I was extremely put-off to find that two of my go-to dry yeasts, Danstar Nottingham and Munich Wheat, have more than doubled in price (the Nottingham tripled) in the past few months! A call to Northern Brewer gleaned the info that Danstar has "changed their packaging" to try and get a better shelf-life. Well I had no problem with shelf-life before and these are wildly over-priced now, IMO.
Three months ago I bought Nottingham for $1.40 and it's $4.50 now. I bought the Munich Wheat for $2.35 and it's $5.25 now. The Munich is a real loss--I just tried it in a honey wheat and loved it. It was the only decent dry wheat yeast.... Do these guys really think their "better package" is going to sell more dry yeast, when liquid is just $1.00 more? This is lunacy. I really hope they their customers send them a clear message and they return to their original package and price point. I'll be willing to go back if they do, but for now I'm done with Danstar.
If you agree, maybe you can do as I did and drop a line to the Danstar people suggesting that they need to return to their originally well-priced products. I told them I won't be buying any more, unfortunately, until they do.