Have you seen the price of butter lately? It has absolutely skyrocketed! It was $2.14/lb when I first made my grocery price list, and it is currently $3.19 at our local Kroger.
That’s in less than two years.
I know I’m young, but surely this is not a normal rate of price increase?!
(And, from what I hear, $3.19 would be the stock-up-on-your-year’s-worth-of-butter price in some areas!)
So, I’ve been buying “bulk butter” (well, it’s still one pound, but it’s called “bulk butter” on the tag) for about .20 cheaper than butter quarters. (I know, it’s not a lot, but several 20-cent-saves add up over time!)
But then I was presented with a new problem: how do you get one tablespoon off of your huge hunk of butter?
Solution: quarter it with a long knife. Then wrap those up in plastic wrap.
Since pictures make everything better (ha!), here’s how it goes:
And there ya have it! Lovely butter quarters, for .20 less than it might have been.
What grocery item has gone up in price most significantly in your area?
(Linked to Works For Me Wednesday.)