I first read about it here. The internet is exploding with stories about it. American luxury department store, Needless Markup, oops, I mean Neiman Marcus is selling collard greens this year. Collard greens for 8-10 people. For $66. Factor in the shipping and these “perfectly seasoned” frozen collards will run you a cool $81.50! Now, you cogitate on that for a minute or two.
I can run by the Farmer’s Market and find collards. At the supermarket, I can find that leafy delicacy fresh (well, somewhat), pre-cut, cleaned, and sealed in a plastic bag. If I were desperate enough Glory puts them in cans. No matter which way I choose my collards, for $81.50 I could feed an army!
How about enough cornbread dressing to feed 4 to 6, if they aren’t too hungry. Needless Markup will send that to you for a piddling $103. “Only Here. Only Ours. Exclusively for You.”
Here’s the topper, though. Three dozen, handmade in Charleston, flavored biscuits can grace your holiday table for a mere $107! Are you kidding me?? So, a couple of biscuits for each of your 15 guests will run you a little over $7 per person. I’ll happily whip up a skillet of biscuits for you for that kind of cash, and mine won’t have been frozen!
Broccoli & Cheese casserole for $65 + $15.50 shipping, stuffed pork chops, peppered corned beef, green bean casserole, and dozens of other offerings can be found at their website. I surfed through, shaking my head and remembering something I heard my Dad say a hundred thousand times. “A fool and his money are soon parted.”