Question of the day

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10 Responses to Question of the day

  1. SKL says:

    No, or very rarely. We tried some “generic” stuff when it got a big advertising push in the early 1980s, when we (and most others) were broke. The mac & cheese in particular was a huge disappointment. Pretty much nothing tasted as good as it was supposed to. Not even Cheerios. I have tried a few generic things since, and have never been impressed. So, no thanks. Maybe if I was starving.

  2. starlaschat says:

    A little of both. I hate to say I buy a lot of named brands I guess I should be more open minded.

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  4. mssc54 says:

    Generic ….

    It is not difficult for me to imagine any sort of comsumer plant producing whatever it is they produce for we consumers. At certain hours of the week they put bran name labels on the can or bag. On other days they switch the labels to generic brands.

  5. Laura says:

    I don’t buy generic too often. At the moment, I can’t think of anything that I have that’s generic. Well, except maybe the “house brand” – which now is code for “generic” – bread.

    Oh, wait, I have a cabinet full of Archer Farms (Target’s “House Brand”) spices. I bought them because they have refillable square glass jars, and it completely organized my spice cabinet. I also get Archer Farms spinach chicken sausages. They’re pretty good.

    Otherwise, I think probably just bread/burger buns.

  6. Just a Mom says:

    I buy generic all the time unless I have a coupon to buy the name brand and it comes in cheaper than the generic. I am famous for refilling my kids “REAL” cereal boxes with the generic stuff and they never complain. As for the cookies I buy the generic and put them in the cookie jar before the kids see it. 🙂

  7. Doraz says:

    To me, there is nothing wrong with most generic products. They are made at the same place and labeled for distribution. Some products do have a different “taste” to people, so they by the name brands…… Peanut butter, for example..
    So, I experiment. It is like a game for me. If there is a BIG difference in the price, and they taste the same…PRICE wins!.

  8. Sue says:

    Half and half I’d say. Sometimes it’s just better! I like some generic cereal over name brand any day.

  9. nikki says:

    I’d say 50-50. Some things are better brand name, but I prefer some things generic. If it tastes the same I go for generic, you screw up with that taste then I’ll pay that extra dollar. Milk is one I can’t drink unless it’s GOOD milk. Jason uses so much he buys it in the bags (very cheap) I can’t drink it unless I have chocolate syrup to put in it!

  10. JavaQueen says:

    I agree w/ Nikki- I buy generic when possible to save money but there are some original things that are sooooooooooo perfectly fantastic, you cannot imitate them.

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