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chicken wing prices....

fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,966
almost 4 bucks a pound this weekend, like eating at Le Bernadin except i cooked them myself
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  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 561
    Same price here.  I just picked up a 2.5 pound bag for $10, so I feel your pain.  At that price, they are going to be appetizers, not the main course.
    Clinton, Iowa
  • AcnAcn Posts: 3,720
    $3.49/pound here.  With leg quarters at $.89/pound, I see no need to do anything with wings.

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  • Almost impossible to find the drumettes here these days.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,219
    Been $2.49/lb here for the past several years although I haven't grabbed any in 2-3 weeks.  Guess I should get ready to be surprised.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • pgprescottpgprescott Posts: 13,539
    I didn’t even look at the $/# but paid $36 for two family size packs a few weeks ago. 😳😳🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️
  • RRPRRP Posts: 24,068
    I didn’t even look at the $/# but paid $36 for two family size packs a few weeks ago. 😳😳🤷🏼‍♂️🤷🏼‍♂️
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  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 16,545
    Cooking thighs instead.
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    Louisville, Kentucky
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,966
    YukonRon said:
    Cooking thighs instead.

    there were no wings most of the spring summer and well into the fall last year up here. seeing it start to happen this year as well but its probably more to do with the beef prices this year.
    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 561
    I have a new Engineer on my team.  I invited him out for supper last night and knowing he likes wings, I suggested one of my favorite spots here in town.  He hadn't been there.  He told me the last two times he has gone out for wings at other places, they told him they were out.

    We asked before we sat down and the waitress told us they "just got some in, we should order them while we can get them."

    WTH?  Are they raising chickens without wings, now?  How can there be a shortage?  Toilet paper, F150's, and now wings?  I am going to auction off my 2.5# bag on eBay at this rate!
    Clinton, Iowa
  • JethroVAJethroVA Posts: 1,242
    No surprise, but I visit the occasional bar that serves food.  Buffalo wings are some of my very favorites, to quote another Egger on here.  Most of my locally owned places were out of wings (or priced out of wings) 2 months or so ago.  With the restaurants opening up post-pandemic, there was a supply/demand issue with wings for some reason.  (Producers probably shifted production to more popular cook-at-home cuts).  They seem to be coming back here in VA but at elevated prices.  Breast and thighs still running about the same though. 
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,952
    Damn it, Obama!
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  • PigBeanUsPigBeanUs Posts: 835
    Langner91 said:
      How can there be a shortage?  Toilet paper, F150's, and now wings?  
    Fewer workers processing. But mostly fewer restaurants buying during covid. 

    Now that it is opening up everywhere, the demand has outstripped production. 

    Same for cars new and used. Lot of pent-up cash. 

    Almost aways a boom and inflation following a pandemic or recession. 

    Everyone is buying
  • YukonRonYukonRon Posts: 16,545
    YukonRon said:
    Cooking thighs instead.

    there were no wings most of the spring summer and well into the fall last year up here. seeing it start to happen this year as well but its probably more to do with the beef prices this year.
    Talk about “spot on” a great observation. I have gone through the freezers, big time, recently due to beef prices, and the only thing I have been buying has been chicken lately. 

    During Covid, around here chicken wings, specifically, were on a limited purchase basis of one package per customer. The bin was usually empty, so I started doing legs and thighs mostly. 

    At the Grocery last week, there were no legs or wings, to be found. Beef was piled high, and pork was offered on a bogo.
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    Louisville, Kentucky
  • BotchBotch Posts: 11,722
    edited June 23
    I hadn't paid too much attention to beef prices, this afternoon I did.  Wanted skirt steak for tacos tomorrow (they were out.  Again) and they had one flank steak in the case.  
    2.01 lb, over $24 ?!?!?  
    I found a well-marbled top round for $7, will be having chewy tacos tomorrow.    
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  • ArvadaManArvadaMan Posts: 244
    I found a three pound flat of wings at the local Sprouts.  Was $13.00 originally but had a $5.00 off coupon on it.  I grabbed it and ran.
  • ArvadaManArvadaMan Posts: 244
    Found a flat of chicken legs when I went to the local Kroger earlier.  Twelve legs for $2.00.  Cooking those tonight.  I think I will stick with legs if they turn out.
  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 561
    ArvadaMan said:
    Found a flat of chicken legs when I went to the local Kroger earlier.  Twelve legs for $2.00.  Cooking those tonight.  I think I will stick with legs if they turn out.
    I am running with this.  They are like big drummies.  I will still sauce them.

    I am irate over the fact that there are four major grocery stores in this town, and I had to buy a 2.5 pound bag for $10.  There were no other options.


    Clinton, Iowa
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,952
    I have a bag, 5 or so pounds, (was 10 when I bought) of wings in my freezer, I have them listed on ebay right now with no reserve if anyone is interested.  Barely freezer-burned and I swear the power only went off a few times.  

    Let me know.
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  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,952
    ....also auctioning off some practically "unused" toilet paper.  I know there's been a shortage and since buying the bidet mid-roll....well, I'm thrifty.
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  • lousubcaplousubcap Posts: 24,219
    lousubcap said:
    Been $2.49/lb here for the past several years although I haven't grabbed any in 2-3 weeks.  Guess I should get ready to be surprised.  
    Consider me surprised today- plenty available at $3.49/lb.  
    Louisville; "indeterminate Jim" here.  Rolling smoke in the neighbourhood. # 38 for the win.  Life is too short for light/lite beer!
  • fishlessmanfishlessman Posts: 27,966
    lousubcap said:
    lousubcap said:
    Been $2.49/lb here for the past several years although I haven't grabbed any in 2-3 weeks.  Guess I should get ready to be surprised.  
    Consider me surprised today- plenty available at $3.49/lb.  

    today was 3.49 marked previously frozen and 3.99 unmarked still frozen =)  some kind of sneaky advertising ploy

    fukahwee maine

    you can lead a fish to water but you can not make him drink it
  • loco_engrloco_engr Posts: 4,921
    I have a bag, 5 or so pounds, (was 10 when I bought) of wings in my freezer, I have them listed on ebay right now with no reserve if anyone is interested.  Barely freezer-burned and I swear the power only went off a few times.  

    Let me know.
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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,682
    Get them at Costco.  Six vacuum sealed pouches with approx 12 each, mixture of flaps and drums.  They’re not frozen but can easily be and easy to defrost in the pouches, quickly or slowly.
    I do not have any broken or spare parts for any size egg.
  • SGHSGH Posts: 28,086
    Boneless bananas are still reasonably priced. But the bone in bananas are through the roof for some reason. 


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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,682
    $2.99/lb at Costco yesterday.
    I do not have any broken or spare parts for any size egg.
  • ColtsFanColtsFan Posts: 5,483
    $4.99/lb for fresh local air dried at my local butcher shop this morning 
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  • BotchBotch Posts: 11,722
    Botch said:
    I hadn't paid too much attention to beef prices, this afternoon I did.  Wanted skirt steak for tacos tomorrow (they were out.  Again) and they had one flank steak in the case.  
    2.01 lb, over $24 ?!?!?  
    I found a well-marbled top round for $7, will be having chewy tacos tomorrow.    
    Strolled thru the Farmer's Market in Ogden today.  Found Skirt steak, $18.99, per pound.  
    I'm glad I like beans and kale.  
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  • Langner91Langner91 Posts: 561
    I grabbed $27 worth of wings at Costco this morning.  They were $3 a pound.  I figured I will hold them until they are worth $4.

    This has to end sometime.
    Clinton, Iowa
  • nolaeggheadnolaegghead Posts: 37,952
    Eff bitcoin, I'm investing in wangs
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  • LegumeLegume Posts: 11,682
    Farmers market yesterday had organic, free range, air cooled, Birkenstock wearing, kombucha drinking chicken wings for $4.00 a lb.  Rumor has it this breed also has dreadlocks, but we didn’t see any pics of live chickens.  I kept walking to toward the heritage mutton and humanely raised organic bison tent.
    I do not have any broken or spare parts for any size egg.
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