Taco Night by Kroger

Taco Tuesday should be everyday! We’ve reviewed the Kroger items you’ll need for your next taco night against their name brand counterparts, to answer this question: what if you could save $4.00 on every meal you cooked, without sacrificing a thing? Let’s say you cook 5 dinners a week, that’s a savings of $20/week. We’ll explore 5 common weeknight dinners to see how you can cut down the bills.

Brandefy directly compares generics to name brands to save you time, money, and the frustration of a bad dupe. Plus, we are NEVER paid to do reviews.

Old El Paso Taco Seasoning vs. Kroger Taco Seasoning

We thought these were similar enough to switch and save! One tester thought Old El Paso was slightly spicier, but not a big enough difference to tell when mixing with meat. The Kroger package was easier to tear open. We had to use scissors for Old El Paso.

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Old El Paso Taco Shells vs. Kroger Taco Shells

We PREFERRED the store brand- it smelled and tasted more like corn. Plus, there were fewer broken shells in the Kroger box than the Old El Paso. Old El Paso had 3 shells broken in half! Kroger had one shell with a few pieces off the top.

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Kraft Mild Cheddar Cheese vs. Kroger Mild Cheddar Cheese

If you like a more finely shredded cheese, stick with Kraft. If the size of the shred is not an issue, save with Kroger! Testers thought the cheeses tasted similar and gave it an 81% similarity score.

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Daisy Sour Cream vs. Kroger Sour Cream

We thought these tasted very similar! The only difference testers noted was that Kroger is ever so slightly chalkier. We would still switch to save.

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Pace Medium Chunky Salsa vs. Kroger Medium Thick & Chunky Salsa

The name brand wins out on this one! It's thicker and has a nice kick to it. Kroger's salsa is soupy and a little sweet in flavor.

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*Other items we suggest - your favorite protein and veggies

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