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Lime Shortage
AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2015-06-26 12:19 pm   Permalink

Limes seem to be back in good supply. I just took this photo in my local Save-A-Lot bargain grocery store - 10 nice Persian limes for a buck:



 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2015-06-26 1:25 pm   Permalink

Yeah, I just noticed here in Texas they're $10/1 at my local supermarket as well. Yay! I actually ended up buying humongoloid ones from the Asian market though. They were 6/$1 but produce 1.5 oz or more per lime. So wonderful. You may have noticed in the "what are you drinking now" thread I've been imbibing quite a bit more frequently than usual.

 
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Jeffitiki
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From: Southern California USA
Posted: 2015-06-26 4:33 pm   Permalink

And I thought 4 for a buck was a good deal at my local San Diego CA Ralphs! (lowest price there in a while). San Diego TC folks, where is the best lime deal you have seen? Mahalo!

 
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Limbo Lizard
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Posted: 2015-06-26 4:37 pm   Permalink

Up in the Dallas area, I've been able to get 15/$1, recently, at various Mexican-style supermarkets. A few weeks back, it was 25/$1 - I actually got tired of counting. I'm a little choosey - you want the thin-skinned, juicy ones - so it's not just the first 25 I could grab. But by 18, I was tempted to just say, Eh, good enough. But I stuck it out to number 25!
Now, it's lemons that are pricey - 3/$1 or more.

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lunavideogames
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From: San Diego
Posted: 2015-06-26 4:39 pm   Permalink

In San Diego, Stumps on Voltaire in Point Loma had them 9 for $1, but I think they dropped it to 6 for $1 now. I will post when I see another great deal.

 
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Jeffitiki
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Posted: 2015-06-26 4:53 pm   Permalink

Thank you Lunavideogames! That's more Mai Tais for the money!

 
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Jeffitiki
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Posted: 2015-06-26 4:56 pm   Permalink

That's a lot of limes Limbo Lizard! What is up with the price of lemons? I need them to make authentic Mr. Bali Hai cocktails (thanks to the Bum sharing the recipe).

 
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AceExplorer
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2015-08-09 5:22 pm   Permalink

Lime shortage for me - OVER! My young tree is now about 9' tall and fruits are ready to pick now.

Here's the first of what I expect will be a total of four of these baskets. The 2015 season is a good one for this Persian Lime tree. I'll be giving quite a number away to my local tiki ohana. I'll be picking in three more waves as the remaining fruits reach full size. But today's first harvest was amazing. And the aroma of the fresh juice is truly magnificent. From tree to finished drink in about an hour. Drink photo is posted in "what are you drinking now" thread.



Celebrate!


 
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nui 'umi 'umi
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From: La Mirada Atoll
Posted: 2015-08-10 10:51 pm   Permalink

I thought I had a hot tip til I saw Ace’s Baskettul of just picked limes
For those of you near Santa Fe Sprigs (Calif.) “El Super” Has been selling em at 3 lb.s for a dollar for the past month.
Someone mentioned that they look for the "thin skinned ones” Me too and I have the best luck when the skin is thin,shiny, and smooth. Time to open the Sharkbite Bar .
I was saving myself for Oasis but I might as well get started
Cheers


 
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happy buddha
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Posted: 2016-05-15 05:53 am   Permalink

Is this happening again?? Everywhere I go no limes or shitty limes. Every place says they haven't seen good limes in 2 weeks. Anybody else seeing this?

 
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tikiskip
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Posted: 2016-05-15 06:33 am   Permalink

Three that words may help you find limes....

Mexican grocery store.

Oh, and pick up some of those yellow Mexican mangos while you are there as they are in season now.


 
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mikehooker
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Posted: 2016-05-15 07:14 am   Permalink

Everywhere I've checked lately the limes have been thick skinned and tiny plus the prices have gone up. The Mexican market by my house which was 8/$1 last month is now at 4/$1 and they look like key limes. They're yielding just a 1/4 oz of juice per fruit which means it's costing me $1 per ounce which is completely unacceptable. I started making more drinks that call for lemon lately. My wife just went with a friend who has a Costco card and picked me up a huge bag of limes for $5. Haven't squeezed to see how juicy they are yet but that seems to be the best deal around here.

 
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arcadiandj
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Posted: 2016-05-15 09:45 am   Permalink

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On 2016-05-15 07:14, mikehooker wrote:
Everywhere I've checked lately the limes have been thick skinned and tiny plus the prices have gone up. The Mexican market by my house which was 8/$1 last month is now at 4/$1 and they look like key limes. They're yielding just a 1/4 oz of juice per fruit which means it's costing me $1 per ounce which is completely unacceptable. I started making more drinks that call for lemon lately. My wife just went with a friend who has a Costco card and picked me up a huge bag of limes for $5. Haven't squeezed to see how juicy they are yet but that seems to be the best deal around here.


We got the 5 dollar bag at Costco's yesterday. Less than an ounce per lime:( What are your favorite lemon ingredient tiki drinks?


 
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mikehooker
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From: Austin
Posted: 2016-05-15 10:51 am   Permalink

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On 2016-05-15 09:45, arcadiandj wrote:
What are your favorite lemon ingredient tiki drinks?



I've super been loving on the Saturn lately. It's a gin drink that's super refreshing. With homemade passion fruit and falernum it's really delicious. Rather than blending to a slushie consistency as the Beachbum recipe calls for I shake and pour in a tall glass with ice. It doesn't hurt to double the recipe. Made a batch at two different parties recently and it was a hit among tikiphiles.


 
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lunavideogames
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Posted: 2016-05-15 12:38 pm   Permalink

I agree the Saturn is a great drink. I like the "slushie" version too so either way you can't go wrong. I always double the recipe, they are pretty tiny if you don't. Good luck on the lime hunting!

 
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