02 September 2011

The Penultimate Peril

Last night I opened my second-to-last bottle of Santa Cruz organic lemonade and started to worry about the day (roughly Sunday) when I'd be out. It's been my go-to beverage ever since the summer days became unbearable, but the thought of paying $2.89/bottle horrifies me. (We're not the Rockefellers, you know.)

And then, this morning, my friend Kelli e-mailed to let me know that it's on sale at Whole Foods this weekend -- $1/bottle, just like when I bought the first batch from Central Market a few weeks ago. So I rushed over and filled up a shopping cart.

(You know the deal with the little shopping carts they got?

They're small.)

I pretty much felt like I had won the lottery when I got to the checkout and learned that there's an additional 10% discount for buying a whole case (12 bottles). And apparently, if you buy 26 bottles (two cases plus a single bottle of the limeaid flavor, which I since discovered I do not like, and another of mango lemonade, which I still need to try), they will give you 10% off every single bottle. Yes. Ninety cents a bottle. Twenty-two and a half cents per serving. My personal lemonade stand is back in business. And I don't know for certain, but it's probably a national sale...if you get my drift.

By the way, the title of this post is borrowed from one of the Lemony Snicket: A Series of Unfortunate Events books. If you're looking for fun literature that's lighter than Harry Potter, the Lemony Snicket books are awfully entertaining. If Benjamin knew how to read, I'm pretty sure they'd be right up his alley.


  1. I know this is counter to your way of doing things, but adding some cherry juice really transforms the limeade

  2. Fortunately, I went for a run Saturday with a friend who likes limeade, and since it was SO HOT, he drank the whole bottle afterward (while I drank a whole bottle of the lemonade). But I bet cherry would be good. :)