SPAM would look like a cheaper alternative to bacon.  The difference is, a lot of people devour bacon like candy and SPAM is more of an acquired taste.  I haven’t purchased either one lately but the price of the canned ham scraps looks relatively stable compared to bacon.  I saw the Falls Brand display at Walmart.  I like bacon but rarely have time to prepare or go out for breakfast, so I eat it only occasionally on hamburgers.

Inflation and Shortages are Becoming Permanent Fixtures

I was at Walmart looking for some other things my household needs.  I couldn’t find what I wanted.  I also noticed while at WinCo that the distilled water shortage continues.  I used the water with the CPAP machine.  I later found myself at Smith’s and shared the story of the price of bacon at Walmart.  She thought the price was the cheapest in Twin Falls.  She also suggested I was looking at a two-pound box.

O.K., it looks like she’s right about the weight, however.  I shared the picture with a friend in Florida.  He wrote back and said he had just bought a pound for $4.99.  Double his price and it’s still under $10.00.  As the crow flies, Florida is close to some very big pig farms and the center of the American pork industry.

SPAM Could be a Cheap Alternative

By the way, in defense of SPAM.  I keep quite a bit of it in my pantry.  It’s great during an emergency and there appear to be entire cookbooks devoted to SPAM recipes.  Like bacon, it’s almost universal.  Just a couple of weeks ago I watched a TV show where the hosts were sampling bacon ice cream.  They were impressed.  Now if only I could afford some!

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