Was going to order 50# cube of Alpine shortening from www.thebakerskitchen.com - but price has gone up from $53.99 in April to $73.99!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
That is a HUGE change for such a short time frame!! Any chance there's an error or that it was on sale in April?
Just about fell out of the chair when I went to place the order....
When I get off the computer, I might call them to confirm - but right now I'm just SPEECHLESS!!! (lol)
If it is not an error, it could be the shipping costing them, and consequently you, more money. I read a report that said everything will be going up, from UPS/Fedex, vegetables (gas to get them to market) and airfare, just about anything related to fuel cost.
I did call the bakers kitchen and the $53.99 was the OLD regular price - NOW the regular price is $73.99
If this increase is due to the higher price of gas to the supplier - I'd like to know where the heck this product is coming from!!!!!!!!
it may also be due to the weather. There are a few suppliers that i have checked out that charge a little more once the weather gets warmer to ship their items (or it cost more to get shipped to them) b/c they need to keep it cool. Granted shortening has a high melt temperature, however it can get hot in those trucks and better safe than sorry.
I haven't seen this with shortening, mainly only with chocolate, but it could still be part of the problem