Supermarket intrigue: Sherlock SB goes shopping

Which jar contains the most oregano?

I was buying salad ingredients yesterday for a Greek salad and I needed some dried oregano. On the shelf were two contenders. The Masterfoods one was on special for $3 and the other Countdown brand one was $2.

Looking at the two jars do you think they contained the same amount of oregano or did one of them contain a lot more than the other?


The Countdown brand despite being shorter than the Masterfood jar contained DOUBLE the amount of oregano and at $2 was a buck cheaper as well. The packaging is very deceptive. I don’t know how Masterfood achieved the optical illusion but my guess is a slightly narrower jar and possibly thicker glass.

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