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Chief_Wahoo 06-02-2013 16:50

What are your must have name brand food items?
 
And do you buy any store,value,or 'like' brands for any items? Amongst my must have name brands are....

Lurpak spreadable butter
Gregg's large bloomer-medium sliced
Colman's English mustard
Hellmans mayonnaise
HP brown sauce
Heinz cream of chicken soup
Batchelor's chicken cup-a soup
Heinz baked beans/spaghetti/ravioli
Smash mashed potato
Herta hotdogs
Rustlers microwave cheeseburger
John West microwave rice
Shippams beef spread
McCains microwave baked potatoes
Bisto gravy granules
Kellogg's Crunchy Nut cornflakes

It may surprise you to know,but I'm really not much of a cook! :D Some of the store brands I find perfectly acceptable though.I regularly buy Morrisons value coloured cheddar cheese,Morrisons mixed fruit jam,and Morrisons value peanuts.The peanuts are really oily and really salty,exactly how I like them! And I always buy Blue Bear energy drink from Spar,and Spar brand milk chocolate digestives.I did buy some McVities digestives when they were on offer,but I actually much prefer the Spar brand.

I will have any name brand of tea bags,just whatever they have available at Poundland or Poundstretcher when I need to buy them.

orangebird 06-02-2013 17:00

Not hugely fussed on brand names, but I cannot abide any other brown sauce than Daddies.

beaglemum 06-02-2013 18:11

Cravendale milk
Heinz baked beans

I can eat any other non branded name stuff but will never skimp on either of the above.

1Mickey 06-02-2013 18:25

Nothing in my diet is a must have as such but i do go through a fair bit of Hellmanns mayonnaise.

borodave 06-02-2013 18:39

Quote:

Originally Posted by orangebird (Post 64100014)
Not hugely fussed on brand names, but I cannot abide any other brown sauce than Daddies.

Blasphemy!

Gotta be HP!

Pixie Queen 06-02-2013 19:50

Barr's Irn Bru.

curvybabes 06-02-2013 22:11

mccain oven chips
hellmans mayo
doritos tortillas
rustler burgers
greggs frozen pastys/sausage rolls
kingsmill or warburtons bread

Theres probably more but I cant think of them just now, I buy a lot of iceland and asda own brand

SherbetLemon 06-02-2013 23:05

Soup must be Heinz, 'butter' must be Flora buttery, pickled onions must be Opies cocktail onions, oven fries must be McCains, tea bags must be Scottish Blend.

Everything else doesn't matter, although I have several non-food items that I'm a brand snob about.

Johnnys Arcade 06-02-2013 23:20

Brand names? Not really a fan. Here is a perfect example :

Fanta orangeade (1.99 for 2L) = Disgusting.

Aldi "Vive" own brand Orangeade (49p for 2L) = delicious!

Main reason for this is Fanta contains artificial sweeteners.:mad: Vive orangeade does not.:p

swingaleg 06-02-2013 23:24

Heinz for beans, tomato ketchup and tomato soup
HP for brown sauce
Colmans mustard

That's about it really............pretty much everything else i chop and change, buy what's on special offer, supermarket own brand or value/basics if they're OK

gemma-the-husky 06-02-2013 23:38

of the ones the OP mentioned, i agree with these 3

colmans mustard
hellmans mayo
hertas (if you must have frankfurters)

Northcroft 06-02-2013 23:39

Heinz soup
Hellmans Mayo
Coke or Pepsi
Schweppes lemonade
Daddies Tomato sauce
Colmans mustard
Sarsons vinegar

noise747 07-02-2013 00:27

Only two I think.

Branston baked beans and Baxters tomato soup.

Most other things I buy are not branded. i will buy non branded soup and beans, but prefer the two above.

orangebird 07-02-2013 00:51

Quote:

Originally Posted by borodave (Post 64101859)
Blasphemy!

Gotta be HP!

But HP is too fruity for bacon sarnies!!!

Tiggergirl 07-02-2013 01:04

Quote:

Originally Posted by Pixie Queen (Post 64103628)
Barr's Irn Bru.

Have to agree with that one there is truly nothing like real Irn Bru. No one has been able to come up with anything close to the real stuff.

That said not so fussy on anything else branded as such. Have a preference for a few brands but I'm on a tight budget so can't afford to be fussy over my brands. Although I suppose only other thing I'm majorly fussy about is Heinz Tomato soup.

If anything actual brands are a treat these days and generally I've gotten used to the value or supermarket own brands.

misha06 07-02-2013 01:45

Chicago Town pizza.

curvybabes 07-02-2013 01:45

Quote:

Originally Posted by Tiggergirl (Post 64109823)
Have to agree with that one there is truly nothing like real Irn Bru. No one has been able to come up with anything close to the real stuff.

That said not so fussy on anything else branded as such. Have a preference for a few brands but I'm on a tight budget so can't afford to be fussy over my brands. Although I suppose only other thing I'm majorly fussy about is Heinz Tomato soup.

If anything actual brands are a treat these days and generally I've gotten used to the value or supermarket own brands.

Asda own Irn Bru is good to be honest id struggle to tell the difference, its the sugar free i buy in both

malpasc 07-02-2013 08:58

I'm not obsessive about it and find most supermarket own brands acceptable.

However, I do prefer the following over the own brand:
Heinz light mayonnaise
Colmans wholegrain mustard
Branston baked beans
John West tuna - cheaper tinned tuna I find is too flaky. John West does at least try and keep the pieces inside the tin chunky.
My other half always insists on Heinz tomato ketchup too. I rarely eat ketchup myself but do agree Heinz definitely tastes nicer than the other brands I've tried.

Utopian Girl 07-02-2013 09:53

Hellmans extra light mayo
Flora lighter than light
HP sauce
Heinz tomato ketchup
Quorn products
McCain oven chips
Maldon sea salt flakes
Millicano coffee
Ariel washing powder
Lenor
Fairy liquid
Zoflora

Egg Monster 07-02-2013 10:18

Hellmans Mayo
Clover Lighter
Happy Eggs
Le Rustique camembert
Green Giant Sweetcorn
Giovanni Rana filled pasta (but only because we found mould in a sainsburys own pack even though it was in date)
Napolina tinned tomatoes (OH insists on this, I'm really not bothered)
Old El Paso mexican kits (we really should make our own, but the kits are really convenient)

Non-food:
Andrex loo roll
Bold/Bold + Lenor washing gels (only because OH has sensitive skin and it's the only laundry stuff he gets on with)

rumpleteazer 07-02-2013 10:41

Diet Coke and Heinz Ketchup are the only things I won't budge on, everything else is up for negotiation.

Landis 07-02-2013 11:03

Can't think of a single one.
Morrisons All Bran tastes slightly different to Kellogs but only for a couple of days. And it doesn't have a pile of crumbs in the bottom of the bag...

Roswell 07-02-2013 15:53

Wilkin and Sons' Tiptree Tomato ketchup :)
Simon Howie Bacon
Grey Goose Vodka

Teddybleads 07-02-2013 16:00

Caotina Hot Chocolate
Manicardi balsamic vinegar
and diet Pepsi. Diet Coke i don't like.

hornbeam 07-02-2013 16:05

PG Tips


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