Every year Len Penzo details the cost of a sandwich. Now, seven years into the study, we not only see what the least (and most) expensive meats, condiments and toppings are, but we start to get a real feel for the cost of inflation….which might be MUCH more important…..
It’s a fun episode from the basement today!
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<> Len Penzo:
My 7th Annual Cost Survey of 10 Popular Brown Bag Sandwiches
I like the idea of this unofficial study but since we are talking about lunch maybe we should compare apples to apples. Len Penzo compares his single sandwich to a school lunch and says “school lunch is up to $2.75 but you can make a “fill in whatever sandwich here” for X dollars. It is so much cheaper to make food at home! This comparison is wrong. I hate the school lunches because it is just processed crap but the kids are not getting a single sandwich. School lunch costs $2.75 because they get a protein, carb, vegetable, fruit, juice and milk. A typical school lunch would be 4 chicken nuggets, french fries, mini salad, bag of cut up apples (probably half an apple) and a small carton of milk and an even smaller juice. I really don’t see how you can compare that to a single sandwich and say look how much cheaper it is to make your food at home. You know what is even cheaper than that sending your kid to school with no lunch. Other parents complain that school lunch is unhealthy so they send their child with a bag lunch but in that bag is just processed crap that came from the store instead of the school. The typical bag lunch I see is a sugary drink like HI-C or Kool-aid, a bag of chips and/or cookies and a sandwich. Usually, everything is gobbled up and the sandwich ends up back in the lunch box or in the trash. The worst lunch I see is a lunchable and if you aren’t sure why I say that please please go buy a lunchable, open it up and put it on a plate and you will see how ridiculous it is to send your kid to school with a lunchable. Four crackers, a slice of ham and a slice of cheese with a small chocolate on the side is NOT a lunch.