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Old 04-11-2020, 08:55 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Including results for top the tater.
Search only for Top the "Tator"?
Must be a Midwestern thing.

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I really don’t get why “wholesale “ institutional containers of products can’t be placed on the empty shelves for sale,

Given the hoarding these packages would more efficiently satisfy the hoarder with 5 gallon pales of mayo, sour cream, milk etc.

My best friend has always bought 10lbs of cheese at a time (and uses it), I’m sure a bulk pack would work even better for him

The folks buying 10 gallons of milk at a time at Aldi could just buy the 5 gallon sacks.

Really doesn’t make sense that companies are afraid of just selling institutional packs.

Many years ago before the fake Cosco and SAMs club stores there were places you could buy a skid of unlabeled TP if you wanted,
Gotta wonder why CTL and all the real warehouse suppliers went bankrupt
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My new 'chore' when I got my first car, was to drive out to a dairy to get milk, in 1 gallon glass jars with waxed paper under the screw-on lid. Our mother churned butter out of the cream. Now I don't get butter because I can't buy a quarter or half pound at a time.



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Since I needed to write progress reports yesterday, and I could not start earlier because I was trying to keep my school job, I went grocery shopping this morning, which was great, because I only got a half-hour nap after finishing my progress reports.

Eventually I realized that I needed to turn off my phone to reduce distractions, which seems counterintuitive, because I had not touched my phone in hours.

Mom put Best Foods mayonaise on the list and I wondered why the heck anyone paid $5 for fat in a jar.

Is that another thing that vastly increased in price for no apparent reason?

I sure wish that Mom had put eggs on that list. I did not think of it and then she acted like it was the most important thing ever, so wearing a respirator and gloves I went to four stores, and finally paid $5 for a dozen at Circle K.

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Freebeard: you can generally buy whatever you desire, but at an astonishing expensive price. 1/4 lb butter from Ireland at $10 a pound. Otoh, butter freezes well.
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Gas prices around here are varying wildly with location. In my town, they're sitting at $1.88/gal or so. In the next college town south of here, 53 miles away, they're at $1.25/gal. Oddly enough, I would actually save $3.26 by driving down and filling up with 11 gallons rather than putting 9 gallons in my tank here.
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Hey, if you enjoy driving and do not have anything better to do...

I really had planned on driving to Phoenix to drop off my respirator, but I wanted to find my face shield first. All that I ended up doing [that I wanted] was catching up with a few threads here around midnight.
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A thought: Is making cheese capital intensive? It would help reduce storage cost by a lot I think, if you throw away the whey. Cheese is supposed to be bad for the environment, since you're letting bacteria consume all the sugar in the milk which is a decent portion of the energy, but dumping the milk entirely is worse.
The dairy industry has already tried that. We already have a record 1.4 billion pounds of cheese in cold storage waiting for customers.

https://www.npr.org/2019/01/09/68333...es-record-high

What I don't understand is why we don't ultra pasteurize milk in the US so it can be stored at room temperature for 6 months. It is very common in Europe and Latin America.

https://www.dairydiscoveryzone.com/b...e-aseptic-milk

We also only use milk in coffee and some recipes so if we buy a gallon it will go bad before we finish it. We have started by a 3-pack of 1/2 gallon milk at Costco that keeps for 2 months but still needs to be refrigerated. It cost more per ounce that a gallon of milk but about the same as us buy a gallon and then throwing half of it out because it spoils before we use it.

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