Yes, another ask the audience question right on top of yesterday’s. But I wanted to ask this one while I was thinking of it, and hey, kids, it’s Friday. And it’s the middle of the summer and it’s not miserably hot, and I’m going to do something fun today. Next week, we’ll answer a bunch of questions and I’m going to try to work on my granny square tutorial this weekend. But today, it’s ask the audience, kiddies!
Our fabulous commenter Amanda said on this post that there are certain food items she will only buy the name brand of. I’m totally with her on this, there are some things I only like the name brand of, too. Let’s explore:
Ketchup: This is the biggest one- I only like Heinz ketchup. In a pinch, if Heinz isn’t available or is CRAZY expensive, I’ll get Hunt’s. But to me, nothing tastes nastier than generic ketchup. Of course, I don’t like ketchup all that much to begin with, ha.
Ranch Dressing: If I’m going “cheap”, I’ll do Hidden Valley Ranch, but my very favorite is Annie’s. Or, I’ll make Mr. Ivy make his own ranch dressing, which is based off the recipe of a place he used to work for. But generic ranch, no way. Kroger’s generic ranch is the WORST.
Soda: It’s Dr. Pepper or nothing, kids.
Oh, and these aren’t food items, but:
Pet Food: One of my cats has asthma so we must buy him food that doesn’t contain wheat, corn or soy. Because of that, we buy only certain name brands of cat food, and they can usually only be found at places like PetSmart. I went ahead and did a no wheat, corn or soy diet for my dog and he seems healthier because of it, too.
Toilet Paper: No John Wayne TP for my precious rear. it’s Charmin (or Quilted Northern) for us.
Everything else I pretty much buy the generic for, unless the name brand has a better sale. So, Home Eccers, what are your must-haves for name brands? Or does it matter to you at all?