Sunday, January 20, 2013
Hey! What's going on with the price of canned salmon?
I have long kept 15 oz cans of salmon on my pantry shelf. While I prefer wild caught red, once the price crept well over $4/can when on sale, I switched to wild caught pink, at the time it was easily found @ $1-$1.50 on sale. Fast forward, and I have tried many old and new tricks as regards my grocery budget these past few years, including buying my canned pink salmon at Aldi's where it had been sold @ $2.19/can. It's been creeping up and I noted $2.69/can today. Since I was also at Xpect today, I checked on their canned wild caught salmon prices. While one was below $2.99 (the cheapest wild caught USA Alaskan salmon), it clearly is a product of China, which I prefer to stay away from. So, Ald's remains my best price at the moment but a quick Google of my initial question, has not yielded any answers. So,just why IS this becoming more expensive? A 50 cent jump is significant, even if canned fish remains cheaper that frozen or fresh.