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Old 06-10-2021, 05:18 PM   #1
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OMG! You Just Won't Believe This!!

My husband forwarded me this news article from Honolulu Hawaii:


NINE DOLLARS for a loaf of Bread?

The last time that we were home, I did take photos of some of the foods that I regularly purchase.

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As I recall, a loaf of Safeway's Brand of White Bread was almost $5!!
I had said to DH that I could see the day that folks would soon be going back to the days of bartering! He didn't believe me!!!
As to having a small vegetable garden and livestock, most homes in Hawaii have something.

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Old 06-10-2021, 06:36 PM   #2
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Actually, I do believe it. That's why I haven't bought any bread since '76! Except when Mom used to ask me to get her some, on the way over.

Bread has always been one of the biggest "mark-ups" of all foods. In '75, when I joined a co-op, and learned how to make bread, they had 12 oz packs of yeast (only found the 3 packs anywhere else, back then), as well as dirt cheap whole grain flour. Even there, it was $3 for a 1 lb loaf of whole grain, and only cost me 17 to make the same thing! And 3, for a 1 lb loaf of white bread, but 99 on sale! Saving money was my initial reason for baking, but I quickly realized that it tasted better, as well.
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