Anyway, naturally I like to get the best deal on my peanut butter cups, so tonight when I went to the store, I studied my options. (I looked only at the regular-sized peanut butter cups, not the puny bite-sized ones: those don’t have a high enough peanut butter to chocolate ratio.) There were four different choices:
- A tray of 8 individually-wrapped peanut butter cups for $1.39
- A tray of 6 two-packs of peanut butter cups for $3.89
- A bag of 14 peanut butter cups for $2.69
- A “snack box” of 24 peanut butter cups for $4.29
- 8-pack: $0.1738
- 12-pack: $0.3242
- 14-pack: $0.1921
- 24-pack: $0.1788
And the winner is... the bag!
I found it interesting that in no circumstance was the "snack box" the best value.
Just for kicks, I bought both a bag and an 8-pack, so I could compare the two sizes. Here they are in their wrappings:
With a Lego minifig for comparison:
I cannot yet say which tasted better. To me, they were both delicious. I will admit, however, that the 15-gram peanut butter cup did look better, but maybe that's because it was better packaged, and not knocked around as much as the one from the bag.
*The package weight is according to what was printed on the package, not according to mathematical calculations.