The price of everything from gas to groceries seems to being going up, so 59News set out to find out how to slim down but still fill up on a budget.
We compared the taste of some brand name cookies with a generic version to see how they measure up.
"I cannot distinguish a significant difference," Joe Lively, of Athens, said. "If I was to choose one, it would probably be number two."
No. 2 was the off-brand Oreo. Buying that brand at Grants Supermarket in Princeton would save you more than $1.50.
For people like Joe Lively, they actually like the taste of the generic cookie better. In fact, there's even a fat free version of HY Top for the health conscious. But some of the people we spoke with say the taste of the brand name cookie is worth the splurge.
"Just get it when it's on sale," said Diana Martin, of Princeton.
A sale on Fudge Stripes had some shoppers thinking twice, but for six out of seven cookie connoisseurs, the brand name came out on top.
HY Top and Better Value brands paled in comparison to Chips Ahoy and Fudge Stripes, but when it comes to Oreos, it's still a toss up.
One thing is certain -- buying the off-brand saves shoppers $1 to $2, and for Oreo aficionados like Nathan Sampson, that adds up.
More ways to save in the month of May will be shown on 59News on Tuesdays and Thursdays.