Today at Albertsons I went to pick up some milk. I thought $4.99 was a great price for a gallon of organic milk (usually that’s my price point) and picked one up . . . only to realize it was lighter than I expected. 32 ounces lighter to be exact.
Apparently Organic Valley is now putting out 96 oz milks, that look just like a gallon but are actually only 3/4 a gallon! A full gallon is 128 oz.
On one hand, I’m intrigued because as a family we have a hard time going through a full gallon before it expires and the 1/2 gallon seems a bit too small. So this size milk would be great for our family, but I don’t really like how it’s priced (like paying $6.65/gallon on sale, or $7.98/gallon not on sale!) and I have a problem with how it looks so similar to the gallon jug. It seems tricky to me!
I still think one of the best places to get organic milk is Fred Meyer. Their Preferred Organic brand seems to hover around $4.99 a gallon. Where do you find a good price on organic milk?
This is a good reminder to always look at the weight/ounces of a product when determining a good price. Packaging (aka marketing) can often be misleading.
What do you think? Will you buy this size? Have you been duped into thinking you’re getting a bigger product because the manufacturer has decreased the size in the package?