Have you purchasd the "Store's Brand" foods? Do you like them?
I'm selected in the items I purchase, not all are same good quality.


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Ancient Hippy Profile
Ancient Hippy answered

I will buy store brand egg noodles, sugar, cereals, pretzels. The things I don't are mayo, peanut butter, jam, pasta.

HappyTo BeHereTo Profile

IF upon reading the label, I see it isn't full of yucky ingredients (high fructose corn syrup), then I'll try it.  There's actually a really good cereal I like.

  I know one of our stores is watering down the generic milk.  That same store has adulterated olive oil; it solidifies when cold. 

I find a lot of generic nonfood items, like "zip locks" and trash bags, that work great!

Didge Doo Profile
Didge Doo answered

Sure. We do most of our shopping at Aldi and their home brands are pretty good. There are a few exceptions but we learnt by experience which ones to buy elsehwhere.

Which, of course, leads inevitably to one of my favourite commercials.

Tom  Jackson Profile
Tom Jackson answered

As has been noted, the ingredients and/or their proportions may differ in the name vs the house brands; and I don't like taste surprises.

On the other hand, in some cases, the only difference is in the grade of the fruit or vegetable that has been canned.

So if the appearance of the contents is not a major concern for what you are eating and/or serving, then the house brand can prove to be the better choice.

Non-food items vary in quality.

Rooster Cogburn Profile
Rooster Cogburn , Rooster Cogburn, answered

I know one thing that I won't buy the store brand !!!

Ancient One Profile
Ancient One answered

Usually we purchase what is needed at a reasonable cost without brand loyalty, especially non food items. When it comes to food we are very careful in making our selections. Most popular brands have several levels of products under different names. In most cases it is absolutely the same product in different boxes and labels.

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