Category: Save Money

Fruits and vegetables: which one should we buy organic?

This is the question asked by one of our members who is concerned about the presence of pesticides in fruits and vegetables. My reply below is taken from the Shopper’s Guide to Pesticides which lists the dirty dozen and clean fifteen, published by the American organization Environmental Working Group, which has prepared this guide based on […]

How to Make Sense of the Food Industry’s Marketing Terms?

Over the last few years, consumers have been increasingly focusing on buying unprocessed, pure foods. And, every year, a large number of products hit the shelves. The food industry uses claims which can help us to choose, or leave us confused. Here are some common marketing terms, and what they really mean.

What’s Happening with the Price of your Shopping Basket?

16 January, 2017 No Comments

Do you follow the shopping basket price saga? What should we expect this new year? Will it rise or fall?

TOP 10: Healthy Meal Prep Sunday Freezer Recipes

16 September, 2016 No Comments

Have you heard of Meal Prep Sunday? Tons of people now join in this weekly ritual where they prepare large quantities of food for the following week. The recipes are usually easy, healthy, and most importantly, taste just as good, or better, after they’ve been frozen, thawed, and reheated! It’s an amazing phenomenon and one […]

Why Does Healthy Bread Cost more than White Bread?

31 August, 2016 No Comments

One of our members asked why wholegrain breads cost more than white bread. We explain why in this article.

TOP 10: Desserts under 50 cents per serving

Aspiring pastry chefs know that a great dessert is the perfect end to any meal. It should be delicious, interesting, and leave your guests feeling full but not too stuffed. It should compliment the meal, whether it’s fancy or simple. Here at SOSCuisine, we also think it should be easy on your wallet as well […]

Is the price right? Grocery Price Checker Now Available for free

Have you ever asked yourself at the supermarket: ‘Is this price right?’ Of course, you can’t memorize the prices for all the products you buy frequently. What’s more, there are different formats, price by the pound, by kilo and per unit, colorful labels in the aisles… How can you succeed in buying intelligently without falling […]

Eating Well for Less

Is it possible to eat healthily and save money? The answer is YES, but you have to monitor prices closely and avoid buying any processed foods—which implies cooking from scratch—and avoid buying fruits and vegetables that are out of season or pre-prepared.

Our tips: Consuming food after the expiry date

16 February, 2016 No Comments

Lots of people think that foods that have crossed their expiry date should definitely be thrown out. But this is not necessarily the case, because this date is no guarantee of food safety. It is more of a suggestion from the manufacturer indicating the time during which the food is at its freshest. Actually this […]

Your Groceries Will Cost 4% More in 2016

10 December, 2015 No Comments

For the fourth consecutive year, the price of groceries in Canada will rise faster than the general rate of inflation, according to the Food Institute of the University of Guelph, in Ontario.

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Pack sizes shrink… but prices don’t

The Journal de Montréal published the results of a small study to illustrate the phenomenon of “downsizing” in grocery stores, i.e., reduction in the selling size of a product while maintaining the same price. SOSCuisine was the one that provided the data for this study, because for several years now, we have been doing a weekly […]

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Top 10 Reasons to Support Fair Trade

4 May, 2015 No Comments

Fair trade is an organized social movement whose stated goal is to help producers in developing countries achieve better trading conditions and to promote sustainability. Here are 10 good reasons to support this movement.