Beef, Pork, Shrimp, Eggs, And Now Orange Juice

Tyler Durden's picture

Yesterday we reminded those who fear the dreadful deflation ogre and its extreme monetary policy supporting fantasy that food inflation was in fact soaring. Of course, for those that do not eat Beef, Pork, Eggs, or Shrimp - everything's fine... except today we add yet another 'staple' to the extreme inflationary dilution of the average consumer's pocketbook... orange juice!



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RacerX's picture

It's those darned Duke brothers.

TruthInSunshine's picture

'Essence of Orange' Juice* is still $1.99 gallon.

Purple Drank still cheap, too.

Hedonically adjust yo consumption, hitches!

*Contains 0% fruit juice by volume.

No Quarter's picture

Just wait till sugar ramps ;)

fonestar's picture

fonestar recommends getting into some orange juice and Bitcoin now to protect your wealth.

American Dreams's picture

Silly Tylers..... Its the weather. Sheesh

No shelter here


Supernova Born's picture

100% natural dandelion greens (high in vitamin C, 32% RDA per cup) have been substituted for orange juice on the CPI.

Available at vacant lots and foreclosed homes everywhere.

Dasa Slooofoot's picture

Silly Tylers..... Its the weather. Sheesh


Heh.  Brian Williams & nbc news was all over "it's the weather's fault" meme.  Complete with the visual of cowboy boots walking over dried out dirt.  

813kml's picture

BTC is the Sunny D of 'currencies'.

TruthInSunshine's picture

Bitcoin = the essence of currency

Henry Chinaski's picture

The sky is falling! (what about coffee and peanut butter?)

Bangin7GramRocks's picture

Works on the other end too. Organic foods are not seeing price increases. And my locally sourced free range beef is the same price as last year. Don't eat food commodities, eat real food.

TideFighter's picture

Shrimp is ok, the rest of that stuff is crap anyway. Stop eating it, you'll feel better. Beef, pork, chickens (eggs) have hormones and antibiotics, not to mention the fat and cholesteral. 90% of grocery items are not fit for human consumption. Cut your budget and your calories by growing your own (if possible) or eating fresh-no canned bullshit. I lost 90 pounds without dieting-just cutting out the above.   

pods's picture

Just make sure you know where the shrimp comes from. A lot is farm raised in China.

I feel bad using it for bait.


valley chick's picture

Tidefighter...just know where your food comes from and support local farmers.  Just got y bulk box of organic oranges and grapefruit today.  Will be busy canning again. :-)   Plus my hens are fed organic feed and give me some awesome eggs. 

valley chick's picture

As bad as the tuna aka escolar story!  Have a trip scheduled to go the coast to pickup local fish to ensure what the hell I am actually getting. I try to avoid local grocery stores since you do not know what the hell it really is.

daveO's picture

If one wants to feel better, cut out sugar. Then, cut carbs by half or more. Replace with any animal fat and protein. Sugar and carbs are the real killers. 

seek's picture

Sell, Mortimer, Sell!


Probably the best movie if you're interested in Jamie Lee Curtis' assets.

starman's picture

Long Top Ramen!

Skateboarder's picture

And Tampico. Don't particularly recommend ingesting either.

Taint Boil's picture



Tropicana 50 – ½ juice ½ water, same price – problem solved.

TideFighter's picture

Take 1 gallon of whole milk, add 1 gallon of water, you have 2%.

Wash your hair with shampoo. Don't repeat.

Take 1/2 of your food on your restaurant plate and take it home.

Don't buy The Ultimate Driving Machine when 55 mph is the ultimate maximum.

Forget the rip-off movie theatres-you can get the same movie the next day if you know where to look.

Stop drinking diet drinks-they cause pancreatic cancer faster than any other substance.



ForTheWorld's picture

I thought you were kidding. You're not. Oh dear.

Incubus's picture

I'm setting up a healthy lemonade stand.  

Using industry secrets, I'll sell lemonade with 50% less calories and sugar.

TruthInSunshine's picture

The limeade industry is hurting bad (don't dare look at the price of limes).

BeerMe's picture

Too late.  Something like 4x the cost of a lemon around here.

kurt's picture

Don't buy it anymore. OJ has a statistical relationship to the early onset of diabetes in women. Also recent lobbying by chemical companies permit the manufacturers to use more actual poison in their "flavor packs" which are used to make reconstituted boiled sludge taste like Denny's. 

Your only remaining vote is your wallet.

BurningFuld's picture

Yes that fresh Orange Juice at the market is indeed ""flavor packs" which are used to make reconstituted boiled sludge"  Why does that stuff always taste exactly the same anyhow?

WillyGroper's picture

Is it safe to assume you squeeze this from an actual orange or buy the corporate industrial garbage?

SpanishGoop's picture

So the most expensive meal will soon be a super sized Mc Bacon with Orange Juice.

Just kidding, those artificial taste makers will stay cheap.

Keyser's picture

We have already reached a tipping point when the "extra value" meal at your local burger joint costs over $10... Yep, you read it right... 


world_debt_slave's picture

Soylent Green a big meat market hit!

Keyser's picture

Yeah, but it's a little stringy and chewy as hell... 


Uchtdorf's picture

Anita Bryant is likely to be quite upset at this news.

fonzannoon's picture

"Finally, the FOMC is well aware that inflation could also threaten to rise substantially above 2 percent. At present, I rate the chances of this happening as significantly below the chances of inflation persisting below 2 percent"

GooseShtepping Moron's picture

And despite this, sales at grocery stores were up a mere one percent last quarter. Discounting for inflation, that tells you that grocery sales are either flat or declining. In any sort of recovery you would think people would splurge a little bit on their grocery bill. There is no growth.

Azwethinkweiz's picture

It's ALMOST cheaper to eat out now then it is to buy groceries. Restaurants here in LA are packed and new ones opening up everywhere. Hamburgers, hotdogs and pink slime galore.

daveO's picture

The prices are nearly the same. I end up paying just a few dollars more to have someone else cook it. That's because the restaurants here don't take Food Stamps. Everytime I see the freezer section, at the supermarket, I see an EBT sign nearby. Those frozen dinners cost as much as a restaurant meal!

seek's picture

The fact that grocery sales are down and that obesity rates are declining tells me people are simply eating less. (The government is trying to dress this up as "eating healthier" instead of "people are on the path to starvation, even with EBT.")

youngman's picture

Limes are off the if you are a Margirita drinker are going to pay double...

Emergency Ward's picture

Just got a dwarf key lime tree.  Gonna plant it in the back yard and hope it takes.  Corona Light with a slice of lime......

Got a dwarf lemon tree that gives tons of lemons and a dwarf apple tree that yields some tasty small apples....

Ham-bone's picture



$17 T in US Treasury debt

$5 T intra-gov holdings

$12.6 T Public debt

                        FED ($2.3)  Foreigner ($5.9T)   Domestic ($4.4 non-Fed)

Bills $1.65 T            $0               $600 B           $1 T

Notes $8 T              $1.6 T          $4.5 T            $2.1 T           

Bonds $1.45 T        $600 B          $400 B           $450 B

TIPS $1 T               $95 B            $400 B           $500 B

And no one had to sell anything to raise the cash to buy record low yields in sovereign debt worldwide, RECORD Equity valuations, Record RE valuations, and now Record commodity valuations...Almost like there is just more and more and moar money floating around...something like hyer-monetization

See if we have any corresponding charts in record low yields in Japan, Spain, Italy, Greece (hmmm) these countries no longer offer an arb and all sovereign debts are/will coalescing somewhere around 2-2.25%...where o where will actual "investors" go as yields all collapse worldwide??? 

And corporations borrow Trillions in nearly free money to buy their own stock...reducing float faster than new issuance...and faster and faster.

ZIRP by neccessity and Hyper-monetization will lead to the greatest and final bubble within this structure...before something totally new will be required.  Spread has already been reduced from over 700 bp's to 250 bp's from Spain to Japan...and since Japan can't go up, everyone else will keep going down to close that spread...and down and down and down.

Tinky's picture

Keep up the good work, Ham-bone. Your message, which is consistently well-expressed, can't be shouted too often.

Frank N. Beans's picture

i love high pulp 100% pure oj