Price Of Butter...

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Housemouse Posted 7 May 2008 , 11:10am
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I see that the rapid increase in the cost of living is affecting everyone. Just wondering how ingredient prices in the US, and elsewhere, compare with prices in the UK

250g (just under half a pound weight) of the basic supermarket own brand butter costs 85p over here. Too depressing to look and see how much the nicer stuff is and as for the price of organic, that'd probably send us over the edge!

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punkinpie Posted 7 May 2008 , 5:43pm
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I just got home from the grocery store. Yikes - the prices are rising weekly it seems.

2 cups of butter (4 - 1/2 cup sticks) store brand was $4.69 Canadian.

I think that 4.69 Can is equal to 2.39 in pounds. Does that sound right??

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southaustingirl Posted 7 May 2008 , 7:37pm
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The butter that I like to buy is $2.44 US dollars for (2) 1/2 cup sticks. And I shop at a grocery store that is known for cheaper prices.

The same butter is almost twice that much at another grocery store!! The cost of eggs and milk have also gone up!

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KoryAK Posted 7 May 2008 , 8:45pm
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I buy 55# blocks of butter, and my last one was $103.11, so $1.888 per pound... 6 months ago it was only about $97, so not a huge jump so far.

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dinas27 Posted 8 May 2008 , 1:36pm
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definately over $5 a pound here in Alberta. I like to buy the sticks... I think the last time I was there they were about $5.60 a pound. A solid block was about $5.30

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mbelgard Posted 8 May 2008 , 1:55pm
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I'm in rural North Dakota and I pay about $2 a pound for butter. I think that it's probably one of just a couple products that our local stores don't gouge with, we're so far from a big chain store that they've been able to charge what they want.

I have no idea what organic butter would cost, the stores here are small and don't have a large variety (I have to travel 40 miles to get white chocolate).

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MichelleM77 Posted 8 May 2008 , 11:34pm
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I haven't seen an increase in butter.....yet. $2.99 at the grocery store and $2.49 at public restaurant supply store for a pound.

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7yyrt Posted 9 May 2008 , 12:23am
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I looked at the regular grocery store tonight - between 2 for $7 and $5 each. Costco had them for $1.65 a pound last month.

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