Yesterday I had to pick up those few things mid-week at the grocery. There were 3 of us searching the spices, trying not to get in each other's way. The man mentioned he was looking for parsley which was right in front of me so I pointed it out. The girl said she was trying to find red pepper flakes for less than $4. I mentioned to her that I found sesame seeds last week in the organic section that were cheaper than the regular, oddly enough. She went down there and sure enough, they were too! Got my thyme and was on my way.