Eating Food Of This Kind?

Instapundit says that Amazon is having A Big Food Sale. And that you can get some really good deals. So let me ask you. Who buys food like this:

Ener-G Foods Chocolate Chip Potato Cookies, 9.6-Ounce Packages (Pack of 6).
Or as a Jedi Master once said, "How you get so big eating food of this kind?" Well, it is a mystery.

And the deal? A total of 57.6 ounces for $24.16, about 42¢ an ounce. That is $6.71 a pound. Which seems rather pricey for potato cookies. Even if they are doused in chocolate. But it is a big discount off the $43.08 regular price. Only a little over $11.94 a pound.

Now I have to admit Amazon has some pretty good deals on electronics. I like this "Atomic" Sony Automatic Time Set Clock Radio for $11.00. And the Western Digital My Book Essential Edition 1 TB USB 2.0 External Hard Drive for $117 seems like a good deal for a back up drive. Although I must say that it will take more than 11 and a half days to fill the whole drive using a standard 1 MB per second USB port.

Now I like Amazon for a lot of general merchandise and books. Lots of books. But food? I'm a generic brand oatmeal cookie guy. Under $2 a pound. Less on sale.

Cross Posted at Power and Control

posted by Simon on 04.01.09 at 03:08 AM


I didn't go look, but that cookie may be more expensive because it's gluten free, thus scarce compared to other types.

The real problem with buying staples from Amazon is they are often stale. That was my experience purchasing ritz crackers and after reading comments on other items, it seems a trend.

I got a Barnes & Noble gift card for Christmas and I spent it last week. 20% of the value of the gift went for taxes and shipping and I'll be waiting another 3 or 4 days before my book gets here. How are they competing with Amazon?

Donna B.   ·  April 1, 2009 1:10 PM

EnerG is one of the easier to find gluten free companies. We buy some of their products (through Amazon) to have some g-f foods on hand...helfpul when we don't have time to make our own g-f food. Sadly, with kids that need to be gluten free, it can be an investment in either time or money.

ken   ·  April 1, 2009 3:04 PM

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