Hey Greg, next time you’re in a grocery could you take a look at the cost of a quart of heavy cream? Just curious if it’s a lot cheaper than what I and another have seen. (Aldi store brands now ~$4/quart, name-brand at Kroger over $5/quart; upthread Pilgrim said SF area was more like twice the cost I see at Aldi here in the Southeastern US.)
FWIW, heavy cream in ShopRite in Aberdeen (NJ) is $2.99/pt, $5.49/qt for the store brand, $3.99/pt, $5.99/qt for Farmland, and $5.79/pt for Horizon Organic.
Shoprite in Westchester County NY (Instacart prices today 7/6/22)
LOL is $5.82/lb
Bowl and Basket (Shoprite brand)$4.18/lb
Plugra on sale! $3.29/8oz
Hotel Bar/Breakstone both $6.59/lb
A few weeks ago I saw Horizon Organic butter for $11.99/lb!!!
DH just bought a 4 pack of butter today. Works out to $3.22/ pound at Costco.
I buy Weyauwega which is now $7.19. I haven’t paid attention to the price but it seems maybe $1 or more higher than six months ago.
I’m not surprised. I think the recession started June 1 and it’s hurting a lot of people in just fuel and food costs. We laugh at countries with 15% - 20% inflation but right now we’re sitting at nearly 9% without food and energy factored in. This is getting real serious real fast folks.
Haha. There’s a certain sticker that started showing up at gas pumps not long ago. Wonder if it’ll show up in the butter/cream aisle in groceries.
Shoot, I was just at IGA. I bought some a few weeks ago, I think it was above $3.50, whereas previously a hair under $3. I just remember being taken a tad by the price jump. I miss getting bulk tank milk from my neighbor. Man, that’s some cream.
Was at the Port Chester Costco today - Kerrygold has gone up to $12.99!
They also had the Kirkland brand grass-fed New Zealand butter, which tastes very much like my beloved, hard-to-find Anchor. It’s not available at every store, though - the Yonkers store never has it. $9.99 for two pounds. I bought this today instead of Kerrygold.
Their standard sticks are holding steady at $13.99 for four pounds ($3.50/lb).
I need to get my MIL to check Costco prices here; she goes sometimes. The grocery price here for Kerrygold last time I looked (which admittedly was several weeks back) was like $6.50 per half pound.
At my local Hannaford (Lowell, MA) prices online are:
Cabot - $4.99/lb.
Kate’s - $5.49/lb.
Hannaford’s brand - $3.49/lb.
Nature’s Promise Organic - $6.49/lb.
Kerrygold - $4.69 / 8 oz.
Nellie’s Free Range Slow-Churned Sea Salted - $3.49 / 8 oz.
Truly Grass-fed Salted - $3.19 / 8 oz.
Cabot’s Extra Creamy Sea Salted Premium - $3.29 / 8 oz.
Casco Bay Creamery Sea Salted - $3.99 / 8 oz.
Vital Farms Sea Salted - $3.99 / 8 oz.
Haven’t tried any of the last five 8 oz.-priced butters except Vital Farms awhile back and I honestly cannot remember it standing out.
They may well. Idjits who don’t understand the most basic economics are everywhere.
Yeah, Kerrygold is quite expensive at my regular supermarket as well, I think around $5.50 per half pound. Plugra is usually a little less expensive than other European butters but it’s still over $4 per half pound. Costco for the win!
Get ready, cheese is about to go up, too, again. Eggs just jumped again in the store. Amish roll butter $6/lb.
Yeah. And I stated this thread about 7 weeks ago talking about using $4.50 worth of Aldi heavy cream (1.5 quarts) to make about a pound of butter. Now that same Aldi cream is $6.40 for the same 1.5 quarts.
About a 42% price increase in less than 2 months.
$6.16 for Central Market European Style. One pound.
In the UK Kerrygold is mid-market, and runs at about $5/lb
Okay, this will clearly label me a Philistine, but what is the difference between store brand butter and Kerrygold/Pluga/other “fancy” brands? (Besides several dollars a pound, of course. )
Down to $5.96 a few minutes ago.