Home brand vs named brand

Are there brands that you used to buy that are no longer in your local supermarket? What do you think of all these 'home brands'? Are they just as good as the named brands, are they cheaper, or are you still hankering after something in particular that just seems to have disappeared from the shelves? Give us your opinion.

Last reply: 21st May 2020 / 672 replies / Post by looklively



Posted by: jvanes
Posted on: 26th Mar 2013

jvanes says: I never buy home brands if I can avoid them, as most are made overseas and are inferior to locally produced ones. Unfortunately both Coles and Woolworths keep removing my favourite brands and I am having to visit several different supermarkets and contacting the makers of products to find where they are stocked, which I am determined to do, as I will not have supermarket managers dictating to me what I eat. Even the organic brands of beans which I eat a lot, being vegetarian, have changed in both supermarkets and their new own brand organic beans taste disgusting.
I have been asking the local health food store to order in items I really like when they are no longer available in the supermarkets and prefer to support small local businesses anyway. The supermarkets will lose my custom altogether if they continue to push businesses out and only sell their own brands.

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