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We shopped at grocery stores and supermarkets across the Lower Hudson Valley Nov. 30 to Dec. 2, with identical shopping lists. In the absence of store brands, the lowest-priced option was chosen. Here’s what we found:

1 lb butter
1 gallon milk
1 lb dry pasta
1 dozen XL eggs
5-lb bag potatoes
1 loaf whole wheat bread
Old World, Nyack
$5.99

Cabot Natural Creamery Butter

$4.69

Guida’s

$1.69

Barilla Rigatoni

$3.19

Croton Farms eggs

$2.49

Town & Country Idaho Potatoes

$4.69

Vermont Farms Soft

Fairway, Nanuet
$3.99

White Rose salted

$3.49

Cream o Land

$3.50

Fairway brand (two for $7; $4.49 each)

$2.99

Farmer’s Hen

$5.99

Earthbound Farms

$4.49

Fairway

Ideal Market, Haverstraw
$3.99

Best Yet unsalted

$3.99

Elmhurst Dairy

$1.69

Barilla Spaghetti

$3.00

Best Yet (2 for $6)

$2.00

Sunnyland Eastern white

$1.89

Ideal Split Top

Aldi, Stony Point
$2.49

Countryside Creamery Sweet Cream unsalted

$3.29

Friendly Farms

$1.19

Simply Nature Organic Spaghetti

$2.45

Goldhen Farm Fresh (L, not XL)

$2.99

Irving Acres Yukon Gold

$0.99

L’oven Fresh Split Top

Stop & Shop, Mount Kisco
$3.99

Stop&Shop

$4.79

Stop&Shop

$0.99

Stop&Shop

$3.09

Stop&Shop

$4.99

Stop&Shop

$1.99

Stop&Shop

ShopRite, Croton On Hudson
$2.97

Hotel Bar

$3.99
$0.77

San Giorgio

$3.29
$2.99
$1.99
Decicco’s, Armonk
$5.99

Land o Lakes

$4.79

Crowley

$2.49

DeCecco Ziti cut

$4.79

Eggland’s Best

$3.99

Green Giant Idaho

$4.49

Arnold

Costco, New Rochelle
$2.72*

*Kirkland signature salted butter solids $10.89 for 4 lbs

$2.19

Kirkland signature

$0.87+

+ Barilla penne pasta, $6.99 for 8 lbs., with $2 manufacturer’s rebate

$2.56++

++ XL eggs, $7.69 for 3 dozen

$1.99+++

+++Gold potatoes, $5.99 for 15 lbs

$1.99

Stroehmann Dutch country wheat, $3.99 for a two-pack

Stew Leonard’s, Yonkers
$3.29

Stew Leonard’s Farm Fresh unsalted

$4.78

Stew Leonard’s: $2.39 in half-gallons only

$1.49

Stew Leonard’s 100% semolina spaghetti

$3.39

Stew Leonard’s white

$2.99

Yukon Gold

$2.99

Stew Leonard’s 100% Stone Ground

Mrs. Green’s, Tarrytown
$3.69

Kate’s creamery

$6.99

Organic Valley

$4.59

BioNature spaghetti

$6.49

Nature’s Yoke

$5.99

Yukon Gold

$3.99

Vermont Bread Co.

Trader Joe’s, Hartsdale
$2.99

Trader Joe’s

$3.99

Trader Joe’s

$0.99

Trader Joe’s

$2.79

Sauder (L, not XL)

$3.69

Trader Joe’s Organic brand

$2.49

Trader Joe’s

Turco’s, Yorktown Heights
$3.99

Land o Lakes

$3.49

Garelick Farms

$1.20

Barilla pasta, 4 for $5

$2.50

2 dozen for $5

$1.99
$2.49
C Town, Peekskill
$4.49

Krasdale

$3.99
$0.99

Ronzoni

$3.19
$1.50

2 for $3

$1.99
Whole Foods, White Plains
$3.49

Whole Foods 365

$3.99

Whole Foods 365

$1.09

Whole Foods 365

$3.39

Whole Foods Market brand cage-free

$4.99

Nature’s Circle Farm organic

$3.99

Whole Foods 365

Walmart, White Plains
$2.97

Walmart Great Value

$3.66

Walmart Great Value

$1.00

Walmart Great Value

$2.97

Great Day Farmers Market (L, not XL)

$2.98

Potato Goodness Unearth

$1.78

Walmart Great Value

Kobacker’s, Brewster
$3.99

Land o Lakes

$2.99

Marcus

$1.49

IGA

$3.29
$2.00

Swaz Potatoe Farms (2 for $4)

$2.99

Pepperidge Farm

Hannaford, Carmel
$2.59

Hannaford

$3.99

Hannaford

$1.00

Hannaford

$3.29

Hannaford

$3.49

Hannaford

$1.99

Hannaford

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