Happy Cinco de Mayo! Why Is The Lime In My Corona So Expensive?
Last year a case of limes cost around $15 - $20. If you went to buy limes for your Coronas this year, a case probably cost around $100. Why? The Knights Templar drug cartel based in southern Mexico - right where the limes are grown.
We get almost all of our limes from Mexico. And it's tougher than ever to get drugs into the U.S., so the Knights Templar are shaking down the lime growers to make money. And that business expense is adding to the cost of that lime in your Corona. So, thanks a lot, DEA!
The fact that pot is now grown on every window sill in Colorado is also probably driving the price of pot down - so you can add Colorado potheads to your list of "lime inflators".
CNN Money has the story and some festive drink photos.
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