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Jul 29, 2015 pic - organic corn

Typically, I’d say buying in bulk is cheaper. As it turns out, it isn’t always so.

There I was at the grocery store staring at the corn on the cob. It was one of those rare finds: non GMO and locally grown AND reasonably priced. Option 1: a pack of 3 for $1.49 or option 2: a pack of 5 for $2.99.

Wait, what?

I stood there and did the math AGAIN just to make sure I got it right and then I took the smaller pack home.

At the dinner table, we all oohed and ahhed at how deliciously sweet the corn was. No joke, it was probably the sweetest corn I’ve had in years. I then involved my big kid in the pricing of the corn. A little bit of math and we discovered in this rare instance, it was actually cheaper to buy the smaller pack of corn.

Who knew?!

The corn on the cob was so tasty I had to go back to the grocery store to get more the next day. There’s something to be said about the beauty of non GMO corn. Of course, as luck would have it, only the 5 packs were left.

I should have known and I should have picked up more on the first day. Then again, the corn might have been really lackluster and it would have been a total waste of my money. You know, the corn was so delicious I had to pick up another pack even if I did pay $2.99 for a pack of 5. It was well worth it. The second batch was equally sweet and tasty. pic - kids cat 2015

Lessons learned:

1. buying in bulk isn’t always cheaper

2. good corn is hard to come so even if it is a little pricier, I’m still willing to buy it

3. math is everywhere

4. I could totally eat a cob of non GMO corn right now

p.s. the image of corn you see with this post isn’t the non GMO corn that we ate. I never thought to take a photo because we were all too busy eating so this was the next best substitute.

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