The Real Reason You Should Never Buy Baked Goods At Kroger

Kroger grocery stores carry plenty of high-quality items, but sometimes it's better to shop around. Though the grocery chain does have a loyalty program that offers savings at Kroger gas stations, some items just do not offer savings that make them worth it. Baked goods, and especially birthday cakes, are some of those items that are best bought elsewhere, or even made at home (via Cheat Sheet).

Everyone knows homemade baked goods tend to just taste better. Additionally, with the help of pre-made mixes for cakes, cookies, brownies, and so many other favorite baked goods, it can be surprisingly quick and easy to make your own sweet treats at home. However, if you really find yourself in a pinch for a batch of cookies, or a birthday cake at the last second, head to a big box store like Costco instead of your local Kroger bakery. Not only will you save a lot of money, but you will get a lot more cake for your money, too.

Have your cake and eat it too

You can save between $8 and $12 when you buy a birthday cake, cookies, or other baked goods from Costco or Sam's Club instead of Kroger. Better yet, for the same price that you would pay at Kroger, you get 75 percent more cake. So when you pay $15 to $20 at Costco or Sam's Club for a sheet cake, your money will go a lot further than spending $18 on a quarter sheet cake from Kroger (via New York Post).

If you are someone who likes to buy grocery store birthday cakes because you do not trust the steadiness of your own hands to write out the message, you are still in luck. Costco and Sam's Club will add writing to birthday cakes for free so you don't have to worry about it.

So, the next time you are tempted by the bakery section at Kroger, stop, and head to Costco or Sam's Club instead. Chances are you'll be able to find similar cookies, pastries, and even birthday cakes for a better price, and that will totally make your party!