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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 (1@1.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 (flyin@high.again), December 13, 1999.

wadda you mean catches up with us ?? Where U bin?


-- farf (madeupguy@hotmail.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 (impala@wild.com), December 13, 1999.

Matchless post, Impala

-- Old Git (anon@spamproblems.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 (laureltree7@hotmail.com), December 13, 1999.

$ per here too.

OG -- puhleeeeese! You verge upon troll turf :>)

-- SH (squirrel@huntr.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 (chowbabe@pacbell.net), December 14, 1999.


I am serious. Keep us posted on what's up out your way.

-- the Virginian (1@1.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 (flyin@high.again), December 14, 1999.

But were you wearing your Christmas earings at the time ??

-- me (me@here.com), December 15, 1999.

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