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

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1 hour ago, choux said:

Anyone else noticing a shortage? No limes at Costco for the past month, and I got a lemon in my pho. Any explinations out there? I haven't checked the grocery store lately to see the stocks there.

 

From what country are your limes usually sourced?  The limes here have typically been from the US, but after a couple weeks of worse than shortage -- eg. no limes at all -- the US limes have been replaced by Mexican:  big, beautiful, juicy...but much more expensive.  Works for me.

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Not a shortage but a price increase from $0.10 - $0.15 to $0.33 - $0.50 per lime at my local FreshCo.

 

 

 


I know it's stew. What KIND of stew?

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I make salsa on a regular basis and limes are a critical ingredient. I paid 50 cents each for moderate sized limes yesterday, up from 33 cents each a week earlier.

HC

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I found an unusual use for limes (and lemons too( recently.

I am a bit obsessive about my stainless steel sink and like to see it gleam.

I discovered that after I clean my sink thoroughly with Barkeepers Friend or the like if I take the used half of a lemon or lime and scrub the surface all around that I end up with a sink that really shines!  Now I save all those used rinds!

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17 minutes ago, lindag said:

I found an unusual use for limes (and lemons too( recently.

I am a bit obsessive about my stainless steel sink and like to see it gleam.

I discovered that after I clean my sink thoroughly with Barkeepers Friend or the like if I take the used half of a lemon or lime and scrub the surface all around that I end up with a sink that really shines!  Now I save all those used rinds!

Interesting. I'll have to try that.

HC

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