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#189609 6-Jan-2016 07:51
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In this story it says 

"Cheddar added 3.5 percent to US$2,964 a tonne"

Divide that out and you get $2.96 per kg of cheese - assuming that's what they're referring to in the story. That's some markup to get to $9 to $15 per kg in the supermarket... though I'm sure there are many expenses that go into it. I wouldn't want to buy a ton at a time anyway, I'm not sure I have anywhere to store it.

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Ah... the great New Zealand Dairy Cartel  sealed

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  #1462094 6-Jan-2016 07:56
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Just stop consuming cow products. 
I personally believe it isnt healthy and when i cut it out of my diet noticed an immediate increase in many things.

 
 
 
 




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  #1462102 6-Jan-2016 08:17
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TimA: Just stop consuming cow products. 
I personally believe it isnt healthy and when i cut it out of my diet noticed an immediate increase in many things.


Like what?

We have so much cheese in the fridge we've renamed it the cheese box.

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  #1462105 6-Jan-2016 08:22
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TimA: Just stop consuming cow products. 
I personally believe it isnt healthy and when i cut it out of my diet noticed an immediate increase in many things.


I'd agree with that. We did the "Whole 30" diet for 30 days and you can't eat any dairy. We both noticed a big difference when dairy is cut out. Don't know how to explain it but we've since reduced our dairy in take once off the diet. Almond and coconut milk was the best substitute we found.

Ps man it was good to have some cheese after that diet!

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  #1462109 6-Jan-2016 08:34
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timmmay: In this story it says 

"Cheddar added 3.5 percent to US$2,964 a tonne"

Divide that out and you get $2.96 per kg of cheese - assuming that's what they're referring to in the story. That's some markup to get to $9 to $15 per kg in the supermarket... though I'm sure there are many expenses that go into it. I wouldn't want to buy a ton at a time anyway, I'm not sure I have anywhere to store it.


That's $US, so actually $NZ4.50 for wholesale bulk cheese (usually 25kg blocks). Then there are the costs associated with storage at the right temperature for maturation, cutting and wrapping (which typically has 5-10% losses), storage and distribution and then finally retailer markup. Current retail prices for a 1kg block are around $8-$9, so seems about right to me.

Higher prices for tasty cheeses reflect the longer maturation time (12-18 months) and higher losses on cutting as the cheese is more prone to breaking.

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  #1462116 6-Jan-2016 08:53
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timmmay: In this story it says 

"Cheddar added 3.5 percent to US$2,964 a tonne"

Divide that out and you get $2.96 per kg of cheese - assuming that's what they're referring to in the story. That's some markup to get to $9 to $15 per kg in the supermarket... though I'm sure there are many expenses that go into it. I wouldn't want to buy a ton at a time anyway, I'm not sure I have anywhere to store it.


My wife worked for Fonterra for a year or so.

She used to get stuff very cheap indeed - at least 50% off what supermarkets charge and you can bet Fonterra were still making profit at that price. She once bought a box with twelve big blocks of cheese with 6 month dates on for $1 a block!

It's the supermarkets that lift our legs in NZ, plus the unusual position where 15% of your food bill is taxation.





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timmmay:
TimA: Just stop consuming cow products. 
I personally believe it isnt healthy and when i cut it out of my diet noticed an immediate increase in many things.


Like what?

We have so much cheese in the fridge we've renamed it the cheese box.


Change your user name to Ben Gunn......!





 
 
 
 


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tchart:
TimA: Just stop consuming cow products. 
I personally believe it isnt healthy and when i cut it out of my diet noticed an immediate increase in many things.


I'd agree with that. We did the "Whole 30" diet for 30 days and you can't eat any dairy. We both noticed a big difference when dairy is cut out. Don't know how to explain it but we've since reduced our dairy in take once off the diet. Almond and coconut milk was the best substitute we found.

Ps man it was good to have some cheese after that diet!


So it was all for naught?






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scuwp:
tchart:
TimA: Just stop consuming cow products. 
I personally believe it isnt healthy and when i cut it out of my diet noticed an immediate increase in many things.


I'd agree with that. We did the "Whole 30" diet for 30 days and you can't eat any dairy. We both noticed a big difference when dairy is cut out. Don't know how to explain it but we've since reduced our dairy in take once off the diet. Almond and coconut milk was the best substitute we found.

Ps man it was good to have some cheese after that diet!


So it was all for naught?




like most fad Diets




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  #1462164 6-Jan-2016 10:06
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keewee01: Ah... the great New Zealand Dairy Cartel 


We try to help break it by using Danish Lurpak at home. Seriously, so smooth.




 

 

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  #1462188 6-Jan-2016 10:49
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scuwp:
tchart:
TimA: Just stop consuming cow products. 
I personally believe it isnt healthy and when i cut it out of my diet noticed an immediate increase in many things.


I'd agree with that. We did the "Whole 30" diet for 30 days and you can't eat any dairy. We both noticed a big difference when dairy is cut out. Don't know how to explain it but we've since reduced our dairy in take once off the diet. Almond and coconut milk was the best substitute we found.

Ps man it was good to have some cheese after that diet!


So it was all for naught?




Not really. The whole 30 fad diet is not about weight loss but changing eating habits. Even though we only did the "eating plan" for 30 days it's had long lasting outcomes such as reduced reliance on milk products and almost zero sugar.

It's also an eye opener as to what bad stuff is hiding in the food we buy everyday - like sugar in bacon (seriously wtf)

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Off topic, but Almond Milk is about 97% sugar water, salt, with 3% almond powder.  Better off drinking a glass of water and eating a handful of nuts.

I've noticed cheese seems to be getting more expensive again, based on a single sample size of a shop at PaknSave yesterday.



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  #1462198 6-Jan-2016 11:01
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Mainland tasty varies between $9 on a great special, $10-$12 regularly, or up to $16. It's annoying, so I stock up when it's cheaper.

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  #1462205 6-Jan-2016 11:07
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And (IMO) the Mainland Tasty is by far the best of the Tasty cheeses (much sharper than any of the others in the chiller, Anchor included).
Mainland Vintage Tasty - that's even better.

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Mainland Tasty was $12.99 yesterday, so bought a 500g block of Vintage for $7 instead..   The other Tasty brands do not live up to the name.

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