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$4.19 for a loaf of bread at the grocery store

About a fifty cent jump on a loaf of whole wheat bread. Time to start making my own I guess...

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  1. I see that you are in Chicago? May I ask, what kind of bread? sheesh! that's expensive, though!

    1. Wow - what kind of whole wheat bread are you buying? That's pretty stiff. Here, it is around $1.95 to maybe $2.50 unless you are going for a high-end artisan type of bread.

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      1. re: boyzoma

        Brownberry Ovens (red label) whole wheat

        Fairly heavy but not dry and not too sugary

        1. re: twodales

          When living in Chicago Brownberry 'Catherine the Great' bread was our favorite, even though it cost somewhat more that other large-bakery brands. That's not distributed out west. The closest I've found is a 9 Grain from Trader Joes. What's the weight of this loaf?

          As for the recent price jump, I haven't noticed one (yet). But I recall news stories about the excessively hot summer affecting the Russian wheat harvest, threatening to push wheat prices up world wide. There was a big jump in wheat prices several years ago, but then with better harvests and the recession, they seemed to stabilize or even drop a bit.

          1. re: paulj

            17 slices plus the two heels & 1# 8oz

            1. re: paulj

              The Trader Joes 9 grain sells for $3 (24oz loaf).

          1. I can trump that with a $4.69 loaf. Alvarado Street Bread. I'm in NYC.

            1. Wow!

              Remember when "bread and water" was a punishment and not a luxury?!?

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              1. re: DoobieWah

                SAN FRANCISCO (MarketWatch) — Corn and other grains futures shot up Friday after a U.S. Department of Agriculture report pointed to the tightest supply and demand balance for corn in 14 years.

                THis spells repricing for all grain products, watch the cereals, breads, pastries, all shoot up

                1. re: ospreycove

                  Cereal is ridiculously priced as well...