Eating better should still taste good

By Mir
January 16, 2008

Oh, cruel January. January is the month when most of us come face-to-face (or, more to the point: butt-to-jeans) with all of the holiday frolicking we did. January is the month of non-fat yogurt and carrot sticks. For me, anyway. Not for you. You look fabulous!

But if you like to eat healthy, anyway, you might want to check out the current eligible Kashi products at Amazon. Buy from that list (where most items are already around a third off the regular price) and you can take an additional $20 off your $49+ purchase with coupon code GOLEAN55. It’s a great way to stock up on things you don’t have to feel guilty about eating. (I particularly love these granola bars, and a chance to stock up on them on the cheap always makes me happy.)

This offer is good through January 31st, 2008 (but you know Amazon—they could change the prices at any time…).


  1. I love Kashi Go Lean Crunch cereal, but I don’t think it’s a bargain at all on Amazon, unless the regular supermarket boxes are much smaller than 15 oz. (the Amazon size). They claim that the full price is $5+ per box and their discounted price is $4+ per box, but the full price at Rite-Aid in Manhattan is $4.50/box, the regular price at Fairway in Manhattan is $2.99/box, and the sale price at both stores is $2.50/box.

    Similarly, they claim that the regular price for a 6-count box of Honey Almond Flax chewy granola bars (my personal favorite) is $5.91. Their sale price is $3.80. I pay somewhere in the $3-$4 range, full price, at Fairway. Not such a bargain.

    I’ve never found their book prices to be inflated. Are their other prices usually this inflated. (With few exceptions, I’ve only purchased books on Amazon.)

  2. ALG: I wonder if this stuff sells better in urban areas…? I’ve lived in two smallish towns recently and in both places, Amazon’s regular prices mirror the ones I see at the supermarket. True, I wait to buy until it’s on sale, but generally with a markdown plus a monthly grocery coupon code like this one, I still come out ahead going with Amazon.

    Maybe I should just be going to NYC to buy my cereal. 😉

  3. Thanks! I’ve got some healthy junk food on the way.

    My regular small-town grocery store just started carrying ONE flavor of Kashi granola bars. No other Kashi available there. So, I have to go out of my way to find Kashi, or order from Amazon when they have a coupon.

  4. ALG: Although I agree, if you buy enough to get the $20, then it becomes a really good deal. Otherwise, it’s just an average deal – although having it show up on your doorstep w/no effort or cost involved (if you get free super saver shipping) is a beautiful thing, as far as I’m concerned! 😉

  5. That’s true. Good point–with the $20 off coupon, it probably comes out better.

    But because I live in Manhattan, I don’t really have space to store the quantity that it comes in. Also, carrying groceries in important for me–it’s a huge part of my mostly nonexistent exercise routine (as is walking to/from the grocery store).

    In general, I think that food is probably more expensive in NYC than in smaller areas. Maybe it’s different for health food that sells in huge quantities on the UWS and in much smaller quantities elsewhere. (Also, note that Fairway prices are generally cheaper than other Manhattan prices.)

    Pretty Mir, please keep up the great work!

  6. Oh, sorry, UWS = Upper West Side of Manhattan, i.e., Yuppyville. (I don’t live there, just shop there.)

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