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My apology to you for somewhat getting on your case a few weeks back when you were "dancing a jig" about the price of spices. Please forgive me.
I have no earthly idea what the deal is but here in Central Florida the price of spices, with the exception of garlic powder and salt, has all of a sudden nearly tripled since your post.
And say, what else is doing in California?
-- the Virginian (email@example.com), December 13, 1999
I think she's at K Mart. :-)
I'll tell you what, I've noticed a LOT of food prices, not just spices, going through the roof. I have a feeling the year 2000 is going to be the year that inflation catches up with us, in a VERY big way. :-(
-- Hawk (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 1999.
wadda you mean catches up with us ?? Where U bin?
-- farf (email@example.com), December 13, 1999.
I've been buying matches at the grocery store every time I go. Yesterday I looked and they were ALL GONE.
-- impala (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 1999.
Matchless post, Impala
-- Old Git (email@example.com), December 13, 1999.
Hey, guys, most of the grocery store spices are irradiated.
-- Mara (MaraWayne@aol.com), December 13, 1999.
Hint: Around here the dollar stores are still selling not-so-exotic spices. And yep, they're still a buck!
-- Gia (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 13, 1999.
$ per here too.
OG -- puhleeeeese! You verge upon troll turf :>)
-- SH (email@example.com), December 13, 1999.
There is speculation and rumors the flour shortage is starting to show but I haven't been able to verify it. A Y2Ker in Pasadena loves fresh bran muffins and not a one could be found for a period of time. I'm going out Thursday to have a look about in my area.
-- Paula (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 14, 1999.
I am serious. Keep us posted on what's up out your way.
-- the Virginian (email@example.com), December 14, 1999.
The flour was cleaned out in the store I went to yesterday. TONS of baked goods for Christmas, including cookies ranging from about $4 to $10 for a 1 pound package, but no flour. The $4 cookies were just plain old chocolate chip. I'd say the stores are using up a lot of the flour for a lot of stuff that will end up being thrown out, and some Y2K preparers are buying the rest. They were also pretty low on sugar.
-- Hawk (firstname.lastname@example.org), December 14, 1999.
But were you wearing your Christmas earings at the time ??
-- me (email@example.com), December 15, 1999.