Maybe this is silly and implied, but I don't think I've ever had store-bought figs, so I'm kinda ignorant. When I say a pint of chopped figs, I'm talking about canned figs, not just chopped up raw figs. I don't know if you can get regular figs in the fruit section of a store or canned figs on the shelf. Probably the only figs I've ever had come from my grandpa's or my dad's trees.
I can't vouch for the quality of store bought canned figs if such a thing exists. Mine come from my dad, he does all the canning, and even if you don't wanna make a cake, canned figs are glorious over biscuits for breakfast. I guess I could ask him what his process is.....maybe that could vary and storebought could really suck. I dunno. I know it's easy enough to DIY if you get some figs, and it keeps forever.