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Planters has whumped up the price of their peanuts by 40 percent.

FoodFuser Nov 4, 2011 04:18 PM

Price jump is accorded to heat and to drought.

Ahh, peanut butter, the salve of salvation
for so many families
who send the kids out there with at least PBJ.

Will this ripple to politics?
Will the simplicity of such sandwich
give reform of us all?

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  1. Veggo Nov 4, 2011 04:39 PM

    To whom I assume consume the legume, gloom and doom may loom.

    1. Ima Wurdibitsch Nov 5, 2011 06:41 PM

      On another site, I saw that this was likely to happen and stocked up. Glad I did.

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        Danybear Nov 5, 2011 07:17 PM

        not sure why, in spite of this news, all stores are having specials on peanut butter, brand names are cheaper than No Name.

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        Bethcooks Nov 5, 2011 07:47 PM

        I read an article in newspaper that the peanut crop failed and that anything/everything with peanuts will increase in price.

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          ipsedixit Nov 5, 2011 09:59 PM

          Yup, incl. peanut butter.

        2. jmcarthur8 Nov 6, 2011 07:15 AM

          Unfortunately, we have had several summers of drought here in Georgia, and the peanut crops this year were miserable. I am keeping my fingers crossed that next year we may have some normal rain for a change. It has been all or nothing for the last 5 years, flood or drought.

          We use peanut butter most every day, and though I hate to pay more for anything, I figure that the extra buck or two stretched out over a month really doesn't amount to enough to whine about.

          1. arktos Nov 6, 2011 05:43 PM

            I'll wait to see what Jimmy Carter has to say about all this.

            1. The Chowhound Team Nov 7, 2011 05:15 AM

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              1. FoodFuser Nov 9, 2011 05:11 PM

                Well today in my market,
                I saw Planters response
                to hike in the prices of peanuts.

                Their 16.3 jar of PB priced and at $1.89
                with promise of "Buy 5, get 5 bucks off at the checkout."

                Of course I stocked up,
                but gave wonder of whether
                Planters Inc. got a call
                From good Jimmy Carter
                peanut farmer turned President
                to ameliorate impending debacle
                for those families whose staple
                is as simple as peanut butter.

                This is not about politics,
                'tis instead just about peanuts.

                1. visciole Nov 9, 2011 05:20 PM

                  Just want to commend your use of the phrase "whumped up."

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