Sugar don't come cheaply

Real Estate Agent with Jameson Sotheby's International Realty

I've noticed a trend, these days, on the interwebs.

There are ads for baked goods... rugelach, cookies, cakes... and they all look yummy.  Yummy enough for me to click on, and click I did.  And most of the time, the copy has clearly been professionally written, as the products sound tantalizing.

In several cases, I've been tempted enough to begin an order.  This is not exactly an impulse buy, 'cause in many cases delivery is 7-10 days.

As I started to click on the cookies/cakes that I wanted, I was smart enough to check the pricing.

O. M. G.  (did I mention O.M.G.?)

Serious pricing that you wouldn't be willing to pay at the best local bakery for baked goods that you could enjoy right away.

In once case, they showed a loaf cake for $6.99 each.  Doesn't sound too bad, right?  Until you notice that the cake is 4 oz.  That's a teeny tiny loaf cake.  They also have 6oz. and 12 oz. versions... and one company offers a 3lb. cake in exchange for your first-born, or one of your kidneys.

And cookies for $3.00 EACH!!  And these are just normal sized cookies!  Not those oversized dinner plates sized ones. I mean for $3 a piece, that cookie should be able to clean my kitchen, too, dontcha think?

plus shipping!


Posted by

 ALAN MAY, Realtor®   
Specializing in Evanston Real Estate and North Shore Real Estate

Jameson Sotheby's International Realty, 2934 Central Street, Evanston, IL 60201
Office: 847.869.7300      Cell: 847.924.3313      Email:

Evanston Real Estate & North Shore Real Estate
Licensed in Illinois


Comments (3)

Hannah Williams
HomeStarr Realty - Philadelphia, PA
Expertise NE Philadelphia & Bucks 215-820-3376

Alan May I was at a local fair and saw a loaf cake in a mini loaf and they wanted $8 I almost fell over.  No way would I pay $8 for a mini loaf. i bake and that is highway robbery . I walked on.

Oct 14, 2022 11:12 AM
Alan May

yep... I did the electronic version of walking on.

Oct 15, 2022 07:10 AM
Kat Palmiotti
406-270-3667,, Broker/REALTOR® - Kalispell, MT
Helping your Montana dreams take root

Yikes! I'm not surprised though - I've received catalogs in the mail for baked goods from some NY places and wow, talk about pricey!

Oct 15, 2022 05:47 AM
Alan May

I don't know if it's a supply-chain issue, or if they've realized they can charge those prices, because some idiots will pay them.

Oct 15, 2022 07:11 AM
Kathy Streib
Cypress, TX
Home Stager/Redesign

Hi Alan- I've almost totally stopped going into local bakeries. The ads sound great but I'm almost always disappointed in what I get. And yes...$3.00 for a cookie!!!!! Talk about a Cookie Monster. 

Oct 15, 2022 01:32 PM
Alan May

oooh... good title.

Oct 15, 2022 05:03 PM