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Thursday, December 25, 2008

The Recession = Inflation Diet

How The Rising Price of Ice Cream
Will Help Keep Me Slim

Okay. So, as you all know, prices have been going up on everything lately, due to our completely out of whack economy. I, for the most part, don't have seriously expensive tastes, other than sushi, which by the way, I have't had in about a month now....
anyway.... I do have a few things that I'm just not gonna live without. Like some Haagen Dazs ice cream every now and then.

I have noticed that the price of ice cream has been steadily going up. A few years ago, you could get a pint of Haagen Dazs for about $3.00. Then, all this past year, the price has been creeping up to 3.75 and 4.00. Haagen Dazs ice cream bars are 2.75.

Well. Not having had my guilty little pleasure in over two months now, I decided to go to the store in search of some egg nog flavored HD. I about fell out of my boots after being informed that a pint of Haagen Dazs is now FIVE DOLLARS!!! I was like "WHAAAATTT??!" "You're lying, right?" The deli guy just shrugged his shoulders.
I am pissed! So, not to be deterred, I leave quickly and go to another store. THEY are charging $5.25!! What the hell is this, frozen gold or something? I am SO through! You can not be charging these kinds of prices for ice cream, yo! I'm sure that in some places, they are already selling it for $6 a pint. Won't be seeing MY money!

So, I came home empty handed. I REFUSE to pay that much for ice cream. Hell, you used to get a whole half gallon for less. So, no melty goodness for me. Until I can get to a supermarket and at least only be forced to pay $4 for it, that is.
On the upside, I won't have that pesky 1000 calories of fat to deal with later, will I? Nope! Gotta look at the bright side! ;)

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attygnorris said...

Well, being lactose-intolerant hasn't stopped me. Maybe this will.


Matthew S. Urdan said...

I don't care. I can't give up Haagen Daz Peanut Butter Chocolate...It's too good....

Merry Xmas! and Happy New Year!

Waterrose said...

I agree. Ice cream and my favorite chocolate. So, I buy both less often and make it last longer.

The Fitness Diva said...

Hey, guys, I'm happy to say that it's still only $4.00 at the supermarket, which I found out today.
I will just have to make that trip! ;)
But seriously, some of these goods are going sky high. I'm betting we really will begin to see a decrease in the obesity level in the US as a result of it!

gLoR!e said...

whatever the cost, i still love icecream!:) hehehe

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year!:)

Furkidsmom said...

I wish they still made the Mayan Chocolate - it was wonderful. A wonderful chocolate with a bit of cinnamon....wonderful!!

Publix brand Chocolate Trinity is not bad either :)

Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

iWalk said...

Haagen Dazs is one of the most expensive kinds of ice cream here. Yeah, we should cost more than 10 USD for a pint!

So when I traveled to Monaco, I felt so glad that I found it's only 5.5 Euro per pint at Monte Carlo.

Poor me!

Jolie said...

Fitness Diva - No.1 - You look great! No. 2 - I can't eat for the next six weeks.LOL I've got bikinis to wear in Mexico. That's me on the cover - http://www.joliedupre.com. I don't look as good as you, but for a 46 year old woman in menopause - I'm not bad. LOL


I do love my ice cream but I have noticed that the prices keep going up on just about everything! My green tea went from $2.89 to $3.99.

abidin said...

nice article...
merry christmas and happy new year.

Leo (Healthy Tips For A Healthy Lifestyle) said...

Heyhey, I was never an ice cream lover. Can't remember last time I had it - probably when someone served it as a dessert and I "had" to eat it..

Well, as you wrote, good thing that you won't get those 1000 calories... :)

Urban Thought said...

You caught that too, huh? I went in looking for some Vanilla Swiss Almond... I might as well had gone to the ice cream store and got a scoop. They are killing me. I've given in to just getting the ice cream bars from Duane Reade. At least I can get points from every purchase.

HealthNut said...

I gave up ice cream a few months ago thanks to the prices. We only get frozen yogurt now in plain vanilla to use in our health shakes. It definitely helped me shed a few pounds!

DD said...

Ice cream...one of life's greatest inventions. Too bad it takes so good and turns a person into a chubby checker!

José said...


Well, I can assure you that they are far more expensive here in Lisbon :-)
Moreover we have few flavours here.
I like Cookies and Cream alot.
Although I don't like coconut (except the coconut scent at the beach...), Malibu was one of my favourite flavours, but it disappeared for years now.
Here in Portugal we have a brand called Santini, which is very good. Their ice creams are handmade.

Happy New Year !


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