Sometimes homemade isn't cheapest--or even tastiest. Sometimes you have to do the math.
Here's what I spent on the turkey pitas:
$6.00 -- 3 lbs. deli turkey (super sale)
$4.80 -- 18 pitas
$4.00 -- white cheddar spread
$2.00 -- thin slices colby cheese
$2.00 -- romaine lettuce
$18.80 for 18 pitas (I made 2 extra boxes), or 1.04/sandwich
Kroger sells 16 small sandwiches for $9.99 (normally $12). Two pinwheels per box would have cost $1.25.
So, for only 20-cents more, someone else would have put them together for me--and they would have been filled more meats and cheeses than my pitas.
Large pinwheels like Kroger's also fall apart after the first bite, which is why I ultimately chose the pita pockets. If I were assembling box lunches for another time, I would probably buy the pinwheels.