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Old 03-13-2015, 01:54 PM   #3961
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Actually, the Market Basket location that I shop at prices salted or unsalted (sweet) butter the same. It' only brand-to-brand where the price changes. But all "Market Basket" or "Land o' Lakes" or "whatever brand" is the same price for both with and without salt.
I think that unsalted butter is considered more "gourmet food" and salted butter more run of the mill over here.

Although, more upmarket, there is a specialist very salty butter, made in Wales, called Shirgar and sometimes we can get French Isigny butter which has salt crystals in it. Neither are "everyday" butters but yummy on jacket potatoes, fresh crusty bread and hot toast
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Old 03-13-2015, 04:49 PM   #3962
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Here unsalted butter is often slightly more expensive. When I lived in Denmark, unsalted was slightly more expensive too. I think it is because salted butter stays fresh longer than unsalted. Salt is a preservative.
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Old 03-15-2015, 05:43 PM   #3963
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Plastic No More

Plastic shopping and food bags including restaurant take out bags have been officially banned here.
I understand the reasons why. Don't miss seeing them lodged into trees,flying all over the streets.

We went out to dinner the other night.Bought a few things to take home.The restaurant was using plastic bags.They aren't supposed to.

After that stopped by the drug store picked up a few things.We were charged .10 for paper bags that were so small we had to buy a few of them.The checker made the comment "Why don't you just use the reusable ones?" Well for starters they weren't selling any of them.

Went grocery shopping the store charged us .25 for every paper bag needed.Reusable ones were a $1.25.

I don't like the reusable ones.If something leaks into the bag it's a p.i.a to clean up.No to mention if it's not caught lots of germs can grow in them.

Why was it before plastic was used the consumers weren't charged for paper,but now we are? Like the rising cost of food hasn't been enough.

One of my sons refused to cave in.When the checker asked what he wanted.He replied politely "nothing,just ring up the groceries" When she was done he slid everything right back into the cart.
She was shocked.

I'm going to check out Amazon.Buy my own by the case.
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:10 PM   #3964
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I like the idea of reusable bag, but they are never where I am. If I'm in the store, they are in the trunk of the car or forgotten in the pantry.

I like how aldi does it, minimal charge for paper bags, but empty boxes are plentiful for free.

Grocery stores here often give you a five to ten cent discount for every reusable bag that you bring.

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Old 03-15-2015, 06:16 PM   #3965
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I have a couple of clip-on bags that attach to my purse. They fold up into their own little pouch, Sakitome is one of the brand names.

We have a bunch of the reuseable bags in both cars, though DH usually scores my black ones, and I'm left with the Addams Family one that says, "Define normal." Every so often I run them through the wash.

We've cut way back on plastic bags. I sewed up a "bag lady" many years ago, and store the plastic bags in it. I'm haunted by images of the area the size of the state of Texas floating around the Pacific ocean, entirely composed of waste plastic.
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Old 03-15-2015, 06:34 PM   #3966
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Yup, that gyre of plastic garbage haunts me too. I think I read that there is one in the Atlantic Ocean too.
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:14 PM   #3967
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I have a couple of clip-on bags that attach to my purse. They fold up into their own little pouch, Sakitome is one of the brand names.

We have a bunch of the reuseable bags in both cars, though DH usually scores my black ones, and I'm left with the Addams Family one that says, "Define normal." Every so often I run them through the wash.

We've cut way back on plastic bags. I sewed up a "bag lady" many years ago, and store the plastic bags in it. I'm haunted by images of the area the size of the state of Texas floating around the Pacific ocean, entirely composed of waste plastic.
It's still probably contains less plastic than the cabinet under the wall oven in the house I grew up in... You'd open the door and poof out would come the bags. We have one of those tube shaped cloth things, is that a bag lady?

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Old 03-15-2015, 07:23 PM   #3968
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It's still probably contains less plastic than the cabinet under the wall oven in the house I grew up in... You'd open the door and poof out would come the bags. We have one of those tube shaped cloth things, is that a bag lady?

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Old 03-15-2015, 07:30 PM   #3969
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Sort of. Here's my bag lady: Attachment 22662
Awwww,
My B-day is coming up.Can I have a bag lady to?
That's a clever idea.Love it!

On the other hand.My sons tease me I dress like a bag lady.
What's wrong with comfort?
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Old 03-15-2015, 07:47 PM   #3970
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Nothing is wrong with comfort, Munky. It's most of what I have in my closet. "Hmm, should I wear my sloppy sweats, or my dress sweats?"

Dawg, I love your bag lady! All I have is a fabric tube with a drawstring at the top and elastic at the bottom. Have had it for decades. That elastic is in desperate need of replacing...
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