See, you don't realize quite what a long day it's been until you notice that it's 7pm and you've been up for more than twelve hours and you still want to go see WALL-E tonight... (yes, run-on sentence.)
So here's my question of the day: Why is organic food so much more expensive than regular food?
This comes about because one of my great pleasures in life is currently sorbet. And I have been searching for newer and more interesting flavors of sorbet, lately, because there's only so much lemon italian ices that you can eat before you get totally sick of them. And one of the best places to find dairy-free sorbets (which by definition SHOULD be dairy-free, but I digress; sherbet can have dairy in it) is the organic food section.
And so far, I've had some good luck, including this wonderful goat ice cream that I can eat because goat ice cream? IT DOESN'T HAVE AS MUCH LACTOSE AS COW ICE CREAM. Or rather ice cream made from cow's milk. It is one of the best inventions in the world, largely because it is ice cream I can digest that tastes like regular ice cream.
But, back to sorbet. I found this nice organic sorbet. It was made by a local company in NJ. It was orange flavored; I rejoiced, as I've been trying to find the blood orange sorbet I tried in TN for about a week now, and this was the closest I had come. And look, the company made a few other flavors too. I threw several yummy looking ones in the cart.
And then I realized it cost $7.99 for ONE PINT OF ORANGE SORBET. How the hell can you justify charging that much for sorbet? Can somebody please explain this to me? Did the oranges get bathed in purified water before being juiced? Were they blessed by the organic fairy of goodness? Was it imported from the moon?
Seriously, end of rant. But real question: Why is organic food so much more expensive than regular food?