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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.


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#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.



#101 Hassouni

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 10:33 AM

It seems we're back to shitty limes again. There doesn't seem to be a shortage or a price inflation, but the quality SUCKS! Hard, dry, crap. What the hell is going on??



#102 cdh

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 04:50 PM

Drought in lime-growing regions in North America?


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#103 andiesenji

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 07:50 PM

Last week I bought limes at Vallarta Supermarket on the Wednesday special, 3 pounds for a dollar regular price 2 pounds for a dollar.

Nice  big juicy limes so if you are in the SoCal area, look for a Vallarta Market near you. 

They have some great deals on produce - go on Wednesdays, pick up a flyer on your way into the store and check the specials for that day.

 

 

Warning!!   Stay away from the prepared food counter - or be prepared to spend a lot of money.


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#104 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 08:28 PM

It seems we're back to shitty limes again. There doesn't seem to be a shortage or a price inflation, but the quality SUCKS! Hard, dry, crap. What the hell is going on??

 

Same here, unfortunately.  But it feels so good to smash them in the Hamilton Beach, doesn't it?

 

 

Edit:  I particularly enjoy the death sounds.


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#105 Thanks for the Crepes

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Posted 27 May 2015 - 10:25 PM

I too recently got a couple limes that were small, mealy and so dry I couldn't get but a few drops of juice out of the first one I tried. After I cut the second in half and found it in the same condition, I threw it out and used the last lime from the bottom of the produce drawer that was so old it had turned yellow on the outside, but it had plenty of juice for my Coronas.

 

This drought in our major agricultural areas could potentially have a horrible impact on all of us who eat. It won't be just a few almond and cattle farmers going bankrupt or forgoing limes in your cocktail. I really, really hope we get some rain out there soon.


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This planet would have a global climate like Hawaii, California, Florida.

 

We'd raise perfect and abundant flora and fauna!

 

Want to come with?

 

 


#106 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 12:08 PM

This weekend there were no limes to be had* at any price.  Fortunately I've learned to stockpile a three or four day supply at home.

 

*Not quite true, there were bags of key limes, which in addition to being expensive were well past their prime.



#107 Lisa Shock

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 09:32 PM

I believe what's happening is that we shift from North American grown limes to South American limes in late springtime. Growers can keep citrus on trees, it doesn't over-ripen, for harvest later but, there's a limit to how efficient that strategy can be. There are also tricks to force trees to blossom earlier and thus produce fruit earlier, but, it doesn't result in a year-round strategy.



#108 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 05 July 2015 - 11:04 PM

Here they always claim the limes are product of the USA.  Possibly they are just too lazy to change the signage.

 

I don't complain as long as they have nice limes for sale at a reasonable price.



#109 weinoo

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 06:41 AM

I'm still seeing them at 3 for $1 in my local supermarket. Not bad ones, either.


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#110 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 02:28 PM

The price in the store here was 10 for $1.  It's just that there were none for sale.



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Posted 06 July 2015 - 03:25 PM

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#112 JoNorvelleWalker

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Posted 06 July 2015 - 04:15 PM

The price in the store here was 10 for $1.  It's just that there were none for sale.

 

I misspoke:  the limes they didn't have were 10 for $1.99.



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Posted 08 July 2015 - 06:56 AM

My nearby Walmart had no individual limes OR lemons, only those in bags.  I got suckered in and bought one of each just in case.  I simply cannot be without citrus this time of year!


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