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Nov 21, 2013 10:35 AM

Dear Mr. Broccoli you'll be missed

Major sticker-shock today.
I admit to rarely looking at the price of the food I buy it. And I never look at the till-tape or look at the cost of an item when it comes up of the cashiers screen.
Doing a little stir fry tonight. Needed a little broccoli to go with the other veg. I happened to see the broccoli price come up on the screen this time.
In the photo you can see the amount of broccoli.
Not 'organic' BTW. Just plain old.
Cost? $4.91
I'll wait until next year when the local broccoli is available.
Lesson learned.

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  1. Wow! So, it was around $2 a pound? That's really high for non-organic.

    1. the QE is taking its toll. hidden inflation shows up at the grocery store. our bills have gone up a good 30% over the past year or so.

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        1. re: TroyTempest

          Quantitative Easing

          Do some research so we don't get into a political conversation here.

      1. Oregon coast, broccoli & cauliflower both over $2.00 a lb. I didn't buy any.

        1. Wow, regular price at my store is 1.49/lb, on sale frequently for 99 cents a pound.

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          1. re: juliejulez

            If there is some kind of shortage, no matter how slight (due to weather usually, and then the holiday on top of it) I'd give it another week or so and then check back.

          2. when I first read the title, I thought to myself that the James Bond movie producer had died years ago...

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            1. re: kcshigekawa

              Daughter of Broccoli is still one of the producers, by the by.

              1. re: Perilagu Khan

                I didn't know that...don't generally pay as much attention to the credits as I might!