As I was roaming the cheese aisle of a major chain grocery store today, I suddenly remember why I was struck with that overwhelming feeling. It’s because larger grocery stores carry so many brands! From Kraft, to Sargento, to Kroger, to their own generic brand, and all these other brands I’ve never heard of. The large variety available made it nearly impossible for me to find the cheese (romano) I needed for my baked meatballs. After five minutes of scouring, no luck! Sadly, I gave up and decided that parmesan would be a good subsitute. But wait, there’s more! There were at least five brands of parmesan to choose from! It’s moments like these that I regret not going to smaller specialty grocery stores.
What do you guys do? Do you lean more towards your go-to trusted brands? Or do you go generic? Or if you’re on a budget, go for the cheapest?
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