Five Things More Expensive Than Gas
Ketchup: I know there isn’t a big outcry about the cost of ketchup (yet), but it seemed more fun to figure out than bottled water or iced tea. A 24 oz. bottle of Annie’s Naturals Ketchup comes in at $2.99 making a whole gallon retail at a price point of $15.94. It is good ketchup, so this one may actually be worth the cost.
Old Spice: Now, I don’t use Old Spice, and probably won’t start doing so at any point in the near future, but I was curious how it ranked on the supply-and-demand-driven consumer market. A 4.25 oz. bottle of the original will cost $4.29. Which, considering the highly intoxicating aroma, may seem worthwhile, but, when the math is all said and done, every dad’s favorite cologne leads the list at $129 per gallon.
In any case, I hope this helped put the gas crisis into perspective. Maybe the point is not that we’re paying too much, maybe the problem is that we’re simply using too much. (And, of course, it’s a good thing cars don’t run on Old Spice, expresso or ketchup.)