(Closed) What brand name items do you spring for at the grocery store?

posted 7 years ago in Cooking
Post # 3
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Cottonelle TP – but it goes on sale sometimes!

Dr. Pepper

90/10 on the meat

Heinz ketchup

country crock butter (mmm)

I do buy a lot of Publix (grocery store) brand stuff becuase it’s good but if I go to WalMart or something, I spring for more name brands.

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

Kraft Mac n Cheese.

Jack’s Pizza.

Ragu Alfredo sauce.

 

I think those are my main ones.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

Usually cake mixes and Kraft Mac & Cheese.  I shop at Fresh and Easy most of the time, and their store brand is usually pretty amazing.  I buy their generic yogurt, cheese, lunch meat, bread, jellies, pasta sauce… almost everything is store brand.  Except the cereal – F&E cereal is awful, so I’ll buy the Ralph’s store brand of that.

Post # 6
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: January 1992

I ALWAYS buy brand name cereal. Off-brand cereal is just not the same.

I also prefer name brand tootpaste. Colgate or Arm and Hammer.

I only buy White Lily flour, even though it isn’t organic. My food just turns out better.

I buy salon brands of shamppo and conditioner, but I don’t buy those at the grocery store.

 

Post # 7
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Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: October 2009

Ragu Pasta Sauce

Good cheese (not processed)

Pillsbury rolls and biscuits

 

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Organic meat and organic eggs.  They just taste better to me.

Post # 10
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2011

I actually buy almost NOTHING store brand, because it’s just not as good. I will buy the store brand of canned vegetables, milk, butter, sour cream, bagged rice, and apple juice. Pretty much anything else, I buy name brand. Some stuff you especially can’t get away with buying store brand- most condiments (salad dressings especially, UGH), coffee creamers (always chalky and filmy), cookies/crackers, cokes… a lot of it. 

Post # 11
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2012

A few things are:

Charmin

Heinz ketchup

Honey bunches of oats and cheerios (no generic cereal)

Cherry Coke Zero

Crystal Light

 

Post # 12
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Honey bee

I tend to stock up when what I want is on sale, but if in a world nothing went on sale I would get

Heinz ketchup

lean beef (93/7)

anything BUT granny, macintosh, red or yellow delicious apples

good vinegar and oil

good cheese

my dogs food EVO

Post # 13
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Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: June 2009

T/P and paper towels. Cheap ones fall apart. Any baking stuff; chocolate chips etc that are generic just do not taste right to me and sometimes so effect the final product. And any soda of course.

Post # 14
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Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2010

TOILET PAPER!!!! But I always buy it on sale and stock up 🙂 Peanut butter, mayo, ketchup.

Would you believe there’s a store brand of mac and cheese up here that’s 1000x better than KD??

Post # 15
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I knew I’d think of more, lol. Cheerios, Yoplait yogurt, Tostitos, Jif peanut butter, Cambell’s soup.

Post # 16
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: February 2011

Royale TP. It’s on sale reasonably often, but I would buy it anyway; toilet paper is the one thing I refuse to skimp on.

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