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So I went to the grocery store...

ire

Turbo Monkey
Aug 6, 2007
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...and it was damn expensive! I can't get out of there without dropping at least $100 :plthumbsdown: I'm going to go to a diet of dirt and bark.....at least quality dirt is still reasonable in price
 

sanjuro

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Sep 13, 2004
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Let me guess:

organic milk
steak that wasn't on sale
booze
bulk trail mix
 

ire

Turbo Monkey
Aug 6, 2007
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Let me guess:

organic milk
steak that wasn't on sale
booze
bulk trail mix
FAIL

I don't buy organic, don't eat red meat, don't drink and I buy granola bars. I was speaking more to vegetables, fruits, and bread
 

stevew

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Sep 21, 2001
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No one wants to get invited to dinner at your house mr. excitement.
 

ire

Turbo Monkey
Aug 6, 2007
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Intentional?

You ever seen a cow up close? They are just begging to be eaten!

Damn... now I also want steak for dinner.
It's because of the cost; around here pork and chicken are considerably cheaper than beef. I'm glad I could make everyone hungry :)
 

stoney

Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde
Jul 26, 2006
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Eat fruit/vegetables that are in season. It drops the price usually by half.
Also, stores like Safeway have produce that is "good enough" when compared to the Whole Foods of the world. Trader Joe's does not have good produce, but their pre-packaged meals are good and healthy.
Just food for thought.
 

ire

Turbo Monkey
Aug 6, 2007
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Eat fruit/vegetables that are in season. It drops the price usually by half.
Also, stores like Safeway have produce that is "good enough" when compared to the Whole Foods of the world. Trader Joe's does not have good produce, but their pre-packaged meals are good and healthy.
Just food for thought.
I've been shopping at Winco; I find I can stretch my dollar the farthest there. Are carrots ever out of season? They have doubled in price over the last several months :( I did get a cantaloupe for .49, I was stoked :)
 

blue

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Jan 24, 2004
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Eat fruit/vegetables that are in season. It drops the price usually by half.
Also, stores like Safeway have produce that is "good enough" when compared to the Whole Foods of the world. Trader Joe's does not have good produce, but their pre-packaged meals are good and healthy.
Just food for thought.
I do most of my shopping at Trader Joe's, and get fresh items at farmer's markets (I work in a booth at a few of them throughout the bay, so it makes it easy). I spend maybe $100/mo on food, and then leech off of my roommates takeout leftovers. It's kind of weird to live with people that go out to eat for nearly every meal.

I <3 Trader Joe's. Maybe more than life.
 

jonKranked

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Nov 10, 2005
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If God did not want us to eat animals, he wouldn't have made them out of meat.
One time a vegan told me "if God wanted us to eat meat, it would grow on plants!"

I responded "meat... that grows on a plant? that's a Nobel Prize waiting to happen" :D


in retrospect I wish I had said "well, a skeleton is close enough to a plant"
 

James

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Sep 11, 2001
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I've been shopping at Winco; I find I can stretch my dollar the farthest there. Are carrots ever out of season? They have doubled in price over the last several months :( I did get a cantaloupe for .49, I was stoked :)
Interesting article


Also look out for the grocery shrink ray, where the same product costs the same, but you get less of it...
 

stoney

Part of the unwashed, middle-American horde
Jul 26, 2006
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Interesting article


Also look out for the grocery shrink ray, where the same product costs the same, but you get less of it...
Buy food based on cost/pound. A deal is not a deal unless it's cheap/pound. Also, buy the off label. It is far cheaper and with few exceptions, the taste difference is negligible.
 

shocktower

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Sep 7, 2001
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Thats why I hunt for 37 bucks I can get about 80LBS of meat thats Deer then there is the wonderful Elk another 37 bucks and about 100-200 Lbs of meat yummy I love vegitarians they taste the best :crazy::crazy::cheers:,Ever had pronhorn white tail deer meat blended in to burgers :biggrin::biggrin::biggrin:,they are the best BTW 1000% organic with t the Hippies cant` wait to go and invite my dinner guests:cheers:
 

ire

Turbo Monkey
Aug 6, 2007
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Interesting article

Also look out for the grocery shrink ray, where the same product costs the same, but you get less of it...
I read that article....I complain a lot, but at least I have the money to buy groceries and gas. I feel bad for the families that don't have the money to keep up with rising grocery and gas prices
 

James

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Sep 11, 2001
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I read that article....I complain a lot, but at least I have the money to buy groceries and gas. I feel bad for the families that don't have the money to keep up with rising grocery and gas prices
Groceries, gas, new bikes...
We can complain all we want, but most of us on here can still fill up their cars and fridges.