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Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Putting them to the Test

Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Fruit Snacks

 

Since I don't usually eat fruit snacks, I had one of my daughters do the test.  Here are the results:

Fruit Snacks







Kroger

Great Value

Welch's

Sunkist

Kellogs

Price

$1.99

$1.44

$3.98

$2.00

$2.00

# of pouches

6

10

22

10

10

Price per pouch

$0.33

$0.14

$0.18

$0.20

$0.20

The winner was Welch's fruit snacks. They tasted the best, and were one of the better deals. Don't ever buy the Kroger brand...they are terrible, and are the worst deal! That really surprised me.


I thought it might be good to have a more objective classification scheme for the fruit snacks, besides "We liked this one the best". The Kellogs brand and the Welch's had the most genuine fruity flavor and were not nearly as sticky. The Wal-mart brand and the Kroger brand were very chewy, stuck to your teeth, and had more of a sugary taste, and the Sunkist brand tasted the most artificial, but weren't nearly as sticky.


Here is a recipe for homemade fruit snacks using zucchini. These would be a healthier option, and would cost less than the fruit snacks at the store, assuming you can get the zucchini at a good price, or free from your garden.

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I enjoy finding ways to save money we can life comfortably on one income. We have 5 kids. I enjoy reading, cooking and spending time with my family. I have a BS degree in Elementary Education and do freelance writing from time to time.

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