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10 Popular Grocery Items You Should Skip

10 Popular Grocery Items You Should Skip

Despite being popular grocery items, these 10 should be added to your “do not buy” list, rather than your cart.

Remove these 10 popular grocery items from your cart before checking out.

Grocery stores are filled with thousands of items. But did you know some of these products need to be skipped completely? Skip these 10 popular grocery items on your next trip.

Cross these items off your grocery list!

Hot bar buffet

We understand not wanting to cook a meal, especially after coming home from a long day of work and grocery shopping. Food at the hot bar buffet usually isn’t fresh and has been sitting out for hours. It accumulates bacteria and germs with each passing hour.

Baking mixes

Pre-made baking mixes for cakes, brownies, cupcakes, and even gravy are very convenient. However, they are usually packed with hydrogenated oils, which are high in trans fat. Plus, most of the ingredients are staples in your pantry, like flour, sugar, and salt, so it’s easy to make them at home.


Bulk sweets

Indulging in sweets every once and a while is fine, but how often do you see yourself chowing down on loads of candy and treats? Consuming too many sweets sharply increases your sugar intake, leading to difficulty sleeping, weight gain, and lower energy levels.

Pre-cut fruits and vegetables

Pre-cut fruits and vegetables definitely make life easier, but these pre-cut items are on the pricier side. Plus, the fruit and veggies usually are too ripe or aren’t ripe enough. Save your wallet and your taste buds the struggle and buy whole fruits and vegetables.

Bottled water

While bottled water certainly is convenient, it’s not eco-friendly. Plastic doesn’t decompose, making it a disposable item that stays on earth and never rots. Instead, use reusable water bottles to get your dose of hydration.

canned vegetables

Canned fruit and vegetables

Many people cook with canned fruits and vegetables, but many may not know that these cans are full of sodium and corn syrup. Fresh fruits and vegetables are the healthier option! If you don’t have the time, we suggest pre-cutting your items once a week or personally canning your own food.

Granola bars

Homemade granola bars are packed full of fiber, nutrients, and energy, while store-bought granola bars have a ton of added sugar. Avoid all that sugar by making your own granola bars at least once a week. Get on Pinterest for tons of easy recipes!

Anything processed

As many of us know, processed foods are bad for the body. Many of these items are high in sugar, saturated fat, trans fat, and sodium. In fact, one serving of most of these items will be 30% or more of your daily intake of sodium, fats, and sugars. Stick to buying things as fresh as possible and avoid processed foods altogether.


Office or school supplies

Office or school supplies are a must for any worker or student. However, the grocery store is not where you should buy these items. Grocery stores hike up the prices on items like pens, pencils, computer paper, and printer ink. Purchase these items at your local office supply store, dollar store, or online.

Party supplies

Unless the party supplies include food and beverages, we recommend avoiding buying them at the grocery store. Decoration pieces, activities, games, and eating supplies are more expensive at the grocery store than other shops. Stick to party supply stores, dollar stores, or online shopping for all your party needs.

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