Thought I would share the price difference between the UK and the US.
These are for "decent" UK price per gallon.
Actually we generally use Litres, and volume is in 5L. Gallon is not a measurement we use,
I KNOW, I ABSOLUTELY HATED METRIC WHEN THEY STARTED WITH IT ABOUT THE TIME I WAS GETTING OUT OF SCHOOL, TO THIS VERY DAY, IT MAKES NO SENSE WHEN COMPARED TO THE SIMPLE BASE "10" SYSTEM THAT AMERICA WAS ALL ABOUT FOR 200 YEARS....I AM SO GLAD I "MISSED" THE METRIC SYSTEM.
but I’ve recalculated accordingly. So for a good grade/"organic" but volume/discount price, as far as I can find anywayz, and I've spent a long time looking!
Dark maple syrup $85
MY LOCAL GUY HAS A 30 GALLON DRUM LEFT FROM THE 2011 SEASON, HIS ASKING NORMAL RETAIL PRICE IS $42 A GALLON FOR THE TRUELY "GOOD" STUFF....A BUDDY OF MINE CAME FROM INDIANA AND PICKED UP HIS LAST 11 GALLONS HE HAD JUGGED AND PAID $400 TOTAL, WHICH WAS A "DEAL"....
Coconut oil $85, THE VIRGIN STUFF IN THE USA CAN BE HAD FOR $36 A GALLON AND CHEAPER BY THE 5 GALLON AND CHEAPERYET BY THE 55 GALLON DRM.
Olive oil $45
ABOUT $18 COLD FIRST PRESSED IN THE STATES
Would love to know US equivalent prices.
OK. Some explanations.
The maple and coconut oil is obviously imported, and we have a faily high tax rate here.
ALL COCONUT OIL IMPORTED HERE AS WELL AND WE HAVE 7% TAX+ AND YEARLY STATE AND FEDERAL TAX...THEY SAY WE MUST WORK 7 MONTHS PER EVERY YEAR TO JUST PAY TAXATION...NOT TO INCLUDE HUGE SCHOOL/PROPERTY TAXATION AS WELL...HAVE TO PAY FOR ALL THOSE GOVERNMENT EMPLOYEES...
If it is coming from Europe, like the olive oil, it can be competitively priced, otherwise its expensive. But what can you do.
The olive oil is "organic" (i put that in inverted commas as who knows! but thats what the label says!) virgin cold pressed. it's also actually STONE crushed the old fashioned way, which is great. Took me AGES to find.
I was actually paying more for an non-organic single blend olive oil from Greece until recently, and that was mechanically crushed. It was also very good though. However anything from the supermarket is just plain trash, organic or not. Tastes nasty too.
OK. So the olive oil its from Spain i.e. the cheapest you get in Europe, world’s biggest producer I think. So don't go comparing it to that awesome Californian organic stone crushed olive oil you can get! That's just in a completely different league! Tried to get it imported here but REDICULOUSLY expensive, but you gotta try! haha!
OK, TO BE COMPARABLE....YOU EUROPEAN SLAVES NEED TO BE MAKING $80,000 PER ADULT PER YEAR FOR A 40 HOUR WEEK JOB......OTHERWISE IT SUCKS TO BE IN YOUR COUNTRY......