We picked up 10 lbs on sale for $4/lb though. (Butter can be frozen.)
I'd just about swear, though, that we got it for $3/lb or less last year.
So, I never really notice how much it goes up or down.
I suppose you could portion out smaller amounts to everyone and blame it on the republicans!
Twelve pounds of cookies were picked up by the college boy going home on the train -- I bake for that part of the family every year and particularly now when there are twin toddlers.
I'm channeling my Aunt Dorothy who set the pace with her baking. A whole pantry with shelves of Christmas tins full of cookies.
I used to be able to buy 5kg bars of chocolate from a restaurant supply store here (until they moved or went out of business; only knew I couldn't find them ever again.) Some of them don't care if you're an individual or a business
not sure if there's one near you or not, but if so, it's worth checking out.
Black Friday will be the day to buy it if you check your grocery ads...
I haven't checked Trader Joe's, which I think is owned by the same company. Worth a try.
Bought two pounds, and I'll have to pay attention to additional sales.