I may have only been here a few months (3 and counting) but I think I may already have been here too long…I’ve more or less made my peace with the high prices here.
A six pack of Reeses Peanut Butter Cups…$15? (10 USD)…sure, why not. But only worth it once a month (which is helping with weight loss, I’m sure).
A bag of Ruffles BBQ chips…$6 (about 4.50, maybe 5 USD)…whatever.
Ben and Jerry’s is $15 a pint? (just over 10 USD)…yawn.
Cheerios are $10 (6-7 USD)..eh, she likes them, sure why not? (Zach pointed out that my other examples are all junk food so I’m editing to add this)
The mark-ups, especially on American good is absurd. But you can only sit around and complain about it for so long. You either accept it and move on with your life and budget accordingly or you don’t and either you leave or you radically change your lifestyle. Take a wild guess where we fall.
But, every once and a while, you get lucky…during “The Great Singapore Sale” for instance…and you see this at your local Cold Storage
Guess what’s currently taking up a larger chunk of my freezer than it should?