Question of the Day

Do you buy generic brands of food?

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11 Responses to Question of the Day

  1. SKL says:

    I don’t think so – I usually buy organic, and I don’t recall seeing generic organic. Nothing against generics per se – they just tend to have junkier food choices than what I buy. If I saw something that met my “requirements” and was cheaper, I’d buy generic.

  2. ronburgandy says:

    ^ My thoughts exactly SKL. While the media has got us all health concious, there isnt any definitive reason why to shell out the extra money for generic.

    You could question the moral deliema involved in purchasing generic food though, eggs for example….or milk. You could get a generic eggs for a fraction of the price of free range…you dont need me to tell you about those chickens. We’ve all seen and heard about it far too many times.

    Credit crunch kicks in though, so its bad times for the organic retail side.

  3. SKL says:

    Funny thing is, I don’t really spend that much on food, because I mostly buy simple staples. It’s the milk that kills me – my kids and I go through about $4 per day of organic milk. But I strongly believe that (a) we are better off not eating those extra hormones, and (b) the cows are better off not being forced to produce an unnaturally large amount of milk. And organic tastes better, too. No, there is no way I would buy “generic” milk, unless we were in a major cash crunch. My answer might have been different if I hadn’t gotten used to organic, though.

  4. Sue says:

    I have bought generic items, but not every time. Depends on what it is. Cereal yes. I prefer the taste of some generic cereals over the brand names. Milk…as far as that goes I don’t think I’ve seen a “generic” brand of milk. Generic makes me think of Flavorite or Our Family brands. If it saves me money and tastes ok, I can sure live with generic!!

  5. K. Trainor says:

    We do with some items, but only repeat the experience if we like them. I’ve found a few ‘store brand’ items I really like, and some I’ll never purchase again. Ever. Of course, I could say the same about brand names as well.

  6. Tosha says:

    I agree with K. Trainor.. We do the same thing.. If its something that we turn out to like we buy it again.. if not.. never again..

  7. nikki says:

    Some generic things yes, like cereal for the kids and oatmeal and some snacks. If it’s for the kids I usually try to get generic. Some things I refuse to get generic, like spaghetti sauce has to be Ragu for Jason but I like the Classico. If it tastes just the same then why not. But I won’t skimp on taste to save money, then I have to hear from Jason and he is one picky f***er.

  8. Joy says:

    I do buy some things that are the store brands. Some soups I do. If something tastes the same I will buy it if it’s cheaper. Some Campbell’s soups taste just like the Favorite brand. Why pay even a dime more for a can of soup if it tastes the same? The thing is you have to try them.

  9. kweenmama says:

    I’ve bought store brand items, some taste fine so we continue to buy them. If they don’t measure up in taste then I never buy them again. There are some store brand cereals I refuse to try again.

  10. Candi says:

    I do buy some foods genetric, but there is just some things that you can’t buy, it doesnt taste the same. Who really made the name genetric anyways. My mom is such a freak about that word. She even thinks that there is a genetric milk!!! I give her S**t all the time, cuz there no such thing. LOL

  11. Candi says:

    opps spelling error, Generic, Sorry nicole!!! LOL

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