I noticed the price of butter is ridiculously high the last time I went to get groceries. I paid $3.98/lb. and this was at Wal-Mart, where they probably buy enough butter to outfit the Chinese army. I would guess it's probably $5.49 at the typical grocery store around here. And I'm in Minneapolis a city in a state that borders America's Dairyland (Wisconsin). Where do you live and what are you paying for a pound of butter? I Googled "price of butter increase" and the reason given for the price hike is that there is a shortage of cream. Really?! What--has there been a cow die-off? The reason there is a shortage of cream is being blamed on the increased demand for ice cream. So, you'd figure the price of ice cream has skyrocketed as well, right? Nope. There is a sale on ice cream on a weekly basis. A 1.5 liter scround of ice cream can be had for less than $4.00. Sometimes there are 2 for 1 sales.