Monday, May 9, 2022

What's In A Name...? A Brand Name, that is...

"Name Brands" vs "store brands" is my topic.

My mom, bless her heart, hates the store I shop at with a passion. But that's the place I shop. Have for more than a decade and have no desire to change that habit at this point in time. :0)

But it's gotten me to thinking...I buy a lot of store brands, which, in my case, means "Great Value" or "Equate"--and she's not said a word about either since she's been here.

But there are a few things that I don't ever buy the store brand of. Ever. Probably more for a perceived issue of better quality than the reality of it.

I'm sure we all have favorite brands. This first one has nothing to do with quality, however.

Until I die, I will use Palmolive Dish Soap. And it has to be the original green kind. Why? Because I took bubble baths in it at my grandparents' house when I was a child and the smell of those memories is a cherished one.

Some people will only buy a name brand mayonnaise. Not me. I couldn't care less about mayo.

On the other hand--let's talk about cheese. I will buy store brand shredded or block cheese any day of the week...but I will never buy store brand "American" cheese. It's gotta be Kraft singles for grilled cheese sandwiches or nothing, baby.

I also buy Hunt's spaghetti sauce over any other brand. I don't know that I've ever tried the store brand, but that's not a product I'm willing to try. No reason why, to be honest. Hunt's is tried and true for us.

And I think those three items are the extent of my "pickiness" when it comes to name brand vs. store brand. I'll give anything else a try.

What about you? Any product you'll pay more for the brand name of??

Have a super week!

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