You May Soon Need Gold to Buy Bacon in Idaho
SPAM would look like a cheaper alternative to bacon. The difference is, a lot of people devour bacon like candy and SPAM is more of an acquired taste. I haven’t purchased either one lately but the price of the canned ham scraps looks relatively stable compared to bacon. I saw the Falls Brand display at Walmart. I like bacon but rarely have time to prepare or go out for breakfast, so I eat it only occasionally on hamburgers.
Inflation and Shortages are Becoming Permanent Fixtures
I was at Walmart looking for some other things my household needs. I couldn’t find what I wanted. I also noticed while at WinCo that the distilled water shortage continues. I used the water with the CPAP machine. I later found myself at Smith’s and shared the story of the price of bacon at Walmart. She thought the price was the cheapest in Twin Falls. She also suggested I was looking at a two-pound box.
O.K., it looks like she’s right about the weight, however. I shared the picture with a friend in Florida. He wrote back and said he had just bought a pound for $4.99. Double his price and it’s still under $10.00. As the crow flies, Florida is close to some very big pig farms and the center of the American pork industry.
SPAM Could be a Cheap Alternative
By the way, in defense of SPAM. I keep quite a bit of it in my pantry. It’s great during an emergency and there appear to be entire cookbooks devoted to SPAM recipes. Like bacon, it’s almost universal. Just a couple of weeks ago I watched a TV show where the hosts were sampling bacon ice cream. They were impressed. Now if only I could afford some!