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FrankJBN Aug 15, 2012 01:29 PM

I just saw an ad for this product on another page here. I think this is by far the best commecially available brand.

I see at my market, retail price is going up 25% (3.99 to 4.99).

Maybe I just don't notice smaller price increases, but I sure seem to notice that often price increases these days are to my mind significant.

I mean a product sells for a few bucks, wouldn't you think a half-buck step-up is plenty?

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    hawkeyeui93 Aug 20, 2012 06:54 AM

    Just FYI: This product has a coupon in the Sunday newspaper rather regularly. If you get a Sunday paper with coupons, it is worth a look. BTW, this product's prices vary in my stores between $2.99-3.99 [in Central Iowa].

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      jhopp217 Aug 18, 2012 01:42 PM

      I just tried Cedar's All Natural Zesty Lemon. Tastes pretty good, but lacking that hummus taste and feel. Almost feels like a pudding. $3 on sale

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        robt5265 Aug 17, 2012 09:04 PM

        have you tried the brand available at Aldi? Its really good and about $2. I cant make it at home for that.

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          sheilal Aug 20, 2012 06:49 AM

          I buy the Aldis hummus and "doctor" it up a bit. I'll usually add a bit more tahini to make it a bit creamier. A dollop of chopped roasted garlic or Vietnamese "rooster" sauce and it's ready to devour.

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          pine time Aug 16, 2012 02:21 PM

          I liken it to the Fage syndrome--saw it today at $1.99 for the small carton. Once something gets popular, it's the old "what the market will bear." That said, I do love Sabra hummus.

          1. coll Aug 16, 2012 03:32 AM

            This is probably why they had a new brand (Cedars?)on sale at my local place for 88 cents a few weeks ago. Limit 3, so I got 3 different flavors. But much higher than that, no matter the brand, I'd rather get a can of chickpeas and throw it together myself in minutes.

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              jhopp217 Aug 16, 2012 02:11 AM

              At my local place it's been $4.99 for ages. What I have noticed is that it used to be on sale every 2-3 weeks for 2/$4.99. Now it's once every 4-5 weeks. Sadly, I think it's too expensive for what it is, no matter how much I love hummus. It's so silly, because my mother used to make it all the time and it's so easy. Hers was 100x better than Sabra and I still have no idea why I don't make it at home. That and Baba Ghanouj. So easy and so delicious when it's homemade

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                Jackie007 Aug 16, 2012 02:31 AM

                Tomorrow, I'm gonna soak some chick peas for green chile hummus.

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                  jhopp217 Aug 16, 2012 02:46 PM

                  Yum

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                Jackie007 Aug 16, 2012 01:26 AM

                It's $4.99 here for like a year. However, Albertson's here has it on sale every few weeks buy one get one free.

                1. scubadoo97 Aug 15, 2012 07:54 PM

                  They have a popular product that is selling well. More people would rather buy it than make it and it may also be better than what some might make at home. They see the opportunity to raise their prices. Sounds reasonable. Maybe the increase was steep but the price may go down. Depends on sales

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                    happybaker Aug 15, 2012 07:43 PM

                    You can also get it at Costco.

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                      John Francis Aug 15, 2012 07:39 PM

                      If you like their roasted red pepper hummus, Trader Joe's product is almost identical (down to the packaging) and it costs $2.99.

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                        laskiblue Aug 15, 2012 01:56 PM

                        I like Sabra hummus pretty well too, and I agree that the price increase has been annoying. However, I am lucky enough to score some occasionally at Grocery Outlet for $2.99. It's not the first newer product I've developed a fondness for at a lower price than then goes on to a high enough price that I won't buy it anymore.

                        1. MsMaryMc Aug 15, 2012 01:53 PM

                          I've seen that before with a relatively new product (I've only been seeing Sabra Hummous here for about a year). It goes on the market at a more friendly price, builds a following, and then they raise the price significantly and count on fans to keep buying it anyway. I'm not a marketing insider, don't know this for a fact, but it sure looks to me like what's going on.

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