On Friday, May 17, 2019 at 9:52:58 AM UTC-4, Ed Pawlowski wrote:
On 5/17/2019 6:38 AM, Cindy Hamilton wrote:
On Friday, May 17, 2019 at 12:55:04 AM UTC-4, U.S. Janet B. wrote:
On Thu, 16 May 2019 20:34:53 -0500, Sqwertz
Nobody had Corned Beef on sale here for St Patricks Day. It used to
be $.99/$1.29 10 for St Pats 10 years ago. I think we're (Central
Texas) being punished for sucking up all the beef brisket from the
U.S. other times of the year. Smoked and trimmed brisket packer
brisket here comes with a 1000%-1200% markup from BBQ trailers and
restaurants ($2/lb raw retail, $24/lb smoked).
Back in those days you could buy a whole brisket for $.89/pound.
Prices just aren't what they used to be.
And wages are higher, too. Food costs in general are quite low,
even if meat prices have increased a lot in the past few years.
True, but some of the former cheap cuts are no longer cheap. The masses
have discovered them. Adjusted for inflation, the chicken wing in 5
pound bags used to be equal to 39 cents/pound but since Buffalo wings
they are $2.39. People that never heard of BBQ brisket a few years back
now buy brisket sandwiches at Arby's and packer cuts have triples in
price. The trimmed flat at Publix was not much cheaper than a nice rib
It was amazingly difficult to find any analyses that were less than
10 years old.
Yes, there has been disruption in the supply/demand of some cuts
of meat. However, unless you live on meat alone: