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That laugh when he realized it was twice as heavy as he thought it was. Dudes absolutely beaming
TMW you realize your victory was twice as good as you thought
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Bros about to turn into a waiter at Olive Garden
“Tell me when to stop”
6 hours should be long enough to get 44lbs shredded.
“Don’t stop baby… keep going”
-Me, whispering to a visually terrified server
My friend bought one of those expensive cured spanish ham legs from a grocery store. It was sitting on a stand/knife set. It was labeled poorly and he got the leg and the set for 200 bucks...which was the price of the stand/knife...the leg was 2000.
Wait…iberico ham? That is insane
Have occasionally seen insane deals like that, in unexpected places like supermarkets.
I don't know where they get them, but suspect something like a specialist importer or distributor goes bust, and their liquidators auction off a warehouse full of them.
Have also seen sides of fresh wild fucking trout in a regular supermarket (well, a regular local branch supermarket so on the small side rather than a branch with a vast selection of everything), in immaculate super-fresh condition selling for fucking pennies which is even more insane than the Iberico ham. The first time I saw it, I asked this other customer at the fish counter if I was tripping. Realised he was even more tripped out by it than me, and possibly a chef or at least very experienced. We concluded that we were probably tripping, but sure enough they really were selling at that price (which would have been cheap af for any kind of fish in any saleable condition), so the two of us were like, trying to not dance around with excitement as the guy behind the counter bagged up our orders. Fucking glorious feast that made.
I had something similar happen to me. Every time I went to the grocery store I'd always look at the king crab legs and they were about $17-22 a pound. Too much for me. But one day as I was cruising by I checked out the tag and it said $2.99 a pound. And I just stopped. I waved down the fish guy said " Is this an error? Are these seriously $2.99 a pound?" He just looked at me, shrugged and said "Yup". I was so excited I was practically dancing. I bought so many crab legs and by the time I left there was a little crowd of people who also couldn't believe their luck haha
Happened to me twice on not as massive a scale but still nice. Two seperate incidents.
First was those Rotisserie chickens they sell at Walmart for 10.99 ea I got all three of the four that were there for 1.99 ea
The second was lamb, shoulder and loin chops for very cheap. Like 2-3$ per package I got 50$ worth which should have came up to around $150-200 from my estimate.
Protip I got from my mom. When you go to the meat case especially in the evening never grab the 1st package..dig a little, there's often manager specials in the mix, they need to move the unfrozen meat that was stocked earlier in the day before it has to go out in the bins as spoilage. I've gotten some beautiful roasts and steaks that are usually 10+ a pound for 2 or 3.
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I'm intrigued by this wild trout story... Speckled trout was the most common catch growing up. We always had a freezer full of filets too.
Sure it was good, but no one really made a huge deal about it.
That was a long time ago, and never really thought much of it. Is there some sort of superior wild trout out there? or did we mostly just take those days for granted?
I think it’s more like: if you want to buy it on demand and have it fresh e.g. for a restaurant, there’s a much higher demand than supply. But I just catch fish occasionally and hate to eat them so take this with a few grains of salt and a lot of browned butter.
Perhaps if you used a few more grains of salt, you wouldn't hate eating the fish so much.
You can get those at Costco for ~200. Doesn’t come with a knife set though.
Oh I'd make so much spaghetti
cacio e pepe?
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No thanks, you may NOT catch my pee pee.
Edit : so many awards ! Gosh, you Reddit folks are too kind.
Gotta no respect!
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Whoa aye Copernicus why don't you navigate your way to the back of the line with your feet and stand there with ya shirt.
Shut. Up. Your. Face.
You can catch mine though!
Happy cake day, perv
Drinking the tap watété
Eating a biscú-éh-té.
I am at the toilette taking a shitte.
That would be romano, but you could make something really similar with parmesan. Traditional alfredo is pretty much emulsified parmesan, water, and butter.
I find it works beautifully with a 50/50 pecorino romano / parmigiano mix. Dude just needs to go out and find another mislabelled cheese wheel
Bro, you just made me wheeze laugh.
Big ol' giant flat bread sized crisps!
Dunk it in something.
I literally just saw a chef making his own $1425 fettuccine Alfredo pasta recipe the other day. I wished I had a wheel of cheese so I could make this myself. Now this guy can make it!
Thy noodle come, Thy sauce be yum, on top some grated Parmesan.
Carbonara for days
"so I made an executive decision" lol, this man rocks
"What's your plan for that cheese?"
Why would you need a plan? You just came up on the score of a lifetime. Cheese is the plan.
What's my plan? Cheese stuff. Forever. That's my plan.
Spaghetti, carbonara, cheese toast, cheese veggies, chicken parm, idk, I might get crazy and do that thing were they make pasta IN THE HUGE PEICE OF CHEESE!
Carve out plates and utensils made of cheese and serve a spaghetti dinner with them. Your friends won't know what to do when you eat your spoon, and take a bite out of your plate.
Amaze your friends and family. Only $10.99
That's like 2 days worth of cheese. 3 tops.
Do you ever want to shit again? Cuz that's how you NEVER shit again.
What's that? You're tired of cheese and badly constipated? No problem!! Start giving out cheese to neighbors and friends. Treat it like cigarettes in prison. It's a new form of currency and it's god damn delicious.
That is legit like $500 worth of cheese conservatively. I think you can get wheels from Costco for about $1000, but it goes for quite a bit usually. I fucking love parmagiano reggiano. It's on another level beyond what you get in the packets and the shaker.
I did the math. At $10.44 a pound that wheel would cost $465.62.
Which is a crazy low price to begin with.
My wife would viciously murder me and cleverly hide my body and get away with it and feel good about it if she found out I didn’t buy $500 of cheese for $10.
Edit: some words.
What kind of viscosity we talking here? And why is chess involved?
I can't even cook and I would have bought that cheese. You don't turn down half a wheel of cheese when it only costs $10.
I love cheese, can’t have it because no one else loves my loving cheese, I’d buy that half wheel for $10 for bragging rights alone
Anything used over a pound is just free cheese, who needs a plan.
Carve it up into 20 chunks of parmesan & you've got yourself 20 decent Birthday or Christmas Gifts.
This doesn't look like the cheap knock-off stuff that most people get without knowing any better.
This looks like a mid-range
A pound of the real/good stuff can be pretty expensive.
That employees definitely cost their store some money.
Instead of Live Laugh Love, I want a sign that simply reads...
Why would you need a plan? Cheese is the plan.
Ocean's 11 can suck it, this is the way
I tried to facetime you, and you wouldn't answer the phone
I tried to facetime you, and you wouldn't answer the phone
As a husband who has been in that situation so many times I wish I had been able to bring home a 20lb wheel of cheese consequences.
My ex would sit on the couch and stare at her phone all goddamn day, until I was unable to find her magical nonexistent bullshit at the store, try to call her, and let it ring until it went to voice mail repeatedly. I would even remind her that she needed to expect a call from me if I ran into trouble finding her stuff, and she'd say okay, then never answer. And I was always the bad guy for either not finding it, or getting the wrong brand, because that's all they had.
this was both r/oddlyspecific and r/relatable
I just send a text with a picture, and they basically have a 5-10 minute window before it's time to leave the store and I make an executive decision
My ex wife would never ever go shopping by herself, which was fine, but she wouldn't even let me go by myself. I'd want to pick up just a couple things coming home from work, but she'd start crying if I walked in with a bag of groceries, because grocery shopping was our thing.
Okay so we'd go together. When we'd get to the store, I'd want to take half the list and she would take the other half and we'd meet up after. Split up, you know, pincer move the Superstore and meet in the middle.
Nope. We'd have to saunter through every damn isle at a snails pace and it would end up being three fucking hours every time we went grocery shopping.
My fiance that I'm with now... We are in and out in like 20 mins flat and get a whole cart load. Share a Google doc and check those items off as we're ripping through. She handles produce because she's got a better eye for it, and I get the meat, because I was a grill cook for many years. Got our calculators on quick draw to find out the best deals and BAM. Doesn't take up my whole afternoon.
I really want us to get walkies for the event: "Isle ten, clear!"
HA HA HA HA HAR !
He is so high
"You're really proud of yourself, aren't you?"
Guy should be DAMNED proud
Lol my man just had the ultimate cheese come up
Wife: why would you buy that much cheese
Me, stuffing potato chips in my mouth: lady it's just good business sense
The laugh while he says make it come across as, "yeah, the decision was executive, I didn't say it was smart."
But it was very smart, $500 worth of cheese for <12 bucks
Yeah he’s cute about it. Of course it’s her fault because she didn’t answer the FaceTime LOL. He scored and has a right to be pleased with himself.
Over $400 worth of cheese for $10? Winning!
And Parmesan basically won't spoil if you store it properly that's an absolute win.
How do you store it properly
In yo stomach
Dry , cold and dark.
And due it's low moisture content you can even put it in the freezer.
Yep, and if you use vacuum bags, it will keep for at least 2 years. Don't tell the Italians.
Insider tip: I interned at a high-end restaurant in Italy. They, in fact, use vacuum bags there!
Moreover, they also use freezers there.
Like my heart?
Everything reminds me of her?
Wrap in parchment, then cling film.
Same for all cheese btw. I buy in bulk (well, bulk for me - few months worth at a time), I cut a piece off and wrap rest in parchment then clingfilm. Every week or whenever cut another piece off. My cheese tends to last about 3-6months (cheddar vs hard like pecorino/parmigiano)
For real! Nobody is commenting on the absolute genius of this man. Literally going to be able to make incredibly delicious pasta for YEARS with this much cheese, all for the price of what would normally be the thinnest sliver off that wheel!
$465 if 44.6 pounds at $10.44, but someone mentioned that Parmesan typically sells for more like $25 a pound so someone marked that shit double wrong. That's more like $1100 worth of cheese.
Give that shit to friends and family. Don't let good cheese go to waste. I'd have bought it, too. Hell, wegded and frozen, it can last for up to a year. LOL
You have to work really really hard to make a block of Parmesan cheese go bad.
You'd need to work really hard to go through 44 pounds of parmesan in a year too.
That's like a 2 year supply of cheese for the whole family unless you want a heart attack.
It'll keep for years.
But you run the risk of Wallace and Gromit breaking in to steal it.
More cheese Gromit?
It's not wenslydale
It would be a tasty way to go.
Not in my house. I’d get a pallet of
Chianti and put myself into wine and calcium lactate based coma every day for three months.
You'd need to work really hard to go through 44 pounds of parmesan in a year too.
It's enough to make 159.6648 bowls of carbonara, each of which serves 4, so in total, 638.6592 servings of carbonara. Assuming you eat two servings a day, and there are two of you, it'll be gone in 159.6648 days. So yeah, as you put it, it's hard work.
And that's also having cheese for every meal.
I was basing it on the assumption you'd just have it for dinner.
The arteries would get clogged so quick with your dieting haha. Also I'm so glad you commented with this maths.
People don't have cheese at every meal?
Agree, but It can lose much of its flavor if you don't store it properly.
Also, cutting that fucker in wedges and not making a mess is an art on itself.
Not really. I used to break one open about once a week and as long as you arent doing it for resale and needing to be dead on by the lb it breaks apart pretty easily. Just use a dullish knife stab it in a twist slightly then move couple inches and do the same along where you want it to break. You dont need all the special cheese slitting tools. I'd keep it in as big of pieces as I could in this case though. At that restaurant I just had to make small enough pieces to be able to grate it on the Hobart.
Not that hard, I've done it:
1. Purchase cheese.
2. Open cheese.
3. Fail to eat most of the cheese for a few months.
If I made a score like that I'd be going door to door to all my neighbors like the cheese fairy.
This stuff molds but you can cut it off you can keep this for a verry long time.
Yep. And as long as you make sure to only use a totally clean tool to cut a chunk off the Mother Block, and keep the Mother Block wrapped in plastic and refrigerated, you won't even need to worry about mold for a long time.
fitting a 40 pound wheel of parmesan in your fridge sounds like a challenge in itself
Ehh, just toss out a torso and you're good to go.
My Man is high as balls
Getting that much cheese for 10 bucks would get anyone high.
I showed this video to my wife and explained the situation, and she started to get the same look as my man here. Cheese love brings much joy.
"You May Fascinate a Woman By Giving Her a Piece of Cheese"
Reminds me of the post a while back where a girl's date for a school dance gave her a wheel of cheese instead of flowers. Comment section was full of women wishing they got cheese.
I also remeber that. Definetly rural sisters in a bedroom with a wheel of cheese in a box. Context said he was a dairy farmers son on a first date iirc.
Meanwhile his lady was giving him so much shade for it. Who cares what you're going to do with it, you just got like $500 worth of cheese for almost free, the sky's the limit!
Cheese is so stupid expensive.
Sucks I live in WI where my life revolves around cheese. I mean I know it's a stereotype but I fucking love cheese. And all the really good stuff is so damn crazy expensive. You'll break the bank cooking just one fancy dinner.
I'd quite literally cream myself if I saw this price error. I'd make spaghetti for weeks then I'd hollow out the rest of the wheel and serve pasta inside of it.
Hahaha, I'm also in Wisconsin. I'm seeing all these comments from people saying "how would you be able to use it all?" and I'm just like, how would you not? My biggest concern would be that it's way too big to fit in my cheese drawer...
Cheesy pasta bowls sound heavenly and oh so messy all at once
“I made an executive decision.”
On cheese love!
He also had a half marijuana for $10
Ohhh my god, I work at a popular, very nice grocery store chain here in FL, to give away $400 worth of cheese for $10.... I think they would actually strap you to a table and flay you 🤣🤣💀💀
That man is a keeper. He tried to FaceTime you. Now you have cheese. Such a good deal!
He made an executive decision.
My mom was walking in a Persian rug store admiring huge carpet rugs one day, those things minimum are like 2500$ ... Looking through them, she spotted one that had been mislabelled at $295 instead of $2950.
She picks it and at checkout the guy is like there must be some kind of mistake. She insists that was the price and goes full Karen. In the end the store offered to give her $700 not to buy it at that price. They now have staff go cross checking all the prices.
Wait, what is the legal situation in America here?
In Europe, the prices shown in the store aren’t binding until the cashier checks you out. If there is a mistake and the cashier notices, he isn’t obligated to actually sell at that price.
Sure, for minor mistakes it’s probably preferable to just give it away for the price to not anger customers but they would never offer you money not to buy something. They’d just say “Sorry, wrong price”.
It’s changed because big business own everything now where they didn’t 15 years ago. Kmart used to honor price tags regardless. Like Wavebird controllers for GameCube were $70+ usually. Found two marked for 29.99. Bought them both with no issue.
Now days for anything 25+ they’ll fight you. Mileage may vary. For instance pick the young teenage kid who looks like he doesn’t wanna be there when checking out over Dorothy, 65 year old retiree working for extra cash that follows all protocols and can quote them back to you. Teenage gives zero fucks kid will slide a $400 watch priced like a pack of gum over the scanner and not blink twice. Dorothy will challenge you on 399.75 vs $400
That’s a legit score. I pulled the same thing at Home Depot with husky tool box mat. I got a whole case for the price of one roll. The case was priced as one roll. Well that’s how it scanned. I paid and left and still have 3 rolls left. That was years ago.
Yeah bought ten boxes of trim cause there was 10 pieces per box so when he scanned it he thought the price was for each box but it was per piece so ended up getting. 1000’ or solid Acadia for 38$. Instead of 380$.
got sheets of tiles a few years ago 10 to a box 6 boxes worth so 60 sheets. In the end I had 6 sheets left over so I returned them and they scanned one looked at me and asked if that was all of them to which I said yes just the 6. She shrugged and I swiped my card for the refund and left. Later I noticed they refunded 6 boxes and the tiles became free.
As a man who cooks meals for family every day
HE MADE THE BEST DECISION!
From now on, the only answer to the question: "Would you like parmesan on that?" is "yes".
On spaghetti? yes.
On toast? yes.
On burgers? yes.
On cereal? yes.
On ice cream? yes.
On waffles? yes.
On cheese? yes.
On any food? yes.
Dude, parmesan in scrambled eggs is the shit. How did you forget eggs?
Haha! I once got a half wheel of English cheddar for $.98, when it should have been $98lb. Fuck you whole foods!
Got a pound and a half of sliced roast beef for like $2.50 once. I'd have put it back if they wanted me to. They knew something was wrong and I was just sitting there like a Karen like "well, it scanned that price didn't it?" I kid but I wasn't gonna buy it for the appropriate price and they didn't have a different way to ring it up so I got a bunch of free roast beef and the cashier got to bitch about the lazy assholes running the deli for like five minutes. The store would have never noticed it was gone so everyone wins.
You mean $9.8/lb? 100 bucks for a block of cheese would be insane even for restaurant markups...
It's pronounced ParmEEsian in this reality
No wonder it was so cheap
I understood that reference
Damn! This much cheese is enough to make America grate again!
Ahhhh I see what u did, I thought it was a lil cheesy but I like it
Thanks I was debating this or ‘Big Parma’
This story will carry on to his grandkids. Remember that time i bought 1/2 a wheel of parmesan cheese at 10.44$.
My sister still talks about the time the vending machines were selling candy bars at $0.10 instead of $1.00. legend 😎
I guess everyone’s getting a wedge for Christmas this year!
If someone gave me a wedge of good Parmesan for Christmas I’d be super excited to go home and make some sauce.
If someone gave me a wedge of good Parmesan and told me they got half a wheel for $10.44 I’d be ecstatic. Like what a score. I’d want to see pics of the whole thing like yes tell me the cheese lore of how you came into possession of this Parmesan
YOU GET A WEDGE! YOU GET A WEDGE! EVERYBODY GETS A WEDGE!!!
Reminds me of my childhood.
Edit: Nvm, thinking of wedgie.
And this didn’t set off alarms bells at the checkout? Man handling the half wheel of Parmesan over the scanner didn’t make them think “er what?”
If the people can't even label things right, you really think they're gonna watch the customers right too?
It’s wrapped. So I assume this was behind the deli counter? So someone weighed this and vac packed it?
Some places don't do that, they'll be pre wrapped and you'll just grab em and go
I got a deli like that near my place and seen a few people do this, it's weird but it happens
Where I live, if an item is priced incorrectly, they have to sell it to you at the sticker price. Even if another staff member or a manager queries it. It's part of our consumer law. (Manager of multiple retail stores for 20 years)
What happens if the customer swaps price tags?
The onus is on the store to prove it but where I've worked, all high value items are covered with security cameras and most labels are tamperproof.
Last week a couple rocket scientists thought they could slap the label for a $2 decorative plate over the label for a $30 bottle of wine and I wouldn't notice. The fact that I didn't get a prompt for an age check was a red flag. I just voided the erroneous entry, removed the label and rang it up normally. 5 minutes after they finished I see them returning the wine at customer service.
Y'all are just selling decorative plates to children now? Disgusting.
When I was 13 my legal guardian told me that my beanie baby collection was immature and I needed to consider tossing them out and collecting something more age appropriate like decorative plates. My response that only little old ladies would want a collection of plates did not go over well with her as of course she collected plates.
This is the way. People try this crap at off price retailers all the time. Off price meaning places like TJmaxx, Ross, Tuesday Morning etc.
The whole "you have to sell it what it was marked" thing is not as iron clad as people think it is. It comes down to store policy and the nature of the error. There is a provision for reasonable errors not made by the store.
So this guys cheese definitely qualifies but the fact that he knew it was wrong before ringing it up matters. Acting in good faith makes a difference. Every situation is different and the law will look at each situation differently.
I would be curious what a lawyer would say. Not because I personally feel the guy did something wrong I am just curious about how the details could affect it.
For example did he go through self checkout knowingly ringing up an erroneous price? That could matter.
My point is that the law isn't a magic spell where you get to say nope! You did the thing! Now I win! You lose!
I think not making a video suggesting he knowingly paid the wrong price is a good idea lol.
Where I live, they'd have been SOL. Can't return alcohol. :P
Do you think that minimum wage scanner cares? What’s the benefit?
I'd make that same executive decision. Would net me lots of parmesan for my pizza and spaghetti
Don't blocks of parmesan last a long time due to the low moisture content? I could google but I would like to give someone with cheese knowledge a chance to shine.
Parmesan is the densest, driest cheese, and will keep for a long time in a cool dark dry place. It's also the fattest, this guy is gonna put on 40 pounds this year.
Imagine how long it would take to put that lot through a microplane!!!!
Sounds like a macropain.
Cut that shit with some Kraft and get to the streets
Please don't encourage cutting the cheese.
Honestly this is not a facepalm but a great deal! Use it for any Italian food, soups, etc.
So many uses!
Welcome to heaven.
So he got 44 pounds of cheese, for 2% of what it actually cost… and shes mad?
Actually, if you check the consumer price for a pound of this particular cheese (Parmigiano Reggiano) it averages around $25 a pound. That wasn't just the wrong price, it was the wrong piece of cheese entirely. Even though there would be a bulk discount for a resturaunt, for a consumer he is getting a hell of a deal.
Also, Parmesan has an impeccable shelf life. As you can see from the date on the cheese wheel, it's a few years old (depending on the date of the video). Since this piece is vacuum sealed, it will likely be good for a long, long time unopened.
Even after opening the cheese, the density of this cheese prevents the mold spores from growing inward, and instead they grow outward, and can be scraped off leaving the edible cheese behind. No room in the fridge? Don't worry! This cheese is also shelf stable.
Thanks for reading my cheese knowledge, I'm out.
You truly are keeper of the cheese, May it never be cut.
So that’s over 1000$ worth of cheese…. For 10$
Good lord, bro could start up a cheese cartel
They had one of those on Ceres until Star Helix cops busted them.
Smelled like cheese farts for weeks
“Your total is 10 44.”
Man swipes his card. Feeling smug.
Wife in a month “why is there a $1044 charge from Kroger, hun?”
Man feeling less smug.
His grandchildren will be eating that cheese and hearing the story their whole life.
"And THAT, is the story of how my grandfather got the cheese!" snoring noises
This is, essentially, the reason cheese exists. Milk spoils fast, but you can use it to make butter and cheese which last much longer
That is not Parmigiano-Reggiano; there would be "Parmigiano-Reggiano" needled all over the rind and I don't see it.
it's parmesan, but do we really know if it's Parmigiano Reggiano?
There's lots of cheaper cheeses that use the name "parmesan". I
She ain't mad at all? Have you watched the whole video, she's giggling about it a lot
Woman: Giggling and laughing playfully throughout the video
Reddit: GOSH WHY ARE WAMEN SO ANGRY!!!11?
You can tell that most of the people on this website have never so much as even seen a functional relationship before - let alone be in one.
She’s not mad at all lmao
You think she is mad?
She is not mad mad, but lets just say its probably a good thing she didnt pick up that face time call
She doesn’t seem mad at all
Oh shit, I would have bought that also. He's got friends to share it with.
I now have a new hero. Hell ya!
I now wish to buy an exorbitant amount of cheese for no reason.
I am 100% in this guy’s camp. His laugh when he weighs it is magic. If I ever get the chance to buy 44 pounds of parm for $10.44., I’m taking it without any reservations.
My husband would do this shit too tbh
Dude. Last I checked Parmesan cheese can cost around 15 usd per pound. You can sell most of that or even give it away your neighbors.
Seems like that dude drove that cheese home, not sober
It's a dry aged cheese, so as mong as yoi store it right it should last for a long ass time. Definitely a win.
Edit: its supposed to say "as long as you store it right"...
so as mong as yoi store it right
so as mong as yoi store it right
Can you please elaborate on the mong as yoi storage method? I'm interested in getting a wheel myself and would like it to keep for as long as possible.
That should be way more than 10.44 a lb. Regardless that was a steal. Parm wheels are I think about 70-80lbs and cost like $1700-1800. He basically got $1700 of parm for free