Honey Nut Cheerios vs. Trader Joe’s Honey Nut O’s
Name brand price: 24 cents per ounce
Generic price: 17 cents per ounce
The better deal: Trader Joe’s
Trader Joe’s has offered generic brand versions of Cheerios since 2000, and you can get a box for a couple of bucks. Although comparably priced when you buy larger boxes of the name brand, Trader Joe’s Honey Nut O’s are still the better buy. Why? They’re free of common allergens found in Honey Nut Cheerios that include wheat and corn. Trader Joe’s Honey Nut O’s also contain real almonds, while Honey Nut Cheerios get their flavor from sunflower oil and undisclosed flavoring.