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Rip off! :)

scarlett75's picture

Rip off! :)

We, my family and I, just returned from a mini-vacation to San Francisco. Of course, we ate some yummy sourdough while we were there.

In one of the touristy stores on Fisherman's Wharf, I noticed a sourdough starter kit. It was, literally, an envelope (regualr postal size) with some flour in it. The price on the sticker?... *hold your breath* $6.95!!! With tax, $7 for an envelope full of flour and instructions like you'd see on this site. LOL! And, yes, I checked the ingredient list,... it was just "cracked wheat flour" and sugar. *shakes head* INSANE! I took that $7 and bought about 15 pounds of flour at Whole Foods instead. ;)

Floydm's picture

Rip offs?!? On Fisherman's Wharf?!? Never! I thought that was where all the salty curs imbibed their grog... ;-)

I grew up in the Bay Area and it wasn't until I was in high school that I actually went to Fisherman's Wharf. People from SF *never* go there. Pretty much walking down the pier qualifies you as a sucker, and, yes, sucker enough to pay 7 bucks for 10 cents worth of flour.