This weekend I took notes of regular prices per 100g
and 100 ml
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. These prices most likly fluctuate too and are not “sale” prices. I did my best at the grocery store to choose the cheapest/bulk amount to get the lowest price. Keep in mind, big name brands would be more expensive as well as smaller quanities.
Dollar per 100g/ml at Bulk Barn
Dollar per 100g/ml at Sobey’s
1.40 (Kurig pods are $6.22-$8.32)
Honey Roasted peanuts
Dark Chocolate Chips
Milk Chocolate Chips
Semi Sweet Chocolate Chips
chicken .96 and Brown 1.03
chicken 5.24, beef 7.96, for packets of powder
As baby powder .95
Johnson’s baby powder .96
Lysol vs Cleaning Vinegar, 10%
Crest tooth paste tube vs container
The last two are not from Bulk Barn. Here are some pictures to compare them with.
Lysol, many chemicals vs 10% Vinegar, much more natural
Tube that is waste vs container that is potentially recyclable.
As you can see, some items are more expensive at Bulk Barn, but overall, there is a lot of savings! Where you save on some things, makes up spending more on others. 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 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!!
Pretty sure made a mistake in these previous comparisons with the flour. Either the unit priced at Sobey’s is 1.4 per kg or 1.4 per 100g. Will have to double check
Here is a link to my first comparison back in July of 2018.
Here is a link to my second comparison back in October of 2018.
Here is a link to my third comparison back in February of 2019