Recently I priced matched some Pillsbury brownies that were on sale for 99 cents a box. I made a batch this morning to have something sweet to eat on hand. There is one variety of Little Debbie snack cake that I enjoy, but didn't buy very often. Maybe once every three months or so, and when I went to purchase a box recently, I noticed the price had increased to $1.79 for 5 small cakes. That is a budget buster for me and I decided to not buy them and find a different alternative, which is why the brownies came into play.
In the past I have made brownies from scratch, but the price of cocoa has went up recently too and rather than pay $6 for a small box of cocoa, I am waiting to find a good deal on it. My sale bought brownies ended up making fifteen generous sized brownies, which even with eggs and oil added in, is definitely cheaper than the box of Little Debbies.