BooMama asked recently if there were any specific brands of products that we always bought.
When we first got married we pretty much bought generic everything. There was even a “Generic” brand — cheap inexpensive items that all had a plain white label with black block letters. Does anyone else remember that? I remember buying their dish washing liquid for something like 39 cents (back in the early 80s), but having to squirt more in several times because the dishwater would rapidly lose its suds.
But as we went on and decided we just didn’t care for the generic version of some things, we tried various name brands til we found what we liked.
There are some brands I buy just because it’s habit and/or it is usually cheapest, or at least the cheapest while still retaining the quality we like. But there are some brands we’d stick with no matter what….unless maybe my husband were to get laid off and we were in dire need:
Miracle Whip (I once did a fun post on a Christian message board titled “Miracle Whip or Mayo,” just asking their preference and why. People have strong opinions about their condiments!!)
Green Giant canned green beans.
Charmin toilet paper.
Bounty paper towels.
Decaf Diet Pepsi (in bottles at the store. I like fountain root beer at restaurants when I can find it, but at home I like the decaf diet Pepsi .)
Tropicana orange juice (my husband likes it even though it is more expensive. He says it tastes most like it came from real oranges to him. 🙂 )
Hunts ketchup (less runny than others.)
Dove soap (preferably for sensitive skin).
That’s all I can think of — at least so far. Thankfully there are often coupons fore those items. We do buy a lot of store brands of various things. There are other things that I usually buy one brand of, like Land O’ Lakes margarine, but if the store is out, I’ll get something else. But for the above brands I’ll go to another store, or go ahead and buy something else and regret it.
What about you? Any particular brands you buy no matter what?