Do you buy generics or store brands?

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Do you buy generics or store brands?

spiced spiced
Just curious whether I'm weird or normal. About this issue, I mean. I KNOW I'm weird in a general way.

Do you buy generic or store brands, or just name brands?
Answers (private voting - your screen name will NOT appear in the results):
I never buy generics or store brands
3  (5%)
I sometime buy generics or store brands
13  (21%)
I buy about as many generics or store brands as I do name brands
32  (52%)
I usually choose generics or store brands
11  (18%)
I always buy generics or store brands
3  (5%)
Total votes: 62
Poll is closed
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llellsee llellsee
We buy a mix of both, with alot of products I don't feel/taste a difference.
01/12/2013
Real or memorex Real or memorex
If it is cheaper and I can't tell the difference in taste, I buy it.
01/12/2013
damnbul12 damnbul12
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
Just curious whether I'm weird or normal. About this issue, I mean. I KNOW I'm weird in a general way.

Do you buy generic or store brands, or just name brands?
I never buy generics or store brands
01/12/2013
Bleu Bleu
It really depends. Like pasta, rice, some cereals, and other things that are usually uniform in taste or require you to cook them a bit more/are raw, I will buy generic because it's generally cheaper.

But many things I cannot. A majority of the time I come to love the name brand so when I buy the store brand it tastes like crap or doesn't give off the same taste as the other one. Many things also don't have store brands. Things like soda I can't buy the generic of unless I'm using it in something to where it doesn't really matter (mixed drinks, root beer floats, cakes, etc). Fruit roll ups have horrible store brand forms...so do poptarts. ;+;
01/12/2013
wwwww wwwww
Depends on the product. I buy generic oatmeal mix, cereal, dried foods like beans, canned food, frozen food, or stuff like pickles and olives but my partner refuses to let generic brand mac and cheese, ketchup or mustard into the house. Its kind of funny actually because we've had these really long squabbles in the supermarket about whether or not you can taste the difference. He insists that Heinz is the best ketchup ever and that you can taste the difference between it and no name. I think any old bottle of ketchup could pass as Heinz with a bit of sugar mixed into it. -_-
01/12/2013
inkky inkky
Depends on the store and the product
01/12/2013
Rossie Rossie
About 70% name brands, 30% generic, it really depends on the quality of the product.
01/12/2013
hjtee hjtee
I buy store brands for certain things. Mustard for example, but I won't under any circumstances for other things, like ketchup!
01/12/2013
*Camoprincess* *Camoprincess*
Quote:
Originally posted by wwwww
Depends on the product. I buy generic oatmeal mix, cereal, dried foods like beans, canned food, frozen food, or stuff like pickles and olives but my partner refuses to let generic brand mac and cheese, ketchup or mustard into the house. Its kind of ...
I agree with your partner Heinz all the way when it comes to Ketchup and that is the way my mom is as well.

There are MANY things that have to be named brand for me to use it like salad dressings they have to be Kraft or Ken's, my mayo has to be Kraft nothing else will do. Mac and Cheese I can't do generic I have to get Kraft as well I do buy store brand stuff when it comes to boxed pasta and whatnot but nothing to bogus.


When it comes to bath,body,cleaning and laundry stuff its all name brand
01/12/2013
Terri69 Terri69
It depends on what the product is...
01/12/2013
kdlt kdlt
Quote:
Originally posted by Terri69
It depends on what the product is...
Agreed.
01/12/2013
Incendiaire Incendiaire
Always name brands.
01/12/2013
js250 js250
I used to always buy name brands until I went to a friends house and we ate some of those canned ravioli. The generic was better than the name brand! Now my items are a mix. There have been many different foods that are better as the generic--like the cheese at the store...wow!! Big difference.
01/12/2013
Lildrummrgurl7 Lildrummrgurl7
I almost always buy generic. It's much cheaper and either tastes the exact same or better, in some cases.
01/12/2013
Mrs.Tee Mrs.Tee
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
Just curious whether I'm weird or normal. About this issue, I mean. I KNOW I'm weird in a general way.

Do you buy generic or store brands, or just name brands?
Both are along the same lines to me
01/12/2013
ShadowedSeductress ShadowedSeductress
We buy both. It really just depends, I like store brand mac and cheese so much more! There are a lot of random other things as well. A lot of the time there really isn't a difference.
01/12/2013
table38792 table38792
I guess I'm about 50/50. Storebrands are more common for food I think, not everything has a generic version.
01/12/2013
Gone (LD29) Gone (LD29)
I think we have preferred brands for about 25% of the things we normally buy, the other 75% we buy whatever is cheapest on that shopping trip. Sometimes that means we get the store brand, sometimes that means we get the name brand. It's all about what's on sale and what I have the coupon for.
01/13/2013
poetprincess poetprincess
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
Just curious whether I'm weird or normal. About this issue, I mean. I KNOW I'm weird in a general way.

Do you buy generic or store brands, or just name brands?
It depends on the product..
01/13/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
Quote:
Originally posted by Bleu
It really depends. Like pasta, rice, some cereals, and other things that are usually uniform in taste or require you to cook them a bit more/are raw, I will buy generic because it's generally cheaper.

But many things I cannot. A majority ...
I totally agree about the soda! The only ones I don't notice a difference with are orange, root beer, and gingerale.

It totally depends with me. I actually like the store brand Nutella better! I'll never buy the store brand canned stews again, though, they're 30% cheaper but have 50% less meat and good veggies and more broth! I'd rather pay $.20 more and have a better meal.

I've found that a lot of veggies really don't matter, like creamed corn and peas and such. It's all trial and error for me!
01/13/2013
deltalima deltalima
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
Just curious whether I'm weird or normal. About this issue, I mean. I KNOW I'm weird in a general way.

Do you buy generic or store brands, or just name brands?
Usually whichever is cheaper.
01/13/2013
Allstars316 Allstars316
name brands
01/13/2013
Rory Rory
I by mostly brand names but there are a couple of exceptions.
01/13/2013
SaiDiscordia SaiDiscordia
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
Just curious whether I'm weird or normal. About this issue, I mean. I KNOW I'm weird in a general way.

Do you buy generic or store brands, or just name brands?
I am not against store/generic brands, but there are certain things that I refuse to skimp on ever again such as mac n cheese and ketchup.
01/13/2013
Living Doll Living Doll
I don't mind store brands. I usually can't tell a difference.
01/13/2013
PropertyOfPotter PropertyOfPotter
We usually choose generic since it's lower in price, and more times than not tastes as good or better than the name brand. It pays to be money smart!
01/13/2013
Bignuf Bignuf
Quote:
Originally posted by spiced
Just curious whether I'm weird or normal. About this issue, I mean. I KNOW I'm weird in a general way.

Do you buy generic or store brands, or just name brands?
I used to be totally into name brand foods, but lately I have found Kroger and Publix brands to be as good, or better.
01/13/2013
ginnyluvspotter ginnyluvspotter
Depends on where I shop and what's on sale.
01/13/2013
spiced spiced
We buy a lot of generics and store brands, especially the "premium" store brands, which are sometimes actually better than the name brand equivalent for less money.

Some name brands are just better. I love Heinz ketchup and now that they have the Simply Heinz version (with sugar instead of high fructose corn syrup), I won't buy anything else (I was buying the Whole Foods one, but Heinz tastes WAY better). Ditto for Coke now that Mexican Coke (again, sugar instead of HFCS) is available at our Stop n Shop.

But for most things, I think buying name brands is just throwing money away.
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