edited to add my 2 cents’ worth
I filled up the van this afternoon and calculated the gas mileage. Bear with me, because I did all of the following in my head while driving.
358 miles divided by 29 gallons = approx. 12 mpg.
“12 miles per gallon? That stinks,” thought I.
Then I played with the numbers some more. I’m a numbers person.
12 miles per gallon = about 520 feet per ounce. 2 tablespoons of gasoline moves my 15 passenger van 540 feet.
2 tablespoons to move 5 or 6 thousand pounds of steel, flesh, and diaper bags 1/10 of a mile. Even at $3/gallon, that’s less than 2 1/2 cents. Not a bad deal.
Based on moving pounds and feet, I would have to move my own carcass nearly 4 miles to get the same level of efficiency. I don’t think 2 oz of chocolate would get me that far.
Maybe chocolate covered coffee beans would do it…but not 2 cents’ worth.