Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Is The Price Right? A Cost-Taste Analysis of Sahale Snacks


$4.29 for 4 ounces.

We have been pondering this price - pondering it, and not paying it.

That's how much a package of Sahale Snacks costs at the local grocery store. And that's the only bad thing about the Sahale Snacks - they are so, so good, but so, so expensive.

We had received two samples of Sahale snacks to review for free, and Foodgoat, who normally hates cashews, loved the Cashew with Pomegranate and Vanilla mix. They are more like candy than nuts - really, really good candy. The cashews are mixed with pomegranate and apple and lightly glazed with a hint of vanilla. I tried the Soledad Almonds with Apple, Flax Seeds, Date, Balsamic Vinegar + Red Pepper, and it too was yummy - the bit of heat and vinegar made for an interesting flavor.

Sahale has managed the to combine nuts and fruits in a balance of crunchy and chewy and nutty and sweet. It's really very good.

But since we've gobbled up the samples, we haven't tried it since. Because it $4.29 for 4 ounces.

Not that we haven't thought about it. No, each week Foodgoat walks by the snack aisle at the grocery store, looks at the Sahale Snacks, looks at the price, remembers how tasty it was ... but then keeps on walking.

Under $4, Foodgoat would probably buy it. Over $4, that's the gray area. So yummy ... yet kind of pricey. How much would you pay for a really good snack?

Per FTC disclosure guidelines, we got two samples of Sahale Snacks for free.

1 comment:

  1. I felt like I was paying for branding. Even the packaging seemed hoity-toity to me. I think the correct price would be $2.49.