Monday, December 8, 2008


Shopping for mustard seeds this week, I found the following:

1 7-ounce bag of mustard seeds at the local Asian/Indian market: $1.50
1 2.5-ounce jar of mustard seeds at the local chain grocery store: $4.29

What's wrong with this picture?

The Indian market was out of yellow mustard seeds (he said not enough Indian cooks buy them to always have them in stock), but he'll be getting some next week (apparently for us/we silly Americans.)

What in tarnation do we DO to those mustard seeds to make them so friggin' expensive!?!?! Do you think the mustard seed bottlers are union? Do you think they get more vacation and better benefits than most of us? I really have no idea, but for me, I think I'll support my local Asian market.

1 comment:

Jan Scholl said...

I always shop the ethnic grocery stores for herbs and other things I can use in bulk and share with family. I was laughed out of the bit chain store when looking for non-cane sugar and found beet based sugar at a Thai Indian grocery. Plus those grocery stores smell incredible as soon as you walk in.