Do you buy brand named or store brands foods?

United States
October 26, 2006 5:36pm CST
I find most store brands arent as good, but I try them to save.
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18 responses
@chance00 (3332)
• United States
1 Dec 06
no I do not buy the name brand most of the times.I buy the store brands the most.I save money and I like that
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• United States
1 Dec 06
yep saving is a good thing, thanks for sharing
@the_vicar (1478)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Iuse some store brands if they are comarable to the name brand or at least alsmost so. If name brand items are on sale I usually buy them.
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• United States
1 Dec 06
yep me too, thanks for sharing
• United States
12 Nov 06
About the only name brand thing I always buy is Heinz ketchup and A1 steak sauce. I don't like any other brand although I will buy store brand if we don't have the money. Everything else we buy store brand, including the baby's formula, food, diapers, wipes, etc.
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• United States
1 Dec 06
good way to save money, thanks for sharing
@sbeauty (5870)
• United States
12 Nov 06
In food I generally buy brands I trust. I've tried store brands, and I agree that they just don't taste as good. I don't mind store brands in things like body wash and other products like that, though. They seem to work just as well as the more expensive brands.
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• United States
1 Dec 06
same here, thanks for sharing
• United States
12 Nov 06
actually the store name brands or no name brands are the made by the same places that make the brand name stuff..but sometimes especially sams choice stuff i like better then name brand their vanilla ice sandwiches rock..but like everyone else somethings i need brand names..
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• United States
12 Nov 06
yes i have found that to be true, i love Sam's Cola its good and cost half the price. Thanks for sharing
@Aali311 (6125)
• United States
12 Nov 06
Some things you just can't buy no name, others are fine, I'm not so picky, when it comes to things I can buy store brands I do.
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• United States
12 Nov 06
thats good, it can save you some money. Thanks
@gabi1203 (578)
• Canada
12 Nov 06
A lot of store brands, there are a few thing my husband likes that are name brand like Heinz Ketchup and Kraft miracle whip. but for me it's not that important
• United States
12 Nov 06
we do the same. Thanks for sharing
@kesfylstra (1870)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I know I should try more store brands, but I always go for name brand. Of course, I shop in a military grocery store now, and there are no store brands, so maybe that's why. Hmm...
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• United States
31 Oct 06
Well your are saving money anyway. I herd they have good prices in military stores. Thanks
• United States
31 Oct 06
It depends on what im buying. Some things i can buy store brands and other things have to be name brand..Some time you dont save by buying cheap things. Dont last as long and you dont save that much after all.
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• United States
31 Oct 06
I agree with that. Thank you
@missybal (4491)
• United States
31 Oct 06
I do the same thing, but I won't skimp on the important things.
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• United States
31 Oct 06
Same here. Like mayo it's got to be Hellman's lol
• United States
12 Nov 06
both
• United States
1 Dec 06
thanks
• United States
12 Nov 06
I usually buy the name brands.
• United States
12 Nov 06
thanks for sharing
• United States
12 Nov 06
Sometimes, i do.
• United States
1 Dec 06
thanks
@burgoonster (3760)
• Canada
31 Oct 06
Sometimes
• United States
31 Oct 06
Thanks for sharing
@rusty2rusty (6760)
• Defiance, Ohio
4 Feb 07
I buy both. There are certain stuff that I like and won't buy unless it is name brand. But things like can vegtables..I buy in any brand.
@sylviekitty (2083)
• United States
3 Feb 07
I almost always buy store brand, or value brand, if I can. There are a few exceptions- like if I have a craving for something in particular, or something is on sale for a great price, or I happen to have a coupon for it. I'm not really loyal to many brands, so I don't mind buying the cheaper stuff. Most of the time, it tastes just the same.
• United States
25 Jan 07
I'm with you on this. I'll try the store brands once, but if I don't like them, I'll pay the extra money for the name brands. I have found that most of the store brands don't taste as good, and believe me, my family does notice! They're a bunch of picky eaters.
@GardenGerty (118059)
• United States
15 Jan 07
For about two years I did product demonstrations in a grocery store chain. Several times a year we did "Dare to Compare" blind taste tests. I would say that in at least 75% of the tests I did, or knew about, the store brand was the preferred brand. Sometimes they have more flavor because more seasoning is added to make up for less fat, sometimes they are even healthier versions. It is kind of fun to do this.