Kolanaki,
@Kolanaki@yiffit.net avatar

one-ups the potato house by offering fully-loaded baked potatoes

troglodytis,

Did you want to cause a run on potatoes? Because this is how you cause a run on potatoes

mlg,
@mlg@lemmy.world avatar

Luxury item marketing

Lev_Astov,
@Lev_Astov@lemmy.world avatar

My folks have a sign on the door saying, “potato available upon request” and they run out of them every year.

Rhynoplaz,

My house is the Pickle House!

wabafee,

They should have IOU as an option, they use this IOU to claim more chocolate next holloween. Teaching kids finance while there at it.

Obi,
@Obi@sopuli.xyz avatar

That’s great until a few years down the line some kid shows up with a fat stack of them and cleans you of all the candy.

Incandemon,

Nah, its investing right? You just tell the kid there was a market crash and the IOUs are worthless, then keep the candy for yourself.

echodot,

Yeah but the kid question also apparently got a Snickers bar. So their taste is somewhat debatable.

I’d choose the potato as well but that’s because I’m an adult and really don’t care about candy

Jumi,

But Snickers is the manliest chocolate bar because it has nuts.

hydrospanner,

“Am I a joke to you?!”

-Payday

Jumi,

Sorry but I don’t get that reference

mxcory,

Payday is a candy bar covered in peanuts.

Just to ruin the joke I will be the one to point out peanuts are legumes, not nuts.

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Jumi,

I’ve never seen them in my country.

hydrospanner,

Just to ruin the joke I will be the one to point out peanuts are legumes, not nuts.

I mean… testicles aren’t nuts either, they’re just called nuts.

WashedOver,
@WashedOver@lemmy.ca avatar

We didn’t get these in Canada but I recall this was my father’s favorite and I felt it tasted liked it looked: candyfunhouse.ca/products/eat-more-candy-bar

Gaspar,
@Gaspar@lemmy.dbzer0.com avatar

Can’t forget the dick vein.

Darkassassin07,
@Darkassassin07@lemmy.ca avatar

Is that a snickers in your knickers or are you just happy to see me??

RampantParanoia2365,

You prefer a potato over chocolate caramel and peanuts, and you question the kid’s taste?

lipilee,

Is this Russian halloween?

Brickhead92,

Is dream. Potato is rock.

Etterra,

This trick only works so long as only one house in the neighborhood does it.

Shanedino,

I have confirmed the results of this experiment. Some kids asked “what is this?” then took it once I told them it was a potato.

ICastFist,
@ICastFist@programming.dev avatar

Next thing you know, there’s an evil AI running on dozens of potatoes

postmateDumbass,

With a potato you can do anything … at very low quality.

The_Picard_Maneuver,
@The_Picard_Maneuver@startrek.website avatar

And I do. Every day.

jaschen,

In mother Russia… is potato

Agent641,

Like the Kung Fu master Bruce Willis said, “Be potato, my friend.”

Dkarma,

Ironically, the spud is absurdly more expensive than giving candy.

Kusimulkku,

No way that can be true, how much for a kg of potatoes where you live

funktion,

In the Philippines they’re around 4$/kg where I live, and they’re not even really nice potatoes.

Kusimulkku,

I need to check my potato privilege. They’re less than 1€/kg here

ASeriesOfPoorChoices,

Vegetables are oddly over priced there, in general.

Even most fruit. Mangos though… Mangos, rice, beer and rum. Everything you need!

funktion,

It’s really stupid. At one point fucking onions were at 10$/kg.

ASeriesOfPoorChoices,

The amount of food shipped in from China is too high.

Justas,
@Justas@sh.itjust.works avatar

In Lithuania, they are 0.35€/kg right now. Candy is at least 20 times that amount.

starman2112,
@starman2112@sh.itjust.works avatar

It is like a dollar each, but the smiles on kids faces as they walk home with the beginnings of a stew are priceless

Kusimulkku,

It is like a dollar each

What the absolute fuck

starman2112,
@starman2112@sh.itjust.works avatar

I’m just sayin what I’m seein, $0.82 is like a dollar ish

https://sh.itjust.works/pictrs/image/ae68e790-b632-424b-8fb8-730acabae211.png

Kusimulkku,

Lmao what is wrong with the US

Sage_the_Lawyer,

Unchecked capitalism, to put it simply.

aidan,
Sidyctism,

What the fuck is going on over there? Are you ok? Do you need us to send you potatoes? You need us to send potatoes right?

Mango,

Yes pls. A large fry at Penn Station costs $6.50.

Sidyctism,

Dunno what a large fry is, not sure where penn station is or what this cryptic $-symbol means, BUT I WILL COME AND SAVE YOU

Mango,

Pls sir, I want some more.

Rhaedas,
Rhaedas avatar

Wait until you see the grocery stores that put individual bananas in a plastic wrapper.

owsei,

Is that a single, wrapped, potato?

oh god

aidan,
kogasa,
@kogasa@programming.dev avatar

A dollar each? It’s $3.50 for a 10lb bag here

Syd,

You can spend $1.45 a potato where I’m at

echodot,

Yeah well we can’t all live in San Francisco

starman2112,
@starman2112@sh.itjust.works avatar

I just pulled up the [Department Store] app I have on my phone and looked at the individual prices, it says $0.82 each

I’m gonna be honest, I could not possibly tell you how much a potato weighs, so I have no idea how many potatoes come in the $3.27 5 lbs bag

shottymcb,

A standard russet potato is 148g(according to the nutritional information on a sack o’ potatoes) , 5 lbs=2270g. 2270÷148=15.3. $3.27÷15.3 potatoes is 21 cents per tater.

echodot,

I think I estimated about three for a dollar so that more or less tracks. Who’s paying a dollar each?

Tavarin,
@Tavarin@lemmy.ca avatar

That’s if you buy individually wrapped, gotta buy them by the bag.

aidan,

This, priced at $0.375 per potato, puts a potato at 213 grams

HeyJoe,

Yeah, same here, and even that’s high. I know you can get deals where you can get 2 of those bags for like $5. It’s one of the cheapest vegetables you can get. Definitely a great food to buy if you’re not doing too well financially. Cheap, nutritious, filling, and tons of recipes.

For comparison I got my Halloween bag of candy at Costco for $20 bucks… candy is ridiculously expensive.

Frozengyro,

What could a potato cost, 10 dollars?

Madison420,

Bro, you hand me finger foods I’m gunna eat it on the way back, just ask for a little salt at each house you stop by.

ikidd,
@ikidd@lemmy.world avatar

‘It’s one banana, Michael. What could it cost, $10?’

echodot,

What potatoes you buying are they gold encrusted?

Where I am you can basically get them by the crate load. I have no idea what one individual potato cost because I’ve never bought one individual potato. But my estimate would be about three for a dollar. Big ones like in the photo not little tiny ones.

Also don’t get no ones in plastic wrapping they’re more expensive and they’re not any better. Just wash your vegetables. The mud and flavour admittedly it’s mud flavour.

Ziglin,

Why are wrapped in plastic? Don’t they usually come in some sort of netting and or loose and you can get as many as you like in a cloth bag?

bufordt,
@bufordt@sh.itjust.works avatar

Usually the ones individually wrapped in plastic are being sold as microwaveable.

I guess we’ll just ignore the fact that you don’t need to wrap a potato in plastic to microwave it successfully.

scutiger,

In fact, you really shouldn’t wrap your potato in plastic to microwave it. That’s an awful idea.

That said, all potatoes are microwaveable anyway.

doubletwist,

I think the idea is to show that it’s already been cleaned and is ready to be microwaved without having to clean it.

It’s still stupid and I would never buy one when I can get 5 lb bag for not that much more, but I don’t think the idea is to microwave it in the plastic.

aidan,
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