When you buy a tub of popcorn at your local movie theater, you know that you're overpaying for the treat -- significantly. In fact, a lawsuit was recently filed against a theater chain, accusing it of overcharging.
Odds are, though, that you overpay for food much more often than you realize. According to Ziplist.com, a grocery-list-making service and app, Americans pay thousands of dollars a year more than they need to.
Here's Ziplist.com's list of overpriced foods. As you go through the list take a moment to calculate how much you spend -- and might save -- on these items. Each of us has a different food-and-drink-buying profile, after all.
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