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

posted 9 years ago in Cooking
Post # 17
3563 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Heinz ketchup, Bounty paper towels, kleenex tissues. At Trader Joes and Whole Foods, the store brand is generally pretty good, so I feel fine buying it for most other stuff. 

Post # 18
2583 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

double post

Post # 19
637 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

Q-Tips!! Real Q-Tips for me, please. I’m fussy about my ear canals, what can i say?

Post # 20
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

Tide (my Fiance refuses to use a different brand)


Arizona Arnold Palmer Lite or Zero

Annie Organic Mac and Cheese

Horizon Chocolate Milk

Pringles Light

Vitamin Water/Sobe Water

Walden Farms Salad Dressings (have yet to find another calorie free brand)

Post # 21
597 posts
Busy bee

I generally buy store brand stuff (President’s Choice has so many delicious options!) but I have to have:

– Heinz Ketchup

– Nile soups

– Quaker rice cakes

I work for a company that produces “name brand” stuff and “no name” stuff and I can tell you that they are often the exact same quality! It’s wild to see them side by side on the shelf for such different prices.

Post # 23
5988 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: May 2010

everything but two items is brand name for us.  the only generic/store stuff we buy is wollworths paper towels and toilet paper because i really prefer the store brand (has to be woolworths not coles) over the more expensive ones. weird i know

Post # 24
2095 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: September 2011


Hellman’s (Mrs. Philbert will do in a pinch)

Heinz Ketchup

Velveeta Shells and Cheese

Texas Toast or Chatham Village Croutons

Sodas (Coke, Pepsi, off brand is not the same)

A-1 Steak Sauce

Cat Food ( I buy only high protein low carb like EVO, Chicken Soup, etc.)

Post # 25
7691 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: August 2010

TP (Cottonelle), Organic Milk, name brand cheese, name brand cereals

Post # 26
597 posts
Busy bee

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@Mrs.ChubbyBunny: Yeah, I suppose to be fair I should add that *some* of our name brand customers have really strict rules about their products, and make us go to lengths that we would never bother with for the rest of our lines. So sometimes name brand really is just better. 😉

Post # 27
970 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

land-o-lakes butter!!!

blue bell, ben and jerry’s, snickers ice cream

oh and kashi cereal (i need at least ONE healthy thing)

Post # 28
5667 posts
Bee Keeper

Oh yeah, and cat food. My brats only get Nutro.

Post # 29
4499 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: September 2010

Oil of Olay spf 15 daily face lotion. I accept no substitute! 

Otherwise we pretty much either buy generic brand (household items, pasta, oats, flour, canned beans, cereal, rice) or organic / farmers’ market stuff (fruit & veg, eggs, cheese).

Post # 30
7172 posts
Busy Beekeeper

Organic Valley:  milk, half & half, pasture butter

Bounty:  Paper Towels – the kind that rip off in smaller sheets

Wild Planet Foods:  canned tuna, salmon

Vital Farms:  pastured eggs – I’m not loyal to this brand, but they are the only ones that sell to any grocery stores in my area – so I’ve become loyal but would stray if there were others that made them available.

Post # 31
952 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010

Kraft Peanut Butter

General Mills Cheerios

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