You’ve seen before that most of the cereal at Dollar Tree are cheap knock-offs of national brands. Questionably tasting, vaguely chemical knock-offs of national brands. But they do have the real stuff too. Exhibit A: Cap’n Crunch Crunch Berries!
Please note the size of the box. That is a full 4.4 ounces. Just for the sake of comparison, I did buy a full sized box of Capt’n Crunch at Target so you could see how big this box is.
For a dollar, that’s still a pretty good deal, amirite? Being the naturally curious person I am, I did the math. Which tells you how curious I really was, because I never willingly do math unless I have to. Or I’m really curious. Which I was.
So the 4.4 ounce box of Cap’n Crunch was $1.00. That means that this box of Cap’n Crunch runs about $.227 per ounce. For a box of cereal, 23¢ is not bad.
Au contraire, mon frere.
The full sized box of Cap’n Crunch is 18.7 ounces. That box cost $3.23. Which means I’m only paying $.172 per ounce for Mr. Big. So purchasing a regular, normal sized box of cereal, I’m actually saving 6¢ per ounce for my Crunch Berries.
Dollar Tree, I am disappoint.
In terms of savings, it’s better to just get a full box. And if your family eats cereal like my family does, a 4.4 ounce box is a freaking snack.
BUT…I would still buy an occasional Dollar Tree store box of Crunch Berries. Why?
BECAUSE IT’S SO FREAKING CUTE! Like, omigod! Seriously. It’s like a chibi box of cereal. How can you not love that? So I’ll let it go this time, Dollar Tree. Even though your bargain deal isn’t really a bargain, I’ll forgive you this just for the sheer adorableness of that package. So I’ll give it a win this time. But you’re still better off getting your Crunch Berries at a regular store.