Should you clear a space on your storm/earthquake shelter shelf for tubs and tubs of peanut butter? Maybe. The lovable spreadable nut butter has been a staple of the broke person’s diet throughout time (sometimes, when there’s no carb on hand, don’t feel bad just dipping that spoon right in there). But now thanks to the worst peanut crop in recent history, peanut prices have skyrocketed almost 300 percent. The Chicago Tribune reports Kraft this month already raised prices for its Planters peanut butter by 40 percent; while Peter Pan maker ConAgra is increasing prices 20 percent and J.M. Smucker started hiking prices on Jif Nov. 8, according to The Street. Have you noticed any increases at your local stores?
You can act, but you’re not on Broadway yet. We mean, you wait some tables on Broadway, the block, but it’s not quite the same. Here’s a good break though, that could let you escape the monotony of not acting: Story Pirates, the traveling troupe of actors that solicit stories from kids and then makes […]
As you know, alcohol and skee-ball combination Brewskee-Ball had recently been in a copyright fight to the death with the originators of Skee-Ball over whether or not Brewskee-Ball could use “skee-ball” in their name. The fight dragged on long enough that Brewskee-Ball had even started a “Skee the People” legal defense fund. Well, good news, […]
Because we here at Brokelyn are responsible drinkers, when we hit the bottle, we don’t just look to get trashed, we look for inspiration. In the world of whiskey there are few stories more inspiring than that of Kings County Distillery, which started as New York City’s first distillery since Prohibition-era rules on distilleries were […]