I am all about some ghetto brands for pretty much everything. As long as it is from a well known high end chain. Mainly Kroger and Meijer here but ohhh how I dream of being able to shop at Publix on a weekly basis.
Though I will say there are 4 items that I do not buy the ghetto brand of.
Coke and Pepsi Products
Boars Head Meats
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I don't recall seeing any grocery stores, other than the purposefully cheap ones, replacing the name brand with the store one. They are always alongside each other. Sometimes people pay more for the perceived or real quality or taste of the name brand. Why would they cost themselves a sale?This message has been edited. Last edited by: egregore,
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I second this. Publix and Costco/kirkland branded items are just as good, if not sometimes better than the name brand. They're the only store brands I've found that is very good quality. All of the other generic brands generally suck.
I eat cereal.....a lot of cereal. I have found that Walmart's Great Value brand for their Oat Squares and Cinnamon Oat Squares (Life knock-offs) suits me just fine as well as Kroger's brand of Cocoa Krispies. Waaaaay cheaper than the "brand name" counterparts.
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do you work for Costco?
or any of the manufacturers that you mention ?
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Apparently, Costco has it's own product R&D. They may not own their own manufacturing but they do provide their own specs often enough instead of just private labeling other brands.
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They are exactly the same in many cases.
You forgot to mention publix bread.....
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I do not work for Costco or any any of the manufacturers mentioned. Did my own research in the internet.
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What I've see is Costco gets a new product. If it sells well, suddenly the Kirkland brand comes out with it and the name brand is gone.
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Publix dairy processing facility Lakeland FL.
Their ice cream is really good. You have Laura Johnson (retired) to thank for that.
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Not just Publix bread, it's the onion rye. If you haven't tried the in-store bakery onion rye, you have to try it. Great for roast beef sandwiches, or toasted with morning coffee, just about everything except stuff like peanut butter, honey, jam ...
Gotta get to the store early though, they only bake a couple of loaves of this delectable bread and when it's gone, it's gone.
I haven't had any for over a week, withdrawal symptoms here, but wife and I are on a no-carb 30 day diet. I think somebody here on the forum suggested the diet. No Publix onion rye for V-Tail until the beginning of April.
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Several decades ago when I was about 14, I worked a summer for one of those big canning companies up in Lewiston Idaho. Got to see what happened to all those peas that were coming out of the processors in those huge pea fields.
The name of the processing company was, AIR, Snow Crop.
On occasion I had to walk through part of the canning plant. Got to see the labeling lines. Each line was putting a different company label on the cans.
Same peas, from the same fields, same canning plant, just different labels on the cans.
Same thing applied to the cherries we were picking, too. I got paid 3 cents a pound to pick them.
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Canned corn for example. In a good growing year you'll be hard pressed to find a difference. It's during the tough growing seasons you'll find the differences.
I use store brand about half the time, picking and choosing what I feel makes a difference.
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I'll go for the store brands almost every time. When I shop Wally World, the Great Value products are just like the national brands. When I buy at Aldi's, there in house names are just as good as the majors and it says you a shit pot full of money too!
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There is a difference between bottled water. Some brands, particularly the higher end spring water brands, I can't stand. Some I can stand cold, but not warm. And the taste can change region to region.
The funny part is one brand that I can stand locally is the Sam's Club house brand. And it is one of the cheapest at under 9 cents a bottle at case prices.
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Aldis is like Bizarroland. The packaging and colors of their store brands mimic the name brands even to the point where if you are used to Hellmans mayonaise, their packaging is identical but it may say "Spellmans" .
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