I wrote about stocking up on pasta here, and here. I purchased 100+ pounds of pasta to put in storage for 38 cents per each 12 ounce package. This was in mid-November of 2010, not even 6 months ago. They are now on sale at Kroger for 50 cents each if you purchase 10. That's a 32% increase in the sale price in such a short amount of time! Insanity, I tell you. As I said back then, I am purchasing items when I can find them at rock bottom prices to put in storage "just in case." Items purchased thusly today will allow us to eat well tomorrow at yesterday's prices. I can't get over how quickly the prices came up. I don't think we have seen the worst yet. . .