Yep, you read that right. Some supermarkets and drugstores charge more per unit for the supersize product. At my grocery store, the price for a 200-ounce bottle of Tide worked out to $3.71 a quart; the 100-ounce bottle, $3.52. Ocean Spray cranberry juice cocktail cost $2.66 a quart in the larger size, $2.29 in the smaller size.
If you buy produce that's been sliced, skinned, chopped or otherwise repackaged from its whole state, <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/02/cheap-healthy-food_n_986778.html#s378522&title=Forgo_Convenience" target="_hplink">you're paying extra</a> for washing, packaging and processing. While the <a href="http://www.webmd.com/food-recipes/features/fruits-veggies-more-matters" target="_hplink">convenience may encourage some people to make healthier choices</a>, as Elizabeth Ward, M.S., R.D., told WebMD, if you're simply looking for a way to make the healthier choice more cost-efficient, slice your own peppers, chop your own onions, <a href="http://articles.latimes.com/2006/feb/22/business/fi-sunkist22" target="_hplink">peel your own oranges</a> and cut your own watermelon.
<br><br><em>Flickr photo by <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/waferboard/3536108258/" target="_hplink">waferboard</a></em>