5 on Your Side

Tasty store brands can save you money

Posted January 11, 2010 1:34 p.m. EST
Updated January 12, 2010 1:15 p.m. EST

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Many of us are always looking for ways to save money at the grocery store. 

Here's an idea you may not have considered: store brands!  They often cost less and, new surveys show, many taste as good if not better than name brands! 

For example, my family LOVES HT Trader brand salsas, especially the black bean and corn.  Also,the HT Trader Chocolate Chip/Pecan cookies can be passed off as homemade!  They have just the right balance of chew & crunch.  No kidding. 

Another friend says she loves the Tomato Vodka pasta sauce from Trader Joes.  I love many TJ's crackers, especially the "Everything" variety!

Do you have any favorite store brands?  Let me know in the comments below and I'll share some of them in a story we're working on for Tuesday night!

About this Blog:

In addition to the stories you see on TV, Monica is always looking for ways to help consumers find deals and avoid fraud. She'll blog about what you need to know here.