October 2018 Comparison

Last weekend, October 13th, I took notes of regular prices per 100g comparing Sobey’s and Bulk Barn. I like to compare once in a while just to make sure the price is right shopping at Bulk Barn. This is just a partial of what I would buy.

Product
Dollar per 100g at Bulk Barn
Dollar per 100g at Sobey’s
Party Mix
1.28
1.43
Pretzels
.65
.70
Coffee
2.75
8.32-9.36
Hot Chocolate
1.03
1.72-2.66
Popcorn Kernels
.40
.23-.65
Cashews
2.81
3.50
Almonds
2.60
2.50
Peanuts
.59
.83-1.33
Peanut Butter
.93
.70-1.10
Honey
1.46
1.23-1.40
Shreddies
.95
.83-.96
Cheerios
.97
1.05-1.73
Yeast
1.80
3.61-4.42
Baking Soda
.28
.25-.34
Dark Brown Sugar
.29
.25
Ground Black Pepper
3.56
4.13
Black Pepper Corns
3.56
6.16
Dark Chocolate Chips
2.64
1.44
Milk Chocolate Chips
1.94
1.33
Large Rolled Oats
.23
.33

As you can see, some items are more expensive at Bulk Barn, but overall, there is a lot of savings! Also on the plus side is the fact that individuals can avoid plastic packaging. Even more so recyclable packaging too. The cost and amount of energy to recycle plastics is too much. Sometimes the plastics can not be processed due to unforeseen circumstances. Less garbage and less recyclables is a good thing! Not to mention box board. single use compostable, but it takes a lot of energy to produce them. Cardboard too, takes energy and resources to break them down and turn into something new.

Package free when possible! DIY when possible! Share ideas and solutions with others.

Bulk Barn carries so much. My local store does anyways, and I know there are bigger Bulk Barns and also different types of Bulk stores. My local store carries treats, candy, chocolate, baking needs, dried fruit, nuts, rice of all sorts and beans. Spices, sprinkles, coffee, tea and pasta. Dog food and dog treats as well as bird seed. They have soaps and shampoo bars, soap nuts and washing soda. Honey, Butters and coconut oil. cereals, oats and other grains. There are so many options!! I find our shopping list is small and not a whole lot of variety, but I would like to grow it and let this package free option help me along the way!

Coming soon is a list of other grocery products comparing prices to what we used to purchase to what we purchase now trying to go with no packaging or recyclable packaging.

2 responses on “October 2018 Comparison”

  1. Great start on a price comparison “book”. Back in the days of The Tightwad Gazette, price books were a home makers way of tracking which stores had the best everyday prices for one’s most commonly bought goods. Now we can use Excel! Except I don’t, because I’m lazy and Excel hurts my head.
    Also, pepper “corns”, not pepper “balls”.❤

    1. I’m not very familiar with Excel. Only used it a little bit. I used to have a list of all the items we bought and the prices on paper, then compare that to the flyers looking for sales. This way I kinda had a rough idea what my groceries would cost! Lol!

      “Corns”!

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