19 Things For Anyone Who Loves Food But Hates Spending Money
Products you'll wish you knew about sooner at prices that *won't* burn a hole in your wallet.
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1. A compact cold brew maker so you can get your daily coffee fix right at home WITHOUT dropping $6 a day on lattes from cafes. Six bucks a day + seven days a week = way too much money spent on caffeine.
2. This breakfast sandwich maker that'll give you a McGriddle-esque meal and basically pay for itself after just the first week of use.
3. A bottle of Heinz Mayochup because you can put it on everything for that weirdly delicious fast food taste. Why go to Burger King when you can slap some of this on a homemade patty and have a burger that's just as good?
4. Some Starbucks flavored syrups so you can make your favorite drinks right at home and save some serious $$$. Look, I love me a venti iced vanilla latte as much as the next New Yorker...but I also love not seeing negative numbers in my bank account.
5. A box of Cafe du Monde beignet mix because booking a flight to New Orleans for the real thing will just run you waaaay too much dough — even if it's unearthly delicious.
6. This handheld milk frother you can use in place of a frother from a $200+ cappuccino machine. You're just four bucks away from having beautifully foamy drinks at your disposal.
7. A mini donut maker because nowadays, a dozen donuts already costs like $13. Get ready to cater an entire party or prepare after-dinner desserts on a dime.
8. Reusable silicone cupcake liners so you can whip up a sweet treat sans paper liners that you'll have to throw out and re-purchase the next time you want a batch of something yummy.
9. A set of icing tips for anyone who wants beautifully decorated cakes and cupcakes worthy of appearing on Cupcake Wars without actually buying them yourself. Unleash your inner Martha Stewart for parties, birthdays, holidays, and more.
10. This sushi making kit that's perfect for sushi lovers who'd rather not spend $12 on just one spicy tuna roll. Think of all the spicy tuna rolls you can have with this baby.
11. A Home Chef meal kit subscription you need if spending $70+ on groceries that go bad before you get to use them deeply hurts your soul. You pick the serving size that best suits you, and the meals you want to make every week.
12. This handy, dandy smoothie recipe book for anyone who wants to start their day sipping happiness through a straw, NOT sulking because they spent $6 for a tiny cup of apple juice and strawberries. The recipes can help you create the quality smoothies you get from some of your favorite, expensive spots right at home.
13. Everything but the Bagel seasoning so you can get that obsessively delicious flavor over and over again without reaching into your wallet over and over again.
14. An easy to use–Guac Lock because you'll finally be able to break the vicious (and expensive) cycle of buying or making guacamole, doing your darnedest to save it for as long as possible, throwing it out because you couldn't save it, and re-buying guac.
15. Reusable coffee pods that'll help you save on splurging for actual K-cups. They let you brew coffee that suits your tastes and are easy to clean so you just might find yourself reaching for these over and over.
16. A wine saver because it'll extend the life of your opened bottle of wine by creating an air-tight seal over the top. Gone are the days of tossing your wine because you've accidentally let it sit too long.
17. The Flip-It! bottle stand that's designed to help you get the very last drop of literally anything. Because nothing hurts more than knowing you have about an extra week's worth of ketchup sitting in the bottle, but not being able to get it out.
18. A pack of bread-saving sheets you'll want to use with ALL of your pastries because they'll help keep your baked goods fresh for longer — aka, no more having to toss half a bag of bagels because you couldn't finish them all in less than a week.
19. And the Bluapple produce saver so you can keep your fruits and veggies fresh for up to three times as long, which means you'll actually have an apple a day without worrying about everything else going bad too soon.
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