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Old 10-07-2008, 04:50 PM
 
Location: Arlington Virginia
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Just went to the grocery store after a couple of months since last visit and stocked up on dry goods, cans and staples. As it's finally time for oatmeal and pancakes I needed to buy some Maple syrup. Wow, it was $8.99 for a 12oz. bottle. I bought it, but I don't think it was anywhere near that much the last time I bought some last winter. Any one know if there are issues with the maple sugar industry? Is this another victim of high oil prices, food crops being diverted to fuel, or the collapsing value of the dollar? The bottle I bought is 100% pure dark amber, product of Canada, what I usually buy. All the syrup brands were the same price.
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:17 PM
 
Location: North Adams, MA
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Maple syrup is not an industry in the US, at least not yet. I bought a quart of Grade A Medium Amber (32 oz.) a couple of weeks ago from our local farmer's market for $14.00. It will last me all winter as I use it sparingly.

Supermarket prices can be very unreasonable for things like spices, and other basic stuff. Look at the price for real vanilla, for example.

Is there a Trader Joe's near you, I am sure you will find it much cheaper there. I know there is one in Alexandria.
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:27 PM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Intersting. I haven't looked but will check next time I'm at the store.

I have noticed honey is pretty pricy. I bought some last week at walmart around $6-8. I'm in TX.

The walmart brand was the cheapest,...I bought walmart!
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Old 10-07-2008, 05:29 PM
 
Location: South Bay Native
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I always get my maple syrup from Trader Joe's - best price and largest sizes. Supermarkets have a higher profit margin.
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Old 10-07-2008, 06:25 PM
 
Location: Charlevoix
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Buy it local if you can, better for you and the economy
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Old 10-08-2008, 06:14 AM
 
Location: Maine
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Propane, firewood, labor and supplies have risen in price.
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:57 AM
 
Location: Coastal Georgia
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I've had good luck buying syrup at Sam's Club. I haven't priced this year yet.
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Old 10-08-2008, 09:06 AM
 
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Intersting. I haven't looked but will check next time I'm at the store.

I have noticed honey is pretty pricy. I bought some last week at walmart around $6-8. I'm in TX.

The walmart brand was the cheapest,...I bought walmart!
Honey will be getting more and more expensive, and so will the produce dependant upon honeybee pollenation, if the bees continue to disappear as they are now -

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Old 10-08-2008, 08:23 PM
 
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
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Shipping these products costs more than the product themselves!
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Old 10-08-2008, 08:43 PM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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I always buy maple syrup from eBay sellers. Many are just running their own production there and yes, the shipping is high, but the more you buy, the better the shipping looks. I buy it in 5-gallon buckets, same as my honey.
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Maple syrup is not an industry in the US, at least not yet.
Excuse me?

Last edited by AliceT; 10-08-2008 at 08:54 PM..
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