I was in the grocery store buying some cashews this week when I noticed a very strange pricing anomaly.
I was originally going to buy some unsalted cashews, but I thought the price of $15.19 was pretty darn high. For that price, I will find another snack that is healthy for me.
I was curious how much more the salted cashews would be and was shocked to see that they were not only cheaper, but much, much cheaper. $8.99 for a pound of salted cashews.
That couldn’t be right. Why would it cost $6.20 more per pound to NOT add an extra ingredient?
I looked closely at both bins and as far as I can tell they are the same cashews. They are approximately the same size, the same color, and the same degree of curliness (I don’t really know if curliness is a factor in the wholesale price of cashews or not) The only difference I could see between the two is the salt and the price.
In related news, I will soon be launching my new website called de-saltednuts.com. The idea is that I buy salted cashews, brush the salt off of them, then sell them for $12.99 a pound. It is a heck of a deal for those that don’t want salt on their cashews.