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Jan 31, 2014 07:52 PM

The ridiculous price of raw chicken wings!

$3.50 a pound. I just won't pay that. Sorry. Same thing at Christmas & New Years. Screw em.

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    1. re: sedimental

      I really don't know. It 's been a few years since I bought them and I know they were a whole lot cheaper then. Like half the price.

    2. That is high. I just paid 1.88/lb for a five pound bag. It's jacked up Superbowl prices maybe.

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      1. re: pinehurst

        That's what I thought before I even opened the thread. I'm sure it's mostly about the Superbowl.

      2. i've heard that the frozen wings that get shipped in from china are cheaper.
        of course, there are drawbacks with chinese-produced food.. .

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        1. re: westsidegal

          The only chicken legally imported from China is cooked processed chicken that was grown in the U.S. and Canada. We are actually exporting frozen chicken to China, they make chicken fingers and nuggets and export it back to us. There are no frozen bags of raw, Chinese chicken wings in your grocer's freezer.

        2. That price is closing in on what you'll pay for breast meat!?! I like Perdue "wingettes" (bigger than regular wings) & will buy them when at a god price.

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          1. re: kseiverd

            Actually that price is much higher than what our supermarket charges for boneless breasts.

            I was in the IGA on Thursday and fresh wings were $2.99 lb and boneless breast was $1.59 lb. Leg quarters were 79 cents lb. They were virtually giving away the white and dark meat because they had to process that many chickens to get the number of wings they needed for this weekend. The meat manager told me they couldn't just order fresh wings, they had to buy the whole chicken by the case and cut it in house (this week).

            We stocked up on the breasts for the dogs. It's all in the garage freezer and will be cooked on the dogs' grill outside during the next few months/

            Before someone questions 'dogs' grill': The dogs don't have to have kosher food, but we only use kosher poultry/meat in the human kitchen and on the human grill.

            1. re: bagelman01

              I think my store had the same issue, I just bought bone in breasts on sale.

          2. I saw $3.99 lb yesterday. I won't pay over $1.49 lb.