now instead one.




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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #52 on: September 02, 2011, 08:13:19 PM »
Progresso pulled the same nonsense months ago with their red and white clam sauces.

I can see why they don't really want to raise the price straight out, so they cut the quantity instead, but it's not only basically dishonest, I've got to buy two cans now instead one.




I took Glenn Becks advise, stocked up starting last year. We have a years worth of food. Also enough bullets to defend it! Call me crazy but, I have a wonderful Son who is expecting a new Baby any minute. I owe them everything I can give them, till death!



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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #53 on: September 02, 2011, 09:48:35 PM »
Progresso pulled the same nonsense months ago with their red and white clam sauces.

I can see why they don't really want to raise the price straight out, so they cut the quantity instead, but it's not only basically dishonest, I've got to buy two cans now instead one.




I took Glenn Becks advise, stocked up starting last year. We have a years worth of food. Also enough bullets to defend it! Call me crazy but, I have a wonderful Son who is expecting a new Baby any minute. I owe them everything I can give them, till death!



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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #54 on: October 14, 2011, 06:25:25 AM »
My New Idea:

If my dollar buys 30% less than what it did 10 years ago... I think I'll just take 30% off the taxes I have to pay in this year.

Seems fair.

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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #55 on: October 15, 2011, 11:30:09 AM »
I haven't taken a tape measure to it, but our family favorite frozen pizza is Tombstone, and it sure as hell looks like they went from 12" to 11", but the price is the same.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #56 on: October 26, 2011, 07:17:22 AM »
Remember the 1970's and 80's videos of Soviet Union grocery stores?

Just wait.

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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #57 on: October 26, 2011, 07:21:46 AM »
"Remember the 1970's and 80's videos of Soviet Union grocery stores?"

Empty shelves.

Oh, and don't forget the grains rotting in the fields, that's another hallmark of collectivist control.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #58 on: October 26, 2011, 01:34:49 PM »
I see the candy companies are advertising "the new minis!" (Reese's p-nut butter cups, for one) as though I'm supposed to believe teeny-tiny is somehow better.
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Re: Food inflation kept hidden in smaller packaging
« Reply #59 on: October 26, 2011, 02:25:59 PM »
I see the candy companies are advertising "the new minis!" (Reese's p-nut butter cups, for one) as though I'm supposed to believe teeny-tiny is somehow better.

I make homemade peanut butter cups and I make them as big as I want!   ::whoohoo::

You know what's odd?  The individual-sized packages for candy, Coke, etc are getting bigger but the packages/ bags of several servings are getting smaller.

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