Higher on the Food Chain
It's common knowledge that buying store brands can add up to big savings at the grocery, but as inflation pushes our food budgets to the limit and supply-chain issues keep familiar products off the shelves, some formerly resistant shoppers are taking a second look at these cheaper alternatives. CNN reports Kroger officials are finding that today's high inflation has consumers leaning on store brands while also buying fewer items. Fortunately, many store-brand foods have actually beaten name-brand competitors in blind taste tests or amassed significant customer testimonials. Savvy shoppers will find tasty picks no matter where they shop, but this list of more than 30 store-brand products is especially full of items from Walmart, Target, Costco, Kroger, and Trader Joe's.