Yikes. I should have clarified that I never buy the mega economy size of anything, so you are probably very correct there, sir. I just have my daughter living with me now so we rarely have any need for anything that comes in economy sizes. It appears
to me when I do do the math that the sizes we buy (small to medium) usually come out cheaper by buying the medium size instead of the small. Example from just the other day at the store: 4oz tomato sauce was $.43 each. One 16oz tomato sauce was $1.19. I needed 16oz for a recipe anyway, so it made sense to buy the 16oz size.
I know exactly what you mean about the sugar thing though! It irritates the hell out of me. Same old price. Smaller size. They're doing it with everything now it seems. 16oz of fruit cocktail is now 15oz, 32oz of rice is now 28oz, 16oz of mustard is now 14oz. You know how it goes....
But dang, that mega one gallon can of jalapenos at Costco sure tempts me at times.