I would go with a pound of each if you could afford it,
It's not the money so much as space and usage considerations. I already have a lot of hops (9-10 lbs), I'm just out of English varieties. Last time I got a pound (Sonnet Goldings) it took me 8 months to go through it, so 2 lbs should be enough to get me through to next harvest.
I think I'll get the First Gold to give it a try.
Based on the comments I'm wary of the Fuggles now, I haven't used them much in the past and then only for bittering. And my wife loves the "earthiness" of beets, while I think they just taste like dirt.
That leaves me with Sonnet Goldings or EKG. I like them both a lot.
going on about the difference between 14 and 18 bucks?
Personally I would not even worry about the cost difference.
It might make me feel better if I understood why a hop grown less than 150 miles from me is more expensive than one grown more than 30 times further away. This is the main source of irritation.
It is a whole pound of hops. How many gallons can you make with that?
40 last time.
Sonnet. because something with ™ behind the name has to be better
Sonnet, because it is local. First Gold and Sonnet it is, placing the order now.
I'll pick up a couple of ounces of Challenger and Fuggles and give them a try too, then maybe they'll be in line for getting a pound next year.