It’s funny, yet kind of sad. Neiman Marcus put collard greens on their “gourmet food” list for the upcoming holidays, selling them for $66 (without shipping costs). Yep, you read it right. And guess what? They’re sold out. Let’s discuss inside…
When you think of Neiman Marcus, you instantly think luxury. And luxury comes with a hefty price tag. Now, even frozen collard greens will cost you pretty penny if you’re copping them from the luxury department store as a part of their Christmas catalog.
We're dying to know what seasonings and cooking method they used. *rolls eyes*
This year, Neiman Marcus decided to add frozen collard greens to their list of “gourmet foods” being offered for the holidays. They’re selling four 12 oz pans for $66 (plus a $15.50 shipping charge) that will feed 8-10 people. Yep, $81.50 for some collard greens.
They advertise the vegetable offering as “seasoned with just the right amount of spices and bacon (BACON?!) that “ships fully cooked and frozen.” And get this, they’re already SOLD OUT.
Who would have thought a comfort food that has previously been considered “historically black,” “slave food,” or even “poor man’s food” would sell for $66. Welcome to 2016. Greens also seem to be popping up on more and more restaurant menus of mainstream eateries as well.
The offering has caused an uproar on social media with the hashtag #GentrifiedGreens, and rightfully so. If you do grocery shopping, then you know you can purchase a can of collard greens from Walmart for $1 or fresh ones for not much more per bundle. Whether these are better than Glory Greens, who knows
One can’t help but wonder, who is making these collards? We almost want to call up our mothers, grandmothers and friends have them set up shop and ship THEIR collards for $50 for a quick come up.
Twitter is having a field day with the hashtag. Below are a few of what’s being said about the #GentrifiedGreens:
I hope every one of my ancestors haunts the mess out of the person at Neiman Marcus who thought of the #gentrifiedgreens
— Ephesia Snow (@UNCLUVA) November 2, 2016
— mrs.carter (@jubimom) November 1, 2016
I'm still feeling some sort of way about those #gentrifiedgreens. They sure can find a way to take something cheap and make 90% margin.
— WonderJaye (@WonderJaye) November 1, 2016
Dear Neiman-Marcus, fire EVERYONE on that PR team who agreed on #gentrifiedgreens. EVERYONE!
— Sierra L Boone (@Sierra_Writes) November 1, 2016
— Alexandria (@TomatoTw33ts) November 1, 2016
So, what are your thoughts on Neiman Marcus' #GentrifiedGreens?
Photos: Neiman Marcus