We're so excited (well, me probably more so than 2nd Man, ha). I was at a local grocery store the other day, Kroger, and saw these. They are this year's limited edition Ball canning jars in purple. I've been seeing them since they came out a couple of months ago and they were on my wish list...but at about $12 per case, I figured I'd wait, no hurry.
So when I saw them in the CLEARANCE section, I thought, "hmm, I wonder how much?" Then I saw a price tag on the bottom one. $7.79.
Since they were bundled together (the box of pint jars was glued onto the box of quart jars), the price was $7.79...FOR BOTH! If only they had more but alas, this was the only set. The funny thing is, we saw them yesterday at another Kroger...full regular price!?! I guess maybe the store I found them at was clearing out inventory? Whatever the reason, their clearance is our gain.
The last three years, the Ball company has come out with special edition colored glass jars. The first year was blue (but for some reason they only had pint size). Last year was "spring green". For the green ones, Ball (Jardin Brands) offered a giveaway on our blog. I contacted them this year but haven't heard back. Short of that, be sure and get them while you can. Once they are gone, they will not make them anymore. As you can see above, they are a gorgeous shade of purple.
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Even if not used for canning, the are beautiful just used for flowers or as storage jars for pens, craft supplies, or even pantry staples like nuts, dried fruit or pasta. I haven't heard if they are coming out with more, I am hoping for an amber/yellow...or maybe rose/pink.
Have you bought any yet? What colors would you like to see?