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Old 06-02-2013, 16:50
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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! 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.
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Old 06-02-2013, 17:00
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Not hugely fussed on brand names, but I cannot abide any other brown sauce than Daddies.
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Old 06-02-2013, 18:11
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Cravendale milk
Heinz baked beans

I can eat any other non branded name stuff but will never skimp on either of the above.
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Old 06-02-2013, 18:25
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Nothing in my diet is a must have as such but i do go through a fair bit of Hellmanns mayonnaise.
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Old 06-02-2013, 18:39
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Not hugely fussed on brand names, but I cannot abide any other brown sauce than Daddies.
Blasphemy!

Gotta be HP!
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Old 06-02-2013, 19:50
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Barr's Irn Bru.
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Old 06-02-2013, 22:11
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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
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Old 06-02-2013, 23:05
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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.
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Old 06-02-2013, 23:20
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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. Vive orangeade does not.
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Old 06-02-2013, 23:24
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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
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Old 06-02-2013, 23:38
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of the ones the OP mentioned, i agree with these 3

colmans mustard
hellmans mayo
hertas (if you must have frankfurters)
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Old 06-02-2013, 23:39
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Heinz soup
Hellmans Mayo
Coke or Pepsi
Schweppes lemonade
Daddies Tomato sauce
Colmans mustard
Sarsons vinegar
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Old 07-02-2013, 00:27
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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.
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Old 07-02-2013, 00:51
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Blasphemy!

Gotta be HP!
But HP is too fruity for bacon sarnies!!!
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:04
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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.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:45
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Chicago Town pizza.
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Old 07-02-2013, 01:45
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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
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Old 07-02-2013, 08:58
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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.
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Old 07-02-2013, 09:53
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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
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:18
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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)
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Old 07-02-2013, 10:41
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Diet Coke and Heinz Ketchup are the only things I won't budge on, everything else is up for negotiation.
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Old 07-02-2013, 11:03
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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...
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Old 07-02-2013, 15:53
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Wilkin and Sons' Tiptree Tomato ketchup
Simon Howie Bacon
Grey Goose Vodka
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Old 07-02-2013, 16:00
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Caotina Hot Chocolate
Manicardi balsamic vinegar
and diet Pepsi. Diet Coke i don't like.
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Old 07-02-2013, 16:05
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