The even higher prices of chicken wings

Discussion in 'Poultry' started by boykjo, Jan 4, 2013.

  1. I think the recent high prices are caused by:

    1. The holidays and use of wings for party snacks.

    2. Football season snacks.

    Typical demand price gauging. 

    But hopefully just a seasonal bump in prices. i refuse to buy them when they are this high but wait for sales and freeze them after a trim and wash.

    My wife and I like them with a crunchy coating from the deep fryer along with a mess homemade onion rings or fries and baked beans.    
  2. The price is the same year-round here.

  3. Yup  x2  Way too expensive for all you get...   [​IMG]
  4. boykjo

    boykjo Sausage maker Staff Member Moderator Group Lead OTBS Member

    Unfortunatly I dont like to freeze meat. I assume a lot of the meat we buy has been frozen once already and when I take it home and freeze, thaw and cook I usually get a tougher piece of meat be it beef chicken or pork so I wind up buying whats on sale at the time and usually chicken wings are are hardly ever on sale and if they are its maybe a dime lower per lb

    Oh, by the way.... heres how the came out

  5. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    If I'm doing an all day smoke, I've always got wings on for lunch.   They are expensive but still way cheaper then getting them at a restaurant, and 100 times better!   I'm doing butts and wings and bacon shrimp scallops cups today for a party.  Fixing to put my pork on. 
  6. jarjarchef

    jarjarchef Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I remember when I first started cooking.. The first Chef I worked for brought in around 200# of "Chicken Bone/Pieces" for me to learn the proper way to make stocks. about 75% was wings and the rest was back bones. I remember him telling me that the wings were crap and nobody ever eats them. If I remember correctly he said all we had to pay for the product was $2 for a 50# case......

    Still to this day when we use 8 way cut chicken for buffets, the wings are what is left in the pan after everything else is taken.......
  7. It doesn't mean the wing is undesirable. I think it's because no wants greasy fingers and face at a catered affair. It's the same reason I will never order dungeness crab in the shell at a restaurant. My wife on the other hand doesn't care if anyone is watching, just give her extra napkins and stay out of the way.
  8. hambone1950

    hambone1950 Master of the Pit Group Lead

    The lowly chicken wing is one of my top 3 things to eat in this life and my dear wife , who is very frugal , is always on the lookout for the very lowest price on wings. I am not old enough to remember anyone giving chicken wings away free , but I vividly remember them being 10 cents a pound when I was a kid. 1960 or so....since I've been married (40 years) the low price has crept up to 99 cents a pound and now I fear that its going to be closer to 1.29 or so....
    But what is a chicken wing lover to do?
    On a positive note , now that I'm older , it only takes 3 or 4 wings to fill me , instead of 10 or 12. My 2 boys can still put a hurtin on a plate of wings , tho.
  9. kathrynn

    kathrynn Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    Went to Publix today...and actually paid attention to some of the meat prices and was not happy.  Told yall I would see what the chicken prices were around here.  Here is what I found:

    Whole: $1.99 per lb

    Whole cut into pieces: $1.89 per lb

    Leg Quarters: $0.99 per lb

    Wings: $3.09 per pound

    All of the above was fresh chicken....not prepackaged

    Now!!!  There was a frozen pkg...Publix Brand of Wingettes.....$9.49 for a 48 ounce bag (yes---I looked twice at the price and the weight)
  10. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    HA! OMG I just literally laughed out loud at work when I read this! HAHA. People used to say that about me at the local bar. Their "medium hot" wings were good, but when I put Franks redhot on them, something wierd/awesome happened and almost immediately the two beers I had felt like ten! People said I'd get done eating and there would be a pile of carnage in front of me and I'd have this look on my face like "What just happened?"
  11. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I Could not pass it up.....It's too funny !!!!
  12. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    I have done swaped to leg quarters and just cut them in half. More meat for a lower price and they are easier to inject.
  13. michael ark

    michael ark Master of the Pit

    I have done swaped to leg quarters and just cut them in half. More meat for a lower price and they are easier to inject.
  14. Just wait till after the Superbowl. Wings are goin to be short in supply and super high. Happens every season!
  15. s2k9k

    s2k9k AMNPS Test Group

    But they should be on sale right before....time to stock up!
  16. venture

    venture Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    This is totally obscene to an old man?

    I remember when wings were considered nearly waste.

    The popularity of these items has raised the price.  The bar-food restaurants are buying them up and raising the price.

    This has happened to us westerners with the tri tips.  We used to buy them cause they were good and cheap. Still good, but not cheap.  Often selling almost as expensive as strip loins now?

    Also has happened with many seafood items people used not to buy because they didn't know how to cook them.

    Even short ribs are out the roof now.  People are learning how to cook meats to deliciousness. Meats they used to turn up their noses at.  That is a good thing, but it will also raise the prices.

    Don't get me wrong.  I like wings.  But at $2 or $3 a pound?

    I like thighs, too!

    Good luck and good smoking.
  17. rabbithutch

    rabbithutch Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    We have become a dependent society for our groceries. I wonder how much of this goes on?
  18. humdinger

    humdinger Master of the Pit Group Lead OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    I hear ya. There's a local dairy farm/creamery 20 minutes north of me that also raises and slaughters whole hogs for sale to the general public. There's a waiting list to get them, and the farmer jokes that it's because his hogs are fed mostly ice cream, making their meat xtra sweet! lol
  19. wes w

    wes w Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    I totally agree. I'm a big fan of buying local. but....   it cost quite a bit more.   When I can buy the same product (100% natural) at the grocery store, and your on a tight budget, its hard not to be dependent.   I was farm raised.  If bad comes to worse, I do have the know how to raise livestock, big or small.  
  20. shoneyboy

    shoneyboy Master of the Pit OTBS Member

    Priced chicken wings last night at Sam's club, I had to look twice $2.19lbs........ Whole chickens were .99lbs.......When I saw thoses prices, I started wondering just how much $$$ I have sitting in the freezer at the house ????? ShoneyBoy

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