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Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:01 AM

I am laughing out loud watching the TODAY show talking about the downturn in cereal for breakfast.

They mentioned everything about consumers looking for more healthy eating choices, the pandemic, people going back to work and looking for more substantive food choices. The one driving force for the down turn never mentioned was PRICE. They mentioned it in passing as "value" but that word passes over the heads of most moms looking feed breakfast to four or five hungry kids in the morning and emptying a box of cereal that now holds 4 to 6 oz less of cereal.

Yes, the media is in partnership with the food industry that pays exorbitant ad fees that keep the media in business.

Consumers are slowly seeing the pricing greed and making different choices. Our local grocery store can't even stock many of their new inventories because last weeks stock is still on the shelf. Meats and seafood have been repackaged from a few days ago and being sold as "managers' specials" with price drops as much as 60%. But you have to by the specials and use them the same day to be sure they are safe to eat or they will spoil withing two day.

All the food industry, that is making record profits these days, is to lower prices and/or package fair weights and measures of their products. War is a racket. And so is food a racket.

And don't allow them to blame it all on increased wages. If you pay attention you have become the workers in these stores and their staffs have been cut my at least 40% as prices have gone up in some cases as much as 80% and content has gone down by 30%.

Fresh fruits and veggies are now a better bargain than packaged foods.

The rich don't complain because they hardly notice any difference because they have unearned income coming in at record levels too. Only working men and women can turn it around by fighting back with their consumer choices.

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Reply I am laughing out loud watching the TODAY show talking about the downturn in cereal for breakfast. (Original post)
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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:05 AM

1. Yep. A box of cereal for 7 dollars is ridiculous. And to add to the scam,

They throw on ďfamily sizeĒ which is what a regular box was ten years ago. Jerks!

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Response to jimfields33 (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:42 AM

19. I was shocked at the supermarket last night that boxes went up a dollar more than last week.

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The small boxes are $5 now and you only get 3 -4 bowls from them.

Bacon & eggs with a side is as cheap along with steel cut oatmeal with yogurt and a side.

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Response to TheBlackAdder (Reply #19)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 02:23 PM

59. I went CVS to pick up a 36 pack of adult male disposable underwear (like Depends only CVS brand)

The package had gone up $5.00 since two weeks ago. I was shocked and asked if it was a mistake. To ad to the price scamming, the yellow ticket "sale" price for the smaller packs of 18 was 2/$26. Two weeks ago the large pack was 20.99 now it's $26.

I don't know how working families with children make it today.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Reply #59)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 02:35 PM

60. Sadly it's not just cereal, its every staple families use like bread, milk, cheese, apples, beans,

all condiments, hot doge, bacon, eggs.

There is no longer a supply chain issue and it's not wages because wages for farm workers and other average workers have not increased that much if at all. Same is true for gas and utility bills. The prices do not reflect true increases in costs. It is simply what the industries and corporations want to charge. There are no consequences for price gouging and there is no windfall profit tax to help the government revenues. It's just plain and simple greed and gouging with out consequences.

I have a bedridden father to take care of and the costs of his medical and hygiene supplies have tripled in the last year.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:07 AM

2. It aggravates me every time I buy a 12 ounce pound of coffee

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Response to Walleye (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:55 AM

12. Or a 12-ounce pound of frozen vegetables . . .

Nibble nibble nibble, cut cut cut, gouge gouge gouge . . . they can never, ever ever get enough of your money, can they?

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Response to Walleye (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:01 AM

15. For 40 years it's been the 4lb 5 pound bag of sugar.

I love it when they lie that it is for the customerísí convenience Extra sarcasm to account for shinkflation.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:39 AM

32. Soon recipes we've all used for years will have to be adjusted for the new sizes.

I've seen 14-ounce cans instead of 16-ounce cans. WTF? Two ounces makes a diff in a lot of recipes.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 11:01 AM

39. Cans of tuna were once half a pound

8 ounces. Then in became 7 1/2 ounces, then 7 ounces, then 6 1/2 ounces...
The standard now? 5 ounces. Enough for one sandwich. Barely.

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Response to Wednesdays (Reply #39)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 11:02 AM

41. I know, used to be able to make a sandwich and share the rest with my cat

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Response to Walleye (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 11:35 AM

49. 8 o'clock is 11 ounces a pound now!

I like their French vanilla but NO WAY!

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Response to Walleye (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:16 PM

70. The really fancy stuff is down to 10.5 ounces/bag.

Coffee roasters like Peet's started doing that a few years ago. Peet's single-origin coffees (Brazil, Sumatra, etc.) are even less: 10 ounces/bag. Starbucks is still 12 ounces/bag, but they do the same thing as Peet's with their single-origin and specialty coffee (10 ounces/bag).

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Response to keep_left (Reply #70)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:38 PM

71. Yes I noticed a 10 ounce bag the other day, what is that, 3 pots of coffee?

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Response to Walleye (Reply #71)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:19 PM

79. Something like that. Oh, I forgot the latest trend...the K-Cups.

A lot of the K-Cup makers went from 12 cups to 10 cups per package...and usually raised the price.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #2)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:52 PM

74. What Brand?

The Folgers we buy is 32 or 48 ounces. So, they haven't reduced the weight of their product.
Which coffee is it that has reduced to 12 ounces? Want to be sure I avoid it.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #74)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:57 PM

75. A lot of them, Starbucks etc.

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Response to Walleye (Reply #75)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:22 PM

77. Guess We'll Stick With Folgers

But, I just checked the two 3# tubs we have on the basement shelf. One of them is 43.2 ounces. The other 48. So, they have jumped on the bandwagon.

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Response to ProfessorGAC (Reply #77)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:49 PM

78. I just checked my large maxwell house, 24.5 ounces.

So down from probably 2 pounds to about a pound and a half and thatís a pretty good deal as it is

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:12 AM

3. im on a low carb life style and the thing i miss most is cold cereal....

..esp grapenuts with yogurt and fresh berries







....or a big ol bowl of Captain Crunch!

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Response to samnsara (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:44 AM

20. I'm back on my 18-6 intermittent fast, so I don't do brerakfast or lunch anymore.

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Response to samnsara (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:57 AM

23. You can eat anything

but smaller quantities to stay within your carb range

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Response to MOMFUDSKI (Reply #23)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:20 AM

27. Maybe for some people, but it's absolutely untrue for me.

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Response to MOMFUDSKI (Reply #23)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:22 AM

29. Agreed

It's not good to skip two meals a day. It kills your metabolism. Spread them out into smaller portions throughout the day. And MOVE! Exercise is really important.

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Response to Chi67 (Reply #29)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 11:18 AM

47. That is actually an outdated recommendation. Intermittent fasting is

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safe, healthy, and effective for most people. It mirrors how we ate in our long evolution as primates. We weren't snacking constantly throughout the day in the cave. It also helps control insulin levels, and a lot of doctors are recommending the practice for their diabetic patients.

When I do IF, I don't starve myself. I eat about 1500-1800 calories a day. I just eat it in a smaller window of time. It's fine for most people to not eat right away when they wake up -- it won't harm them to wait four or five hours to eat.

"Increase your metabolism by eating frequently" is actually a good way to gain weight. There have been many reputable studies that have debunked the metabolism/eating frequently/weight loss myth.

But I agree with you about exercise!

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Response to Sky Jewels (Reply #47)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 11:28 AM

48. And as an IFer myself, I

agree with everything you said. I have more energy and feel much better eating in a small window.

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Response to moonscape (Reply #48)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 12:35 PM

52. That's great.

I don't know if you've seen any of Dr. Jason Fung's videos. He is the guy on IF. He said something that really helped me with my mindset about hunger and IF. He pointed out hunger doesn't steadily increase until you eat -- it rises and falls with your leptin levels throughout the day. So if you're feeling hungry before it's time to break your fast, and you can ride it out for a little bit, your hunger will soon decrease.

In our culture we have become accustomed to putting food in our mouths at the slightest twinge of hunger. In the past, I'd feel almost panicky when I experienced an empty stomach. It took me a little while to kind of just roll with the slight hunger waves. I tell myself that that hunger is my body burning off some calories.

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Response to Sky Jewels (Reply #52)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:15 PM

62. Yes, I've read his 'Code' books. I've not

done a long fast for atophagy, much as I wish I could, because havenít been able to for some reason. I did do 2 10-day fasts when I was in my 20ís in the early 70ís when fasting was a rage, but didnít know what the blinkety-blink I was doing, i.e. how to properly break it, etc. So, I broke the 2nd one in NYC on a dinner of sole with red peppers in wine sauce, rice, a veggie I forget, and way too much wine. It might be the sickest Iíve ever been and I can still taste the entree! Stupid, ignorant youth.

Now, wouldnít mind a more modest 3-4 day fast done properly, but might be too old to give it a whirl. Fung would say Iím not, but getting past the 2nd day is tough and Iím a wimp now.

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Response to samnsara (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 11:07 AM

45. Try

a half portion of oat meal with 1/2 cup of cottage cheese. Add Sweetener of your choice. If you like cheesecake , you'll like this. I add Raisins and chopped Walnuts. Don't use instant oat meal, it's worthless

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:13 AM

4. Cereal is what permanently turned me away from morning shows

A few years back, while actual things were happening in the world, five adults on GMA chuckled sagely about breakfast cereal for 15 minutes. I clocked it, because I couldn't believe that I was seeing millionaires spending air time on this.

Then I realized that pretty much every segment on these morning shows, and for that matter on most long-form news programs, boils down to overpaid adults laughing about corn flakes.

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Response to Orrex (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:59 AM

38. All true and very funny

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Response to Orrex (Reply #4)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 02:09 PM

58. lol well put

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:15 AM

5. They clearly don't know my daughter.

She eats half a box at a sitting. I like cereal too, so I buy cereal BOGOs at Publix.

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Response to Dulcinea (Reply #5)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:58 AM

13. Yes you can get BOGOs and coupons for cereal

My grandkids like corn flakes and theyíll eat the store brand which is way less than Kelloggís. Their school has a free breakfast program which saves tons of time and $$.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:23 AM

6. I once read that the packaging of cereal

Costs much more than the contents.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:24 AM

7. Many years ago, I wandered down the cereal aisle for the first time in probably

twenty years. I almost passed out from sticker shock. And then seeing cartts with four or five boxes of that stuff. .and complaining about their high grocery bills.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:27 AM

8. Being single I really don't notice the prices of some

things, like cereal. But I can imagine feeding several kids, it has to be expensive. I buy the store brand on a lot of things, cheaper and about as good. The price of beef is what blows my mind steak $18 a pound. I asked the lady at the cheese counter in Kroger how much this wheel of cheese weighed she has, I think it was 84 pounds. She is selling it at $18.99 a pound $1600 for the wheel. I always check the out of date meat, sometimes get a real good price.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:29 AM

9. Local Whole Foods. Specialty bacon I like, used to hold 12 slices. Now it holds 11.

But at least they didn't raise the price.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:53 AM

10. Haven't bought boxed cereal in . . . 30 years?

Steel cut oats or maybe oatmeal, but at least then you're getting ten or twelve breakfasts out of it.

But 8.5 ounces of Diabetes Corn Puffs for $6.95? Yeah, nah.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 08:54 AM

11. Years ago most of the supermarkets around here were union

You could actually support a family on a cashierís job. I knew a guy with an accounting degree who worked at the Acme because it paid better. Those days are gone and grocery jobs are like any other retail job now. Plus with self-check theyíre using fewer cashiers. So I donít want to hear their garbage about how wages are driving up the price of food. Itís greed.

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Response to Freddie (Reply #11)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 02:37 PM

61. BINGO!

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:00 AM

14. Bingo. When even a box of Corn Flakes cost $6 or more...

it gets very difficult to eat a healthy breakfast. Oatmeal is my go to, but even that gets expensive.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:03 AM

16. Quit eating cereal 2 years ago

Was diagnosed diabetic and even the "healthiest" cereal is full of carbohydrates. I now eat plain greek yogurt with berries most days.

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Response to ebbie15644 (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:32 AM

31. Yep!

You got it right! Add some hemp and chia seeds to get a little more fiber. Maybe some granola. It really will balance out your breakfast.

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Response to Chi67 (Reply #31)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 11:42 AM

50. I do add granola

When I can find it without a ton of sugar. Walnuts are good too

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Response to ebbie15644 (Reply #50)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 02:03 PM

55. Yep

Try Trader Joe's granolas. The have gluten-free ones too, if you need that.

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Response to Chi67 (Reply #55)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 05:45 PM

66. I don't have a Trader Joe's 😪

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Response to ebbie15644 (Reply #16)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:54 AM

36. That's pretty much my breakfast, as well.

I also add ground flax seeds and a few chopped nuts. Sometimes, I'll have half a chopped apple or pear, instead, depending on fruit prices. I always found that I was hungry within an hour of eating a bowl of cold cereal, even bran flakes. I'm sure the fact that I used skim milk didn't help matters, either. But, that was back in the days when they shoved low-fat/fat-free down our throats. (Don't get me started on that...)

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Response to GoCubsGo (Reply #36)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 11:44 AM

51. I know, I used to live on low fat. I now eat more eggs too, which I cut out for years

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:20 AM

17. I Find Cereal

to be a decent snack or quick meal. I avoid the sugary kind, which I seem to have naturally grown out of. Raisin Bran! Keeps me going for awhile.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:35 AM

18. OK, this made me think. What DID I have for breakfast today?

Self-made MŁssli (oat flakes, wheat germ and flax seed) with dried cranberries and sliced nectarines. Skim milk.

Then hot tea, sweetened with home-made Apricot-cinnamon marmalade.

We got sidetracked before we could squeeze some orange juice.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:52 AM

21. I used to drive past a Kellogg's factory that made cereal

The nasty odors I picked up while passing didnít exactly inspire confidence in their processes.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:52 AM

22. Still...rich nations spend a fraction of their income on food compared to many many nations.

America may be being gouged by free enterprise with little regulation, but by comparison itís still a bargainÖcalorie wise and choice and abundance wiseÖ not healthy wise.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #22)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:43 PM

63. And the food is mostly safe.

That's a big deal, and many people take it for granted. It costs tax money to enforce this safety.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:01 AM

24. I don't do self check out

I would leave my cart before ever doing self check out. I complained at my local Krogers and they have more check out lines opened now. Also I'm lucky because I have other grocery choices.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:10 AM

25. Going to Costco and Safeway are jarring

At Costco, you can get the huge double bag boxes for $5-$7. Sometimes less if it's on sale. We get Cheerios sometimes (I like it with bananas).

Then you go to Safeway and see the increasingly slender boxes for $6 a pop. Who's buying cereal at Safeway?! Even when they have coupons like 2 for $5 it still doesn't feel like good value.

Whenever I see anyone asking, "Why don't Americans feel like the economy is doing well?" my very first thought is, "Because they go to the grocery store."

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Response to Sympthsical (Reply #25)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 11:07 AM

46. Costco has the best cereal prices, but few to choose from

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:16 AM

26. If I buy cereal, it is a generic brand but even then, it is not often.

I make my own pancakes, waffles etc. or buy day old bread and make French toast or bread pudding and freeze what I don't eat right away to use later. Most of the cereal companies are now conglomerates and as such do not have much in the way of competition. Post and General Mills are now owned by Kraft/Heinz. They have bought out so many brands that it is hard to keep track. I tend to buy a lot of things at an overstock grocery store in our area. They have meats that have been frozen on their sell by date. You just have to be careful with things like dairy products. Some things I buy in bulk at Sam's or Costco like paper products etc. So I only buy paper towels or TP about twice a year. I never get fresh produce there because it would go bad before I could eat it and I don't have that much room in my freezer to freeze a lot. In the summer I have a container garden. I just finished canning and freezing all my tomatoes. I still have bell peppers to freeze yet. I have enough to keep me going all winter.

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Response to appleannie1 (Reply #26)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:49 PM

73. Yeah, we stick with the generic or store brand.

The famers make the same pennies on a boxcar no matter what brand you buy, so why pay two extra bucks a box to line the pockets of Kelloggs' stockholders?

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:20 AM

28. I like to buy orange juice in a carton.

A month ago a carton contained 59 ounces, just bought one yesterday that was 52 ounces. And paid more than the 59 ounce one.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:26 AM

30. I Never eat cereal

Breakfast for me is yogurt, hemp seeds, berries and granola. Great start to the day.

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Response to Chi67 (Reply #30)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 11:03 AM

43. Granola isn't cereal any more?

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Response to housecat (Reply #43)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 01:59 PM

54. Nope. I don't believe it ever was.

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Response to Chi67 (Reply #54)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 02:06 PM

57. Not important, but everything from Healthline to Wikapedia call it cereal. Tasty oat cereal.

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Response to housecat (Reply #57)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:45 PM

72. It's in the cereal aisle

and I put it in a bowl, cover it with milk and eat it with a spoon. Yeah, I'm calling it cereal.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:42 AM

33. Tax the top o.oo1% into middle class,

Or as so much of the world sees as " extreme" wealth.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:47 AM

34. I have been in Italy two weeks. If I see another croissant for breakfast I'm gonna scream..lol

I wish I could have a simple bowl of Raisin Bran right now. Soon..Will be heading home in a few days. In regards to price I switched to the off brand Raisin Bran at the commissary on base and Aldi. Much cheaper than the name brand.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:54 AM

35. I try to only shop the outside rows at the

stores and no prepackaged foods. Read the ingredients and stay always from those with ingredients I canít say or know what they are.

I suggest reading Highly Processed People. The author nails the food industry and health.

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Response to multigraincracker (Reply #35)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:50 PM

64. I had a family doctor who strongly promoted vegetarianism.

He asked me once if I had made changes in my diet. I told him I was reading the labels on the foods I was buying. He told me if my food had a label on it I was eating the wrong foods. That is somewhat true, I suppose. He may be onto something, because he is retired nor and travels the world doing Iron Man Triathlons. He's in his 70s.

I'm still a carnivore, but I do eat healthier than I did in years gone by.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #64)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:00 PM

67. I'll eat it, out with wife, but I never

buy store beef or pork.
I eat meat, mostly fish and lamb and an occasional goat. Most of those are not grain fed. I also eat deer, mostly fresh road kill and once in a while one Iíve shot. I end up shooting one about every 7 or 8 years. Has to be a perfect shot.

Thatís just me and each to their own.

About the only cereal I buy is oatmeal. Old fashion type.

I try to follow this, but not religiously.

No matter what you eat, you can still get run over by a school bus or train.

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Response to Mr.Bill (Reply #64)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:01 PM

68. I'll eat it, out with wife, but I never

buy store beef or pork.
I eat meat, mostly fish and lamb and an occasional goat. Most of those are not grain fed. I also eat deer, mostly fresh road kill and once in a while one Iíve shot. I end up shooting one about every 7 or 8 years. Has to be a perfect shot.

Thatís just me and each to their own.

About the only cereal I buy is oatmeal. Old fashion type.

I try to follow this, but not religiously.

No matter what you eat, you can still get run over by a school bus or train.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 10:54 AM

37. Competition is getting wiped out

and the giant food corporations are diligently pursuing profit at the cost of a starving world population. I can't say how many things I've crossed off my list. Forget processed food. I get store brand cereal, bake my own bread, and any low carb sweets. I look for bargains. If I buy fresh meat or fish that is marked down, I use it right away or repackage and freeze.

High food prices used to be linked to high fuel prices. Now, it is naked greed, using fear tactics to justify their obscene profits. And what the hell, we all have to eat, so the inhuman monsters in suits will make obscene amounts of money and brag to any other 1 percenter doing the same thing.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 11:01 AM

40. Fresh fruits & veggies have always been better bargain because they are packed with NUTRIENTS. . .nt

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Response to Bernardo de La Paz (Reply #40)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 12:36 PM

53. Yes, as well as legumes and whole grains, which

are still usually pretty cheap, especially if you buy them in dried form (split peas, lentils, quinoa, etc.).

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 11:03 AM

42. I haven't had cereal for breakfast for over 3 years now. I loved having that sugar fix.

Plus, "breakfast is the most important meal of the day" is just a marketing ploy from Kelloggs that the American people swallowed hook, line, and sinker. What ever time of the day you have your first meal is your "break-fast".
I also don't...GASP!...eat fruits and veggies either. I don't eat packaged or processed foods, eat 2 meals a day in an 8 hour window and fast one day a week. No snacking, no problem because at meals I get to eat as much as I want until i'm full.
At age 71 I may be in the best shape of my life and weigh what I did in high school when I was relatively thin. The secret is not eating SAD (Standard American Diet).

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 11:04 AM

44. My yogurt has decreased from 140 calories to 110

Smaller cups, higher price.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 02:04 PM

56. I use the grocery chains for less all the time

Most of our produce comes from a local farm. Fantastic quality, costs less and more money goes where it will do some good.

Bulk food items come from Costco, where the profit margin is much lower. The quality of their meat is superior to any grocer.

We also buy from a local restaurant supply store which has much better pricing if you can handle the larger sizes of food items. Similar to Costco in that regard.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 04:59 PM

65. The Senior Center in my small town

serves a good lunch every day. They recommend a $5 donation, but it's free if you can't afford it. What they serve is good, and plenty of it, but it's not very healthy. I talked to the director of the place and told him they were serving a lot of calories for a lunch. He said the food is served with the assumption that for many it is their only meal of the day. Sad, but probably true.

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Response to fredamoss3 (Original post)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 07:58 PM

76. DVR

I DVR Today every morning. My routine is to go to bed at 9 pm, wake up around 1am with nightmares, and sit up until 4 am, then go back to bed (thanks PTSD). I just watched the episode. I had to think "slow news day."

The funny thing was I had cereal. I was out of eggs. I usually have 2 eggs w cheese and 3 sausage links. But my husband loves Rice Krispies. So I had a big bowl, with sugar, of course, as I watched it.

Cereal and gluten don't sit well after sleeve gastronomy surgery, so I paid for it. But I have to admit. It tasted GOOD.

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Response to NowISeetheLight (Reply #76)

Mon Sep 18, 2023, 09:49 PM

80. Sounds like my old routine.



I've got meds for that and they're working for now, they suppress the nightmares somehow, but I'm not enjoying some of the side effects.

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