Tag: Save Money

Our tips: Consuming food after the expiry date

16 February, 2016 1 Comment

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 […]

4 Tips for Eating Affordable Fruits and Vegetables this Winter

14 January, 2016 1 Comment

Since the beginning of the year, the image of a cauliflower on sale at $7.49 has been setting the Internet ablaze. Unfortunately, a record low Canadian dollar means that imports are costing us more. Ironic, when compared with the rest of the world where the prices of major food items have fallen 20%, according to […]

TOP TEN: Most Read Articles of 2015

11 January, 2016 No Comments

Every year, we are blessed with more of you reading us, writing to us and asking us questions. To better understand what is of most interest to our fans, and guide our editorial choices for the new year, we analyzed all of the articles that we posted in 2015 and came up with the list […]

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.

Simple and affordable tips for cleaning naturally

You can actually save a lot of money on house cleaning products if you unearth grandma’s trade secrets, which also have the advantage of not using industrial chemicals.

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Three new health food stores added to our list

Among the large number of messages we receive from our members, some are concerning the preferred supermarkets you would like to see added to our list. In the last few months 3 health food store chains have caught our attention.

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Eating will become even more expensive in 2015

6 February, 2015 No Comments

Due to the recent dip in the Canadian dollar, your grocery bill will shoot up even more than expected this year. According to an update released by the University of Guelph in Ontario last Tuesday, the price of some imported products such as vegetables could rise by as much as 7.5%. So the institute revised […]

Grocery bills will shoot up in 2015

19 January, 2015 No Comments

According to the Food Price Report 2015 published by the University of Guelph in early December, food prices in Canada will increase between 0.3% to 2.6% on average in 2015. The price rise could be higher than the rate of inflation. The largest increases will affect meat, fish, seafood and vegetables. In the case of […]

Price of olive oil on the rise

13 January, 2015 No Comments

There’s bad news in store for all you olive oil fans out there: brace yourself to pay more for this basic commodity of the Mediterranean diet, whose merits are praised by gourmets and dietitians alike. The disastrous olive harvest in southern Europe in 2014 is sure to cause an upward surge in oil prices (the […]

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Festive menu on a budget 2014

20 December, 2014 No Comments

Even in financially hard times, it is always possible to prepare a great holiday meal. One needs to select some not too expensive ingredients and find some special recipes, as those proposed in this menu. For less than $5 per serving, all of your guests will be delighted. And the price can be even lower […]