Supermarket Showdown

Supermarket shopping can be tricky, especially when you're comparing different versions of the same ingredient! So to make it easier for you, we've pitted them against each to see who comes out on top!

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Battle of the Margaritas

Homemade:

Prep: 7 minutes (2 minutes with premade simple syrup)
Price: $2.31 for 5 oz.

You simply can't beat the fresh flavor of real lime juice. And while the addition of orange liqueur, such as triple sec or Cointreau, ups the price, it makes for a tastier, more potent drink. Plus, you can make it as sweet or tart as you like.

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Premade Mix:

Prep: 1 minute
Price: $1.73 for 5 oz.

You'll be sipping in seconds -- just add tequila and ice -- but you might not love the cloying taste: High-fructose corn syrup is the second ingredient after water in most mixes, which also have artificial colors and little or no real juice.

And the winner is ...

HOMEMADE!

- Beth Janes

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