Rayshul's rations thread

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Post by rayshul » Thu May 24, 2018 8:28 pm

Anyone in for this completely nonscientific but also sort of scientific thing?

Starting monday, all I ask is that you keep track of the food you eat and associated costs.

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Post by MarcusAu » Thu May 24, 2018 9:38 pm

Anything stolen from the fridge at work doesn't count, right?

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Post by rayshul » Thu May 24, 2018 9:42 pm

I kind of assume that at least one person eats shit

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Post by rayshul » Thu May 24, 2018 9:43 pm

MarcusAu wrote: Anything stolen from the fridge at work doesn't count, right?
ALL MUST BE COUNTED

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Post by Bhurzum » Thu May 24, 2018 10:24 pm

Ready to play.

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Post by MarcusAu » Thu May 24, 2018 11:09 pm

I actually think this may have a distorting effect. If I have to report what I'm buying I'm going to have second thoughts before buying some of it.

...We'll see.

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Post by MarcusAu » Thu May 24, 2018 11:26 pm

rayshul wrote:
MarcusAu wrote: Anything stolen from the fridge at work doesn't count, right?
ALL MUST BE COUNTED
I think I've discovered a loophole.

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Post by rayshul » Fri May 25, 2018 3:14 pm

Well now you've skanked up my thread. :P
MarcusAu wrote: I actually think this may have a distorting effect. If I have to report what I'm buying I'm going to have second thoughts before buying some of it.

...We'll see.
It might but if it's still healthy... does it matter? I mean if you start starving yourself then yeah. :/

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Post by MarcusAu » Sat May 26, 2018 5:37 am

rayshul wrote: Well now you've skanked up my thread. :P
MarcusAu wrote: I actually think this may have a distorting effect. If I have to report what I'm buying I'm going to have second thoughts before buying some of it.

...We'll see.
It might but if it's still healthy... does it matter? I mean if you start starving yourself then yeah. :/
Not really starving - but it means - I may have to face up to all the shit I like to eat.

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Post by rayshul » Sat May 26, 2018 6:09 pm

Haha let's see.

In related news I'm making a meal that includes:
~20c of spices
~40c of more spicey things
~20c of rice
~40c of coconut milk
$1.30 of tofu
$2.50 capsicum (FUHKHKh)

That's $5 and should last like three-four meals

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Post by free thoughtpolice » Sat May 26, 2018 8:29 pm

I bought in CDN$
1 dozen xlarge eggs $3.39
1 white sweet onion 1lb@$.99/
4 6 pack wholewheat english muffins 450 gram(1 lb.) $1.99 per
1 lb. brown mushrooms $4
1 lb. slice smoked ham $5
I already had sweet peppers but they had bags of 4, 2 red, 2 orange, 2.5 lb. for $4, I'll scoop some of those in a few days if they are still on sale.

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Post by rayshul » Sun May 27, 2018 9:12 pm

Right here's my almost official tally for Monday:

$3.80 sparkling water
$3 tea in a cafe
$2.55 on apple, porridge, 3 herby teas and banana for a combo lunch dinner
$3.50 for home-made rice + tofu curry

My issue is going to be that I eat shitloads of honey, just bucket loads of the stuff, and that shit is expensive.

My husband as the unhealthy element:

$3.80 V
$2.80 a shitload of muffins
$3 chocolate cupcake
$2 potato fries (home made)

So it is kinda close. (Probably shouldn't have had tea in a cafe.)

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Post by Bhurzum » Mon May 28, 2018 5:59 am

Monday ration return...

Breakfast - Bowl of alpen, x2 rounds of wholegrain toast with honey, cup of coffee.

Lunch - Chicken breast sandwich (wholegrain bread, 2 slices) with lettuce and cherry tomato, glass of pineapple juice (roughly half a pint).

Evening meal - got three chicken breasts, onions, peppers and potatoes bubbling away in a vindaloo curry sauce. Will serve with rice and flat-bread when the little lady gets home. Probably have a wee glass of wine with/after the meal although it depends upon the missus. She often describes my curries as "weaponized" or "angry food" but she clears her plate/bowl and 'aint too shy to ask for seconds...

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(I've also got a 3 litre tub of strawberry icecream on standby, full-fat stuff, best of gear!)

Cost: Everything above (except the wine and cooking sauce - both have been on the shelf for a while) was purchased yesterday as part of my weekly shop. The full cost of the run was £65.85p (roughly $87.00) but I think I've seriously under-done it for the week. I got a few things I wouldn't normally buy (tinned soup, extra fruit, extra cooking sauces) and bought less of the things I normally stack the shelves with (flat-bread wraps, pâté, milk) so I'll probably need to do another run towards the end of the week. Normally my Sunday run keeps us going for a full week.

Anyhoo, if you'd like a full breakdown of my shopping list with prices, let me know and I'll rattle it off. :D

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Post by Bhurzum » Mon May 28, 2018 6:12 am

Addendum to last: my better half, long may flowers spring out of the earth at the touch of her feet, eats breakfast and lunch at work. The hospital has a really good staff cafeteria, good food, pretty cheap and even though I'm happy to make meals for her (or she could do it herself), she enjoys the social aspect of eating there.

If anything, it's less cleaning for me to worry about.

Also, I have a bunch of "grazing" foods in the cupboards - dried fruit (mango strips are like crack cocaine to me!), nuts, sunflower seeds etc. Many of these foods are not healthy but they're only eaten when I'm "on the go" with the beasts or whilst pottering around the house. A handful here or there...no biggie.

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Post by rayshul » Mon May 28, 2018 11:13 pm

I mean I'd like the shopping list or estimates per day but let's see where we get with this...

Today I blew cash
$18 (lunch out - bacon, spinach, mushrooms, tomatoes)
$3 hot chocolate
$4 two home made salad wraps with hollandaise
$.60 herbal teas

Husband:
Ramen $1.23
Muffins $1.5
Cornflakes $.20
Milk $2
Chances are he'll eat more ramen tonight, for another $1.25

I mean I see like... that he's definitely spending less.
SHIT

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Post by KiwiInOz » Tue May 29, 2018 2:01 am

I had an English breakfast for VND75,000 and a cafe sua da for another VND25,000. Does that count?

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Post by Lsuoma » Tue May 29, 2018 6:54 am

KiwiInOz wrote: I had an English breakfast for VND75,000 and a cafe sua da for another VND25,000. Does that count?
Wow, that's a whole bunch o' dong...

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Post by Bhurzum » Tue May 29, 2018 8:32 am

My last shopping run consisted of the following:

Fresh pineapple juice, two litres - £2.20
Fresh apple & mango juice, two litres - £2.20
Fresh apple, peach and mango juice, two litres - £2.20
Loaf of wholegrain bread (800g) - £1.10 (usually buy two, skimped this week, no idea why)
Strawberry icecream, 3 litres - £5.00 (locally produced, full fat, sex on a spoon!)
Chicken breasts, x6 - £4.50
Bag of long grain rice (2kg), x2 - £6.00
Fresh carrot batons (600g) - £1.00 (should have bought more)
Broccoli florets (240g) - £1.30
Potato slices (350g) - £1.60
Pre-peeled potatoes (750g), x4 - £4.00
Onion, x6 - £1.20
Red & green peppers, x2 each - £1.00
Leeks (500g) - £1.00
Extra mature cheddar cheese (550g) - £5.00
Low-fat yoghurt (mixed fruit) x8 - £4.00
Alpen (750g), x2 boxes - £5.90 (Only needed one box, still got plenty left from last run)
Clear organic honey (360g) - £4.10 (can get cheaper stuff but this brand is the dogs bollocks!)
Flat bread (x6 per pack), x2 packs - £2.00
Cherry tomatoes (330g) - £1.00
Lettuce - £0.45
Tinned soup (mixed types) x5 - £4.75

Assorted incidentals (household stuff, non-food) which brought the total to £65.85.

Note: The freezer and cupboards are already well stocked so the above are simply top-ups. Also, the missus usually grabs a few "bits and bobs" on her way home from work as required. I'm a bugger for wasting food (I obsess over sell-by dates* and launch anything that's 2 or 3 days from run-out) and often buy things that languish on the shelves only to be binned. Anyway, if anything, this should give a rough working idea of my expenditure on food - I practically live on fruit juice, bread and caustic sarcasm.

* I got into an epic argument with the missus because I spotted (and binned) an out of date packet of biscuits. Suddenly, now that I'd launched the fuckers, she decided she wanted some with a cup of coffee. Even though I offered to go buy a fresh packet (at 23:45hrs no less), it wasn't good enough! She wanted biscuits from that exact packet.

Women - you can't live with them, they jail you for killing them!

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Nearly forgot - todays ration roundup...

Breakfast - bowl of alpen, x2 rounds of wholegrain toast with honey, cup of coffee.

Lunch - Cheese sandwich, glass of pineapple juice.

Evening meal - Cheese and pasta bake with bacon and peppers. Might sound awful, it's delicious but seriously unhealthy!

We're going for a walk this evening (8 mile round trip) and will probably polish off a full carton of fruit juice and a sizeable helping of my home made trail mix. We try to do this at least twice per week (the dogs love the route although I hate having to wash the scruffs when we get home - they're like cow-pat seeking missiles!) so it should off-set the pasta-bake sins. But that's me drifting off topic...

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Post by Bhurzum » Tue May 29, 2018 8:33 am

Lsuoma wrote: Wow, that's a whole bunch o' dong...
As the actress said to Harvey Weinstein...

What? Too soon?

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Post by rayshul » Wed May 30, 2018 2:40 am

GOOD GRIEF the price of food in England is exorbitant. I thought it was bad here.

Today I had
$3 worth of teas
$1 worth of salads of various types

Husband had
.20 cornflakes + milk
.99 ramen
.30 toasted cheese sandwich
$3 V
$3 milk
$4 chocolate

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Post by Bhurzum » Wed May 30, 2018 9:11 am

rayshul wrote: GOOD GRIEF the price of food in England is exorbitant.
England? ENGLAND? FUCKING ENGLAAAND?

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[insert sound of room being wrecked]

I'll have you know, missy, that I live in Alba and not only do I inject my nationality and homeland into every conversation possible, I do it that often, I'm like a scratched record!

ENGLAND?

If I wasn't such a gentleman, I'd throw you over my knee and...actually, I might still do that ;)

Ration return for Wednesday:

Breakfast - Bowl of alpen, x2 rounds of toasted wholegrain with jam (UK name for jelly?), cup of coffee.

Lunch - Cheese sandwich with shredded leek, glass of apple & mango juice, cup of coffee.

Evening meal - Potato-based "all-in" (potato, carrots, leeks, onions, peppers, broccoli, tin of oxtail soup, bacon (8 rashers, pre-grilled, shredded) - an "all-in" is an old military habit, named after the last meal of an exercise or deployment where crews throw all remaining rations into a big pot, cross their fingers and hope that it results in something edible. With a slow cooker, it's a much safer process.

Again, this might sound awful but it's very nice and really fills you up. Basically, it's like a thick vegetable stew...with oxtail and bacon.

As I write this, the smell from the kitchen has got me drooling like Homer Simpson and the dogs are like circling sharks. My other half gets home in ~45 mins so not long to go :D

[wanders off cursing and swearing under breath]

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Post by free thoughtpolice » Wed May 30, 2018 12:05 pm

Shopping trip
Broccoli crowns 1 3/4 lb. $2.12
200 grams feta $2.
600 grams aged white cheddar $7
white mushrooms 2/3 lb. $2.82
asparagus 2 lb. $7.75
pork side ribs 6lb. $18.00

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Post by HunnyBunny » Wed May 30, 2018 9:09 pm

My latest shop, in Hong Kong dollars (monopoly money, $7.85 to $1 USD)

2 x 600g frozen Danish chicken breasts $99
1 x NZ boned leg of lamb - $450
1 x UK Sausages $45
4 x 1l Swiss whole milk @ $14 ea $56
1 x 350gms Aussie cheddar cheese $78
1 x English bacon $55
1 x 12 NZ free range eggs $89
1 x 400ml French cream $99
1 x Dutch pepper $25
2 x hydroponic red lettuce, 1 serves 3 at a push (Locally grown!) $50
1 x 750 gms Aussie carrots $31
2 x Aussie Courgette $80
1 x pack 400gsm Japanese sweet potato (kumara variety) $49
1 x Greek Feta $49
1 x Italian Ground coffee 300 gms $99
12 x 1.5l French sparkling water $144
1x 1l Olive Oil, extra Virgin, Italian $154
2x NZ butter 250gms $78
1 x UK Greek Yogurt 450gms $55
1 x Pataks curry paste $45
1 x Italian Tomato Passata $23
1 x UK Cauliflower $39
1 x Red cabbage $34
4 x UK Red onions $25
1 x Box UK Cereal $55
1 x UK mayo 250 ml $49
4 x thai limes $29
1 x bag oven chips $ 65
2 x US raspberries $70
4 x French apples $35
1 x Philippines pineapple $18

Total cost $ 2272 HKD or $USD 290, £218, NZD$ 415.

That's for a week for 3. USD$41 a day, or $14 per person per day. Doesn't include beer, wine or the chocolate / crisps / biscuits my husband will buy.

The teenager buys her lunch at school, so that's another USD $7 for 5 days a week. I am fasting 2 days a week, the sparkling water and coffee is it.

It's weird in HK anyway, because most of the food we eat is imported and western basics are expensive. Chinese food is way too dodgy / shitty-looking and not that much cheaper because most of the cost is in property rents that go to the handful of Chinese billionaires that run Hong Kong. There is no sales tax, no duty on imports.

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Post by free thoughtpolice » Fri Jun 01, 2018 2:13 pm

I had to go to the big(ger) city so I did a Walmart, definitely less expensive
1/2 lb. mushrooms $1.27
600gm. whole wheat bread $3.24
1/2 PORK LOIN 8 LB. $18.26
375 Gm. ham sandwich meat $3.97
sweet onion @ $2.80/kg= $1.36
sweet red pepper @ $2.80/kg.= $.84
5 100 gm. cans herring fillets 2 kippered and 3 in hot sauce $1.17 each
brussels sprouts $5/kg $1.88
1 lb. butter $3.87
12 xtra large eggs $3.24

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Post by HunnyBunny » Sat Jun 02, 2018 10:42 pm

free thoughtpolice wrote:
12 xtra large eggs $3.24
That's Western Supermarket Privilege right there. I pay $11.40 US for 12 medium. Although they are free range and come from New Zealand, so are vastly superior to all other eggs.

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Post by rayshul » Sun Jun 03, 2018 1:19 am

I've been on holiday since Thursday so haven't been keeping score since then, given basically we are eating junk out of cafes. (That said, you can get a full meal for $13 at a Japanese place or buy a $13 burger + stuff.)

I had to look up Alba. It's still crazy!!!! Though your eating stuff seems more like mine generally. Although with a side of weird asian food for the rest of the family.

Thoughtpolice seems to be getting good bang for buck.

Hunny, $14 per person a day seems to be more or lessly what I'd expect. Our fortnightly shop usually hits about $400 a month but that doesn't include, yes, the crap my husband buys (heh) or the fact we go through a loaf of bread a day. That's for 5 people but 3 of them are little kids who... basically live on toast.

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Post by Lsuoma » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:25 am

Eggs, $4 a dozen large from a local, laid fresh that day.

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Post by Lsuoma » Sun Jun 03, 2018 10:27 am

rayshul wrote: I've been on holiday since Thursday so haven't been keeping score since then, given basically we are eating junk out of cafes. (That said, you can get a full meal for $13 at a Japanese place or buy a $13 burger + stuff.)

I had to look up Alba. It's still crazy!!!! Though your eating stuff seems more like mine generally. Although with a side of weird asian food for the rest of the family.

Thoughtpolice seems to be getting good bang for buck.

Hunny, $14 per person a day seems to be more or lessly what I'd expect. Our fortnightly shop usually hits about $400 a month but that doesn't include, yes, the crap my husband buys (heh) or the fact we go through a loaf of bread a day. That's for 5 people but 3 of them are little kids who... basically live on toast.
Bread is so easy and cheap to make, plus you can do cool things like put rosemary and stuff in it.

This is amazingly easy: https://cooking.nytimes.com/recipes/113 ... nead-bread

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Post by Bhurzum » Sun Jun 03, 2018 3:18 pm

rayshul wrote: I had to look up Alba.
I'd pay good money to look up Alba.

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Post by rayshul » Tue Jun 05, 2018 9:51 pm

I don't want to like say I'm an idiot or anything

But I think it's actually right at this point that it's cheaper to eat shit

I'm in quiet shock

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Post by Bhurzum » Wed Jun 06, 2018 1:11 am

rayshul wrote: I don't want to like say I'm an idiot or anything

But I think it's actually right at this point that it's cheaper to eat shit

I'm in quiet shock
To be quite honest, I'm on the fence. I don't buy food based upon health or nutrition, I simply buy what I like or am in the mood for. Also, being quite comfortable for money, cost is rarely a factor. Having said that, if I only bought processed food and TV dinner shite, I'm pretty sure I could eat for a month at a fraction of my usual expenditure. Also, I tend to avoid budget/store brand stuff and stick to well established brands even though they cost more; if I was to adapt/adjust, it would further reduce my food bill.

Not going to happen though - too set in me ways.

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Post by Lsuoma » Wed Jun 06, 2018 8:28 am

Simply comparing prices for premium and bargain foods in one store doesn't tell the whole story, because if doesn't take into account price sensitivity and target demographic for each store. For example, Whole Foods is often tarred as Whole Paycheck, but their prices for what their demographic regards as basic brands is apparently often close to the same brands in stores where those brands are regarded as premium. I'll post an extract from "The Undercover Economist" by Tim Harford later but in summary he says that the average price of a shopper's basket of goods in WF is going to be quite a bit more expensive that at Safeway, but that the difference is going to be in the contents, not the price of identical products.

For example, Tropicana OJ is regarded as basic by WF shoppers, but premium by Safeway shoppers. When he price checked for the books Poland Spring mineral water and Tropicana OJ were more expensive at Safeway just a few blocks from a WF in DC. He recommends shopping cheaply rather than trying to find a cheap store:
Try to shop cheaply. Similar products are, very often, priced similarly. An expensive shopping trip is the result of carelessly choosing products with a high markup, rather than wandering into a store with "bad value.," because price-targeting accounts for much more of the difference between prices than any difference in value between one shop and another.

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Post by Matt Cavanaugh » Wed Jun 06, 2018 9:20 am

I shop first at Grocery Outlet, then at Safeway to fill in what the GrocOut didn't have. Saves me a ton.


FYI, I recorded a week's worth of meals, but now have to check back on my receipts to to calculate the cost.

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Post by free thoughtpolice » Wed Jun 06, 2018 10:40 am

As to going for premium quality, there is a farm about mile away (owned by friends of mine) that is not only a large potato and sweet corn producer, but also have green houses and grow a good variety of other vegetables they sell in their own market.
The quality is just outstanding. They grow a variety of tomato in their greenhouses that is amazingly sweet and tasty without the tough skin and texture that you get in supermarket tomatoes. I assume this is because they chose a variety for flavor over shipping durability and they are allowed to fully vine ripen before being picked and are sold within hours for ultimate freshness. All their produce is top notch quality and you can't beat the straight from the greenhouse/field freshness. Meanwhile, the prices are in line and often better than any of the supermarkets.
They have a brisk business and people come from a reasonable distance for the extra quality and value.
I'll send some photos sometime too, quite a pretty setting for a farm too.

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Post by rayshul » Wed Jun 06, 2018 11:03 pm

I've been using my husband to try and compare diets - a healthy diet and someone who just fucking hates vegetables diet... I shop for vegetables at a local place - a week's worth is probably $40, plus money for oil and seasoning and the like (I fucking love roast cauliflower), but my husband can undercut even that just by eating shitty muffins all fucking day. It's brain boggling. Add in the rice I eat and give him a pie and all and it's still more fucking expensive!

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Post by Lsuoma » Thu Jun 07, 2018 6:08 am

As promised:
Whenever I mention to people that I live near the Wholefoods supermarket in central Washington DC, they comment on how wonderful the store is: Wholefoods prides itself on being “The World’s Leading Natural and Organic Food Supermarket,” touts its community involvement, and offers a jungle of fresh fruit and vegetables alongside hormone-free steaks, European cheeses and beers, and luxury chocolates. It’s a fun place to shop and offers great food. But my acquaintances also complain about how expensive Wholefoods is. But . . . is it really expensive?

That depends on what you mean by expensive. Presumably people have some price comparison in mind. A fair one would be to compare prices in Wholefoods with prices in Safeway just five blocks away, a store known to the locals as “Soviet Safeway” because of the small range of products and the harsh decor. Compare the price of the typical Wholefoods shopper’s basket of goods, and nine times out of ten it will indeed be more expensive than the typical Safeway shopper’s basket of goods. But that says more about the shoppers than the stores. As a matter of verifiable fact, when you compare the prices on the same goods, Wholefoods is just as inexpensive as Safeway.

Safeway and Wholefoods charge exactly the same for bananas. Exactly the same for a carton of cherry or grape tomatoes. Admittedly, Safeway’s prices on yellow onions, Irish butter, and Cheerios are lower. But Wholefoods charges less for mineral water, Tropicana Premium orange juice, and sweet onions. The simple truth is that if you bought a big basket of the same goods from Safeway and from Wholefoods, the price tag would probably come out within a dollar or two—and it would be just as likely that Wholefoods was cheaper.

That doesn’t quite fit with our commonsense belief that some places are cheap and some places are expensive. But that belief never made much sense. After all, if some places really did predictably charge more for the same product with similar service in a similar location, that would imply that all of their customers were just idiots. Wholefoods is more fun to shop in, but when push comes to shove, it’s still just a supermarket, and you wander around filling your own cart just as in Safeway.

Wholefoods is not expensive in the sense that it charges more for the same goods. It is expensive because of where its price-targeting policies are focused: prices for the basics may be competitive, but the selection in Wholefoods is aimed at customers with a different view of what “basics” are.
For example: Safeway charges more for Tropicana orange juice and for Poland Spring sparkling mineral water than Wholefoods does. For Wholefoods customers Tropicana juice and sparkling water are the basics, and so they need to be priced competitively, while Safeway customers might well consider that tap water and concentrated orange juice were perfectly acceptable alternatives. A Safeway customer who buys sparkling water and fresh Tropicana juice is signaling a taste for luxury. A Wholefoods customer may pass by the cheaper option of Tropicana in favor of a more expensive Smoothie made of fresh-squeezed juice at the in-house juice bar.

The basic yellow and sweet onions are priced similarly at both stores. But at Wholefoods, customers have the option to pick fancy varieties: pearl onions, red onions, and even organic onions, at a hefty markup. The Wholefoods shopper who is looking for decently priced products will find them. The Wholefoods shopper who grabs a bag of the first onions he sees will pay dearly for his lack of price-curiosity.

That is why a basket of goods from Wholefoods can cost so much more than a basket of goods from Safeway. It’s not because Wholefoods is “expensive” and Wholefoods customers are stupid. It’s because Wholefoods offers additional, expensive choices, which Wholefoods shoppers are willing to take because they perceive the quality premium is worth it.

So here’s my advice: if you want a bargain, don’t try to find a cheap store. Try to shop cheaply. Similar products are, very often, priced similarly. An expensive shopping trip is the result of carelessly choosing products with a high markup, rather than wandering into a store with “bad value,” because price-targeting accounts for much more of the difference between prices than any difference in value between one store and another.

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Post by rayshul » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:54 am

Fucking weird. I need to compare the shit I buy when I do a delivery shop and when I go to my sexy local "whole foods" style store

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Post by Lsuoma » Fri Jun 08, 2018 6:22 am

The whole book is fascinating for people who don't have an economics background - it's written in very engaging and open language:


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Post by rayshul » Fri Jun 08, 2018 1:07 pm

I'll check it out

Seems legit though given the things people are buying here - fascinating though.

I also just spent $40 on cheese yesterday.

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A few shots that show a portion of the farm near my den that provides the top quality produce I was ranting about in an earlier post.
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Post by Matt Cavanaugh » Sun Jun 24, 2018 7:40 pm

rayshul wrote: I'll check it out

Seems legit though given the things people are buying here - fascinating though.

I also just spent $40 on cheese yesterday.
I once went to a Hollywood wine & cheese party where the hostess spent $4,000 on cheese.

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Post by rayshul » Tue Jun 26, 2018 12:47 am

Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
rayshul wrote: I'll check it out

Seems legit though given the things people are buying here - fascinating though.

I also just spent $40 on cheese yesterday.
I once went to a Hollywood wine & cheese party where the hostess spent $4,000 on cheese.
I just won kilos of cheese
I was like yay
A week later I was like
I have forgotten how to shit

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Post by Matt Cavanaugh » Tue Jun 26, 2018 6:48 am

rayshul wrote:
Matt Cavanaugh wrote:
rayshul wrote: I'll check it out

Seems legit though given the things people are buying here - fascinating though.

I also just spent $40 on cheese yesterday.
I once went to a Hollywood wine & cheese party where the hostess spent $4,000 on cheese.
I just won kilos of cheese
I was like yay
A week later I was like
I have forgotten how to shit
LOL. I had the opposite experience. The cheese at that party was very fancy, exotic, fragrant & rich Spanish cheese to go along with the 300 bottles of excellent Spanish wine. But that's all there was to eat until we in desperation devoured the easter cupcakes with imbedded jelly beans that a guest had brought. The next morning everyone was hurting to greater or lesser extent. One gal I'd gone with asked me of one particularly pungent selection, "did you try the 'Ass Cheese' last night?" I said, "I dunno, but this morning I have cheesy ass."

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