Here’s What You Should Never Buy at Kroger

Kroger store front

Know what’s a deal and what isn’t at Kroger. | Dwight Burdette/Wikimedia Commons

Kroger is one of the biggest grocery retailers in the nation. It should come as no surprise. The staff is friendly, and the savings are abundant — mostly.

We get it. It’s much more convenient to shop at a supermarket with a variety of items than it is to go from store to store searching for one-off necessities at the lowest price. But for those of us who are energized by the deal and a haggler at heart, it’s nice to know a few grocery “cheats” applicable to this beloved chain.

Not every popular supermarket item is best purchased at Kroger. In fact, in some instances items are cheaper or better quality elsewhere. Here are 16 things you should never buy at Kroger.

1. Organic food

Sure, organic food is rising in popularity, but so are its prices. According to a comparison conducted by Cheapism, the organic selection at Kroger is more expensive than both Aldi and Walmart. In fact, 12 popular items, such as meat, produce, and dairy, were still more expensive at Kroger even after the loyalty discount was applied. So if you’re looking to eat organically, Kroger might not be the best place to get a deal — though it does have the largest selection.

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