When it comes to grocery basics, this nationwide value chain is right up there with Walmart and Aldi in terms of quality, variety, and overall value. Budget-conscious shoppers, you’re gonna want to bookmark this list.
From applesauce to almond milk, you can find some of the lowest prices around on high-quality organic goods and a wide variety of products, says Alexis Joseph, the dietician and food blogger behind Hummusapien, of the store’s Simple Truth line. She also gives a thumbs up to Kroger’s for its store layout, with Simple Truth items spread throughout the aisles instead of being relegated to one “healthy/natural” section. You can even find coupons for the Simple Truth line on its website for additional savings. Avoid these 15 grocery shopping mistakes that are wasting your money.
Any trip to Kroger should include a sweep of its expansive produce section, shares Rachel Cooley, the blogger behind Live Simply. Cooley had been a lifelong Publix shopper until she moved to Georgia and first became acquainted with Kroger. She was pleasantly surprised to find both conventional and organic produce at a quality that rivals Whole Foods at a lower price point.
Some of the best deals can be found in the dairy aisles. In a three-store cost comparison of Kroger, Aldi, and Walmart (conducted April 2018 in the Atlanta metro area), Kroger was found to have significantly lower prices on milk (by 46 cents) and eggs (by 69 cents). Here are 40 more smart ways to save at the supermarket.