8 Foods to Buy Cheap (That Still Taste Great)

When it comes to grocery shopping, some foods are worth the extra money and some are just as good when bought on the cheap. Here's a look at eight foods that will save you some money on your next grocery bill (10 Photos)

Sara Gauchat on Feb 16, 2012 at 11:24AM

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8 Foods to Buy Cheap (That Still Taste Great)

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Canned Tomatoes

If you're preparing a dish that includes a small amount of canned tomatoes, then skimping should be fine. However, if you're working on a sauce or anything that prominently features tomatoes, let your taste buds direct you to the higher-end options. Most chefs swear by San Marzano canned tomatoes, so keep your eyes peeled for them (they're available in a variety of brands). Although the nutritional value is basically the same, the bottom line is that imported tomatoes are often tastier. "The water and climate are different in Europe, so the tomatoes taste different," Larsen says. (Thankfully, buying tomatoes imported from Italy is not going to put the same dent in your credit card as buying, say, a handbag imported from Milan.)

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