ChrisGreaves wrote: ↑
12 Jun 2022, 15:51
At the end of my sack of popping corn I will compare the cost or price of home popped-corn versus the equivalent in factory puffed wheat.
Then it dawns on me that I need not wait. The table above shows the price-per-kilo of material; Shreddies works out at $9.20 per kg, roughly two and a half times the rate for popping corn.
In terms of volume I have won handsomely, the sack of corn is much much smaller than the cardboard carton and waxed paper sack within. Not to mention the ecological footprint, all the way to the reduced diesel fuel required for the extra truck space to accommodate the carton of expanded grain.
in terms of mass, the saving is just that 2.5 multiplier. If that. Popping corn causes moisture within the kernel to vaporize, which is why in mid-winter my kitchen window steams up. That water vapour escapes, so I am left with less than a kilogram of mass.