Pippuri.fi visited three different grocery stores to compare what the same candies cost in a candy bag and in a bulk candy store. Significant differences were revealed in the prices per kilo.

    Would you rather buy American pastilles at the price of 16.29 euros or 7.95 euros per kilo? These options are a vivid example of Lohja Prisma’s candy shelf, where a 175-gram candy bag containing American pastilles costs 2.85 euros. The price per kilo of candies is 16.29 euros.

    The same Fazer America pastilles can also be found on the bulk candy shelf, where the price per kilo of loose candies is 7.95 euro. The price difference for the same candy is therefore more than double.

    An even bigger price difference is revealed for Susu pieces. The kilo price of a candy bag containing Susu pieces is exactly the same in Prisma 17.43 eurosmore than twice as much as in the bulk candy store 7.95 euros to Susu pieces sold at the kilo price.

    The price of a bag of Ässä Mix in Lohjan Prima is 9.39 euros per kilo, while the same candies, except salmiakki, can be bought at a price of 7.95 euros per kilo. In Lohja’s K-Citymarket, on the other hand, the price of a bag of Susu snacks is 19.37 euros per kilogram, while loose candies in the store cost 9.98 euros per kilogram. Wind Lindgren

    And these are by no means the only candies where the price difference can become significant, our shopping tour reveals. For example, in Helsinki’s K-Supermarket Postitalo, the price per kilo of a bag of Daim candy is no less 22.25 euros. The same mini-Daims are also sold in the bulk candy store, where you can get candies on the go 11.95 euros per kilo.

    We asked Kesko’s purchasing and sales manager Sari from Oksasehow the same candy can be sold in the same store at very different kilo prices.

    – The concept of loose candies is based on the fact that there are different types of candies available, from which for the price of one kilo you can choose several different options for the same bag. When determining the price per kilo of loose candies, the varieties and also the average price that takes into account their sales volumes are often the background. This way, we get one and a clear price for the customer, even though there are several different types of candy, says Oksanen.

    Loose candy can also be more expensive

    Is it worth it for a candy lover to always turn to the bulk candy store if they want to save euros in the confectionery department? It’s not worth it, because price differences can also be found in the other direction.

    In Lohja’s K-Citymarket, among other things, the price per kilo of Aakkoset Sirkus sweets in a candy bag is almost one euro cheaper than in a bulk candy store.

    On the other hand, in Helsinki Postitalo’s K-Supermarket, for example, Skittles candies and Panda fillings are cheaper per kilo in candy bags than in bulk candies.

    The consumer is therefore required to be attentive if they want to make savings when shopping for candy.

    Candy prices in comparison. The cheapest price per kilo in italics:

    Prisma Lohja:

    America’s pastilles

    in a bag: 16.29 e/kg

    as loose candies: 7.95 e/kg

    Ace Mix

    in a bag: 9.39 e/kg

    as loose candies: 7.95 e/kg

    K-Supermarket Post Office:

    Panda Stuffed cup

    in a bag: 9.00 e/kg

    as loose candies: 11.95 e/kg


    in a bag: 22.25 e/kg

    as loose candies: 11.95 e/kg

    Skittles fruits

    in a bag: 9.48 e/kg

    as loose candies: 11.95 e/kg

    Tie box

    in a bag: 17.59 e/kg

    as loose candies: 11.95 e/kg

    K-Citymarket Lohja:

    Circus Alphabet

    in a bag: 9.09 e/kg

    as loose candies: 9.98 e/kg

    Susu pieces

    in a bag: 19.37 e/kg

    as loose candies: 9.98 e/kg