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Mako1116 Mar 2017 10:18 p.m. PST

Seems ordinary table butter is now a rare, and/or gourmet commodity, at $7.99 USD for a single pound of the stuff at Safeway Land O' Lakes brand.

Generic brands are running $4 USD – $5 USD a pound.

No doubt, perhaps even more at some more "exclusive" grocery stores people like.


FusilierDan Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2017 3:32 a.m. PST

Sounds a little high for Land O'Lakes. Store brands can be had for $1.99 USD-$2.99 on sale, we stock up.
Local farm butter is higher but the difference is noticable.
We use it sparingly.

Ed Mohrmann Supporting Member of TMP17 Mar 2017 4:10 a.m. PST

Bought butter yesterday. $2.99 USD/pound @ Wal-Mart…

Cacique Caribe17 Mar 2017 9:42 a.m. PST

$2.99 USD store brand, $4.99 USD Land O'Lakes in Houston


goragrad17 Mar 2017 11:44 a.m. PST

Well Mako11, at least it hasn't come to this -

Well, I took a stroll down to the grocery store,
It was crowded with people, some rich and some poor,
I asked the man how his butter was sold,
He said one pound of butter for two pounds of gold.

Mako1117 Mar 2017 1:38 p.m. PST

Walmart has it for about $5 USD $6 USD here, and $9.50 USD for the two-pound brick.

Help me, I'm being gouged in the "socialist workers' paradise".

Ron W DuBray17 Mar 2017 4:21 p.m. PST

I buy 4 lb packs for $5 USD here in NYS.

Cacique Caribe17 Mar 2017 6:11 p.m. PST

@Mako11: "Help me, I'm being gouged in the 'socialist workers' paradise'."

Did the happy California cows go on strike? :)

Lol. California probably havs a "vice tax" on butter, sugary drinks and who knows what else.


Personal logo Andrew Walters Supporting Member of TMP18 Mar 2017 2:08 p.m. PST

I have no idea why anyone shops at Safeway.

I go to Safeway or Lucky a couple times a year when we need a particular tea or a baking product or something else no one else has. Otherwise it's Trader Joe's and warehouse stores. Safeway and Lucky couple all the prices and then cut them back to normal for different items each week via the "club card". I guess this is profitable, because they keep doing it.

Trader Joes's butter is $3 USD a pound, and there are a couple of "organic" or "Irish" butters you can get for twice that. They don't have any $8 USD per pound butter. And that's with the California vice tax. And bring your own bag, it's illegal here for the store to give you a free bag.

Cacique Caribe19 Mar 2017 7:43 a.m. PST

"And bring your own bag, it's illegal here for the store to give you a free bag."

Dear God!

Giving out a bag is illegal? But in those same parts of the country, it's okay to give out all kinds of questionable crap to people and even teens?

There's gotta be an asteroid with our name in it.


Mako1120 Mar 2017 1:25 a.m. PST

Safeway is cheaper than some/many of the alternatives here, when things are on sale. Otherwise, I generally can't afford to shop there, except for their fresh bread.

Walmart isn't much cheaper on some things, but is on others – $9.44 USD for a 2-lb. pack of L.O.L. Butter, and more than $5 USD for a single pound.

I usually shop at the local grocery store that's run by employees here, since it has the best deals, regularly, but some stuff is still pretty high. They did have some generic, $3 USD a pound butter.

Yep, 10 cents a bag now at the stores, which is crazy, but "we" (really "they" voted for that, not me).

You can get marijuana legally, but don't ask for a free plastic, or paper bag. Lunacy in action, 24/7/365.

Last Hussar21 Mar 2017 10:08 a.m. PST

£2.90 GBP to £3.25 GBP, about $4 USD

Plastic bags are stuffing the environment, they don't decompose. The 5p charge has reduced usage 90%

Mako1122 Mar 2017 1:11 a.m. PST

That's a misconception.

They do decompose rather quickly in UV light, but obviously, not underground, or otherwise away from sunlight.

Heck, I've even got plastic garbage containers and flower pots that break into shards over time, from UV exposure – just a few years.

Good to hear that usage has been reduced though.

Not here I suspect, but a lot of people are now reusing them.

Militia Pete24 Mar 2017 4:01 a.m. PST

Land of Lakes is good stuff…

Mako1130 Mar 2017 9:06 p.m. PST

Yes, it certainly is.

Mako1106 Apr 2017 5:03 a.m. PST

On sale now, at some stores, for $3.00 USD a pound.

Apparently, they're running up against expiration dates, and don't want to get stuck with the product, having to throw it out.

Grocery retail here is crazy, with 100%+ swings in prices on a weekly, or monthly basis.

50 cent doughnuts at Raley's jumped to 79 cents each, the following week. $10 USD a dozen for grocery store doughnuts is madness too, IMHO.

I'd rather get good ones from the doughnut shop, if I have to pay those exorbitant prices, which I rarely do.

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