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Brand Names Vs Supermarket Makes

Discussion in 'Household, Hobbies & Pets' started by Snowbaby, Oct 18, 2008.

  1. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    Do you always buy branded named groceries or do you buy anything of the "value" or supermarket own range? Pretty much the only branded item I buy is baked beans. Unless the item is on offer and therefore the equivelent price or cheaper than the supermarket own brand. I have to admit, I seldom buy the basic "value" product, but rather the supermarket brand.

    I was buying Kelloggs bran flakes until last week I took Tesco Value bran flakes... DH always brings my breakfast up to me whilst I do my hair, at some point last week the kelloggs ran out and the tesco value box took over... can't tell you when that was though!

    I think I'm going to experiment and try other value products!
     
  2. Potholer

    Potholer Active Member

    We just buy the cheapest really. One supermarket, Countdown, has it's own "Homebrand" which makes cheese with vegetarian rennet in it, making it half the price branded "vegetarian cheese" so we get that. And their "homebrand" bread cos it's cheapest. We have to get branded "lite" sour cream cos the rest has gelatine in it. Otherwise, if it's needed for a meal and it's the cheapest, we get it. Pams, if you guys get that brand, is my favourite. It's branching out into wider products like meusli bars rather than just the basics and its dirt cheap so am in love with them. And it's all good.
     
  3. Snowbaby

    Snowbaby Active Member

    Can't say I've heard of that brand.

    I'm definately going to experiment with the cheaper brands. I have tried a few products of the cheapest brand before, some are fine, others are yuk. Trial and error!
     
  4. Orrymain

    Orrymain Member

    I used to only like brand names but the store brands are getting much better now and there are several products that I regularly buy in the store brand.
     
  5. katharina

    katharina Member

    It really depends on what the product is for me. Some store brands are just as good, but then others are terribly fatty/salty/mushy, etc. I've had to just try some of the generic to see which are of the same quality.
     
  6. kernow

    kernow Member

    I try the supermarket own brand or saver items and if I am satisfied with them I buy those instead of branded items. A significant part of my weekly shop is now made up of own brand items.
     
  7. Stavy

    Stavy Member

    tend to go with the brands i grew up with especially for food.... can't imagine eating beans that are not Heinz, or cornflakes that are not Kellogs (crunchy nut :D) just habit I guess.. I will buy the store brand toilet roll and stuff like that..

    Hubby decided to experiment with cheap coffee once.... that didn't last long. I'm sure many own brands are probably just as good as branded though...
     
  8. Orrymain

    Orrymain Member

    I used to hate store brands. There are some that are still crap, but where I shop regularly, there's one that is actually good.
     
  9. Luv2write

    Luv2write Member

    Whenever possible, I try to get the value brand. Some things taste the same. I like to save the money. There are some things I will not buy the cheaper brand of, such as tuna or tomato soup. My tomato soup has got to be campbells.
     
  10. justontime

    justontime Member

    I am much the same as Love2write, there are a few things I will not compromise on. I only buy free range eggs and local farm assured meat, I am fussy about tomato soup too, it has to be Heinz.
     
  11. Stavy

    Stavy Member

    yup got to be Heinz cream of tomato here too :)
     
  12. kernow

    kernow Member

    Me too. there is nothing quite like Heinz tomato soup, I love it.
     
  13. Luv2write

    Luv2write Member

    Really? I have never had Heinz tomato soup. But then again there ketschup is pretty good.
     
  14. Orrymain

    Orrymain Member

    Definitely there are things I would not chance either. But also some things it doesn't matter on. I recently 'risked' store brand Mayonnaise. Heck, it's just as good and it's half as much.
     
  15. Stavy

    Stavy Member

    luv2write, you haven't lived! Go get some! Have it with crusty bread and butter.... yummy...
     

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