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Name-Brand and Generic Food

Generic and Name-Brand Foods Battle It Out

We all have our favorite name-brand foods — Kraft, Skippy, Campbell's, you name it. October's issue of Consumer Reports revealed results of a taste test between some famous household names and lesser-known store brands. In fact, by choosing store brands, consumers would be saving about 30 percent of their grocery cash, the magazine said. Do you think you know better? Take the quiz to guess which one tastes better. You'll be surprised!


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Guess which yummy chicken soup brand tastes better?

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Guess which creamy mayo brand tastes better?

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Guess which gooey macaroni and cheese tastes better?

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Guess which juicy franks taste better?

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Guess which sweet yogurt tastes better?

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lickety-split lickety-split 5 years
Some stuff I only buy on sale. Like this week at our grocery store the Campbell's hearty soups were 4 for $5.00 So I stocked up. But when you need something specific you can't do that. And what other people agree tastes "better" doesn't count with my kids :)
lickety-split lickety-split 5 years
Some stuff I only buy on sale. Like this week at our grocery store the Campbell's hearty soups were 4 for $5.00So I stocked up. But when you need something specific you can't do that. And what other people agree tastes "better" doesn't count with my kids :)
Spectra Spectra 5 years
I usually buy store brands of almost everything. The only things I buy the name-brand of are: Diet Coke (there is no generic cola that tastes the same), laundry/dish detergent (I get good coupons for them), my Colgate ProClinical toothpaste, and a few other things that I can't find in a generic form. Otherwise, I stick with store brands.
amber512 amber512 5 years
It's all a matter of personal opinion, so it's very odd to be told that my opinion is "incorrect." Then again, it's my fault for not fully reading what this quiz was about before completing it! lol
amber512 amber512 5 years
It's all a matter of personal opinion, so it's very odd to be told that my opinion is "incorrect."Then again, it's my fault for not fully reading what this quiz was about before completing it! lol
WeTheLiving WeTheLiving 5 years
I've actually been trying more store brand products lately to save money. A lot of times I don't purposely choose the name-brand product, it's just what I'm used to so I don't look at alternatives. Now that I've been pricing products more, I'm trying out store brands to see the difference. I tried Target brand spiral mac & cheese which is half the price of Kraft and it tastes just the same, so I'm buying that for now. But the one time I tried the store brand Raisin Bran it was so horrible! I was literally pouring sugar into my bowl. Not cool. It's really just trial & error. I've also been trying more store brand pain relievers. There are some things I can't bring myself to try though, like tampons.
WeTheLiving WeTheLiving 5 years
I've actually been trying more store brand products lately to save money. A lot of times I don't purposely choose the name-brand product, it's just what I'm used to so I don't look at alternatives. Now that I've been pricing products more, I'm trying out store brands to see the difference. I tried Target brand spiral mac & cheese which is half the price of Kraft and it tastes just the same, so I'm buying that for now. But the one time I tried the store brand Raisin Bran it was so horrible! I was literally pouring sugar into my bowl. Not cool. It's really just trial & error. I've also been trying more store brand pain relievers. There are some things I can't bring myself to try though, like tampons.
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