Sky high and going higher.

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I went grocery shopping yesterday…. and while I usually just buy what I want regardless of the cost, gazing down at the pot roast in my hand made me audibly gasp.

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A quite small, unimpressive rump roast had a $36 price tag… and damned if I didn’t leave it right there.

May I just say, what the utter f*ck?

I paid $17 for a pound of 80/20 hamburger and almost fainted when I saw this…

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Yes, it’s a rib roast. But so small I doubt you’d get 4 good slices. And while I used to cook them quite often… if I’m paying $25 per plate? I’ll go out to a restaurant, let someone else cook it and be served thank you very much.

Beef prices are certifiably insane right now.

And if you think it’s any better in the seafood department, think again.

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Picked lobster meat is $53 a pound. Throw in a little mayonnaise and it’s $60.

And I live in Maine for Christ’s sake!

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37 thoughts on “Sky high and going higher.”

  1. My wife and I are friends with a couple who live on a farm and I’m starting to see the benefit. We’ve always gotten cheap eggs from them, but they’ve also got a cow who, they tell us, is headed for “Freezerburg”.
    Now if I could just convince them to get some lobsters…

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  2. That’s fucking price gouging right there. I just came back from the market and I swear the same rib roast was only $48 here for a 4.3 lb roast. And that’s a bit much for place that prides itself as the never quality beef. Because, you know we’re in Texas. But $98, seriously WTF!?

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  3. Regular prices, Alberta, Canada, as of today: Grade AAA Ribeye roast 7.99/lb CAD. Ground beef 4.99/lb reg, or 6.99/lb lean.

    Picked lobster meat — priceless, as in none available.

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  4. The US actually has a lot of farm subsidies, so the prices you’ve had for a long time have actually been subsidised. I know it’s expensive, but it’s actually it’s real worth. We’ve paid too little for too long. There’s a global water crisis too, so food won’t be in major supply. Time everyone got a greenhouse and vege garden going.

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