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Lime Shortage
arriano
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Joined: Jun 13, 2006
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From: Dog Patch - San Diego
Posted: 2014-07-01 08:32 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-01 08:25, Loki-Tiki wrote:

So, are we ready to declare the Great Lime Shortage of 2014 has past?



And right in time for summer!


 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
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From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-07-01 11:41 am   Permalink

Shortage over? That would be great! I'm celebrating by making a new batch of Falernum tonight. I, also, discovered 5-pound bags of limes at Costco on Sunday.





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Loki-Tiki
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Posts: 342
From: Like...The Valley
Posted: 2014-07-01 2:56 pm   Permalink

Time now to concentrate on the next supply crisis: Lemon Hart 151 http://www.tikiroom.com/tikicentral/bb/viewtopic.php?mode=viewtopic&topic=47455&forum=10&start=15

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Limbo Lizard
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Joined: Aug 24, 2006
Posts: 733
From: Aboard the 'Leaky Tiki', Dallas
Posted: 2014-07-01 10:31 pm   Permalink

Today... Yoo, hoo,... oh, Mai Tais?



 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 1238
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-07-02 07:36 am   Permalink

That's awesome. Probably the best price I've seen so far anytime anywhere.

I made Mai Tais over the weekend. My limes at this time were kinda small and more tart than what I like. But it worked. And I'm sure we'll be getting consistently more of the normal size limes as the situation continues to get back to normal.

I'm at work right now - wish I could be sipping a nice cold Mai Tai.


 
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lunavideogames
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Joined: May 09, 2012
Posts: 1425
From: San Diego
Posted: 2014-07-08 7:07 pm   Permalink

Dang, my 10 for $1 pic is already 1up'd

 
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jamoke
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Joined: Jul 02, 2014
Posts: 18
From: Thirsty Deserts of AZ
Posted: 2014-07-08 8:52 pm   Permalink

Wow,

In Mesa AZ, bought limes today at a Safeway Supermarket, 4 for a buck.
Sign said they were from Mexico. They were larger than I have seen in a while.

Somebody is making money.


 
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Atomic Tiki Punk
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Joined: Jul 19, 2009
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From: Costa Misery
Posted: 2014-07-08 11:22 pm   Permalink

But those are conflict limes!

 
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Oxybeles
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Joined: Sep 23, 2013
Posts: 47
From: RSM, CA
Posted: 2014-07-09 07:04 am   Permalink

Quote:

On 2014-07-08 23:22, Atomic Tiki Punk wrote:
But those are conflict limes!



Better than a conflicted lime, is it not?

"Am I a lemon or a lime or a limon?"

http://chipreview.files.wordpress.com/2014/02/funyuns-chile-limon.jpg?w=262&h=398



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MadDogMike
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Joined: Mar 30, 2008
Posts: 7671
From: The Anvil of the Sun
Posted: 2014-07-09 07:43 am   Permalink

Both of my local WalMarts were out of lemons this week... the next citrus shortage?
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Kill Devil
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Joined: Feb 16, 2011
Posts: 281
From: Chicago
Posted: 2014-07-09 10:33 am   Permalink

Yet another reason to avoid Wal-Mart!

 
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GentleHangman
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Joined: Jun 23, 2006
Posts: 464
From: Stuart, Florida
Posted: 2014-07-11 2:41 pm   Permalink

FINALLY! Limes here are now selling 6/$1 . . . best price in a long time!
Thank you lime Gods.

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Dr. Coruba
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Joined: Jun 02, 2008
Posts: 227
Posted: 2014-07-12 6:31 pm   Permalink

Limes are cheap again, but the quality is very poor, imo. I would gladly pay a dollar a lime for better quality at the moment. Pain in the ass trying to adjust my Mai Tai recipe for the limes we've been getting. As a result, I've been drinking a lot of Hurricanes instead.

 
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AceExplorer
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Joined: Apr 03, 2008
Posts: 1238
From: Deep in the Jacksonville Florida jungle.
Posted: 2014-07-12 9:39 pm   Permalink

And the limes I'm getting now seem more tart than in the past. But maybe it's just me? I'm finding myself upping the "sweet" a bit more to compensate.

 
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jamoke
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Joined: Jul 02, 2014
Posts: 18
From: Thirsty Deserts of AZ
Posted: 2015-04-14 08:44 am   Permalink

Reviving and old thread rather than starting a new one...


Price of limes in the Phoenix area have jumped up to 50 cents each the last few weeks.
The size and quality has gone down at the same time.

Anybody know the long-term forecast?

Hoping this is just a short term bump in the road.


 
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