I’ll take door number two, Bob?
inb4 anyone calls this unrealistic - I can vouch for those prices as being accurate in California, USA.
Number two for sure.
That’s not one pound of chicken breasts pictured. Those typically tend to weigh about 12oz a breast. So the picture is kinda misleading. (and no, i don’t like being that person who calls it unrealistic)
Those prices are aaaaabsolutely inaccurate for where I live. I WISH you could get a pound of chicken for that price, holy christ.
Hahahahahahahhahaha no. I hate when this crap goes around. Also, the top will feed a family for longer and can be spread out for more. (Also, like someone else said, that’s not a pound of chicken! And that’s name brand chicken pictured, so extra lol.) I don’t wanna even get into the time for prep and cooking and how that all factors in again when the top takes a minute at most to nuke in the microwave, is easy and portable, and filling enough, but I just mean. Shhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh with this already.
Yeah, I’ve gotten produce for around those prices, maybe the bread, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen chicken for anywhere near that cheap. Also, as has been pointed out numerous times by numerous people, cost is just one of many, many factors to consider.
Not sorry to be that person, because I remain unwilling to put up with this bullshit.
Those tacquitos = something microwaveable I could take to work versus a bunch of food I’d have to prepare beforehand and find storage for, then eat before it goes bad. Frozen convenience food was invented for a reason - and those reasons still totally exist.
How many times must these be debunked? Everyone doesn’t live in the same place or have the same access to grocery stores that sell fresh food or have the same time & space to cook from scratch. We all know that & yet these ads are based on the idea that everyone everywhere is paying the same prices & has the same resources.
Whole grain bread in my area: $4.39
Corn: about $1.75-$2
3lb container of chicken, like is displayed, and the only way you can buy chicken: $5+
so what were you saying
Seriously, I have a family. None of these things address the cost of feeding a teenaged son & his moose of a brother. Yes, I know they’re my kids, they still eat too damned much.
Brownberry bread gets marked down to $4 here when it’s on sale. I refuse to know the real price (bread machine for the win since my kids eat everything anyway), because it will hurt my feelings.
Carrots: $4. A day. They really like carrots.
Corn: $2-3 .
Chicken: Between $8 & $10 lately though that’s just enough for one or two meals. I actually buy chicken in bulk.
Door #2 would be about $17 plus tax where I’m at.
Fresh corn is only available for about four months a year. The rest of the year, you buy frozen or canned if you want corn. Corn as a vegetable is pretty shitty, being mostly sugar.
Bread is over $3. My kids won’t eat the crusts on loaf bread, so I buy sandwich thins, which they will eat. I’d rather spend $4 a package that will be entirely consumed than $3 a package of which we’ll only eat about 3/4.
Baby carrots are pretty cheap but they’re also mostly sugar and Vitamin A. Not a lot of nutrition there, like the corn.
I bought chicken breast today, in bulk. Approximately 6lbs of chicken cost me $18.12, which is roughly $3/lb, not the $.98 offered in the image. A comparable amount of chicken thighs (which are fattier) cost $17.95.
2lbs of bananas cost me $1.47.
Nevermind, what kind of fucking meal are you going to make with bread, corn, chicken breast, carrots, and bananas? USE YOUR BRAINS PEOPLE THIS IS WHY YOU HAVE THEM.
Also: the prices I paid for meat today I was able to get because I shopped at the bulk club. In order to store that meat long-term I have a small chest freezer I bought for $150. I’m lucky that I have the room for said freezer, but I’ll have to purchase and store meat and frozen vegetables for about six months before it pays for itself. The $70 I spent today on meat will equal about 20 meals or so for my family, which is about $3.50 per meal on meat. Still more than in the fucking picture.
And that’s still not accounting for my time, which I don’t have.