Monday, March 2, 2009

Inquiring Minds Want To Know


Name brand or Generic? And why?

21 comments:

Me said...

It depends on what I am buying. Probably 80% of my groceries...generic. Because they work just as well. But when it comes to soaps, shampoo, toothpaste....must be name brand! they just seem to work better! (Sometimes you really do get what you pay for..)

Erin said...

I like Western Family green beans way better than Green Giant! So yeah, sometimes generic. But important stuff like toilet paper and tampons? Definitely brand name!

tammy said...

Depends....some things really are better name brand. Cream of celery soup for casseroles? Must be Campbells. I just tried that one in a generic and it was gross!

Missy said...

Cereal; generic! But, I put it into the name brand boxes to trick the kids! LOL

wonder woman said...

Cream of Mushroom: Campbells. Cream of Chicken: generic. Cheddar Goldfish: Pepperidge Farms Cheddar Cheese: generic. My shampoo: Garnier. Kid's shampoo: generic.

Depends, love. Basically, if it's going to be with other ingredients and spices and really masked, you can get away with generic. Otherwise, gotta pay for quality. (I almost posted about this the other day.)

Mark said...

When I was into macaroni and cheese, I tried the no-name stuff, it simply couldn't compare (for me) with "the cheesiest." And so I ended up spending more money for Kraft.

But for many things I did the no-name thing.

blueviolet said...

The first thing that came to mind was medication and that's generic because it's way more cost efficient. I will pretty much buy generics of most any product actually. I gotta have Kraft mac n cheese, French's french fried onions, shampoo,toothpaste and makeup need to be name brand, but paper towels, tp, facial tissue can be generic.

The Wixom Zoo said...

It depends on the final price after I use my super cool coupons. Most of the time I get name brand because they're cheaper when I use a coupon. :)

Tanja said...

Depends....some things really are better name brand.

Jillene said...

Depends on what you are buying. About 80% of the stuff I buy is generic. BUT----I don't scrimp on shampoo, conditioner or any other hair products, deodorant, toothpaste, toilet paper, tampons, ect. They have to be name brand. Oh and if I happen to buy the kids Cheese Singles--they have to be Kraft and so does Macaroni & Cheese--Kraft only!!

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tiburon said...

Totally depends. I won't go generic on TP, tampons or kleenex

Help Que and Brittany Adopt said...

I am usually pretty cheap, but I do splurge on certain things (like certain cereals, soda and Bath & Body Works lotions).

bernthis said...

all drugs, if I can, generic. Same for paper products and things such as applesauce.

Raisen Bran-I'm sorry but Kellogg's tastes the best, I don't know why and Yoplait is way better than Safeway

Wendyburd1 said...

Name brand on most foods, unless it is been tried and loved. But always name brand for laundry stuff, we are sensitive in this house. Tide is the key. And name brand water for me, unless we are at Girls Camp, etc.

I do prefer Walmart plastic cups, napkins, etc. And Stop and Shop brands are not bad for some things.

Jo said...

Like everyone else, it depends on what it is. Some generics are just fine, and some stink! Trial and error is my method. If I like it, I will buy it again. Otherwise, forgettaboutit!

Mommy Madness said...

Somethings defiantly name brand. Like toilet paper has to be Scott's brand nothing else will do. Other things idc! ☺

Lady of Perpetual Chaos said...

Usually generic. Unless I have a really good coupon and it's on sale. Because I'm cheap like that. Let's go with frugal. ;o)

♫ Spasm ♫ said...

tay... it depends..

TP, PButter and toothpaste are a must on the name brand... and feminine stuff

everything else is generic

Bobie said...

Before the economic crisis, always name brand. Yep, I was a bit of a snob. Now, almost always generic. Although there are a few things I refuse to buy generic.

Motherboard said...

Depends. Typically generic. I'm not a snob about food. At all.