Calling all 'Eggsperts'
OK, who's the practical joker that's mispricing the eggs lately? $2.91 for a dozen eggs when I was at Target last week. Mind you, these are not the pasteurized, free-range or organic types of eggs. Simply cheap, only Grade A "large" (which are what used to be called "medium") and also was a brand that is known for being cheap, er, "value priced". (I used to get that brand when I ran the convenience stores)
I'm irritated. I simply will not pay that. At least with gas they blame a refinery fire, embargo or something. But I haven't heard anything about chickens going on strike.
My only thought is that they're being used in some new way. Fuel can't be the big difference all of a sudden. But, I'm used to 49Â¢ - $1.19 as a normal price range. And I enjoy eggs. But not often now.
Guess the good news is there's not many who can afford to "egg" someone's place!
I wish I was close to a farmer who sold them direct. My cousin tells me that out by his lake place, the local markets sell the local eggs for about $1/doz.
While I'm ranting, might as well mention grapes and turkey breast. Both are favorites, both were frugal and good value foods and they both have also gone crazy on price. And there's been a few times I was going to splurge on some grapes but I am having trouble finding good tasting grapes and especially for that money, they'd better be dang good!
I shall carefully step down from my soapbox now and see what your opinions are. How much are they running in your area? And what are your peeves? Vent away!