PEOPLE SAY there is going to be a food shortage. They also say prices are going to go sky-high. However, my latest trip to the market found things that I buy are the same price as usual -- or less. I hope that continues.
My General Foods International Orange Cappuccino,, my self-indulgent treat to myself, stays the same ghastly $4.85 for a 10 ounce can. What that comes to per cup I have no idea, nor do I dare figure it out, for fear that I would give it up if I knew. My store brand raisin bran muffins were the same $4.29 for four. I eat one per day, so I can afford that.
But three things were cheaper. Limes have been 25 cents each for a long time are now 10 cents each. That is a remarkable drop percentage-wise. The 10 cent limes are hard little green lumps with no taste, but maybe a spell in a paper bag will soften them up some.
Avocados had been $2.00 each. Well, $1.99 actually...nothing is priced in even dollars.. And the crop was sitting on the shelf so long they were getting gooshy, The new crop is less,, $1.67, and they are firm and fresh.
Store brand mayonnaise on sale is $2.09 per quart, compared to $4.85 for Best Foods Brand.
Mind you, I live in an old folks' home and they feed us, I don't need any of this stuff. But shopping is something to do, so I indulge myself, and call it my "entertainment allowance".
If food prices do sky-rocket in the near future, I will have to change my hobby to bird watching or 99 cent store cruising.