Sunday, November 20, 2011

Did you have your V8 today?

I did, and it hurt, but not where you'd expect.

Prices for 11.5 oz cans of V8 recently surged from $0.67 to $0.88 each. I know, I know, you're all up in arms about it too. It is, after all a Netflix-style 35% price increase (slightly less fanfare, yes, but equally diabolical).

This is going to hurt my wallet to the tune of $150 per year, so I made plans to cut back and weight wait until they realize that I was single-handedly drinking all of the Low Sodium V8 in north Austin.

Then I found a scientific study1 that says I'll go back to two-a-days, despite the expense. The people at V8 probably commissioned falsified read that study, so my siege may not succeed.

Stupid science.

1 You mean you don't ready scientific studies before making rash decisions?


  1. We drink generic and buy the huge can, try saving that way!

  2. I drink mine largely in the car and for lunch at work, so the huge can won't work for me. Also, having that smell permeate the fridge would be just asking to get kicked out of the house.

    Maybe HEB is the only grocery store that doesn't carry a generic brand in the can size, but I've never seen one.