Today I tested 4 different brands to see if there was much difference in price, taste, etc. The four brands I tried were: Great Value from Walmart, Kroger from Smith's, Nutrigrain bars which are the name brand, and Albertson's brand from Albertson's. I have pictures of all of them here. I was surprised to see that Kroger and Albertson's had the same exact packaging for the individual bars, although the outside packaging was different. The prices were:
Great Value $2.00, Kroger $2.20, Nutrigrain $2.69, and Albertson's $2.79
Most of them looked the same. Comments from people who tasted them were as follows: I like the Albertson's brand least of all; The Great Value brand was drier; the jam in the Nutrigrain bar was sweeter than the rest.
I personally think that if you can get the Nutrigrain bar for as much or less than the store brands, buy it because it did taste better overall. But, if it costs a lot more, it isn't worth it. They wre all very similar.
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