I have received a lot of comments with reference to my blog here on food prices. Most of you did not believe that there was such a spread. Having just come from Metro – $23.44 for milk, bread and three small packages of short ribs it again needs reiteration of how bad the spread really is.
Over the last month in Phoenix we have spent just over $100.00 on our food bill. We have shopped wisely, like an American would, taking advantages of the weekly specials, coupons and BOGO Deals. A week or so back Fry’s had back ribs on for $3.99 a lb, in addition if you bought one rack you got another two racks for free. So for jut over $15.00 we got three full racks of ribs – that’s three good diners for any couple. Chicken breasts and pork chops are on BOGO sales virtually all the time so always a deal plus half the cost per lb..
To drive it home I just spent a little over $17.00 on three small packages of short ribs at $5.99 a pound – same price as three good size Boneless Ribeye Steaks at Fry’s!