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Old 06-28-2011, 02:03 PM
 
Location: Victoria TX
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How many grocery items would you continue to buy regularly, if the price were to double in a short period of time? As opposed to learning to do without, or finding a cheaper substitute.

I had to keep buying onions when they went way up last year. I suppose I'd keep buying milk, but I'd use only half as much. Eggs have pretty well reached the limit, so I've already cut back on those. Otherwise, I guess I'm pretty flexible, and I could either do without or find something similar.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:05 PM
 
Location: NJ
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im not married to anything i eat. i can change anything if it gets more expensive than an alternative. my wife may be a bit more difficult to expect flexibility from.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:12 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Does toilet paper count?
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: San Francisco
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I love peanuts and peanut butter and would rather pay more than do without them.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:30 PM
 
Location: NJ
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Does toilet paper count?
ill learn the 3 seashell technique.

im already used to eating pretty much the cheapest foods available so im in good shape it prices go up. i wont be happy to pay more, but i wont have to change to cheaper foods.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:31 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I love peanuts and peanut butter and would rather pay more than do without them.
but if the price of peanut butter triples, now you are in nutella territory. may as well switch to nutella. that stuff is a gift from god.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:51 PM
 
Location: NJ
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I would have a hard time giving up mustard.
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Old 06-28-2011, 02:57 PM
 
Location: Charlotte, NC dreaming of other places
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Hummm, tough question.. Nothing really.. I have been adjusting my diet and what I eat based on what I find on sale. I like fresh fruit and veggies but can do without if I don't think the price is right.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:03 PM
 
Location: NW Indiana
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but if the price of peanut butter triples, now you are in nutella territory. may as well switch to nutella. that stuff is a gift from god.
No kidding, CaptainNJ! Pure heaven, it is!

The price of fresh tomatoes in my area is twice what it was a year ago. I still buy them often; practically go through withdrawal if I can't have maters on my salad at least a few times a week.
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Old 06-28-2011, 03:04 PM
 
Location: The beautiful Rogue Valley, Oregon
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I buy good quality produce, preferably from the farmer's market or from the grocery store, and it costs what it costs. I grow some of my own, but not enough to supply us year-round, even with canning and freezing.

Likewise, I buy organic milk, pasteurized, not ultra-pasteurized, and free-range/grass-fed meats, local when possible. It's not the cheapest way to go, but there is a difference between being frugal and being just cheap.
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