We are lucky enough that we can usually purchase whatever we like, though I do compare prices, utilize coupons, and look for sales items. But really, $5.95 for 12 oz. of flour and egg?? Ridiculous considering I have a manual pasta maker at home and know that the quality of homemade pasta is light years ahead of anything purchased, both in taste and in texture.
Here is the breakdown: Store bought fettuccine $5.95 for 12 oz or .50 cents per ounce versus Homemade fettuccine $ .96 for 12 oz. or .08 cents per ounce
Consider cooking from scratch more often for great cost savings and healthier, better food.