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Lime Shortage Affects Cocktail Bars, Restaurants...and You


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#91 Hassouni

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 08:40 AM

Aaaaaand we're back!

 

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#92 liuzhou

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Posted 08 July 2014 - 10:18 PM

I bought these this morning

 

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They are from Vietnam ( I live near the Vietnam-China border) and cost the equivalent of $1.60 per kilo. These eight cost me 48 cents.

 

 

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#93 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 03 November 2014 - 09:20 PM

10 for $1.99.  I just got almost 2 ounces of juice from one half lime.  (That's half of one lime.)  And they don't come from Vietnam.  (Not that I have anything against limes from Vietnam.)  Actually I'm not sure where these limes come from, but I hope they will send more.



#94 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 22 December 2014 - 10:07 PM

Price tonight was 6/$1.99 but there were none.  None.  Not even one.  I think that qualifies as a shortage.  At least they had mint.



#95 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 23 December 2014 - 11:03 PM

The price of limes doubled since yesterday, but at least tonight the store had limes to sell.  A total of seventeen limes, of which I purchased three.

 

And those three were almost worth my life as I fell down an embankment in the mud trying to get there.



#96 Thanks for the Crepes

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 10:01 PM

Oops!

 

Jo, I hope you weren't seriously hurt on your quest for limes.

 

I have none in the house at the moment so will be on my own quest shortly.

 

The prices are pretty reasonable around here at the moment: 5/$1.00.


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#97 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 24 December 2014 - 10:43 PM

Fortunately I am just a little sore, thanks.  It was foolish of me to try to climb down a muddy embankment in the dark.

 

On the other hand, so far I've sacrificed two limes tonight.



#98 lindag

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 06:34 AM

Since I cannot be without limes EVER, I panicked at the grocery store and bought three more very large limes.  The store had loads of them so I don't know what's up with talk of a shortage.  But I'll sleep better tonight knowing that I'm stocked up - can't have cocktail hour without my gin and tonic.



#99 weinoo

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 07:01 AM

The store had loads of them so I don't know what's up with talk of a shortage.

 

It's a vast conspiracy on the part of the lime growers' association to get you to buy all their limes.


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#100 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 25 December 2014 - 12:44 PM

I seem to recall my local store sold out of limes last year about this time.  Maybe I will check tomorrow.  The other night they had seventeen limes, as mentioned, but they were out of lemons.