For 44 items surveyed in the Department of Licensing and Consumer Affairs Food Basket Survey, St. Croixs Sunshine Supermarket came in with the lowest price.
Sunshine carried a price tag of $117.90 for the 44 items compared to Plaza Extras $121.71 and Pueblos $128.70.
On St. Thomas, Plaza Extra reported the lowest price -- $75.19 -- on 31 survey items followed by Pueblo in Subbase at $79.37.
DCLA officials say savings can be realized if people shop around. They said a pound of Land-O-Lakes butter goes for $3.69 at Sunshine, $4.79 at Plaza Extra and $5.59 at Pueblo in Golden Rock.
On St. Thomas Plaza Extra sells a half-gallon of St. Thomas Dairies ice cream for $4.99 while Pueblos price is a $1.40 more expensive.
DCLA Commissioner Andrew Rutnik said shoppers should use coupons and specials to save money.
For more information, call Consumer Protection at 773-2226 on St. Croix and 774-3130 on St. Thomas.