We have quite a few people in our household, and have been enjoying some packet soups to keep warm recently. Knowing Continental’s Chicken Noodle Soup was popular, a family member decided to buy some 4 packs instead of the 2 packs. On opening a packet I found an underwhelming amount of powder that barely gave any flavour. I wound up having to use 2 packets each time to make it edible. So I did some investigating.
Continental Cup A Soup Chicken With Lots Of Noodles 2 Pack: 60g total product for $2.10 ($3.50/100g)
Continental Cup A Soup Classic Chicken Noodle 4 Pack: 40g total product for $2.00 ($5.00/100g)
You’ll notice the latter is even highlighted as ‘Low Price’ on Woolworths’ website. But the 4 pack has LESS soup in it than the 2 pack, and works out more expensive per 100g. Yes you can argue there is a very minor difference in product names, but with the similarities plus the ‘LOW PRICE’ highlight, this looks pretty shonky to me!