When these former competitors’ weekly ads arrived in the mail they caught my eye. Now I can’t decide where to shop: the place with the brown cake or the yellow cake.

To non-locals: Two of the major supermarket chains recently merged. They said that consumers would be helped, of course. Right. Prices started going up before the deal was fully approved. I’m still waiting for the price drops.

Mmm. . . Bacon!

Being the bacon lover I am, I have always wondered about how much bacon goes into an ounce of bacon bits but wasn’t willing to buy an accurate scale to find out. The geeks at did the experiment themselves.

  Price Package Size Cooked yield Price per cooked oz. Price per slice
Bacon Bits $1.89 3 oz. 3 oz. $0.63 31?
Raw Bacon $5.99 16 oz. 4.75 oz $1.30 63?

As you can see from this chart, the Oscar Mayer package of bacon bits are a good price for their weight. Bacon is priced like diamonds: The smaller the pieces, the cheaper they are per ounce.

It’s good to finally know the conversion factor of 16 oz. of raw bacon cooks down to 4.75 oz. My pricing is very different because I tend to buy in bulk and when things are on sale, but the bit price per ounce still wins, just not by as much: $0.39 vs. $0.53.

Mmm… Bacon!

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World’s Largest Chee-to

It’s about the size of a small lemon and weighs in at about half an ounce. I guess they really are mostly air. It made it onto CNN.

“We call it Seasoning Accumulation,” a Chee-tos Development Manager said. (Uh, why is there a Chee-tos Devolpment Manager?) “If you love cheese, this is the Chee-to for you. It’s beyond dangerously cheesy.”

Mmm, seasoning accumulation.

The article also has this trivia:

  • Chee-tos were introduced by the Frito Company in 1948.
  • Frito-Lay sells about 1 billion bags a of Chee-tos a year.
  • About 15 million pounds of cheese are used every year in making the snacks.


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