I really cannot tell you why I've been buying the cans individually for so long. I guess I was intimidated because the variety packs seem to usually be much more expensive, and I was feeling noncommittal about buying so many cans at once. I tried to buy bigger cans to save money, but the cat will not eat most of them. Now that I moved to an apartment with a little bit more storage, I can finally afford to buy a few different 24-packs without overwhelming my closet space. I try to mix the gravy lovers Fancy Feasts with some Max Cat, some BFF, and the green can Fancy Feasts throughout the week. When I give him different kinds of foods he tends to be less picky in general. I'm so glad I switched to buying these in (somewhat) bulk, as I've saved myself a good amount of time and money.