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Generic Brands

When I was younger and single I was very brand specific in buying food and other items from the grocery store. I didn’t want to buy the store brand of anything. I thought that was not as good of quality.

When I was pregnant with Blake I stopped working and knew I would not go back to work for many years. So, we started getting very frugal with everything including food. I started trying out store brand items. What did it matter what type of milk, butter, or pasta I used? I also switched over in items like tin foil and plastic wrap.

I will try a lot of items in store brand now. I will say there are some things that I just don’t like in the store brand. I know that it means it is made by the main brand that I didn’t like in the first place. It is still hard to go back and try items that I have tried in store brand and didn’t like.

I will also say that I do sale shop. I’m not a hoarder. I only buy what I need. Typically by shopping day my fridge and pantry are pretty bare. I don’t like to have a lot of stuff sitting around that we aren’t using. I really hate throwing away things that didn’t get used to their full potential.

Do you buy store brands? Do you have items that you have to buy in a specific brand? Are you a coupon shopper? Do you buy things just because they are on sale?

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2 thoughts on “Generic Brands

  1. I always buy brands almost exclusively. I taste a difference and I don’t like it. I tried generic in college and never ate the food. I wasted more money buying cheap food that made me gag. When I moved to Florida with my husband we were poor graduate/law students. We bought generic food twice thinking that I had grown up and would just eat it. I didn’t. It was gross. My husband could have cared less but I hate generic food.

    Having said that I LOVED Publix brand ice cream and I buy Giant Eagle brand now that I live in PA again. I also like Giant Eagle animal crackers. : ) My tastes are childish.

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