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Au Gratin Potato Battle: Name Brand vs. Store Brand - Bachelor on the Cheap

By Mike Thayer

Potato, PotAto...

Who doesn't love potatoes?

I've always got a bag of potatoes in my pantry and an assortment of boxed potatoes to choose from as well.  The boxed versions are both convenient and tasty.  They can be rather inexpensive too, but do you focus on buying name brand foods when you grocery shop?


Even with most coupons, name brand foods are still more expensive than the store brand and a taste difference is non-existent, negligible perhaps.

Betty Crocker Au Gratin Potatoes
Au Gratin Potato Battle: Betty Crocker vs. Kroger

In another food battle, today I put Betty Crocker Au Gratin potatoes against a store brand, Kroger Au Gratin.  I compared price, weight, the look and most importantly, the taste.  I prepared each according to the package instructions, adding only black pepper and some chopped up ham.  Yes, Ham & Taters for dinner!



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I had the Kroger brand au gratin potatoes tonight with bbq grilled chicken, steamed broccoli, and rolls. The potatoes were great, and not bad for the price. I'd still prefer a baked potato, but for an easy put together side, I love it. Will repurchase again.

That's awesome Chrissy94!

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