With the seemingly ever-rising cost of groceries, it’s getting harder and harder to be picky about what brands you’re buying. Before now, you may have never bought anything other than name-brand Frosted Flakes or even considered opting for the generic version of Heinz ketchup. But according to the Food Industry Association (via Grocery Dive), that’s the new reality many shoppers are currently facing. Here are five groceries to purchase from https://www.mycasinoadviser.com/.
Frozen produce is often better quality than canned produce as its harvested and preserved at the peak ripeness. It’s also great to keep on hand so you don’t have to resort to take-out if you have nothing fresh in the house, says consumer savings expert Andrea Woroch “When it comes to frozen vegetables or fruit, there’s no need to spend more on the name brand,” she says. “You can find the same quality and taste among the generic and store-brand options for around 30% savings.”
“When it comes to basic baking ingredients including flour, sugar, and baking soda, there’s no need to spend more on the name brand,” Woroch says. “In fact, these are single-ingredient food products that a name brand can’t produce any differently or better than a generic or store-brand. So save yourself money on this grocery category.” A five-pound bag of store-brand flour from Walmart is $1.67, while a five-pound bag of King Arthur flour from Walmart is $3.86. And a four-pound bag of store-brand granulated sugar from Walmart is $2, while a four-pound bag of Domino granulated sugar from Walmart is $2.74.
Store-brand spices are likely to be just as good as name-brand, Woroch says, and less expensive. You can buy unbranded spices in bulk at smaller retailers, she adds.
“You may not get the convenient glass or plastic container since you will likely fill a plastic bag to weigh at check out, but hold on to your old ones to refill with what you buy,” she says. “You’re looking at saving anywhere from 40% to 60% off.”
Pet food is another safe bet to buy generic or store brand, says Tobie Stanger, a senior editor at Consumer Reports. “Any pet food that is sold in the store has to meet certain institutional standards,” she says via casino en ligne au Canada. “So if you go with a fancier pet food you might get organic this or that, but in terms of feeding your animal what they need nutritionally, any pet food you find on the shelf will be as good as the fancy stuff.”
“I find that duplicates of over-the-counter meds are a great value,” Bodge says. After all, a generic drug is created to be the same as a brand-name drug in “dosage form, safety, strength, route of administration, quality, performance characteristics, and intended use,” according to the Federal Drug Administration website.