|Which Vita Coco Coconut Juice package is a better buy?|
My wife and son like pure, unadulterated, unflavored coconut juice, and I had it delivered every month through Amazon.com's Subscribe and Save program.
Then, Costco Wholesale in Hackensack started stocking it at a lower price.
On Tuesday, there were two packages of Vita Coco juice available -- 6 1-liter containers for $14.99, after an instant $5 coupon, and 12 11.1-ounce containers for $15.79.
I pulled out my iPhone and used the calculator to determine the 6 1-liter containers are cheaper by the ounce, even at the full price of $19.99.
After weeks of eating lettuce from our garden, I bought a 1-pound package of Earthbound Farm Half & Half Organic Baby Spinach and Spring Mix, and was pleasantly surprised to see the price had gone down a bit to $4.79.
Two pounds of sliced Jarlsberg Light Swiss Cheese has held the line at $9.99 after a price increase last year.
|Trader Joe's jumbo and regular hot dogs aren't created equal.|
At Trader Joe's in Paramus, a calculator comes in handy, but what you really need is a magnifying glass to go over some of the labels.
Both Trader Joe's Jumbo Franks and Trader Joe's All-Beef Hot Dogs are uncured and free of harmful preservatives.
But only the smaller hot dogs are made with beef that is free of animal antibiotics and growth hormones.
|At Trader Joe's, heirloom tomatoes from Pennsylvania and corn from the Carolinas.|
Trader Joe's in Paramus seems to have forgotten New Jersey is the Garden State, which grows world-famous blueberries, tomatoes and corn, among other crops.
At the Paramus store, I went looking for Jersey corn, but found ears from the Carolinas. Heirloom tomatoes came from Pennsylvania.
So, I picked up 3 16-ounce packages of Trader Joe's Organic Whole Wheat Spaghetti, Fusilli and Penne at the excellent price of $1.39 each.