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    Default Store Brands

    Most stores sell an in-house label product that they strategically place next to the national brand at a discount.

    Supposedly with things like chips and cereal they are manufactured in the same plant, so the difference is negligible.

    As places like Aldi and Lidl expand more in the US I can see a big push for store brands.

    Do you have much experience with generic brands and are they comparable or are you giving up something for 5 cents off?

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    Default Re: Store Brands

    I'll normally purchase store brands, never have noticed a difference.

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    Default Re: Store Brands

    Most of my shopping these days is done at Aldi's, and not a major store like Walmart or Target. I would do more shopping at Target, but the closest one is forty minutes away. I'll only stop there if I'm already in the area. Aldi's has certainly improved over the years allowing for more healthier food options on a cheap budget. Hell, I can even pick up wine while I'm there.

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    I goto a variety of grocery stores, from Safeway(where I don't buy a lot of things, chiefly their 1lb of ground bison for around 10$ and maybe some antioxidant juice), Big Lots and Grocery Outlet(which are stores that sell other brands plus name brands at a real cheap price), Smart & Final, among others. Big Lots and Grocery Outlet have a few real nice items-Most Grocery Outlets carry cheese imported from Bulgaria, the Czech Republic, England and The Netherlands. Big Lots has great deals when it comes to buying paper towels in bulk and certain disinfectant wipes for cleaning the house.

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    some products are hits and some are misses. all medication and drugs I am buying the store brand.
    I consulted for American Italian Pasta Company they are owned by Ralcorp. They are the biggest manufacturer of pasta in the country. Almost all of their stuff is the private label or store brand. They don't have their own brand. They make pasta for everyone else. In the case of them, I can assure you that their pasta is mostly the same for every store they manufacture for. They just do the packaging sizes and types the stores want.

    I have to note that some store brand or generic stuff is horrible replicas. Any house brand pop tart is bs. house brand mac and cheese is odd. It is very not Kraft, but sometimes that is ok.
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    I'm all about the generics. Same stuff, just not paying for the label.
    You call it a problem. I call it a solution.

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    I shop at Aldi and Save-alot always. Kroger is my last resort.
    Aldi is good for my side dishes and snacks. i have 2 kids who eat like teenagers so saving is a must.
    Save-alot is awesome for meat. they sell a good amount of meat for 50% off if you buy it on the sell-by date. i take it home and stock up my deep freezer. spend less than $100 for over month's worth of meat.

    Kroger is where i go for things i cant get elsewhere, namely name brands like Frosted Krispies
    i also clip coupons and collect digital coupons

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    I am a total brand snob and I don't see that the quality is as bad as no name stuff.
    I am pretty anti logo these days I prefer plain clothes.
    I like the American Giant clothing for hoodies and t-shirts

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    Quote Originally Posted by Theend View Post
    some products are hits and some are misses. all medication and drugs I am buying the store brand.
    I consulted for American Italian Pasta Company they are owned by Ralcorp. They are the biggest manufacturer of pasta in the country. Almost all of their stuff is the private label or store brand. They don't have their own brand. They make pasta for everyone else. In the case of them, I can assure you that their pasta is mostly the same for every store they manufacture for. They just do the packaging sizes and types the stores want.

    I have to note that some store brand or generic stuff is horrible replicas. Any house brand pop tart is bs. house brand mac and cheese is odd. It is very not Kraft, but sometimes that is ok.
    I'm glad I'm not the only one who thinks every store brand mac n cheese tastes weird as shit.

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    Many of the store brands or generic brands are the "name" brand products in a different package. I worked at a milk bottling plant when I was an undergrad. Halfway through our shift we would change out the "name" milk cartons with the "store brand" milk cartons. It was the exact the same thing but the store brand was half the price. My mother was a brand-snob and I could never convince her to buy the cheaper milk.

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    We only eat Velveeta shells and cheess

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    Default Re: Store Brands

    Mac and cheese is one of the only foods that really does matter brand wise to me. I'll only eat Kraft or Velvetta when it comes to Mac and cheese if I'm not making it homemade.

    Also, I prefer the Aldi's Poptarts to the actual name brand. Kellog's Poptarts have a sweet taste while Aldi's is more bitter is which I prefer.

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    I only eat Unfrosted Strawberry pop-tarts. no store brands. they taste nasty

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    Default Re: Store Brands

    Unfrosted? There are some things you cannot skimp on.

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    Default Re: Store Brands

    Quote Originally Posted by Ness View Post
    Unfrosted? There are some things you cannot skimp on.
    poptart frosting tastes like crud lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mistress View Post
    poptart frosting tastes like crud lol
    Wildberry FROSTED Poptarts fresh outta the toaster taste great..

    Also, Jarrito's is delicious, as well...For those of ya'll who've never tried Jarrito's(it has real cane sugar instead of refined sugar) it's different flavors of Mexican soft drinks such as tamarind, lime, mandarin, guava, fruit punch, mango, etc

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