Let the Buyer Beware
August 09, 2011 | Peggy Martin
Grocery and discount stores like to promote groups of different products for the same price (i.e. mix and match for a $1.00). Some are good buys, some are the regular price, and sometimes they are more.
Last week this picture and ad caught my attention. It looked good. I wondered how they did the breading and if the chicken was baked or fried.
A closer look told me that the store is really selling raw chicken breast that has been marinated. The chicken will not be cut in strips and it will not have breading. It will have some marinade on it. The cost is $2.67 a pound. Here is how I figured the cost.
10-6 ounce breasts = 60 ounces or 3.75 pounds (60 ounces ÷ 16 ounces in a pound = 3.75 pounds) $10.00 ÷ 3.75 pounds = $2.67 a pound.
Another store has boneless, skinless chicken breasts for $1.79 a pound. I think I will buy them and save about $0.90 a pound. I will use a little Italian dressing for the marinade.
–pointers from Peggy