These 6 Target Foods are Better Than Name Brands (Most are Cheaper, Too!)

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Grab these Target food items on your next Target run! 🎯

bags of granola hanging in store

Preparing next week’s grocery list? We’ve rounded up our absolute favorite Target foods that are amazingly cheaper than name brands while being the same quality… if not better!

Even sweeter, you can pair these already low prices with Target Circle offers to save even more! Plus, most of them are available in-store and online. New to Target shopping? Check out our Target store guide here.

Grab these affordable, high-quality food options only at Target…

hand holding bag of chocolate chips

Why pay more for mystery ingredients? These Good & Gather chocolate chips have mostly clean ingredients and for over a dollar LESS!

“I love Target’s Good & Gather line for a few staples! I always buy their chocolate chunks for whenever I make waffles for the kids. They’re inexpensive and the cleanest ingredients I have found compared to many other brands.” – Hip Sidekick, Sara

two maple syrup bottles

Good & Gather Maple Syrup
Only $7.89!

OR get the most bang for your buck when you grab the 32oz. bulk size!

Although this one is a bit of a splurge, we think it’s totally worth it. It’s worlds away from the maple-flavored corn syrup blends that are usually a lot cheaper at the expense of quality!

hand holding granola

Buy 2 Good & Gather Double Chocolate Chunk Granola 12oz bag as low as $4.49 each
Total = $8.98
Less buy one, get one 25% off Target Circle offer (exp 6/22)
Final cost $7.85 total – just $3.93 per bag!

Compare to Nature Valley granola for $4.69!

Target has a TON of Good & Gather granola flavors and even some grain-free varieties! And they’re just as crunchy & satisfying as their pricier, name-brand counterparts. From indulgent s’mores to blueberry flax, you could enjoy these with a smoothie bowl in the morning or as a sweet ice cream topping.🍦

Check out what this Target reviewer has to say…

“I’ve tried a couple different kinds of granola (chocolate especially) and have not found one that had a real chocolate taste to them until I discovered this kind. Not a chance I’m ever going back to anything else now. Amazing granola & also super cheap for only $3 when on sale!”

pouring trail mix into bowl

Favorite Day Monster Trail Mix 14oz. bag
Only $4 (regularly $4.99)!

Compare to Planter’s Nut & Chocolate trail mix for $6.77!

The best part about these Target-exclusive trail mixes is their awesome variety and seasonal mixes!

And, you can take it from 2,600+ reviews that they sure are tasty!

Sooo yummy! I have to be careful not to snack through the whole bag in a day!


This is my absolute favorite trail mix. It’s definitely on the sweeter side, but a few handfuls cure my craving for a sweet treat!

planters and good & gather bags of cashews

Just like Target’s iconic trail mix variety, these unique cashew & mixed nut flavors are worth the little bit extra you might pay. The Everything bagel flavor absolutely blew me away, and select other flavors are on sale for 2 for $7!

bag of target brand tortilla chips in front of plastic bags

Not only are these chips organic, but the price comparison is way better too! 🙌🏻 Target’s chips come in at over 40% cheaper than the leading brand!

Check out this review from a Target.com customer:

“I am not a tortilla or corn chip lover but WOW! I was looking for something healthier than regular chips and I figured I could ‘settle’ for this if I got some salsa from my local Mexican restaurant. But none needed, these chips are so good! I eat them plain and love them.”


Shop with peace of mind!

One thing that we love about shopping for Target brands is that there is essentially NO risk when buying them! If you’re not 100% satisfied with any Target Owned Brand item, you can return it within one year with a receipt for an exchange or a full refund – no questions asked!

Plus, RedCard Debit and Credit cardholders will receive an extra 30 days to return nearly all items purchased with their RedCard at Target or Target.com. Sweet! 🙌🏻

Check out all the hottest Target weekly deals right here!


About the writer:

Chelsey is a writer & photographer with both a Bachelor's and Master's Degree from Arizona State University. She holds 3+ years blogging experience not only for Hip2Save, but various other publications in the health, lifestyle, and education field.


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Comments 4

  1. rn404

    what’s the price on the sherbert

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      The price I found on Target for Favorite Day sherbet is $3.49. โค๏ธ๐ŸŽฏ

  2. Erin Woulce

    Love the monster trail mix – so addicting! Also love the good and gather microwave rice pouches. Tons of varities and better then Uncle Ben’s!

    • Trish (Hip Sidekick)

      Thanks for sharing these recommendations, Erin! That monster trail mix looks SO good! I’m going to have to try that one! Good to know that they have a large selection of microwave rice pouches too! ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿ’—

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