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: brennan
Posted on: 25th Feb 2016

brennan says: To be quite honest, I am past the whole "buy the brand-name" items. There are certainly some products where I would only buy brand name, for example, Cadbury chocolate will always be no.1 for me over home brand. But in terms of something like Pringles, I have been buying home brand. It is literally less than half the price and you cannot taste the difference. I am not sure if maybe I am just kind of "immune" to the cheaper taste now that I have been buying home brand, but I cant really tell. Most items I buy now aren't named brand such as milk, ice-cream, frozen meals, cold meat, chips, lollies, tuna, pasta, sauces, etc.
I do however believe that if you have a named brand on the odd occasion, it may be more appealing because it has a slight edge over home brand, but as soon as I return to home brand I do not feel different at all. All in all, for the price difference, it seems pointless to buy named brand most of the time.

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