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(Daily Mail)   Just when you thought the food world was out of stupid ideas, here's artisanal toast from San Francisco at $4 a slice   (dailymail.co.uk) divider line 74
    More: Dumbass, San Francisco, toasts, London Fashion Week, consumerism, almond butter  
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2014-01-25 11:37:50 AM
Partner them with Starbucks & their profits will likely double.

It's silly, but no sillier than the prices people pay for fancy coffee drinks at Starbucks.
 
2014-01-25 12:08:30 PM
Artisinal, if San Fran? Surprised they're asking that little.
 
2014-01-25 12:12:02 PM
www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-01-25 12:12:32 PM

ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Artisinal, if San Fran? Surprised they're asking that little.



£2.40 GPB = $3.96 USD

So yeah, it's outrageous for a slice of bread
 
2014-01-25 12:13:33 PM
Anal toast.
 
2014-01-25 12:15:21 PM
If the blogger did not ask how much the toast cost then he is an idiot.  if he asked and still bought it he is an idiot.
 
2014-01-25 12:15:24 PM
Oh no, Subby.  The World will never run out of stupid ideas as long as we Humans are around.
 
2014-01-25 12:15:29 PM
i have yet to run into a single product in the USA labelled as "artisinal" that actually deserves the name, or, for that matter, is not pretentious overpriced crap (or at least not much better than generic equivalents).    i have nothing particular aganist hipsters (many classes of americans are far worse), but it's not an artisinal pancake just because you have a beard and a tattoo.

meanwhile, here in socialist yerp, i have easy access to beers, wines, cheeses, and breads from local sellers which easily deserve this appellation but can't be bothered.
 
2014-01-25 12:15:38 PM
This is big in Tokyo.

Basically it's like cross sections of a baguette, toasted well. But the 'cost' is in the different toppings which are all pretty cool.  It's somewhat analogous to how one buys french macaroons.
 
2014-01-25 12:17:37 PM

BafflerMeal: This is big in Tokyo.

Basically it's like cross sections of a baguette, toasted well. But the 'cost' is in the different toppings which are all pretty cool.  It's somewhat analogous to how one buys french macaroons.


The Japanese will also spend $15 on a single apple or $80 for a melon.
 
2014-01-25 12:20:51 PM
Excellent. A fool and his money.
 
2014-01-25 12:27:31 PM
I think we should taste the toast first before we judge. It might be really really good.
 
2014-01-25 12:27:42 PM
i.imgur.com

/approves
 
2014-01-25 12:37:23 PM
img88.imageshack.us
 
2014-01-25 12:37:53 PM

pete1729: I think we should taste the toast first before we judge. It might be really really good.


The stuff in Japan is pretty good. Not really worth the price 'good' but i can see what they are going for.
 
2014-01-25 12:44:01 PM
Can I get some Marmite on that?
 
2014-01-25 12:46:40 PM
Step one: make my own bread (in a bread machine)
step two: cut a nice thick slice and toast it
step three: spread with honey butter made from real butter and local honey
step four: enjoy for a fraction of the price, my own "artisanal" bread

My momma raised me with too much common sense to buy that San Francisco $2.40 a slice stuff.
 
2014-01-25 12:57:37 PM

Shmeat: [i.imgur.com image 360x510]

/approves


i55.photobucket.com

doesn't approve

/image hot like a buttered toast/cat perpetual motion machine.
 
2014-01-25 12:58:27 PM

AngryDragon: ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Artisinal, if San Fran? Surprised they're asking that little.


£2.40 GPB = $3.96 USD

So yeah, it's outrageous for a slice of bread


Came here to say its more like $4 in Chicago.
 
2014-01-25 01:02:41 PM
"Why do people refuse to spend their money the way I want them to spend it?"
 
2014-01-25 01:05:20 PM
isn't it sad that so many will step over or around a poor person on the street to get to that place that sells $5 cups of fricking coffee or $5 siices of toast?

it
makes
me
sad
for
this
world
 
2014-01-25 01:12:32 PM
Just going to put this in perspective for non-Americans who might not think $4 for a slice of a bread is a bad deal:

We are the world's largest economy, and the largest agricultural force in the world. We are #1 in cultivated land in the world, and by a ridiculous margin. We have a little over 17 million square km being cultivated right now; second place has 1.6 million. Farming is a something we do bigger and better than everyone else on this planet. Consequently, a loaf of bread costs $1. That's not even the cheapest you can go, though. Buying bread that's almost "expired", or making it yourself, makes it cheaper. I've found perfectly good loaves for $0.50, and I've made loaves of pretty rocking French bread for even less. This place is making loaves of bread for pennies a loaf and charging an insane markup because the word "artisanal" appears before it.

In the interest of multiculturalism I'm trying to help all the peeps from other countries understand why this is absurd. I'm sure in a lot of countries that aren't as good as this one a slice of toasted bread is worth $4 because they can't get electricity to toast things or skipping the line for the Motherland to allot them their bread ration is worth $4 a slice.
 
2014-01-25 01:27:42 PM

Tio_Holtzmann: Anal toast.


Hehe, yeah. Came to say that I am retaining my sanity through this silly phase of our society by reading the word as "art is anal". I'm sure I'm not the first.

Shmeat: [i.imgur.com image 360x510]

/approves


You win.
 
2014-01-25 01:39:39 PM
That had better be a substantial slice of bread made from noncommercial baking yeast and biodynamically-grown grain, baked in a wood-burning hearth, served with locally-grown and -produced fruit preserves and butter from grass-fed, biodynamically-raised dairy cows.

/biodynamic is this decade's organic
 
2014-01-25 01:40:38 PM
KoalaFace:    ThatGuyFromTheInternet: Artisinal, if San Fran? Surprised they're asking that little.


£2.40 GPB = $3.96 USD

So yeah, it's outrageous for a slice of bread

Came here to say its more like $4 in Chicago.



"In Philadelphia, it's worth 50 bucks."

i44.photobucket.com
 
2014-01-25 01:44:27 PM

kettir: Step one: make my own bread (in a bread machine)
step two: cut a nice thick slice and toast it
step three: spread with honey butter made from real butter and local honey
step four: enjoy for a fraction of the price, my own "artisanal" bread

My momma raised me with too much common sense to buy that San Francisco $2.40 a slice stuff.


A bread machine? Fail.
 
2014-01-25 01:49:08 PM

baconbeard: kettir: Step one: make my own bread (in a bread machine)
step two: cut a nice thick slice and toast it
step three: spread with honey butter made from real butter and local honey
step four: enjoy for a fraction of the price, my own "artisanal" bread

My momma raised me with too much common sense to buy that San Francisco $2.40 a slice stuff.

A bread machine? Fail.


Bread baked in a bread machine is not that great, but you can take it out of the machine and bake it in a regular pan in the oven. A bread machine is just a mixer with a timer on it.
 
2014-01-25 01:53:34 PM
artisinal beard conditioner
img.fark.net
 
2014-01-25 01:57:54 PM

kettir: Step one: make my own bread (in a bread machine)
step two: cut a nice thick slice and toast it
step three: spread with honey butter made from real butter and local honey
step four: enjoy for a fraction of the price, my own "artisanal" bread

My momma raised me with too much common sense to buy that San Francisco $2.40 a slice stuff.


And if you went to a store for that and purchased it there $2.40 wouldn't be crazy.  I understand when you say it's just toast and $2.40 is insane, but considering rent in SF and the fact that you are going to sit at a table for 30 minutes eating your toast and reading I don't think that's absurd.  Maybe it's just because I'm from NYC, but if your entire business is coffee and pastries in an expensive location, you're going to need to charge a premium to stay in business.  Now, shops dedicated to gourmet porridge is an entirely different matter.
 
2014-01-25 02:05:16 PM
I'm not sure this tops the cronut. THAT was stupid.
 
2014-01-25 02:15:21 PM
We're getting closer to this nonsense:
i.imgur.com

/gimme a free-range rat burger hand-weaned in the Peruvian mountains by indigenous pygmy cannibals.
 
2014-01-25 02:41:08 PM
There is artisanal gruel store that opened up the street in Park Slope.  I wish I were kidding.

Oliver wept.
 
2014-01-25 02:49:32 PM
How can I be the Weeners this paean to toast ?
 
2014-01-25 02:55:42 PM
You people must not eat out much. (insert your own joke here) Ever order garlic bread in a restaurant? How much did you pay for 50 cents worth of bread? Probably more than $2.40.

Damn, now I want garlic bread.
 
2014-01-25 02:58:20 PM
Feh.  That is as gay as SF.  I can probably buy a whole loaf of bread for $2.40.  Toasting all of it wouldn't cost me much more.
 
2014-01-25 03:00:47 PM
bingethinker:

Damn, now I want garlic bread.

+1 dammit

/cheesy garlic bread

heck, practically the only time i don't want garlic bread is after making 40 loaves for dinner at the outreach center.
 
2014-01-25 03:02:05 PM

Tio_Holtzmann: Anal toast.


I think you just came up with Band Name Of The Year.
 
2014-01-25 03:02:25 PM

Ima4nic8or: Feh.  That is as gay as SF.  I can probably buy a whole loaf of bread for $2.40.  Toasting all of it wouldn't cost me much more.


not just SF

quiznos has been fooling people into paying 5 bucks for a 2 dollar sammich just because they toast it.
 
2014-01-25 03:09:11 PM
When I hear the word "artisanal", I reach for my revolver.
 
2014-01-25 03:12:25 PM
There will always be someone willing to separate money from those whose stupidity exceeds their wealth.

God Bless America.

/Not actually joking.
//Stupid people need to have money taken away for things like toast before they donate it to politicians.
 
2014-01-25 03:17:08 PM

Silly_Sot: There will always be someone willing to separate money from those whose stupidity exceeds their wealth.

God Bless America.

/Not actually joking.
//Stupid people need to have money taken away for things like toast before they donate it to politicians. and given to the poor and hungry.


ftfy
 
2014-01-25 03:25:35 PM
imagizer.imageshack.us

^ Here's a sample of The Mill's menu, which the article didn't bother to include. Also I'm not sure what the photo of Powell Street has to do with any of this, since The Mill isn't located anywhere near there.

But hey, what do you expect from The Daily Fail.
 
2014-01-25 03:32:44 PM

sir_oswaldo: artisinal beard conditioner
[img.fark.net image 850x566]


I don't think that would be very good on toast.
 
2014-01-25 03:49:07 PM
Is it next door to that place that has hot cereal for $7.00 a bowl?

I tried to find the story about the 'hot cereal' place to no avail. There was a link on here awhile back.
 
2014-01-25 03:49:49 PM
I see a little of the outrage has been lot in the currency translation.
 
2014-01-25 03:53:32 PM

bratface: Is it next door to that place that has hot cereal for $7.00 a bowl?

I tried to find the story about the 'hot cereal' place to no avail. There was a link on here awhile back.


There's a food truck here that sells grilled cheese sandwiches for $7.50. They look pretty good, but maybe they shouldn't be $7.50. I mean that's bread and cheese. Bacon or whatnot costs extra.
 
2014-01-25 04:38:41 PM

Bomb Head Mohammed: i have yet to run into a single product in the USA labelled as "artisinal" that actually deserves the name, or, for that matter, is not pretentious overpriced crap (or at least not much better than generic equivalents).    i have nothing particular aganist hipsters (many classes of americans are far worse), but it's not an artisinal pancake just because you have a beard and a tattoo.

meanwhile, here in socialist yerp, i have easy access to beers, wines, cheeses, and breads from local sellers which easily deserve this appellation but can't be bothered.


You're so much better than me. Thank you for giving me this new perspective.
 
2014-01-25 04:45:35 PM

Bomb Head Mohammed: meanwhile, here in socialist yerp, i have easy access to beers, wines, cheeses, and breads from local sellers which easily deserve this appellation but can't be bothered.


WOW! Access to beer AND wine. Cheese AND bread too!
 
2014-01-25 05:00:55 PM
Or, just when you thought the world was out of stupid, here's another link from the Daily Mail.
 
2014-01-25 05:55:01 PM

asynchron: Tio_Holtzmann: Anal toast.

Hehe, yeah. Came to say that I am retaining my sanity through this silly phase of our society by reading the word as "art is anal". I'm sure I'm not the first.


Actually, it's "Arti's anal toast". The chef, Arti Nigel Crumpwhiffer III, learned his unique toast-warming craft while in a British boarding school.
 
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