The Handmaiden just got back from her ususal Saturday morning shopping. She always goes to the Amish and then shops her way home. She stopped in a small town that had a low cost food market. It's a small town with most of the local businesses gone. Not much of a payrole in that town. A lotta drug dealers and cops in the area.
She went to this cut-rate store and found 5 pound bags of rice for $8. That is $1.60a pound. Plain old white rice. She found 2 pound bags of Pinto Beans for $2.89 a bag. That is $1.45 a pound. With the beans you got a small envelope of chemicals that made the beans taste like they had been cooked with pork. Prices are definitely going up!
ChinaMart still has rice for 40 cents a pound. BUY IT!