212: 2 Expensive
Written by Bwog Staff
In light of yesterday’s startling revelation about the $1.59 price tag on a Hershey’s bar, Bwog decided to do a little comparative shopping.
The same Hershey bar can be purchased for just 75 cents at the kiosk on 116th and Broadway. In fact, while candy prices at 212 skyrocket upwards of $2 for Reese’s candy hearts, prices are stable at the kiosk, where all candy is just 75 cents. Gum also retails for $1.25 at the kiosk and $1.49 at 212.
On the ethnic food front, a California Roll at 212 is $5.99 and a Spicy Shrimp Roll will set you back an unbelievable $6.79. The same rolls at m2m go for $3.50 and $4.50, respectively. 212’s bubble teas are also roughly the same prices as Swish’s.
Orange juice proves the most egregiously over-priced 212 item. A 15 fl. oz. bottle of OJ is $2.25, while at Morton Williams it’s just $1.59. In fact, a 64 fl. oz. bottle of Tropicana OJ at MoWi is only $3.99—that’s 6.2 cents an ounce. At 212 you’re paying 15 cents/an ounce.
UPDATE 1:39 PM: Brownies, (the Avery basement cafe), has reportedly raised most of their sandwich prices by a dollar, a tipster reports.