Kroger - 2.22
Albertson's - 2.49
Nestle's - 2.48 (price at Walmart)
Ghirardelli - 3.38 (price at Walmart)
Value - I looked at Walmart and couldn't find any store brand chocolate
chips. I wonder if they carry them any more? Our store didn't even
have a place for them by the chocolate chips.
pay these prices for my chocolate chips. I got them on sale at
Christmas time and for some I used coupons and doubled them. My
Nestle's and Ghirardelli chips ranged from 80 cents to $1.50. I am
noticing that Albertson's store brand always seems to cost more than the
store brand at Kroger or Walmart.
Results: People either liked A&D (Albertson's and Nestle's) or B&C. (Kroger & Ghirardelli) and it was about even.
chips were sweeter and darker than the others. Ghirardelli tasted good
too. Albertson's and Nestle weren't as sweet, but both tasted similar. The after taste was stronger on the Albertson's brand, and I didn't like them personally. A
few others didn't like the Albertson's chips at all. So, it all comes down to
your taste preferences. How sweet do you like your chips? I don't think
it is worth the money to spend more on name brand chocolate chips. I
never thought I would say that, after being an avid Nestle Chocolate
chip fan for years. But, if you can get the name brand for less than
the store brand, I would do that. Chocolate chips go on sale during the holiday season and I would buy enough for the year at that time when prices are rock bottom. You can also find coupons to make them even less.
Another alternative would be to get good quality chocolate when it is deeply discounted after holiday sales and chop up the chocolate and use the pieces in cookies, etc.