Don’t get us wrong, we love the Starfish Gourmet store at Marketplace, but every now and then you run across an eye-popping pricetag.
Take this box of Beecher’s World’s Best frozen macaroni & cheese, from Beecher’s Handmade Cheese in Seattle. It’s priced at $22.49 for a 20 ounce box that serves 2-4. Crazy? It may be a bargain!
On the Beecher’s Handmade Cheese Website, you’ll pay $36 to have it shipped to your house. ($15 plus $21 for shipping.) That means, unless you live in Seattle, you can actually SAVE 35 percent on what must be the world’s most overpriced Mac & Cheese. Does it sell?
“It sells very well!” exclaimed one Starfish Gourmet employee. “I don’t know if people who buy it actually look at the price, but a lot of families put it in their basket.”
There’s nothing like an overpriced bargain. But, maybe it’s Mac & Cheese nirvana. (Our budget didn’t allow for taste testing.)
After feeling smug for getting such a deal, you can go across the hall to regular Starfish and pay $9.09 for a $3 bag of Terra Kettles Sea Salt potato chips. NOW you’ve been taken.
But the finer things in life come at a price. Especially on St. John.