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Updated: Matzoh Price Watch

Updated: Matzoh Price Watch

Yes, the matzohs are still waiting expectantly to be purchased, but they don't want you to be price-gouged.

On the first of March, Fork in the Road instituted our matzoh price watch, in which we report the prices being charged for matzohs around town as Passover approaches. We've added more stores to the list, and eventually we'll be returning to all the stores to see if the prices have changed in a way that constitutes price gouging. Read the original story if you want to see what our criteria were; otherwise just forge ahead to see the entire collection of matzoh prices. Feel free to report the prices you find in your own supermarket.

Note: Prices are for packages up to and including one pound. We selected the plainest type of matzoh available, if there were several flavors for a single brand.

Conclusions so far: The spread in prices is amazing. You can pay as little as 19ȼ an ounce for Streit's (the locavore choice, made right on the Lower East Side), or as much as 34ȼ, nearly double the price. Generally, Israeli-imported matzohs are underselling those made in the United States, often at half price. On the other hand, one supermarket has chosen to treat the same brand as a luxury item, and charged much more than average for them. Stay tuned as we continue with our Matzoh Price Watch.

D'Agostino 666 Greenwich Street Prices collected 3/1/10

Streit's 11 ounce package: $3.79 Price per ounce: 34ȼ

Manischewitz 10 ounce package: $3.29 Price per ounce: 33ȼ

Gristedes 3 Sheraton Square Prices collected 3/1/10

Streit's 16 ounce package: $3.99 Price per ounce: 25ȼ

Manischewitz 12 ounce package: $4.99 Price per ounce: 42ȼ

Shoprite (Made in Israel) 16 ounce package: $1.99 Price per ounce: 12ȼ

Aviv (Made in Israel) 10.5 ounce package: $4.99 Price per ounce: 48ȼ

Goodman's 16 ounce package: $3.99 Price per ounce: 25ȼ

Food Emporium 475 Sixth Avenue Prices collected 3/1/10

Streit's 11 ounce package: $3.49 Price per ounce: 32ȼ

Manischewitz 10 ounce package: $3.99 Price per ounce: 40ȼ

Fresh Direct Prices collected 3/1/10

Yehuda (Made in Israel) 10.5 ounce package: $2.99 Price per ounce: 35ȼ

Food Emporium Union Square Prices collected 3/6/10

Streit's 11 ounce package: $3.49 Price per ounce: 32ȼ

Manischewitz 10 ounce package: $3.99 Price per ounce: 40ȼ

Associated Supermarket Stuyvesant Town (14th Street) Prices collected 3/6/10

Streit's 11 ounce package: $3.29 Price per ounce: 30ȼ

Key Food Avenue A & 4th Street Prices collected 3/6/10

Streit's 16 ounce package: $2.99 Price per ounce: 19ȼ

Goodman's 12 ounce package: $2.99 Price per ounce: 25ȼ

Aviv (made in Israel) 10.5 ounce package: $1.99 Price per ounce: 19ȼ

Citarella 424 Sixth Avenue Prices collected 3/11/10

Streit's 12-ounce package: $4.99 Price per ounce: 42ȼ


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