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: aussiejohn
Posted on: 20th Aug 2015

aussiejohn says: It always amazes me that so few people know that the major supermarkets tender out the manufacture of their "house brand" products to manufacturers who can make the product to a certain recipe and PRICE.

It is not the case that all products are just the branded product, with a different label. That bit of nonsense has been circulating for donkeys years, and people believe it.

I buy some house brands, flour, milk, salt, etc. In the scheme of things, they are fine. But I won't compromise on my Dilmah Tea, Meadowlea Marg, and things like that.

Aldi keeps changing their products to keep the price down. When you see the dreaded "New Look" on the packaging, you know it is going to be awful.

They have reformulated their Vita Grain biscuits. Now they are tasteless, thin like a piece of cardboard and just awful.

Same with their crumpets. Went from 99c to $1.19, and now you wouldn't give those crumpets to your dog, they are disgusting. There is a reason why Golden Crumpets cost 3 times as much!

Aldi margarine is full of palm oil, not content with killing the orangatangs, they want to kill us as well. Aldi Tomato Paste is made in China. Who wants to risk eating that??

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