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Old 09-26-2010, 04:45 PM
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Yesterday I was in Wal-Mart looking to see if they have put their canning supplies on sale yet (no, not this one) and saw boxes of Wal-Mart brand canning jars. Anyone else seen these.
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All 3 major brands of canning jars are made by the same company.
Alltrista Corporation.
Ball, Kerr, & Golden Harvest.
I'm not saying the jars are all the same just that one company owns them all.


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Yesterday I was in Wal-Mart looking to see if they have put their canning supplies on sale yet (no, not this one) and saw boxes of Wal-Mart brand canning jars. Anyone else seen these.
That is very interesting. I would bet they will be economical and made by the same company as the rest.

It pains me to buy new jars. I kind of prefer old used jars. I have picked up over a thousand jars this year and pay $2 or less per dozen.
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If the new Wally world Jars are made in China like the rest of the crap from that store, I'd stick to the regular brand name ones, or used ones... I dont trust anything that comes out of China.... lol Even if they say its good. We will probably find out the stuff is made from lead glass or something lol
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Lead or something worse. Since the fools in charge don't even inspect the raw fruit and vegies coming in, I'm sure they hardly look at canning jars. Buyer beware has taken on a new and serious meaning these days- beware of anything from china.
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Hey, I just saw a woman on craigs list last month selling all of her canning goods. She had boxes of jars for sale cheap.

I know you can't buy them from her but do a craigslist search of your own or place a wanted ad for jars.
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Around here, people very seldom get rid of canning supplies apparently. I have looked and advertised for canning jars and no luck. I don't use many quart jars(and I have plenty) and that seems to be what shows up if any. Had a friend that was cleaning out a storage shed and found 25 CASES of quart jars. I put her in touch with someone on another board to buy all of them.

I sell canned jellies and jams at the farmer's market and make sure the customers know that I recycle canning jars but not many come back.

Usually I buy Golden Harvest at Fred's (fredsinc.com will tell you if there is a store close to you). They also carry Ball with better prices than Wal-Mart and Golden Harvest is less expensive than that. Any place else around here is too expensive and canning jars almost never go on sale here.
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Let's not jump to conclusions and assume that the jars will come from China and or be tainted with lead.

Maybe the jars will just be some cheap mayo jars or something.
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