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Old 10-30-2022, 05:30 PM
 
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I prefer going to Costco and getting an entire roast chicken for $5.
KR used to sell 2 for $10,now it is $7.99 for one.
SOme recipes call for whole raw chicken cut up, I have a Portuguese chicken recipe with cut up chicken,cream of chicken soup,mushroom,onion and potato with curry spice
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Old 10-31-2022, 02:47 AM
 
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Around here, anyone who sells restaurant wings has been both charging more and cutting the quality for, oh at least 5-7-10 years now.

But then again, we live in NY..as in "Buffalo wings" ( yes as in Buffalo NY, so results here may be different.

I used to get a bag of 30 BIG raw wings at the grocery store for $10...then cooked them with my *own special sauce* ( developed from a base recipe while I cooked at a restaurant. That was about 10 yrs ago.

And restaurants had either a dozen or half dozen.

But now I either get a bag of small sized wings for $12-15, or need to pay about $30 for a bag of BIG raw wings.

Restaurants now have either 8 or 10 instead of a dozen, or 4 or 5 instead of a half dozen. And the price was rising before pandemic.

Either way *my special sauce* makes them better, and I can make them mild, medium or HOT, and there's 11 ingredients in my wet sauce.

I should bottle it and sell it!

Best
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Old 10-31-2022, 12:59 PM
 
Location: North Idaho
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........I should bottle it and sell it!.........
If that can be done at a price the public will pay.

My family grill master makes his own barbecue sauce, but by the time you add up the cost of all the spices and high cost ingredients, it is not cheap sauce.

In order to sell it, ingredients can't be any more than 1/3 the cost to make it and then it sells to the wholesaler for half the retail price. So if it costs you $2 to make it, then you'd have to get the wholesaler to pay you $6 a bottle and the store would have to sell it for $12 a bottle, and I don't think the general public would pay that. Or at least, not many would and you need volume to be profitable.

Bottled barbecue sauces are basically cheap tomato sauce and vinegar, and lots of inexpensive sugar and salt, and possibly a little bit of cheap tamarind powder. You put in 8-10 spices and real honey and high quality apple juice, it costs too much to make it and the public won't pay for it. They are conditioned to paying $3 a bottle for sauce.

I make dipping sauce with high quality apricot jam and good mustard and wouldn't be able to sell that to the public. The ingredients cost too much. If the ingredients get cheapened down (which is possible) then it isn't the same sauce.
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Old 10-31-2022, 02:49 PM
 
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Mozz sticks are also up. At a restaurant 8 mozz stick app is like $16.95 in NYC metro.
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Old 10-31-2022, 03:23 PM
 
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Mozz sticks are also up. At a restaurant 8 mozz stick app is like $16.95 in NYC metro.
ALL DAIRY PRODUCTS prices have gone up,feeds and fertlisers to feed the cows have gone up.
Butter,creamer,ice cream.Boston cream pie,custard pies etc etc
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Old 10-31-2022, 03:39 PM
 
Location: In The South
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Around here, anyone who sells restaurant wings has been both charging more and cutting the quality for, oh at least 5-7-10 years now.

But then again, we live in NY..as in "Buffalo wings" ( yes as in Buffalo NY, so results here may be different.

I used to get a bag of 30 BIG raw wings at the grocery store for $10...then cooked them with my *own special sauce* ( developed from a base recipe while I cooked at a restaurant. That was about 10 yrs ago.

And restaurants had either a dozen or half dozen.

But now I either get a bag of small sized wings for $12-15, or need to pay about $30 for a bag of BIG raw wings.

Restaurants now have either 8 or 10 instead of a dozen, or 4 or 5 instead of a half dozen. And the price was rising before pandemic.

Either way *my special sauce* makes them better, and I can make them mild, medium or HOT, and there's 11 ingredients in my wet sauce.

I should bottle it and sell it!

Best
Or at least share the recipe…..
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Old 10-31-2022, 04:41 PM
 
Location: Central IL
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We have House of Raeford here, a chicken processing plant. They raise their own chickens, as I believe most processors do now (Hell, even Costco is doing it, I think)..


When the pandemic started, they had an excess of chickens. With restaurants shut down, they started doing sales direct to public.

https://houseofraeford.store/collect...le-sc-11-12-22


In 2020, I was buying the 40 lb of chicken breast for $50. A few months back, it was selling for $120. It's now at $80.

Wings.. I might agree are back at pre-pandemic levels. They were cheaper than that DURING the pandemic, but.. That's kinda understandable.

One thing I'll point out about Wingstop.. They've started doing alot with thighs, because.. You see those prices.. Thighs are pretty cheap.


Also.. Wings fluctuate severely pending on many factors. Super Bowl time, the price tends to jump.
Wings are kind of a novelty but thighs are great for flavor and juiciness, and better meat/bone ratio...and if the price is right then so much the better!
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Old 11-06-2022, 07:58 PM
 
Location: Sandy Eggo's North County
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Pork. The new white meat.

Nobody does wings where we live, but pork tenderloin is our go-to. Covered with black pepper and garlic....

Cheap, too. $5 a kilo.
LOL, are you sure that's pork?

LOL

Maybe, maybe not...
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Old 11-07-2022, 09:10 AM
 
Location: Bristol, TN / metro Asheville, NC
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Wings have rocketed up in price.

A 3 lb. Sam's bag of Tyson wings cost me around $20 a few weeks ago. Places that used to run wing specials often don't now, or the prices are much, much higher.
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Old 11-07-2022, 10:24 AM
 
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By the way we produce so much livestock we do not eat it all. I see meats of all kinds sitting on shelves at the market. If there is a true shortage, then the shelves be empty. They never were. It was all a lie.

Wings are cheap because sellers need to off load their over supply before it sits too long. Food is perishable.
Maybe you were lucky where you live but in Arizona and Oklahoma there were lots of shortages of all sorts of things. First part of 2020 there were limits on meat products and paper products. Still waves of shortages.
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