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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?