Have you ever wondered if it is cheaper to cook from scratch or from a box? You know I have. In fact, I have done the math.
Today's bout of Scratch Vs The Box is Brownies. How low will Box Brownies have to go to beat the price punch of Scratch Brownies? Let's take a look inside the ring to find out.
In the white corner we have Scratch, the defending champion of home economics, holding the ingredients for a batch of his world famous, Super Moist, Scratch Brownies. The ingredients and their costs are: 1/2 c Margerine (37 cents), 6T Cocoa Powder (13 cents), 1c Sugar (17 cents), 2 eggs (16 cents), 3/4 c flour (6 cents), 1 t vanilla (10 cents). For a grand total of 99 cents. Yes, you heard it right here folks, Scratch weighs in today on brownies at a mere 99 cents!
And in the Blue corner we have today's challenger, Box Brownies. Box Brownies needs 1/4 c water (2 cents), 1/3 c Vegetable oil (15 cents) and 2 eggs (16 cents) to make his batch good. Can he beat Scratch with 33 cents worth of ingredients already in his pocket? You did that math fast folks, and you're right. Only if he's less than 66 cents is he going to make it out of this ring alive today!
Will Scratch take Box down in the first round? Can Box come back from behind? Does either one have a chance of tasting good after all this over mixing? Only you can judge the final score on this bout: can you get box brownies for less than 66 cents a box?
For a complete recipe, with directions for Super Moist Scratch Brownies see my post Do the Puyallup!