We were out and about somewhere and decided to get some ice cream. The Robinator told me what he wanted and I stood in line while he wrangled us a table. When I paid for our ice cream it was like $16 and I was blown away. I mean...we got the ice cream, but I was shocked at the price for sure.
When I buy groceries, I generally know how much it's going to cost me per week. I don't really piece it all up but I know what the amount is going to be more or less. Recently I was grocery shopping and paid for my groceries. As I was walking out the store, I remembered that I had some red beans soaking and needed some bell peppers and celery. I went back and got 2 bell peppers, 1 pack of celery, some apples and maybe 6 bananas. Quick trip. When the clerk rung me up I did a double take. It was $28. Whoa...for bell peppers, celery, apples and bananas. I mean yeah...it was all organic but that total shook me.
I don't even buy fresh blueberries anymore. An itty bitty container of organic blueberries is $7. ONE blueberry ends up costing dang near twenty cents. Um...I'm good. Frozen organic blueberries are just fine with me. Trader Joe's has a 12 ounce bag for $3.99. I buy two bags a week for our oatmeal. We barely even eat yogurt anymore because the kind we like costs $1.89 a container. I used to buy 10 containers a week. Now? Four. When Coley and Kiersten were visiting I bought a gallon of organic milk for $8 and yall KNOW one gallon wasn't enough. Whoa...
A bag of Glutino Pretzel Twists, Salted, 14.1 Oz costs $7.99 a bag. *BLINK* Bag ain't that big either. But it's one of the only snacks I truly enjoy so yeah...I get them. UGH. (I just found them on Amazon Prime Pantry for $6.39! Now that sounds like minimal savings I know but hell...I like them and saving anything on them is better than saving nothing these days right?)
Just a mess.
When we're out eating and I see a family of 4 or more I think to myself...they must be straight balling. LOL! Cuz I know how much dinner for just two costs out and about.
Things have been getting more and more expensive for a while now but dairy and produce has really gone through the roof it seems. Are you noticing it too? Have you been sticker shocked by anything in particular lately?