Ah but have you factored in the cost of milk ? Does porridge require a lot of milk compared to Weetabix which might get away with (relatively) a splash ? I know porridge can be made with water but (ignoring future water charges) I don't think many people would make it with water.I can work out the price per kilo for comparison against Porrige (cheapest) and Cherios (dearest). Crispies and Cornflakes ususally fall in the middle.
Best value milk is the "€1.50 shop" in the Ilac Centre in Dublin who sell 2L of NI milk for €1.19. It was €.95 for a long time, but has gone up over the last week or two.Best value milk at present is Dunnes at €4 for 6litres (2x3l packs) this is for NI Milk. Tescos 3l milk is a little dearer but comes from the Republic and tastes a little better.
Sorry to be nosy, but why do you need so much variety? Does everyone in your house like a different cereal? Would it not be easier to say have what's cheapest (and healthest) and that's it. You must be exhausted looking for the cheapest of each of these on a continuous basis.,
The problem I have with Dunnes is they only give a cheap price when there is local competition so everyone gets a different price depending on how easily they can be taken advantage of. All of my local Dunnes Stores are selling the cheapest own brand litre of milk for 1.49 Euro and I would think that is the case for the vast majority of customers.Best value milk at present is Dunnes at €4 for 6litres (2x3l packs) this is for NI Milk. Tescos 3l milk is a little dearer but comes from the Republic and tastes a little better.
€1.49 for a litre of own brand milk cant be correct! But it does go to demonstrate the value of unit pricing (which is the title of this thread). Id guess that it is for a two litre container making the unit price which dunnes must display as ~75c/lcheapest own brand litre of milk for 1.49 Euro
Agreed, there is no problem when you are dealing with a branded product such as Weetabix (buy on the basis of price/kilo or price/bix) but in the case of chicken as you say it could be pumped up with water and the unit price would be misleading.Unless that meat has travelled long distance and is pumped full of water, antiobiotics and carbon dioxide to artificially extend it's shelf life. You get what you pay for.