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    Quote Originally Posted by Dorsetmike View Post
    Catering for one is a problem in these days of prepackaged food, unless one can afford to shop in one of the few establishments left that sell produce loose. Why does it generally cost more to buy a small quantity of loose items, than a larger quantity of the same item prepacked? If the pricing were competitive then we might see more loose goods.

    I no longer buy a loaf of bread, it goes stale before I'm halfway through, I tried splitting it 4 slices to a bag and freezing it but its a PITA to do and don't seem to taste the same when defrosted so I buy part cooked frozen baguettes, 10 minutes at gas Mk 4, allow to cool, add butter ham and pickle - lurvly; I buy a 6 pack of eggs, and maybe use 2 before they go out of date.

    Also why should a small tin of veg or packet dry goods, cost nearly as much as a large one, say half the quantity for about 80% of the price.

    The excuse is usually "well the manufacturing costs are almost the same" since when did a smaller package using less material (tin or card say) cost nearly the same as a larger one? Handling and transport costs" the box or crate of tins/packages contains twice as many items so cost per item must be less!

    Or am I missing something? I have seen such anomolies as a 1 ounce bag of ground almonds at the same price as a 2 ounce bag on the same shelf!
    I totally agree!
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    The comparative 'bargain' of the bigger container - carried to its extreme with 'buy one, get one free' - encourages people to overbuy and either waste it by throwing it out, or waste it by eating it and growing fat - thus storing up masses of health problems for western civilisation.
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