Weird pandemic shortages

People still eat white rice? I also eat brown or wild rice. I am especially partial to brown basmati rice.

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I saw small bags (enough for one or two small side dishes, I suppose) of wild and other rice. The little bags were orange or red.


@teriraia wrote:

Why are there no small bags of rice? I do not want a 10lb bag. I went to 3 different stores yesterday and only the gigantic bags available. I ended up getting some Jasmine Rice - which was delicious and also about 3X the price of the normal white.

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@HonnyBrown wrote:

People still eat white rice? I also eat brown or wild rice. I am especially partial to brown basmati rice.
White rice is less than 50 cents a pound.
Jasmine and Basmati rice is over $1 a pound.
So if people are used to getting a 20 pound bag of white rice for $9.99, then they are the crowd who is paying $1-$2 a pound for fancy rice.
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I can find Blinze's anywhere...used to get them at Trader Joe's, but every place is sold out.

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I get my (brown) rice at an Asian grocery store, choosing whatever size bag gives me the best deal-usually 15 pr 20 pounds. Still more expensive than white, but much cheaper than at a traditional grocery store.
@SoCalMama wrote:

@HonnyBrown wrote:

People still eat white rice? I also eat brown or wild rice. I am especially partial to brown basmati rice.
White rice is less than 50 cents a pound.
Jasmine and Basmati rice is over $1 a pound.
So if people are used to getting a 20 pound bag of white rice for $9.99, then they are the crowd who is paying $1-$2 a pound for fancy rice.
There you go Marie Antoinette. smiling smiley

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My DD went to Winco yesterday and her $5 bag of white rice is now $7.13. A 45% increase. I softy suggested she buy two bags.
King Arthur Bread Flour, Pickle Relish, still no Lysol Spray (since the beginning of March).
There is a shortage of yeast here.

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Pickle relish is quite random. I saw Lysol spray in Walgreen's the other day. Walmart had their own brand of disinfectant spray. The big grocery stores, which would be the logical place to look/find it, have been out for a while.

@SoCalMama wrote:

King Arthur Bread Flour, Pickle Relish, still no Lysol Spray (since the beginning of March).

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My boyfriend saw a whole shelf of lysol spray, wipes, etc at Home Depot today. He said they also had plenty of paper towels and other cleaners. I always forget about that section at home improvement stores. I bet a lot of other people do, too.

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@Jenny Cassada wrote:

My boyfriend saw a whole shelf of lysol spray, wipes, etc at Home Depot today. He said they also had plenty of paper towels and other cleaners. I always forget about that section at home improvement stores. I bet a lot of other people do, too.
Not in So Cal. People have cleared it out everywhere, including the Persian markets. Home Improvement stores, hardware stores, liquor stores, etc. - all gone. The only time that I have seen it was on Friday at CVS. Lysol To Go, travel size, $4.99.
Dont forget to try office/business supply stores and restaurant/farm supply stores. They carry all kinds of paper products and many (most?) of them, like Quill, Office Depot, and Staples, ship or deliver.
@barbage wrote:

No exactly the same as shortages, But...I take Hydroxychloroquine and normally pay $90.00 for a 3 month supply. Today the price was $151.00 for the same amount.

Did you try GoodRx? I put in 90 quantity 200mg and these are the prices:
Walmart $39.64
CVS $82.92
Walgreens $112.27
@Irene_L.A. wrote:

I can find Blinze's anywhere...used to get them at Trader Joe's, but every place is sold out.

You can make them, they are really easy. You can add a lot more flavor with extra lemon zest, vanilla or add almond flavor.
We have no yeast or good soup. I like Progresso and sometimes the only kind left are the light soup. I have been finding TP and small bottles of hand sanitizer.
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No bagels with lox & cream cheese. Apparently, the lox and/or the cream cheese are too expensive now and the bagel pros have put that recipe on hold for awhile. Fortunately, other faves are still available.

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I had to buy the little tub of cream cheese. They had Great Value but I like the name brand.
Liquor stores carry hand sanitizers made by the breweries. Who can better make an alcohol based cleaner?

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I'm missing edamame. However, I think listeria is the reason for its absence rather than the pandemic.
It isn't a shortage but it was ridiculous. I bought almost 2L (I think it was 1.96L) of hand sanitizer at Costco for $10. Then I went to another national chain store and saw 273ml of hand sanitizer for the same $10. The manager had several lame excuses but to me it looks a lot like price gouging.
Bleach prices also are all over the place. I've seen a gallon/ $1.99 but the price rises from there.
This isn't weird per se, but they are often out of the Tropicana OJ (with calcium and Vitamin D) that I like. People seem to like that brand a lot too I guess. Or, maybe they want it for the Vitamin D and Vitamin C.

Anyhow, I've been having to buy non-ideal brands of OJ.
@shoptastic wrote:

This isn't weird per se, but they are often out of the Tropicana OJ (with calcium and Vitamin D) that I like. People seem to like that brand a lot too I guess. Or, maybe they want it for the Vitamin D and Vitamin C.

Anyhow, I've been having to buy non-ideal brands of OJ.
Aldi's sells their own brand of this for $1.99 for the non-concentrate (with calcium and Vit D, as well as all the other regular variations) for their now-52 oz bottles, which is what ALL the brands are now (they keep shrinking!!). Hubby & I used to drink Trop 50 (diluted 50%), so now I buy the Aldi non-concentrate (with cal & vit D) and use bottled water to rinse out an empty container, then divide the contents of the bottle between the 2 bottles, and fill the rest with bottled water. Voila! Trop 50 at less than half the price!
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