FOOD Report food & grocery shortages / price increases here: 2022 Edition

psychgirl

Has No Life - Lives on TB
You who live up north, Are you having everyone use a potato peeler to remove the rind from oranges and lemons so you can dry and save it?

There may come a day when oranges and lemons aren't in the grocery stores and you hunger for the aroma in your cup of tea. Cut all the white part off.

DO THIS BEFORE YOU EAT THE ORANGE OR USE THE LEMON!
It's almost impossible after you remove the whole rind from the orange.
Get some WHOLE CLOVES TO PUT IN YOU TEA. CHEAP ONES WILL DO- DOLLAR STORE.
GET SOME GINGER ROOT at the grocery store to slice thinly to dry it and put in your tea, for flavor and medicinally for nausea and other ills.
Great tips , thank you!
I’ve saved orange rind before but got out of the habit.
I only like to buy seedless tangerines these days anyway but those are so expensive!
 

John Deere Girl

Veteran Member
Pressure canning or just vacuum sealing?
Holy cow! I was just checking my Amazon Subscribe & Save for the next delivery. The can of powered eggs that I paid $31 for two months ago is now $85!!! :eek: Cancelled that subscription...

Let's Go Brandon!
I've had to cancel a few of my subscriptions on Amazon due to a huge increase of prices. I feel that they are price gouging to some extent.
 

John Deere Girl

Veteran Member
You who live up north, Are you having everyone use a potato peeler to remove the rind from oranges and lemons so you can dry and save it?

There may come a day when oranges and lemons aren't in the grocery stores and you hunger for the aroma in your cup of tea. Cut all the white part off.

DO THIS BEFORE YOU EAT THE ORANGE OR USE THE LEMON!
It's almost impossible after you remove the whole rind from the orange.
Get some WHOLE CLOVES TO PUT IN YOU TEA. CHEAP ONES WILL DO- DOLLAR STORE.
GET SOME GINGER ROOT at the grocery store to slice thinly to dry it and put in your tea, for flavor and medicinally for nausea and other ills.
I like to save lemon and orange peels in vodka.
 

psychgirl

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I've had to cancel a few of my subscriptions on Amazon due to a huge increase of prices. I feel that they are price gouging to some extent.
I agree. You can find good deals at Amazon sometimes but for some reason I’ve just never gotten on that bandwagon, 100%.
My DH uses Amazon a lot when shopping for his movie and music collection.
 

greysage

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Most recent grocery trip. Got everything. It's more expensive. The regional brands seem to be getting harder to come by. Place was well stocked, but the selections used to be huge.
Anyway, the shocker for me, and I know I noted the increase before. But it's more now. 18 pack store brand large white eggs was $2.39 forever, now $5.79. I wasn't happy with the quality the last two times, so I bought more expensive eggs.
 

SouthernBreeze

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Has anyone else noticed that Sam's has stopped delivering a lot of items? Instore pickup, only on a lot of stuff, now. I tried to place an order this morning, and a lot of my items were instore pickup, only. I ain't driving 30 miles to pick it up, so I'm having to rethink ordering from Sam's altogether. Also, their 6/pk canned chicken breasts, $18.98, and Folgers coffee, $12.98!!!!! That's huge increases from 2 weeks ago at our Sam's club in Tupelo, MS. BTW, Coffee is now instore pickup, only.
 
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Red Baron

Paleo-Conservative
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Has anyone else noticed that Sam's has stopped delivering a lot of items? Instore pickup, only on a lot of stuff, now. I tried to place an oder this morning, and a lot of my items were instore pickup, only. I ain't driving 30 miles to pick it up, so I'm having to rethink ordering from Sam's altogether. Also, their 6/pk canned chicken breasts, $18.98, and Folgers coffee, $12.98!!!!! That's huge increases from 2 weeks ago at our Sam's club in Tupelo, MS. BTW, Coffee is now instore pickup, only.
Try Amazon Fresh and Aldi's if they service your area.
 

Wildwood

Veteran Member
Went shopping today and there was NO PASTA at all in the two stores I went into. Everything else was well stocked, including meat. In fact, much of the meat had been marked down for quick sale......4 nice sized New York Strip Steaks, marked down from $20 to $4.59; sirloin it pork chops at $15 dollars to 4 dollars. Got several packages of each. Ground beef at $1.95 lb. And I did NOT buy the bacon, which was $40 for 10 pounds!!!

Produce has seemed smaller and less appealing since all this started several months ago. They generally have one big special in produce and everything else is outrageous. Broccoli and cauliflower for
2.50 per small head****nope, nope NOPE!! Red grapes were 99 cents a pound, but all other grapes were 2.00 and up per pound.

I still have SOOOOO MUCH TO DO!!! I Really NEED to get canning all the food in the two big freezers.....but trying to get the garden in, take care of the critters, and get the new baby chicks up and going, and just keeping the house half way clean, it is CHAOS!! AND, it has been so HORRIBLY HOT ALL WEEK, and the A/C can't keep the RV cool.....it has been pretty miserable here!!

I guess if I live through it, I will then truly be one TOUGH OLD FART!! Like Daddy used to day, whatever doesn't kill you, makes you stronger!!

I sure do miss my Dad.....he would help me figure out how to get things done and not be AFEARED!!! (Uh, yes, I am aware that ain't good Grammer!!) But I truly do miss talking to him about all kinds of stuff. DANG IT!!
I sympathize on every single one of those issues. I don't know if I've ever felt the urgency to get all my ducks in a row like I do now. Replanting what got destroyed in my garden is my top priority and hope to finish that this weekend plus I need to replace what we've used in our home canned foods and it's hot!
 

nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
DH has gone to two differnet walmarts and can hardly find Tampicio Mango drink, he's going to a different one today. If he doesn't have this drink he drinks soda. And both walmarts had no sam's pop in vans and very little in bottles.
 

Ordinary Girl

Veteran Member
Has anyone else noticed that Sam's has stopped delivering a lot of items? Instore pickup, only on a lot of stuff, now. I tried to place an order this morning, and a lot of my items were instore pickup, only. I ain't driving 30 miles to pick it up, so I'm having to rethink ordering from Sam's altogether. Also, their 6/pk canned chicken breasts, $18.98, and Folgers coffee, $12.98!!!!! That's huge increases from 2 weeks ago at our Sam's club in Tupelo, MS. BTW, Coffee is now instore pickup, only.
Those are some crazy prices! Good grief.
 

skwentnaflyer

Veteran Member
DH has gone to two differnet walmarts and can hardly find Tampicio Mango drink, he's going to a different one today. If he doesn't have this drink he drinks soda. And both walmarts had no sam's pop in vans and very little in bottles.
It looks like Amazon carries the drink and a powdered mix.
 

Mushroom

Opinionated Granny
Thanks. The way I figure it bacon and chocolate are the foundations of the food pyramid; mine anyways.
Don't overlook shorter term bacon. Packages of real bacon bits last quite a while and flavor many dishes. Bacon in the freezer is also a plus. As far as chocolate goes, vacuum packed walnuts and chocolate chips when eaten together satisfies my sweet tooth. CCs keep quite well in vacuum packed canning jars. Walnuts as well. 5 years and counting so far on the walnuts.
 

WalknTrot

Veteran Member
Did a Walmart pickup this morning - more houseguests for the weekend...
Only subs were swapping pepperoni for supreme frozen pizzas, and they gave me a gallon instead of a half of whole milk because the halves were out. Both got no argument from me.

Prices - yeah - they are up, but ya gotta do what ya gotta do, at least until you can't. Looks like the informal freebie B&B gig will finally be done after this weekend. Believe me, that'll he'p a lot with the grocery bill. :lol:
 

anna43

Veteran Member
Speaking of sweet tooth items, I've purchased M&M's, starlight mints and butterscotch hard candies vacuum sealed and stored with my preps. M&M's mixed with any kind of nuts makes a nice sweet/salty snack. The hard candies are individually wrapped so don't turn into a hard clump in storage and sucking on one or two can satisfy a sweet craving and help with a dry mouth. Little treats like this will be important in a SHTF situation such as we are not headed into (if have not already arrived). Things like instant pudding mixes are also a quick way to satisfy a craving for a sweet and can be prepared with powdered or canned milk. I personally prefer the powered milk but can eat it with canned milk.

Once upon a time a friend had a rental house and the family living there had five children under five. This was before WIC and they got government commodities which included cases of evaporated milk. When they renters moved they left behind cases and cases of the milk and my friend gave me several cases. I used it to make puddings, although I made them from scratch, mostly cornstarch pudding for the family and they liked them okay. I see no reason evaporated milk would not work with instant mixes.
 

packyderms_wife

Neither here nor there.
The current heat wave blazing through Kansas feedlots has killed an estimated 10,000 head of fat cattle.
Final death numbers continue to come in, but that early estimate was shared with DTN by livestock experts, who put the geographical center point for those deaths at Ulysses, Kansas.

Some are saying that this is fake news.
 

SouthernBreeze

Has No Life - Lives on TB
Speaking of sweet tooth items, I've purchased M&M's, starlight mints and butterscotch hard candies vacuum sealed and stored with my preps. M&M's mixed with any kind of nuts makes a nice sweet/salty snack. The hard candies are individually wrapped so don't turn into a hard clump in storage and sucking on one or two can satisfy a sweet craving and help with a dry mouth. Little treats like this will be important in a SHTF situation such as we are not headed into (if have not already arrived). Things like instant pudding mixes are also a quick way to satisfy a craving for a sweet and can be prepared with powdered or canned milk. I personally prefer the powered milk but can eat it with canned milk.

Once upon a time a friend had a rental house and the family living there had five children under five. This was before WIC and they got government commodities which included cases of evaporated milk. When they renters moved they left behind cases and cases of the milk and my friend gave me several cases. I used it to make puddings, although I made them from scratch, mostly cornstarch pudding for the family and they liked them okay. I see no reason evaporated milk would not work with instant mixes.
Cases of evaporated milk are my go to for food storage. I use it in everything that calls for milk, except for drinking/cereal. 1 can of evaporated milk mixed with water to fill a quart jar works the same as a quart of regular milk.
 

Terrwyn

Veteran Member
I saw that TikTok video this morning. Now..I'm not a gamer, and I detest movies with a lot of CGI, but the video of all the dead cattle sure looked phony as heck to me.
I dont think so. Maybe the picture but not their deaths. When I saw a comment on the southern prepper I looked at the Kansas newspaper and they had an article about them dying in a feed lot. Can't remember which paper.
 

TxGal

Day by day
I did a grocery run to a more populated area about an hour away from us, and shopped at HEB and Kroger. I topped up the tank as soon as I got to HEB, they had the lowest price and beat our local $4.80 by around 30 cents. I don't recall the exact amount I got or the exact amount I paid. I just was stunned at seeing the $20 and some cents for 4.something gallons of gas. My gosh.

Flat out - almost everything is up in price. Period. Vitamins might have been the worst, I spent upwards of $60 for vitamins we regularly take, they've really gone up. Loose red potatoes were still $1.18 per lb, and they were pretty old looking...not shriveled, just looked old. I bought a 5lb bag of red potatoes instead for $4.48; there were only a few left, and I wondered if they were opening those bags up and putting them in the loose potato bin. They looked about the same. Bathroom paper cups were $4.48 for 200; I'm pretty sure the last time I bought them they were under $3. 10 lbs sugar (cane) $5.45. Country Crock margarine $6.48 for the large one. Seedless watermelon $6.98 and I bought several. Bagged carrots $1/lb, bagged avocadoes (5) $7. Multipack of 24 bottles of Ozarka water is now almost $4.50, but they were running a special. Picked up a few gluten-free snack items, some frozen yogurt, but no meat, cheese, or other dairy. Spent over $175.00. I'm still trying to recover. We'll all have to adjust to the higher prices, but I'm very thankful HEB atleast is very well stocked.

Went to Kroger only for their bottled water special. It was relatively busy for the morning, but no customers were buying much at all while I was there there.

Dog food, oh my....picked up a bag for a neighbor at Petco - Purina Pro Plan for large dogs, a 47-lb bag, was almost $90. There were no smaller bags available. (editing to add - they usually order from Chewy, but Chewy was out of stock) It was one of two bags left, their dog food section was pretty short-stocked, except for the even pricier brands like Merrick, Hills, etc.

I really wanted to go to Aldi's, but between the high heat (even in the morning), and the awful air quality due to the Saharan Dust, I just didn't have it in me.
 
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nomifyle

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I just happened to look on wm.com and they actually had sam's cola for shipping. I jumped on it and got 2 regular and 2 diet 24 paks. That will hold me for awhile.

I also went down the list of things I usually order and many many things said not available for shipping. I'm wondering if they are cutting down on things to ship that have some weight to them. 24 cans of anything can be heavy.

The third wm that DH has gone to in three days had no Tampico Mango drink, but between the other two he did get 9 bottles. He drinks about a gallon a day and would probably die before he would drink water,
 

Ordinary Girl

Veteran Member
I just happened to look on wm.com and they actually had sam's cola for shipping. I jumped on it and got 2 regular and 2 diet 24 paks. That will hold me for awhile.

I also went down the list of things I usually order and many many things said not available for shipping. I'm wondering if they are cutting down on things to ship that have some weight to them. 24 cans of anything can be heavy.

The third wm that DH has gone to in three days had no Tampico Mango drink, but between the other two he did get 9 bottles. He drinks about a gallon a day and would probably die before he would drink water,
You are having a rough time with that Tampico aren’t you. Bless his heart he must be going through withdraws by now
 

SouthernBreeze

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I also went down the list of things I usually order and many many things said not available for shipping. I'm wondering if they are cutting down on things to ship that have some weight to them. 24 cans of anything can be heavy.
Shipping weight has nothing to do with Sam's not delivering certain items. They wouldn't deliver 1 bottle of vitamins, but will deliver my 2 cases of pinto beans. Their site isn't offering anyone the reason for stopping deliveries on certain items, either.
 

skwentnaflyer

Veteran Member
I dont think so. Maybe the picture but not their deaths. When I saw a comment on the southern prepper I looked at the Kansas newspaper and they had an article about them dying in a feed lot. Can't remember which paper.
Yeah, the photo looked a little odd, but I've seen the info from sources that look solid.
 

Wildwood

Veteran Member
Don't overlook shorter term bacon. Packages of real bacon bits last quite a while and flavor many dishes. Bacon in the freezer is also a plus. As far as chocolate goes, vacuum packed walnuts and chocolate chips when eaten together satisfies my sweet tooth. CCs keep quite well in vacuum packed canning jars. Walnuts as well. 5 years and counting so far on the walnuts.
I'm a big fan of Hormel real bacon bits. They are shelf stable and season up a put of beans just as good if not better than regualr bacon. I like chocolate chips and pecans together but I can eat walnuts just fine whe I'm out of pecans.
 

SouthernBreeze

Has No Life - Lives on TB
I'm a big fan of Hormel real bacon bits. They are shelf stable and season up a put of beans just as good if not better than regualr bacon. I like chocolate chips and pecans together but I can eat walnuts just fine whe I'm out of pecans.
I'm stocked on the sealed glass jars of Hormel Real Bacon pieces. They are shelf stable for a long time. Need to be put in the fridge, once opened, or at least I do. I also use them to season beans with, instead of using my valuable real bacon. Good to use in omelets and other dishes, too.
 

school marm

Senior Member
Weekly shopping trip to Smith's in NE NV.

They had bone-in chicken breasts for 99 cents/lb, so I bought 25 lbs. Planning to can most of it.
They advertised 20 lb bags of rice for $10.99, but nothing at the store when I got there. So I decided to buy flour instead. Store brand 25 lb bags of bleached flour had been $8.99 "on sale" for $7.19 for a few months. Today they rang up at $11.99, but $9.49 with the store card. Fortunately for me, they still had the $7.19 shelf sticker, so that's the price I paid. Everything is just too expensive. DH keeps saying it's the new normal and not to quibble about the price and just get it. Fortunately, I am a prepper and we are totally stocked. No need to buy at inflated prices.

All milk had been $3.69/gallon, now that is the price for whole milk and the skim and lowfat are a little cheaper.

There was a dad panhandling at the Smith's entrance, but I've never seen anyone bring a child and a toddler along for the job here. A half-mile up the road, it looked like his wife was doing the same thing at the Walmart entrance. I confirmed that as I left Home Depot and saw them together. Maybe Walmart was more profitable.

Gas was $5.48. We live 30 miles from town. I think I'm going to have to cut the trips to every other week.

ETA: I knew I was forgetting something. For the past several months the vast majority of my purchases have come from the discount/clearance shelves. There is far less being discounted, and the things that are being discounted aren't discounted by very much. Two months ago I got snickers and mounds full size candy bars for 10 cents. Today Tic-Tacs (larger container) were $2.00 and cookie crisp (or something like that) M&Ms were 59 cents. Spectrum olive oils that I got for $2/bottle were $4.79 today. No thanks. Those aren't deals.
 
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nehimama

Veteran Member
I was just cruising around the Walmart website. I found canned fruits and vegetables (mostly GV brand) for a dollar or less - even the chili ready tomatoes. And pears. The Kibbles and Bits dog food I've ordered before via Amazon is now too expensive to order there anymore. 16# bag from Wally only $11.82.
 

PinkRoses

Contributing Member
Well, I got back from my weekly shopping; today I went to Georgia. I was late getting out - I had to wait for the repairman for the refrigerator I got in January; it's a lemon I got to replace the lemon I originally bought in September which replaced the lemon I got a few years ago. Of course, he never showed and never contacted me; calling the repair company repeatedly I'd get hung up on each time after pressing the appropriate button for the service department. I put in another complain to the Lowe's Executive Offices.

It's a good thing I didn't go right out. As I padded around the house something didn't feel quite right on one foot. Turned out that the entire sole on the fairly new Sketchers I was wearing was about to come off entirely.

I finally was on my way. I had to make an unplanned stop at Walmart to return the coffee maker I got last week that worked properly...twice. After that it started shooting coffee horizontally out the front. (It replaced one that lasted five years.) They didn't have the same one (it was a single serve) so I had to get a little one that makes 5 cups, even though I rarely drink more than one cup a day. (I'll just use less water & coffee.) This one doesn't have a permanent filter, and of course they didn't have the smaller, flat bottomed filters in stock. I opened the box to see if the larger ones could be made to fit, and while doing so got into an interesting conversation with a nice gentleman about the current mess the world is in and the proximity of the rapture. I did get the larger filters for now, then had to order the small ones from Amazon...and they cost about the same as the little coffee maker for a package of 300. I also had to get light bulbs, because the "guaranteed 2 year life" bulb on my porch burned out yesterday...after about four months. (So who do you go to for the company to make good on the guarantee?) Still no plain ham, only Black Forest and Honey Ham, neither of which I care for.

OK, headed to Publix - they have both Haagen Daaz and Godiva ice cream pints on BOGO, as well as Cheerios. Lots of shelves were empty, but things had been moved to the front of them so they wouldn't look bare. I didn't see any corn or non-organic strawberries.

Aldi also had lots of bare spots on shelves and no attempt was made to hide them. No canned pears or peaches, only fruit cocktail (which doesn't have any flavor IMO) and pineapple, and they were up to $1.29. Again, no plain ham. I picked up a bag of popcorn with Himalayan sea salt, but told the cashier to put it back when it rang up $3.99 - I can make over 50X as much for the same price if I pop my own. I did get a nice pork loin that will give me 4-5 meals for under $5 and 3 petite sirloin steaks for under $8.

Conversations with and remarks from strangers have become common. People everywhere are fed up with this crap; something has to give soon!

I did have a very nice lunch for $6 at Sonic - in the app drinks are half price, and the latest promotion is one of their wonderful grilled cheese double burgers on Texas toast for half price if you order through the app. Add some fries, and I've had enough food for the day. (Except for maybe some of that ice cream I bought...) :)
 

Normallguy

"just a human bein'"
Crews battle fire at Castellini Company produce warehouse in NKY

By Payton Marshall
Published: Jun. 15, 2022 at 5:32 PM EDT

CAMPBELL COUNTY, Ky. (WXIX) - Crews from multiple fire departments are at the scene of a warehouse fire in Wilder, according to Campbell County Dispatch.
The fire broke out sometime before 5:15 p.m. in the Castellini Company-owned building on Plum Street.
Authorities say the fire started from a trailer that was parked at the produce warehouse and then spread through the structure.
No injuries have been reported.
Fire crews from Wilder, Alexandria, Fort Thomas, Newport and Southgate all responded.
A cooling bus provided by the Transit Authority of Northern Kentucky is there to provide for the firefighters working in extremely hot temperatures, according to a TANK spokesperson.
Crews remain on scene as of 9 p.m.

The Castellini Company is a supply chain company specializing in produce sourcing and delivery and transportation services, according to the company’s website.

I looked and didn't see this. Sorry if a dup.
 

summerthyme

Administrator
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Well, I got back from my weekly shopping; today I went to Georgia. I was late getting out - I had to wait for the repairman for the refrigerator I got in January; it's a lemon I got to replace the lemon I originally bought in September which replaced the lemon I got a few years ago. Of course, he never showed and never contacted me; calling the repair company repeatedly I'd get hung up on each time after pressing the appropriate button for the service department. I put in another complain to the Lowe's Executive Offices.

It's a good thing I didn't go right out. As I padded around the house something didn't feel quite right on one foot. Turned out that the entire sole on the fairly new Sketchers I was wearing was about to come off entirely.

I finally was on my way. I had to make an unplanned stop at Walmart to return the coffee maker I got last week that worked properly...twice. After that it started shooting coffee horizontally out the front. (It replaced one that lasted five years.) They didn't have the same one (it was a single serve) so I had to get a little one that makes 5 cups, even though I rarely drink more than one cup a day. (I'll just use less water & coffee.) This one doesn't have a permanent filter, and of course they didn't have the smaller, flat bottomed filters in stock. I opened the box to see if the larger ones could be made to fit, and while doing so got into an interesting conversation with a nice gentleman about the current mess the world is in and the proximity of the rapture. I did get the larger filters for now, then had to order the small ones from Amazon...and they cost about the same as the little coffee maker for a package of 300. I also had to get light bulbs, because the "guaranteed 2 year life" bulb on my porch burned out yesterday...after about four months. (So who do you go to for the company to make good on the guarantee?) Still no plain ham, only Black Forest and Honey Ham, neither of which I care for.

OK, headed to Publix - they have both Haagen Daaz and Godiva ice cream pints on BOGO, as well as Cheerios. Lots of shelves were empty, but things had been moved to the front of them so they wouldn't look bare. I didn't see any corn or non-organic strawberries.

Aldi also had lots of bare spots on shelves and no attempt was made to hide them. No canned pears or peaches, only fruit cocktail (which doesn't have any flavor IMO) and pineapple, and they were up to $1.29. Again, no plain ham. I picked up a bag of popcorn with Himalayan sea salt, but told the cashier to put it back when it rang up $3.99 - I can make over 50X as much for the same price if I pop my own. I did get a nice pork loin that will give me 4-5 meals for under $5 and 3 petite sirloin steaks for under $8.

Conversations with and remarks from strangers have become common. People everywhere are fed up with this crap; something has to give soon!

I did have a very nice lunch for $6 at Sonic - in the app drinks are half price, and the latest promotion is one of their wonderful grilled cheese double burgers on Texas toast for half price if you order through the app. Add some fries, and I've had enough food for the day. (Except for maybe some of that ice cream I bought...) :)
On the coffeemaker woes... after our third 1 cup coffee maker 8n under 2 years died (this one highly rated at Amazon... it
lasted 73 days!) I bought him a French press... no electricity needed, has its own filter, washes up easily...

For households with just one or two coffee drinkers, I'd never use anything else.

Summerthyme
 

Siskiyoumom

Veteran Member
Went major shopping today on the coast two hours from our home. Had not gone to town since mid April. This in far Northern California.

Yes sticker shock at Joanne’s fabrics at the cost of sewing needles. Spent eighty dollars on mending gear. And that was with their two for the price of one item sale. Very well stocked with fabric, notions, etc. They had little of the foo foo Chinese decorating junk.

Stopped at Target to get a mop bucket and new mop. Went with the OCedar brand. It was on special for $32 instead of $44. The fella stocking the shelves in house wares said that they only get two sets a week and they fly off the shelves. One third of the store was bare shelving in the seasonal aisles. Food well stocked. Tons of clothing and shoes. Decimated canning aisle.

Costco was well stocked and there was significant increased prices throughout the store. My debit card was rejected at the gas pump. First time ever. The gas station attendant asked me if I had a big purchase in Costco before I came to the pumps. I said yes, he said that is why. It has been a problem all day. I will gas up at the casino in the morning. The gas line took fifteen minutes to get to the pumps. The long lines were contesting the side street into the pump area and employees were directing traffic.

Winco was super crowded for a week day. I super stocked up there. I will be happy to head back home to the mountains. I skipped a few stops due to the heavy traffic.

I tried to find Gamma Seal lids and the usual places that carry them were out of stock (Ace aHardware, Winco, Sportsman Wharehouse).

Ace has a ton of canning jars, lids, canners and tools.
 

Wildwood

Veteran Member
I'm stocked on the sealed glass jars of Hormel Real Bacon pieces. They are shelf stable for a long time. Need to be put in the fridge, once opened, or at least I do. I also use them to season beans with, instead of using my valuable real bacon. Good to use in omelets and other dishes, too.
We can no longer get the glass jars here...I really prefer them to the plastic but rotated through my last glass ones a few years ago...their expiration date was years off, I know longer than in the plastic. Once the plastic showed up, I saved all the little glass bottles I had left because they are just so neat. Being tall and slim, they display little collections so well like buttons and marbles, anything sweet and tiny.

They are also good in salads, baked potatoes and on tomato sandwiches. I'm sure there is more lol.
 
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