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generic vs. brand name

Postby Kate » Jun 12, 2009 7:57 am

I was just wondering if there was anyone out there like me who has certain things that I just can't seem to buy generic of.... they don't seem to taste right or work the same....

1. Generic Zofran vs the real thing.... for some reason I always think the generic ODT tastes worse and doesn't work as good...


2. Mayo... I cannot get generic it has to be Hellmans
3. Peanut butter.... has to be skippy
4. OJ great value OJ does not taste as good as tropicana
5. maple syrup... has to be northwood or some other brand name... generic just doesn't seem right.
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Postby ChristinaCK » Jun 14, 2009 8:52 pm

I *HAVE* to have Simply Orange orange juice w/the most pulp.

Tillamook Cheese - nothing else comes close. Hope I didn't make anyone nauseated w/that one...

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I always buy organic when I can - pretty much everything organic that I've bought tastes better than processed.
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Postby Kaline » Jun 15, 2009 12:15 pm

I actually prefer the taste of the generic zofran. The "real" zofran ODT has a gross after taste to me. But the brandname zofran DEFINITELY disintegrates better and faster.

I'm usually not picky at all about brand names, but the fluid that goes in our mop has to be brand name 'cause the off-brand is super sticky.
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Postby jacquelynb » Jul 25, 2009 8:06 am

I hate generic spaghetti sauce. I can def. tell the difference. DH doesn't like generic fruit loops or saltines.
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Postby krisalis » Oct 05, 2009 3:26 pm

-Ketchup. Gotta be Hienz.

-TT, I like the Costco brand, not too fluffy so that the bits come off and fly everywhere, but sofy enough not to sctratch. I guess technically a Costco brand would be generic, but I never think of it that way.

-Cereal. Have never had a generic one I liked.
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Postby *Mel* » Oct 07, 2009 1:14 am

I have to have

Kraft Mac n Cheese
Campbell's soups
Miracle Whip

Theres a bunch more i could
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Postby mmichelle » Oct 10, 2009 10:32 pm


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Postby E-Mom » Jun 03, 2010 9:34 pm

The only thing I definitely need name brand is Nyquil. I don't think the generic works.
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Postby DMImakai » Jun 04, 2010 2:35 pm

I'm not sure the Nyquil works since they changed the formula! ;)

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Postby PittmanOfLaMancha » Jun 02, 2012 11:33 am

ChristinaCK wrote:I always buy organic when I can - pretty much everything organic that I've bought tastes better than processed.

Totally agree. Other than that, we go generic, except DH likes V8 Fusion, and he'll only buy the Charmin Sensitive TP. :wink:
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Re: generic vs. brand name

Postby AstronomyNut » Apr 02, 2013 9:47 pm

FOODMENT I have to have the Lucerne whole milk in a carton with a top that screws on and off. Milk in a plastic carton just reeks and gets crusty at the top where you screw the lid on, and the crust forms on cartons that just open without a real lid. Lucerne's just the only brand around here that does it for cow milk. And it has to be whole or it tastes weird. Odd, I know, lol.
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