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1/15/12 2:25 P

Absolutely. I think we all do to an extent. The way I figure, I'm saving money buy not buying junk foods, so I can afford to feed my family GOOD foods. Fresh vegetables, quality cheeses, nuts, whole grains... I've had friends look at my daughter's lunch of a spinach salad and greek yogurt with blueberries and say they could never fit those things into their food budget, while I don't think we could fit cheetos and soda into ours.

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1/15/12 1:39 P

It depends. I pay more for foods I need, like buckwheat and quinoa (I am allergic to grains).

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1/15/12 1:31 P

MAYBE-- I usually try to buy "on sale", though..

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1/15/12 1:24 P

Yep! I do already

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1/15/12 12:49 P

Absolutely... depending on what it is.

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1/15/12 12:44 P


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1/15/12 12:35 P

I will pay more *sometimes* for more expensive food, but it's something I have to work into my grad student budget. :) Sometimes I will buy organic gala apples instead of conventional as a way to show support for the organic movement (and the skin has a better crunch/texture), but this isn't something I can afford to do every week.

The bf & I also love avocados and will pay whatever price they are set at. It's become an obsession, almost.

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1/15/12 12:11 P

I'll pay more for nice cheeses. There's really a noticeable difference in taste, plus I like getting food that's made with love.

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1/15/12 11:48 A

Yes, depending on what it is.

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1/15/12 11:46 A

Yes, I am willing to pay reasonable costs for healthy gluten free foods.

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1/15/12 11:26 A

Yes. I do pay more for GOOD foods whether they be organic, or grass fed/no antibiotic/no hormone meats/milk/eggs, etc. I found that switching to GOOD food caused me to not want the foods with sugars and artificial everything and preservatives - and not want to eat so much food. So my food bill is no higher now then when I ate the junk.

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1/15/12 11:06 A

Yes - if it's a "treat" for me and something I don't normally buy I'd go for it.

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1/15/12 10:22 A

I pay more for organic foods

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1/15/12 10:05 A

Occasionally. I don't eat much red meat, but when I get hungry for a steak, that's what I want and don't mind paying the price.

I am also brand-loyal. Some things I can deal with generic, but with others.....I will pay more for the name brand. To me, the taste (or feel) is worth the price.

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1/15/12 9:34 A

absolutely, for those things that are more nutritious, etc.

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1/15/12 9:18 A

I do on some things I know I like and enjoy, but I do try other brands at a lessor cost to see if it stacks up as well.

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1/15/12 9:03 A

I do, but I don't generally do more than one high-ticket item per week, if that, and usually I save it for a special occasion, or if I just see something really amazing at the Farmer's Market. So, I'll buy nice steaks or some other pricey specialty item for a special dinner like Valentine's day, or fresh scallops straight from the fisherman at the Farmer's Market. Last Valentine's day I special ordered a whole duck from the butcher because my husband loves duck. I don't do it all the time though, but I definitely think it's worth the money for a special ingredient. Food to me is special though, and it's something that enhances your experience in life, so it's worth the money.

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1/15/12 6:50 A

If it's something I think I will really like I go for it. I am on a budget though and normally try to stick to it.

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1/15/12 5:00 A

We eat salmon a couple of times a week. Yes it is expensive but when the kids were litte, we ate a lot of cheap foods and now our health has suffered. We did the best we could.

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1/15/12 4:31 A

There aren't many expensive items that I buy. I do have a weakness for fancy cheese. I prefer the cheaper cuts of meat, but it is worth it to me to buy beef every once in a while even though chicken is cheaper.

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1/15/12 3:43 A

I would if it's something I really enjoy, I can savor and enjoy.

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1/15/12 1:39 A

I'm talking about high ticket items like abalone or scallops.

Would you pay high prices for certain expensive foods? Or do you think it's not worth it because you only taste it for a few minutes and then it goes into your body.

Edited by: EOWYN2424 at: 1/15/2012 (01:44)

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