Post # 1
We all know there are certain things you can get away with buying generic or cheap… and there are some you cannot. What are yours?
My big ones are:
Hellman’s Real Mayonaise
Good, non processed cheese.
Diet Coke- Sam’s Diet Cola tastes like muddy water
93/7 Lean ground meat
Post # 3
Cottonelle TP – but it goes on sale sometimes!
90/10 on the meat
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
Kraft Mac n Cheese.
Ragu Alfredo sauce.
I think those are my main ones.
Post # 5
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
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
Ragu Pasta Sauce
Good cheese (not processed)
Pillsbury rolls and biscuits
Post # 8
Organic meat and organic eggs. They just taste better to me.
Post # 9
@JoJo Bananas: Oh I forgot to mention Organic Horizon Milk. It tastes SO different than regular milk. I can’t go back and I have Fiance hooked too.
Post # 10
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
A few things are:
Honey bunches of oats and cheerios (no generic cereal)
Cherry Coke Zero
Post # 12
I tend to stock up when what I want is on sale, but if in a world nothing went on sale I would get
lean beef (93/7)
anything BUT granny, macintosh, red or yellow delicious apples
good vinegar and oil
my dogs food EVO
Post # 13
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
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
I knew I’d think of more, lol. Cheerios, Yoplait yogurt, Tostitos, Jif peanut butter, Cambell’s soup.
Post # 16
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.