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Food prices, what have you stopped buying?

Postby hismaimai8888 » Nov 25th, 2018, 12:57 am

When a head of cauliflower goes for $ 6+ I refuse to buy it even though I love cauliflower, my last shopping trip I couldn't believe they wanted $ 4 for a head of celery, not just any head of celery it was the smallest one I've ever seen, probably half the size of a usual head, with these prices those are the two veggies I now refuse to buy.
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Re: Food prices, what have you stopped buying?

Postby seewood » Nov 25th, 2018, 9:20 am

Not completely stopped but reduced red meat and chicken. More fish now.
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Re: Food prices, what have you stopped buying?

Postby Fancy » Nov 25th, 2018, 9:22 am

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Postby Even Steven » Nov 25th, 2018, 10:44 am

We just eat what's in season. Berries get expensive when they're not, so we don't buy them.
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Re: Food prices, what have you stopped buying?

Postby Bleach » Nov 25th, 2018, 12:18 pm

I eat whatever I can afford, however I stay away from fish. Not sure if it's just me or that it taste worse then 10 years ago.
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Postby alanjh595 » Nov 25th, 2018, 1:17 pm

Bleach wrote:I eat whatever I can afford, however I stay away from fish. Not sure if it's just me or that it taste worse then 10 years ago.


It still tastes like fish. Different fish tastes different from the others.

Fish is expensive.
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Postby Lady tehMa » Nov 25th, 2018, 1:37 pm

Not as much red meat - and we do miss it.
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Postby MalaPropina » Nov 25th, 2018, 9:33 pm

Green grapes. When you're lucky you can find then on sale for $1.99/lb but they usually go for $3.99 or more.
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Re: Food prices, what have you stopped buying?

Postby Queen K » Nov 25th, 2018, 9:37 pm

Canned anything other then specific soups.

It's not that I can't afford anything, I can, like that commercial, "the good stuff." It's that I resent the ever shrinking package but paying the same or more.

I stopped buy ice cream. That one for some reason hurts the worse.
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Re: Food prices, what have you stopped buying?

Postby normaM » Nov 26th, 2018, 7:54 am

As usual we in BC get screwed. Peppers ( all colours) $3.99 pd here, $1.69 pd Edmonton
My friend and I compare costs, by in large every food/meat is less there
People stopped buying as much red meat, so pork and chicken go up

I don't buy fancy cheese much now ( sliver is $8.00)
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Re: Food prices, what have you stopped buying?

Postby CapitalB » Nov 26th, 2018, 11:56 am

Nothing I just shop around more.

Meat, and staple vegetables from costco - cheapest by weight, meat has less water in it and is usually a better cut.

Main vegetables - Mikes(used to be Pauls) produce quality and freshness is way above most grocery stores, prices are usually under.

Canned stuff and odds and ends I can't find elsewhere - Superstore is usually 40-60 cents a can cheaper than save on and has more 'world food' items that show up less at other places.

Top up items - Usually save on because its more time effective (time is money) to grab a few things there then to do the same at superstore which is always really busy.
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Postby jimmy4321 » Nov 26th, 2018, 12:00 pm

Great big steaks for grilling.
Something I enjoyed weekly year round , now just special occasions
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Re: Food prices, what have you stopped buying?

Postby Merry » Nov 26th, 2018, 12:04 pm

I try to base my menu around whatever happens to be on sale that particular week. And whenever there's a really good sale on something I try to stock up.
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Postby just popping in » Nov 26th, 2018, 12:07 pm

Stopped buying anything that isn't "on sale".
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Postby alanjh595 » Nov 26th, 2018, 4:12 pm

Merry wrote:I try to base my menu around whatever happens to be on sale that particular week. And whenever there's a really good sale on something I try to stock up.


I agree, but I get 1-2 fresh meals/week and 5-6 days of leftovers. If I plan right, I can combine the two fresh meal's left-overs into a completely different meal.
For example: L/O pizza + L/O spaghetti, is a completely different entree.
L/O burger patty + L/O mashed potatoes, add corn/peas as a "side", and if really lucky add some L/O gravy, and call it Salisbury steak.
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