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I found an 8+ year old grocery store recipt on the weekend. Wow...
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[quote:Anonymous Coward 25649980:MV8yMDE3NTIzXzMzOTExOTI5X0FGRjM2OEM5] Food prices are getting ridiculous. I cook very inexpensive foods, but I still feel the crunch. It's going to make us have a very simple Christmas this year...not many treat foods. I'm cooking everything from scratch, lately...lots of soups and stews that are vegetarian, but I Still like to get an occasional treat like chocolate or some berries. Chocolate is ridiculous! Everything we buy is getting smaller! And from every direction, we are getting squeezed -- but our family income has gone nowhere. I really wanted my kids to have piano lessons -- just some piano lessons so they can read some music and have an increased appreciation of music. Well, it isn't going to happen, I guess...makes me sad. Just these simple things I hoped for in life...gone. [/quote]
1st thing I noticed, my wife and I have hardly changed anything about our buying and eating habits.
The 2nd thing I noticed was the crazy incrases we have had in prices.
1 can Campbells Vegetable soup was listed as $0.89
We now pay $2.19 for the same can.
Fresh Haddock Fillets were $3.99lb. Now $7.99lb.
4 litres of Skim Milk was $4.59...now $7.59.
1 loaf of whole wheat bread was $.99...now $2.99.
Fresh Green Pepper was $1.99lb...now $3.99lb.
Canned tomato juice was $0.99 a can...now $2.29 a can.
Obviously there was waaaaay more on the recipt, but I just can't believe the inflation. I'm sure many people have had to stop buying items the are used to buying, and change their life styles a great deal. I have not gotten to that point yet, but I'm feeling the pinch. It sucks.
Changes are needed.
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