Hello, I just spent all afternoon helping my daughter with a history project involving price comparison's for common household supplies in the 40's, 70's, and now. We have googled a 100 different phrases and CANNOT find the answer to how much a bag of flour cost in the 1970's. I thought I'd ask if anyone remembers off the top of their head and could just give me a ball park figure?
BTW, butter used to be $.49 a pound!!!!!!! LOL! If anyone can help with this I would REALLY appreciate it, I need to finish this and make some Christmas candy!
I mean I was totally baking and buying much flour then and I don't know!!! Aghh!!! Butter was $0.49 a pound???!!! <faint> Geez --the good old days huh. I think maybe the best part is how much you forget.
I just typed in "cost of flour in 1970" and found this, which also shows 59 cents:
thats actually not too bad... a 5# bag of golds ap flour costs about $1.50 here, compare to $0.59 thats not too shabby.... butter here is at the cheapest regular price $2.49/#... back in the day it was only $0.49!?!?!? when inflation is considered though i bet it's not that big of a difference...
THANK YOU ALL SOOOO MUCH! Cakeboss, if I had found that chart when I was searching, it would have saved me at least 30 minutes of searching