May 22, 2012

As If Food Weren't Expensive Enough Already Cost of Parmesan Due to Rise

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Overturned shelves of Parmesan cheese wheels in a cheese factory in San Giovanni, Italy, on May 21. 2012, following an earthquake the day before. -- Earthquake in Northern Italy

Some things just cannot be duplicated. Parmesan cheese, real Parmesan, happens to be one of those. The price of this particular cheese is already screaming through +/- $20 a pound for regulation strength. After this earthquake, I'm looking for it to double. When it does it will be added to all those other things that the current government and media are determined to hide as very real rises in very real prices. Just yesterday, on the way to purchase some Parmesan among other things, I stopped for my regular once-a-month tank of gas. Cost? North of $80.00. I seem to remember a time when the same tank was $40.00, but I am evidently supposed to send that down the memory hole as well.

Hope for change? At this rate the next time I fill up all I can hope for is a little change from $100.00. How about you?

Posted by gerardvanderleun at May 22, 2012 1:09 PM
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$4.21/gallon today. At Costco!

Who can afford Parmesan cheese?

Posted by: pfsm at May 22, 2012 2:39 PM

It'll freeze well. Load up now.
I bought a shitload of peanut butter for my boy when the Georgia peanut crop failed last year and he's eating $1:50 a jar stuff still instead of $3 on sale.

Everybody knows this. Why do so few act on it?

Posted by: Bill Jones at May 22, 2012 2:48 PM

Those cheeses don't look ruined to me.

Posted by: Fat Man at May 22, 2012 2:52 PM

Those cheeses don't look ruined to me.

According to EU food and Dietary statute 157/33b/52/ subsection 74/5/12f the cheese is now to be declared "traumatized". The cheese is now to destroyed in a safe and ecologically acceptable manner.

The same thing happened to five thousand bushels of grain in Brussels last year when a warehouseman was caught whistling a song that did not conform to Gender and Racial standards.

Posted by: Mumblix Grumph at May 22, 2012 6:08 PM

Knowing the Italians, anything of value will make it to market.

Posted by: Casca at May 22, 2012 11:38 PM

The first time I passed $75 filling the truck I thought I'd die. Now I hardly blink when it passes $90. My hope for change from a $100 is rapidly fading.

Posted by: Rick Owen at May 23, 2012 5:34 AM

Well..... I took a 2 week vacation in Death Valley this past March and paid $5.88/gal for diesel. Kind of puts a crimp in a low-cost camping vacation.

Posted by: Hangtown Bob at May 23, 2012 7:59 AM

The outlines of the words "NO $50 or $100 BILLS ACCEPTED" can still be seen on the gas pumps at our local filling station.

Posted by: atomsmasher at May 23, 2012 5:06 PM
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