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Subject: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 06/27/09 at 6:05 pm

Do you have any favorite name brand items where the generic or other brand of it simply will not do?

Here are a few of mine:

Heinz ketchup.....no other ketchup can replace the taste of Heinz. It's not only a Pittsburgh thing either. ;)

Reynold's Wrap....I've tried numerous other off brands of aluminum foil..but none are as sturdy as Reynold's Wrap.

Cascade dishwasher detergent....I've also tried others kinds, even other name brands....but nothing cleans my dishes in my dishwasher better than Cascade.

I'm sure there are more...I'll post later.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: whistledog on 06/27/09 at 6:34 pm

Kraft Dinner - No other brand of Mac and Cheese will do.  It has to be Kraft.

Sony Headphones - The only brand name I trust for headphones

Microsoft - Because Apple technology is garbage

Premium Plus - No other brand of Soda Crackers will do

Chef Boyardee Pasta - Because no name and other brands don't have that same taste.  There's one brand called Mr. Gouda's that is a total turn off because on the label, it shows a kid with spaghetti sauce all over her face LOL ...

http://www.goudasfoods.com/images/products/604.jpg

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: snozberries on 06/28/09 at 12:35 am


I'm with you Erin... Heinz only... and I've never been to pittsburgh  ;D

I think all generic cereal is inferior to the real deal.

tennis shoes.. I have never found an off brand shoe that compares to the awesomeness of brand names like New balance, Nike and the others.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Michael C. on 06/28/09 at 9:19 am

I'm with You....Heinz...only.....
I'm with you Erin... Heinz only... and I've never been to pittsburgh  ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 06/28/09 at 10:34 am

Charmin.

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2007/12/13/amd_charmin.jpg

Because as Mr. Whipple always used to say, "Life's too short to use cheap terlet paper."

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/28/09 at 11:51 am



Heinz ketchup.....no other ketchup can replace the taste of Heinz. It's not only a Pittsburgh thing either. ;)




I'm with you Erin... Heinz only... and I've never been to pittsburgh  ;D




I'm with You....Heinz...only.....



Add me to that list, too.


Other stuff:

-Hellman's mayo
-Cheerios
-New Balance shoes
-Lipton tea (Sorry all you Brits, I love it).
-Pantene
-Always pads (sorry guys)
-OB tampons (again, sorry guys)
-Skippy peanut better


I'm sure I will think of others.


Cat

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: snozberries on 06/28/09 at 9:04 pm


sorry Cat... Jif kick's Skippy's ass!

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 06/29/09 at 5:58 am


Charmin.

http://assets.nydailynews.com/img/2007/12/13/amd_charmin.jpg

Because as Mr. Whipple always used to say, "Life's too short to use cheap terlet paper."




and it's hard to wipe your butt with any other toilet paper. ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: danootaandme on 06/29/09 at 7:43 am



-Skippy peanut better


Cat




sorry Cat... Jif kick's Skippy's ass!



No way once

No way twice

Teddie Peanut Butter is the only Peanut Butter.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/09 at 8:18 am


No way once

No way twice

Teddie Peanut Butter is the only Peanut Butter.


how good can it be... I've never heard of it  :P

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: danootaandme on 06/29/09 at 8:22 am



how good can it be... I've never heard of it  :P



It may be a regional thing here in Massachusetts, but be advised, once you go Teddie you never go back.  ;)

http://www.teddie.com/images/PB_Teddie_Nat_Fam.jpg

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: AL-B Mk. III on 06/29/09 at 8:35 am




and it's hard to wipe your butt with any other toilet paper. ;D


Compared to Charmin, any other toilet paper feels like sandpaper to me.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/09 at 10:01 am


Compared to Charmin, any other toilet paper feels like sandpaper to me.


I like Scott... but I'm a heathen  ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Ashkicksass on 06/29/09 at 11:20 am


sorry Cat... Jif kick's Skippy's ass!


I am all about the Jif.  It tastes more like fresh roasted peanuts!

Same with sneakers.  Nike is the most comfortable and long lasting - for me anyway.

I am fine with eating generic cereal, but I think generic chips taste totally different.  Especially certain flavors like Doritos Nacho Cheese or Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream.



Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Jessica on 06/29/09 at 11:53 am

Count another one for Heinz Ketchup.

Nesquik chocolate milk mix.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Frank on 06/29/09 at 12:40 pm


Count another one for Heinz Ketchup.

Nesquik chocolate milk mix.

Yup, both for me.
Nesquik
Heinz ketchup
St Hubert's chicken sauce (if ya don't live in Canada, ya never heard of it)
Frosted Flakes
Apple Jacks
French's Mustard
Oreo Cookies
Coca-Cola
A&W Root Beer

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: CatwomanofV on 06/29/09 at 2:02 pm


I like Scott... but I'm a heathen  ;D



Me too but Carlos does the shopping and he picks up whatever is on sale. We go to a place we affectionately call "The Dented Can Store"-they sell (you guessed it) dented cans, boxes that may have been opened and other stuff at a discount price. Sometimes you get some way-off-the-wall brands that most people NEVER heard of. So, when we need T.P. he just grabs whatever.  ::)



Cat

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 06/29/09 at 4:26 pm


Compared to Charmin, any other toilet paper feels like sandpaper to me.


You want to get that smoothness for your butt. ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: danootaandme on 06/29/09 at 5:35 pm


I am all about the Jif.  It tastes more like fresh roasted peanuts!

Same with sneakers.  Nike is the most comfortable and long lasting - for me anyway.






Uh oh(her I come on the high horse)  NIKE!  They are the WalMart of sneakers.  Child labor, repressive tactics, just awful.  Sorry, but they are one of my pet peeves. Please return to the topic at hand.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Dagwood on 06/29/09 at 6:06 pm


Kraft Dinner - No other brand of Mac and Cheese will do.  It has to be Kraft.



I was just going to say the same thing.  I can't stomach any other kind of boxed mac and cheese.  It has to be Kraft.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Michael C. on 06/29/09 at 7:44 pm

It's Angel Soft for Me......
Compared to Charmin, any other toilet paper feels like sandpaper to me.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: coqueta83 on 06/29/09 at 7:57 pm

One more for Heinz ketchup and Jif peanut butter!!  :)


Also...

French's mustard
Barilla pasta
Cheerios
Philadelphia cream cheese
Cheetos

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: snozberries on 06/29/09 at 8:28 pm


I am all about the Jif.  It tastes more like fresh roasted peanuts!



that's my girl!  8)

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Midas on 07/30/09 at 10:31 am


I am all about the Jif.  It tastes more like fresh roasted peanuts!

Same with sneakers.  Nike is the most comfortable and long lasting - for me anyway.

I am fine with eating generic cereal, but I think generic chips taste totally different.  Especially certain flavors like Doritos Nacho Cheese or Ruffles Cheddar and Sour Cream.






New Balance for long-lasting comfortable sneakers.  I'm partial to Vans for hip stylez.  8)

For chips, Cheetos & Ruffles.

I'm down with Heinz Ketchup also.  Hunts is  8-P

The only taco sauce (not chunky like salsa) I buy is Macayo's.  They're a local restaurant chain and sell their taco sauce at local grocers. :)

Cocoa Puffs - the generics aren't as good.

Same with soda.  It's Pepsi, Coke or RC.  The only flavours of generic soda I usually like are the orange and grape.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: karen on 07/30/09 at 11:06 am

Heinz ketchup
Heinz or Branston baked beans
Finish (Electrasol) dishwasher tabs/powder
Quaker granola
VJ orienteering shoes

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: mooster on 08/06/09 at 5:33 am

Kraft Peanut Butter
Heinz Baked Beans
Fountain Tomato Sauce
Fountain BBQ Sauce
Coca Cola

That's about all I can think of off the top of my head...

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Ashkicksass on 08/09/09 at 5:57 pm


Uh oh(her I come on the high horse)  NIKE!  They are the WalMart of sneakers.  Child labor, repressive tactics, just awful.  Sorry, but they are one of my pet peeves. Please return to the topic at hand.


:-[  Wow.  I had no idea.  Looks like I need to do some research.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: whistledog on 08/09/09 at 6:03 pm


St Hubert's chicken sauce (if ya don't live in Canada, ya never heard of it)


Anything with the St. Hubert logo on it is a must for me.  BBQ Sauce, Gravy, Poutine Sauce and the Chicken Sauce.  Sometimes I am guilty of buying Heinz gravy, but only when I am at a store that doesn't sell the St. Hubert's brand

I loved going to St. Hubert's restaurant when I was a kid, but the one that was in town here left long ago.  I guess all (or most) of the St. Hubert restaurants are Quebec based now

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/10/09 at 3:48 pm

Cascade

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: mooster on 08/11/09 at 4:30 am


Cascade


Cascade beer is the best !

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 08/11/09 at 7:07 am


Cascade


http://www.treehugger.com/cascade-dishwashing-detergent.jpg

You mean this? ^  ???

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Gis on 08/11/09 at 11:06 am

Sorry if some of this means nothing to those outside of the U.K.

Heinz Ketchup. I've been using the organic one lately, lovely flavour.
Heinz Salad Cream
Heinz Tomato Soup
Helman's Mayo
Fairy Washing Up Liquid
Persil Liquid (for washing clothes)
Comfort Fabric Softener
Yorkshire Tea
Scotts Porridge Oats
Sketchers Trainers

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: quirky_cat_girl on 08/11/09 at 2:00 pm


http://www.treehugger.com/cascade-dishwashing-detergent.jpg

You mean this? ^  ???


yes...that, except I use the liquid kind.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 08/11/09 at 2:38 pm


yes...that, except I use the liquid kind.


My Mother prefers the powder kind instead of the liquid.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Frank on 08/11/09 at 2:51 pm

Nutella!

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 08/11/09 at 3:48 pm


Nutella!


Nutella is so delicious.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Henk on 08/11/09 at 4:29 pm


Sorry if some of this means nothing to those outside of the U.K.

Heinz Ketchup. I've been using the organic one lately, lovely flavour.
Heinz Salad Cream
Heinz Tomato Soup
Helman's Mayo
Fairy Washing Up Liquid
Persil Liquid (for washing clothes)
Comfort Fabric Softener
Yorkshire Tea
Scotts Porridge Oats
Sketchers Trainers


You can get Persil in Holland too.

Fairy is known as Dreft in Holland, but it's the same stuff.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Henk on 08/11/09 at 4:33 pm

As for me, I'm not particularly picky - I'll try most anything. Except for detergent: I stick with Robijn Vloeibaar (Ruby Liquid).

Oh, and Heinz Ketchup for me as well. I eat others, when offered, but nothing beats Heinz.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 08/11/09 at 4:41 pm

Turkey Hill iced tea - local brand sold all over the U.S. east coast

A-1 steak sauce

Energizer batteries

Hershey's chocolate

Totino's pizza rolls

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: mooster on 08/11/09 at 6:34 pm


http://www.treehugger.com/cascade-dishwashing-detergent.jpg

You mean this? ^  ???


I much prefer to drink the beer ! ;)

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 08/12/09 at 7:01 am


I much prefer to drink the beer ! ;)


I never knew Cascade made beer?  ???

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Frank on 08/12/09 at 12:24 pm

KD!
Kraft dinner

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Reynolds1863 on 08/12/09 at 8:14 pm


I never knew Cascade made beer?  ???


Cascade is most likely a beer not made in the U.S.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: mooster on 08/12/09 at 8:50 pm


Cascade is most likely a beer not made in the U.S.


Correct.

http://www.landor.com/one/lib/images/cases/cases2007a/5997-main.675w.jpg

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 08/13/09 at 6:37 am


Correct.

http://www.landor.com/one/lib/images/cases/cases2007a/5997-main.675w.jpg


Oh Ok Thanks Mooster,thanks for clarifying that for me.  ;)

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: anabel on 08/13/09 at 6:25 pm


Do you have any favorite name brand items where the generic or other brand of it simply will not do?

Here are a few of mine:

Heinz ketchup.....no other ketchup can replace the taste of Heinz. It's not only a Pittsburgh thing either. ;)

Reynold's Wrap....I've tried numerous other off brands of aluminum foil..but none are as sturdy as Reynold's Wrap.

Cascade dishwasher detergent....I've also tried others kinds, even other name brands....but nothing cleans my dishes in my dishwasher better than Cascade.

I'm sure there are more...I'll post later.



WOW!  Those are the same ones I would have posted!  Plus, Blue Bell ice cream.  I see I'm also not the only Nutella fan here, either!  A friend of mine from Quebec introduced that to me when I was expecting Matthew....and I've loved it ever since!

Seriously, though, I'm kind of a brand name girl.  I have lots of things that I would never try an off brand of.  Call me spoiled, I don't care...nothing but JIF peanut butter for me, either.  And Smuckers jams and jelly.

Ok, I'm leaving this thread before I start sounding TOO high maintenance... :D

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: mooster on 08/13/09 at 9:58 pm

Aeroplane Jelly
Vegemite

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Fairee07 on 08/13/09 at 10:59 pm

Batteries: will only go for brand names
Cola: only Coca-Cola, Coke, and Pepsi will do
Cotton swabs: Q-Tips
Feminine products: will not go for generic because well I'd be paranoid about leaking  :-[
Light bulbs: GE
Peanut butter: will only choose Kraft
Sunblock: Umbrell (sp? it's getting late here) or Neutrogena

Wow I am a bit of a brand-name snob...

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: anabel on 08/14/09 at 9:47 am


Batteries: will only go for brand names
Cola: only Coca-Cola, Coke, and Pepsi will do
Cotton swabs: Q-Tips
Feminine products: will not go for generic because well I'd be paranoid about leaking  :-[
Light bulbs: GE
Peanut butter: will only choose Kraft
Sunblock: Umbrell (sp? it's getting late here) or Neutrogena

Wow I am a bit of a brand-name snob...




It happens to the best of us....thanks for making me feel better at least!  ;D  And you're right, I tried generic cotton q tips before and they are not good.  Q-Tips only for me too.  :)

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Frank on 08/14/09 at 3:50 pm



It happens to the best of us....thanks for making me feel better at least!  ;D  And you're right, I tried generic cotton q tips before and they are not good.  Q-Tips only for me too.  :)

Q-tips work for me effectively too, they are the best!

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 08/15/09 at 6:44 am


Q-tips work for me effectively too, they are the best!


They're good for earwax buildup.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Frank on 08/15/09 at 3:06 pm


They're good for earwax buildup.

that too  :D

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 08/15/09 at 3:06 pm


that too   :D


or to stick up your nose.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Frank on 08/15/09 at 3:08 pm


or to stick up your nose.

you gotta stop doing that Howard... ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 08/15/09 at 3:09 pm


you gotta stop doing that Howard... ;D


It's a quick way to pick your nose. ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Frank on 08/15/09 at 3:11 pm


It's a quick way to pick your nose. ;D

Even hear of tissues or handkerchief?

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 08/15/09 at 3:19 pm


Even hear of tissues or handkerchief?


Yes I was j/k.  ::)

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Davester on 08/15/09 at 11:54 pm

  Quik Nesquik...

  It's ambrosia sent by the gods.  I purchase the 11oz containers by the half-dozen...

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 08/16/09 at 6:36 am


  Quik Nesquik...

  It's ambrosia sent by the gods.  I purchase the 11oz containers by the half-dozen...


Does it taste better than the no name brands?

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Michael C. on 08/16/09 at 8:59 am

ABSOLUTELY
NOTHING else tastes as good...
And for chocolate syrup...It's HERSHEY'S or nothing !
  Quik Nesquik...

  It's ambrosia sent by the gods.  I purchase the 11oz containers by the half-dozen...

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Michael C. on 08/16/09 at 9:02 am

As far as Cola.......Pepsi  then  RC COLA  then Coca Cola

Batteries: will only go for brand names
Cola: only Coca-Cola, Coke, and Pepsi will do
Cotton swabs: Q-Tips
Feminine products: will not go for generic because well I'd be paranoid about leaking  :-[
Light bulbs: GE
Peanut butter: will only choose Kraft
Sunblock: Umbrell (sp? it's getting late here) or Neutrogena

Wow I am a bit of a brand-name snob...

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: snozberries on 08/16/09 at 10:27 am


  Quik Nesquik...

  It's ambrosia sent by the gods.  I purchase the 11oz containers by the half-dozen...

I prefer ovaltine.  The rich milk chocolate version.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Frank on 08/16/09 at 5:14 pm

A&W Root beer
Nestle's quick
Aunt Jemima's maple syrup
Coca-Cola (coke)
St. Hubert's chicken sauce
Dubble Bubble (Bubble gum)

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: mooster on 08/17/09 at 2:32 am

Milo

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 08/17/09 at 5:42 am


I prefer ovaltine.  The rich milk chocolate version.


I like Ovaltine,It's very good.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/17/09 at 3:02 pm


I like Ovaltine,It's very good.


I'm strictly a Nestle's Quik kinda guy for my chocolate milk jones.  (You can push bamboo shoots under my fingernails and I STILL will refuse to call it NesQuick).

Colas... naturally Coca Cola┬« is the only way to go.  Accept no substitutes even if you are desperately thirsty.

Other LyricBoy brands are Fig Newtons, Honey Maid Graham Crackers, and Frosted Mini Wheats.  I do alot of generic stuff, but not on these staples.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 08/17/09 at 5:48 pm

Jif Peanut Butter cause of it's delicious smooth taste and crunch.

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: whistledog on 08/17/09 at 10:18 pm

I was never big on Nestle's Quik because not only do you have to make it yourself, you also have to buy the white milk.  I can go to a local dairy store here and get 4 Litres of Chocolate Milk for $4.19

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: LyricBoy on 08/18/09 at 12:08 pm


I was never big on Nestle's Quik because not only do you have to make it yourself, you also have to buy the white milk.  I can go to a local dairy store here and get 4 Litres of Chocolate Milk for $4.19


Yikes, I can't get 4 litres of white milk for $4.19 here...

Subject: Re: Favorite name brand items that generics simply cannot replace.

Written By: Howard on 08/18/09 at 2:58 pm

Tropicana Orange Juice

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