Archive | August, 2010

Generic Brand

31 Aug

In this economy everyone is wanting to save money where it’s possible. If you are a broke girl like myself, you are ALWAYS trying to save money. Now there are many things that when it comes to I may be very particular about. Example: jeans. I love abercrombie & fitch jeans.  I am so particular about jeans that they are one of the few places I am willing to buy jeans from. I would rather spend the extra money and have the quality. Not to mention I am short so I need different lengths in jeans. A&F happens to be one place that carries petite jeans. Needless to say with the price that jeans from there run I haven’t bought a pair in quite a while.

What about food though?  What items are we willing to go generic on? I started pondering this as I got ready to crack open this delicious beverage. That’s right, that pop right there is called DOCTOR. Not Dr. Pepper, Mr. Pibb or Dr. P. It is just straight Doctor. The name alone seems ridiculous  I suppose. You know what though,  it is a great generic version of Dr. Pepper. While it is not exactly the same it is so close that I honestly don’t even notice the difference.  Plus with the price $1 something for a 12 pack you really can’t beat it.

So what items, food wise, are we willing to go generic on? I know, I will not do generic on Mt Dew for example- I have never found a brand that taste even close. I also won’t do generic on toiletries. Most potato chips though I will.

Going generic can be very efficient and a great way to save money, but sometimes you sacrifice quality and taste along with it.

What great or horrible generic food products have you found?


Hello world!

31 Aug

With this entry the Tasty Debt blog has begun.  If your like me you are probably wondering how the hell can debt be tasty? Well you are right in wondering that because in fact debt is not tasty. It is anything BUT tasty. It is grotesque and can consume you if your not careful.

This blog will focus on my love of food.  I will try new foods, recipes, old recipes things I love and document it here. With this though I will also document my struggles to get out of debt. When I was young, I was dumb and now I am paying (literally!) the price for it. I turn 25 in 6 months. My goal- to put an end to the credit card debt MADNESS!!!!!  I have come to realize I am extremely secretive of my debt and one step to help me get out of debt is to be honest and open about it. So here I am making my debt known publicly. I am hoping for feedback, support and ideas on how to make this debt come to an end.

Welcome to Tasty Debt!