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Generic food items or name brand?


Asked by sendcheer at 5:22 PM on Apr. 17, 2011 in

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  • Depends. I'm willing to try a generic, but if it doesn't taste as good I won't get it again. For example, I actually like many of Target's store brands (like Market Pantry and Archer Farms Organics), and get their products fairly often. I tried a generic of a granola bar once and thought it was gross. I didn't even finish the box, but my husband thought they were alright and finished them up. Sometimes I buy the Kroger generic organic peanut butter, and it tastes pretty good. I have no problem buying generic Advil or things like that either, since they have to have the same main ingredients. I also try to read labels, so it depends what's in them. The Target chocolate chips don't seem to have all the oils that Nestle adds to their chips. I thought they tasted ok when I made some cookies for a moms' club open house last week.

    Answer by pam19 at 8:59 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Depends. Some of the generic stuff is really good-- much better than name brands. For instance, Costco makes some really great products under their Kirkland Signature brand. And you get the bonus of it typically being cheaper!

    Answer by Busimommi at 5:23 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Whatever tastes good

    Answer by pinkdragon36 at 5:24 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • depends on the item. Hubby had to have Hunt"s Ketsup, I like JiF peanut butter.

    Answer by juliemomx2 at 7:18 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • Generic. for the most part

    Answer by Cherries12 at 5:23 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • More often than not, generic.

    Answer by dream-catcher at 5:26 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • It depends on which food. I find Walmart's Good Value brands to be every bit as good as the name brand ones. AND lots cheaper.

    Answer by vbruno at 5:27 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • I mostly buy generic, anything to stretch my money.

    Answer by Bubbie0809 at 5:44 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • both depending on what it is

    Answer by mommie_of02 at 6:38 PM on Apr. 17, 2011

  • name brand

    Answer by smiley745 at 7:19 PM on Apr. 17, 2011