A New Purple Tomato Will Hit Produce Departments in 2023

Depending on your tastes, your favorite variety of tomato probably ranges from a red Beefsteak to a green Zebra to even a yellow Grape. One thing’s for sure: your go-to type of tomato probably isn’t purple.
But thanks to a recent announcement by the U…

Depending on your tastes, your favorite variety of tomato probably ranges from a red Beefsteak to a green Zebra to even a yellow Grape. One thing’s for sure: your go-to type of tomato probably isn’t purple.

But thanks to a recent announcement by the US Department of Agriculture, that could very well change within the next year. In a press release shared earlier this month, the USDA’s Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service decreed that a genetically-modified purple tomato is “unlikely to pose an increased plant pest risk compared to other cultivated tomatoes,” and therefore “may be safely grown and used in breeding in the United States.”

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7 Aldi Fall Finds That Are Brand-New This Year

Whether you like it or not, the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte has made its triumphant return to stores, marking the unofficial arrival of fall and all things basic. This ceremonious event greenlights other companies to follow suit in debuting their own…

Whether you like it or not, the Starbucks pumpkin spice latte has made its triumphant return to stores, marking the unofficial arrival of fall and all things basic. This ceremonious event greenlights other companies to follow suit in debuting their own seasonal food and drink items.

Along with Northeast mini-chain Stew Leonard’s, which boasts hayrides and Halloween “drive-through Spooktaculars,” Aldi goes all-out for autumn. The store flaunts an abundance—or cornucopia, if you will—of pumpkin- and apple-flavored items fit for the flannel-clad shopper who is already thinking about conquering a corn maze or jumping into a pile of freshly raked leaves.

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The Satisfying Heat-&-Eat Meals I Lean on When I’m Too Tired to Cook

We’ve teamed up with Walmart to transform your summer gatherings, one affordable dinner at a time. Order online or via their app to shop your go-to groceries, reusable tableware, and other household items, then select delivery or in-store pickup for a …

We’ve teamed up with Walmart to transform your summer gatherings, one affordable dinner at a time. Order online or via their app to shop your go-to groceries, reusable tableware, and other household items, then select delivery or in-store pickup for a seamless shopping experience.


I’ll be honest: grocery shopping is not my favorite activity. I enjoy cooking and picking out what I’ll eat for the week, but the act of going to the store (and lugging all the food home) is one I put off quite frequently. When I’m not using the Walmart app to have the bulk of my groceries delivered, I have a grocery store tradition: I always treat myself to some heat-and-eat meals.

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Psst: This Supermarket Trick Can Save You Money

We’ve teamed up with Walmart to share tips for saving money on your weekly grocery trip. From their simple online and in-app ordering to seamless in-store pickup or delivery, shopping Walmart brands is an easy way to save big.

I”m going to let you …

We've teamed up with Walmart to share tips for saving money on your weekly grocery trip. From their simple online and in-app ordering to seamless in-store pickup or delivery, shopping Walmart brands is an easy way to save big.


I”m going to let you in on a little secret: Not everything you buy at the grocery store needs to be name brand. So much of what we might purchase based on the brand name can actually be much more affordable—with the same level of effectiveness and quality—if we just buy generic. I know I’m not alone in cringing as my total increases with each item scanned at checkout, when I likely went to the store for only a handful of things. That’s why I started looking at the ingredients and comparing big-name brands with Walmart’s in-house brands. And wouldn’t you know it? More often than not, the Walmart brand is exactly the same, but for much less money.

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A Definitive Ranking of Trader Joe’s Frozen Pasta

The frozen food section in Trader Joe’s is my safe space. Though the steps to prepare their globe-trotting frozen meals vary in rigor, most are to just add heat and water—a simple set of instructions, and one of the reasons why this is my favorite TJ’s…

The frozen food section in Trader Joe’s is my safe space. Though the steps to prepare their globe-trotting frozen meals vary in rigor, most are to just add heat and water—a simple set of instructions, and one of the reasons why this is my favorite TJ’s aisle.

While you may know about Trader Joe’s frozen dumpling selection, or have read us wax poetic about their cheeses and dips, their frozen pasta offering is surprisingly impressive. I should know; I’ve eaten through every TJ’s frozen pasta I could find.

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8 Cult Favorite Publix Bakery Items

There’s a lot to love about Publix beyond its heartwarming holiday commercials and the famous subs. The supermarket’s bakery is, bar none, one of the best in the country (at least when it comes to grocery stores), presenting rows of freshly prepared pa…

There’s a lot to love about Publix beyond its heartwarming holiday commercials and the famous subs. The supermarket’s bakery is, bar none, one of the best in the country (at least when it comes to grocery stores), presenting rows of freshly prepared pastries, cakes, pies, and cookies that would give Betty Crocker herself a run for her money.

While you really can’t go wrong with anything the Southern chain has to offer, there are sugary stand-outs worthy of a little extra love and publicity. Check out our list of eight must-try confections that we simply can’t get enough of.

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5 Small Habits to Make Your Life a Lil’ Greener

We’ve teamed up with the food waste fighters at Imperfect Foods to share tips for living a more eco-friendly life. Start small with an affordable grocery service (hello, Imperfect Foods) that makes an impact through the food they deliver—like misshape…

We’ve teamed up with the food waste fighters at Imperfect Foods to share tips for living a more eco-friendly life. Start small with an affordable grocery service (hello, Imperfect Foods) that makes an impact through the food they deliver—like misshapen produce and surplus snacks that would otherwise go unused—then explore more possibilities for building a less wasteful world.


The internet is filled with suggestions for living more sustainably, from carrying reusable utensils to being better about recycling, but have you ever wondered whether these habits actually make a difference? I know I have. I’m pretty diligent about skipping the plastic straws and bringing my own grocery bags, but to be honest, it doesn’t always feel like I’m doing enough to make a difference.

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7 Costco Bakery Treats Shoppers Can’t Stop Raving About

There is plenty to love about Costco, one of the largest membership-based grocery stores in the country. The warehouse boasts an impressive range of affordably-priced, bulk-sized food products, and don’t even get us started on their famous food court h…

There is plenty to love about Costco, one of the largest membership-based grocery stores in the country. The warehouse boasts an impressive range of affordably-priced, bulk-sized food products, and don’t even get us started on their famous food court hot dogs—only $1.50 for a quarter-pound, all-beef frank with a 20-ounce soda. (Costco co-founder Jim Sinegal was even quoted saying, "If you raise the [price of the] effing hot dog, I will kill you. Figure it out." A legend, truly.)

This commitment to keep prices low and item quality high is also reflective of Costco’s generally favorable and celebrated brand and work culture. Employees are paid well above minimum wage and the company frequently goes out of its way to contribute to sustainability efforts and various charitable organizations. But one sector of the business that is often and surprisingly overlooked from a consumer and publicity standpoint? Its flourishing bakery section.

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9 Best Online Grocery Stores So You Never Have To Leave Your House

Most of us can benefit from using an online grocery delivery service, a luxury that feels like a necessity in certain situations. When I’ve been sick and was fortunate enough to have the flexibility to stay at home, I loved being able to order as many …

Most of us can benefit from using an online grocery delivery service, a luxury that feels like a necessity in certain situations. When I’ve been sick and was fortunate enough to have the flexibility to stay at home, I loved being able to order as many cans of chicken noodle soup and bottles of Gatorade as my pantry could hold straight to my door. For parents (and especially new parents), not having to drag small children through dozens of aisles filled with enticing Chips Ahoy cookies and unicorn-flavored toothpaste might be a godsend.

Online grocery stores are also ideal for those trying to stick to a budget (not today, second box of Chips Ahoy cookies) or even just lazy people like myself who, if I had it my way, could spend every hour of every day underneath a blanket on the couch, only moving my right hand to switch between Netflix, Hulu, and Apple TV. I can order groceries from my phone to my door and retrieve them whenever I feel that my sacred being deserves a fleeting stretch. (Okay, so not quite as necessary there, but my point still stands!)

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10 Budget-Friendly Costco Products With Cult Followings

Shopping at Costco is always an experience. Aside from the perks of membership-only deals and a literal warehouse’s worth of every grocery store item you can think of, there’s something to be said about buying the most beloved mainstream food and drink…

Shopping at Costco is always an experience. Aside from the perks of membership-only deals and a literal warehouse’s worth of every grocery store item you can think of, there’s something to be said about buying the most beloved mainstream food and drink in bulk.

But over the years, less attention and social media fanfare has been placed on tried and true favorites and more on Costco’s own products from its Kirkland Signature line. In fact, many options are so delicious that they’ve developed cult followings, replacing what we once thought to be the best-of-the-best with familiar brands. (Ironically, most Kirkland Signature offerings are actually manufactured by the companies we love, so you’re never skimping on taste or quality to satisfy a specific craving.)

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