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Neiman Marcus' widely mocked $66 collard greens are now sold out

Neiman Marcus is selling four, 12-ounce servings of collard greens for $66, plus shipping.

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Neiman Marcus is selling four, 12-ounce servings of collard greens for $66, plus shipping.

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Neiman Marcus caused an Internet uproar this week when it listed frozen collard greens on its website for $66.

They come in four, separate, 12-ounce portions. That comes to $22 per pound of greens. Is that too much?

Well, if you go to Publix in downtown St. Petersburg right now you can get two bundles of collard greens for $3. That's $1.50 per pound. Publix's collard greens are fresh, though, so maybe the extra $20.50 per pound is all in the preparation. Neiman Marcus collard greens after all come fully cooked with "just the right amount of spices and bacon."

So I checked with Ella's Folk Art Cafe in Tampa. They also use bacon in their collard greens, and sell them as a side, which is about six ounces for $4. That's about $10.56 per pound of bacon-cooked collard greens—a little more than half of what Neiman Marcus is charging.

None of this is counting the $15.50 shipping fee that gets tacked on to Neiman Marcus' $66 greens, bringing them to more than $80. 

So yeah, they're selling some very expensive collard greens. 

But who would buy such expensive collard greens? Apparently a lot of people. As of Thursday afternoon, the Neiman Marcus website shows its greens are sold out.

Don't worry. You can still get Neiman Marcus' baked beans for $80 (plus $18 shipping).

[Last modified: Thursday, November 3, 2016 5:46pm]

    

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