Jan 15, 2009
No Price Increase - Chinese New Year
Apparently sellers of 'ayam kampung' or 'choy yin kai' are increasing their prices for the Chinese New Year. This is an annual profiteering exercise disguised as 'traditional business culture'. Prices are expected to hit rm13.50 per kg by next week.
We are not increasing prices! Our prices remain the same for the past year or so, at rm12 to 12.50 per kg.
Take your pick - pay more for a chicken that is saturated fat-laden, with an omega 6: omega 3 ratio of 25 to 1 and above, or pay a reasonable price for a chicken that has been lab-tested to have up to 50% less saturated fat and having omega 6: omega 3 ratios that can be as low as 4:1.
Nonetheless there are some savvy buyers out there. At Jusco Taman Equine a customer just ordered 300 birds for delivery tomorrow, 15/1/09. Yes, that's correct, 300 birds.
Happy lunar New Year to all our Chinese and Korean stockists and customers.