Sultanas (which are legit better than raisins) are $4 a fucking kilogram, Jeph. In the US you can probably get them for $1.50/lb, and they're in every bloody foodbank. They're so cheap that the British Navy used to feed them to sailors. They're so cheap that the UN feeds them to refugees. Basically the only things cheaper are rice, flour, sugar, and beans.
Did Brun grow up in the DRC or North Korea or some shit?