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: barbiedoll99
Posted on: 1st Apr 2017

barbiedoll99 says: I always try Home Brands, because I want to save money being a Pensioner, BUT if I do not think they are up to the normal brands that I buy I give them the flick. It is not much use saving money if you ddo not like the product.
As a rule I find the Home Brands are really excellent, there are a few exceptions, such as Home brand Instant Coffee, "FORGET IT, i THINK IT IS HORRIBLE. The Home Brand Spaghetti and Baked Beans have less of the solids and so much more of the fluids., SO NO GO. There are still plenty of other ones that are good. Such as Sugar. Sugar is sugar and cannot be altered, The flours are also good. and many other items. the only way to know is to try. BUT keep an eye on the prices as in some cases the Home Brand is more expensive than the branded product.

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