Do you buy the store branded items?

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#1 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

So do you? I do, and from my experiences there's only a few items you can't buy generic like...

Velveeta cheese

#3 Posted by KiIIyou (27145 posts) -

I always try and get the cheaper of the choices when I can, but if it tastes awful or even just a little then I go back to the more spensive stuff.

#4 Posted by Dogswithguns (10708 posts) -

No.. I shop at ALDI.. or something else.

#5 Posted by Braun_Roid_Rage (719 posts) -

Store brand soda is awful.

#6 Posted by HuggyBear1020 (456 posts) -

Yeah I usually buy store brand if there's no noticeable difference in quality.

#7 Posted by konvikt_17 (22176 posts) -

that depends on what im buying. foods, i try to get name brand.

when it comes to medicines and such, i get off brand. same active ingredients for cheaper.

#8 Posted by thegerg (14917 posts) -

" from my experiences there's only a few items you can't buy generic like...

Velveeta cheese"

What do you mean?

#9 Posted by lamprey263 (23303 posts) -

I don't mind the generic store brand imitation Velveeta, hell some part of me thinks Velveeta actually makes it, back when I worked at the grocery store I actually learned that much of the store brand items are actually made by the people that make the name brand stuff, they just make the other seemingly generic stuff because customers are drawn to variety.

#10 Posted by Fightingfan (38011 posts) -

I don't mind the generic store brand imitation Velveeta, hell some part of me thinks Velveeta actually makes it, back when I worked at the grocery store I actually learned that much of the store brand items are actually made by the people that make the name brand stuff, they just make the other seemingly generic stuff because customers are drawn to variety.

Yeah it's pretty good, but I think it's the lack of fat. There's just something different.

#11 Posted by lamprey263 (23303 posts) -

@lamprey263 said:

I don't mind the generic store brand imitation Velveeta, hell some part of me thinks Velveeta actually makes it, back when I worked at the grocery store I actually learned that much of the store brand items are actually made by the people that make the name brand stuff, they just make the other seemingly generic stuff because customers are drawn to variety.

Yeah it's pretty good, but I think it's the lack of fat. There's just something different.

I'm not certain if the generic stuff is made by Velveta or not, but I do recall once looking at the ingredients and nutrition once and the only difference was like 10 calories.

#12 Edited by sukraj (22308 posts) -

Sometimes

#13 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36784 posts) -

No.. I shop at ALDI.. or something else.

lolwut

#14 Edited by Dogswithguns (10708 posts) -
#15 Posted by dave123321 (33829 posts) -

Ice cream is something I buy. The fresh meats and stuff obvs. Milk. Other stuff that I can't really think of now. I do know that they have quite a bit of items

#16 Edited by OmitName (721 posts) -

most store branded stuff in my experience is of a distinctly higher quality than national brands. their vanilla wafers are loads better than the keebler sort. popcorn is much better as well. the only thing that falls short is their version of doritos. they are gritty as cuss. strangely, i get the impression that these bad chips are among their most popular of imitations. i have also had some strawberry preserves that have not been so great.

#17 Posted by Master_Live (14250 posts) -

Depends. I do it a lot with cereals.

#18 Posted by chaoscougar1 (36784 posts) -

@chaoscougar1 said:

@Dogswithguns said:

No.. I shop at ALDI.. or something else.

lolwut

What do you mean.. ?!

I could be mistaken
But I do believe almost every single item in ALDI is one of their brands

#19 Edited by Detroit222 (5289 posts) -

I buy only generic drugs, aspirin, and the like.

But I buy Cheerios because the store brands are awful.

So I guess it really depends on the taste when it comes to food.

#20 Posted by XenoLair (4755 posts) -

You are asking like I actually have a choice. Of course I do. Its cheaper. Thankfully most store brand products here aren't that bad.