Wednesday, October 29, 2008

The economy in sushi

Tempura Roll

I stopped by Mollie Stone's last evening to pick up something easy for dinner. Dad would be out and I would be dining solo. Molly's has a great in-house sushi chef and delectable selection. I decided on a tempura roll, which features tempura shrimp and freshly sliced cucumbers.

Tempura Roll - from top

Since last spring I've been tracking prices on some common items I buy. Rather intermittently, I admit, but still, I've found some interesting things. Mostly that prices are going up rapidly. This sushi roll, cost me $9.59 last night, but in mid-May it cost $8.40, a little more than a 14% increase. However, the price has held steady at $9.59 since September 10th. And what will it be November 5th?


Kalyn Denny said...

I feel like I've been asleep around here because last weekend at the grocery store I suddenly realized everything was more expensive than I remembered!

Let's hope that on November 5 we can start to turn things around and get our country back on track.

cookiecrumb said...

Oh, look! I can see Obama's face in the tobiko.

Anna Haight said...

Kayln: Yes, it seems to take big jumps doesn't it? I hold the same political hope.

Cookiecrumb: And I thought it said 'change'!

Greg said...

I hope that what goes up must come down applies here.

Anonymous said...

I smell Inflation! Using a lot of wasabi on sushi might help getting used pain until things get better.