Many of us are currently walking a tight line between lowering our expenses and bettering our health. On my grocery run today, I spied Hunt’s Ketchup with No High Fructose Corn Syrup. The sale price and a doubled coupon netted me some ketchup for $1.29.
Not bad, but I know I could get ketchup cheaper. Lately, though, I’ve decided that cheaper isn’t always better. I could probably learn to make my own ketchup, but you know what? I don’t wanna. At least not now. I’d rather vote with my dollars, and pay a few cents extra for a brand that is working toward a healthier product.
Our food bill is likely a bit higher since we purchase raw milk ($3.75/gallon), farm fresh eggs ($1.75/dozen), local beef ($2.30something for ALL cuts), and items here and there (like no HFCS ketchup!) instead of locating rock-bottom prices on those things. That’s okay, though. I want the trend toward real food to continue and the best way for me to show my support is to vote with my dollars when I can.
What about you? Are you willing to pay more for certain products? How do you vote with your dollars? Oh! And if you know of other reasonably priced brands with no HFCS, please tell me so I can be on the lookout!
This post is linked to Frugal Friday.