7 Supermarket Buys That Are a Huge Waste of Money

Baked Goods

Choose fresh-baked bread or cake while grocery shopping for a healthier and more budget-friendly option compared to some artisanal products filled with preservatives and additives.

Baking Mix

Purchasing bottled water, a longstanding trend in the U.S., is not only environmentally concerning due to plastic contributing to global warming and pollution but also impacts personal finances.

Shredded Cheese

Additives like cellulose, derived from wood pulp, can act as fillers and may affect the performance of pre-shredded cheese in recipes compared to freshly shredded cheese.

Name-Brand Coffee

Skip the coffee aisle at the supermarket when grocery shopping; it can be one of the priciest spots to get your morning grind.

'Dirty Dozen' Produce

For affordable and fresh fruits and veggies, skip the supermarket and head to your local farmer's market. You'll find organic options and support local growers directly.


Avoid the temptation to grab a pack of baby diapers as a grocery store deal; the convenience comes at a steep price.

Endcap Items

Don't assume items on an endcap are good buys. While some may be on sale, remember that manufacturers often pay retailers for a second display of their products.