Honey isn’t the type of thing you really think about when saving money, but it is something that my wife and I try to use in place of sugar wherever possible. I’m pretty sure that despite honey being natural, it still isn’t all that good for you, but I suspect it is better than refined sugar.
Anyway, I’m not here to talk about how delicious honey is, or if it’s good for you or not, what I am here to talk about is just how much money my wife and I are saving by buying our honey locally at the markets, instead of at the local grocery store. The honey we buy from the local markets is priced at $1 a kilogram.
The cheapest we can buy honey for at the grocery store is $7.32 per 500 grams, or $1.46 per 100 grams. That’s 46 cents per 100 grams more expensive – almost 50% more for essentially the same thing. Actually, it’s not the same thing, the honey we buy from the markets is considerably better quality with a far more natural taste to it. Over the course of a full year we will end up saving about $30 or $40 by buying our honey at the markets, over buying it in the shops – not bad for just 1 item.
The only way we could get honey any cheaper would be to start a bee hive in our backyard, and despite the bees in the area going nuts over my lemon tree lately, I’m not really all that interested in having a few thousand bees hanging out in the backyard. So I think I will continue to buy honey rather than farm it.
Have you found something that you save a heap of money on? I would love to hear about it.