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(Amtrak)   Never buy store-brand diapers or macaroni and cheese. "Too orange"   (blogs.smartmoney.com) divider line 17
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2012-07-12 05:19:02 PM
4 votes:
Target brand diapers were awesome. Way better than Huggies or Luvs.

And as an aside, never buy macaroni and cheese, period. It's just as easy to make your own from scratch, and doesn't taste like day old reheated cardboard.
2012-07-12 04:19:24 PM
3 votes:
Avoid some name-brand diapers, as well (I'm looking at you, Luvs).
2012-07-12 05:42:41 PM
2 votes:
When I was in college, I lived on store-brand mac & cheese, amongst other things, and even though it doesn't compare to the homemade kind, I didn't taste a real difference between Publix brand, and the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Sometimes the store brand is a name brand, so it's not a bad investment to buy them.
2012-07-12 04:23:10 PM
2 votes:
Consumers tend to prefer brand-name laundry detergent and other cleaning products, Nelson says. The risk: the store brands sometimes are often not as strong, she says.

That's some fine editing.
2012-07-12 10:27:00 PM
1 votes:
I won't buy store brand soda or store brand poptarts; everything else is open to negotiation. I actually prefer the local grocery's store brand canned veggies to some of their name brand alternatives; they make a can of fried apples that is more like home cooked than Lucks, for about half the cost.

As for Kraft Mac n Cheese... sometimes, nothing else will do. We all know it's not proper food- it's a comfort/nostalgia issue. You can't even really compare the box stuff to real mac n cheese- they're completely different things, eaten in different situations. You make real macaroni and cheese to serve to a table of friends and family. You make box mac n cheese to eat it out of the pan at 3 am while watching informercials because you're hung over/fighting insomnia/recovering from the flu.
2012-07-12 09:32:32 PM
1 votes:
Diapers you have to find which one fits your kid the best. Some people swear by diapers that others hate with a passion.

My kid wears Luvs.

Just know that the weight suggestions on the box are way off.
2012-07-12 08:37:56 PM
1 votes:
Ketchup = Heinz

Store brand or no-name ketchup is random scary stuff.
2012-07-12 08:24:29 PM
1 votes:

Mr.Hawk: 84Charlie: I only buy name brand items, even when I was poor.

Kraft Macaroni & Cheese
Camel cigarettes
Dr Pepper
Hormel Black Label bacon

Do you have a recipe that incorporates all of those ingredients?


Prepare Macaroni and Cheese per manufacturer's directions.
Bake Hormel bacon for 17 minutes at 400 degrees
Take bacon from oven, crumble into Macaroni and Cheese
Eat Macaroni/Bacon concoction and wash down with Dr Pepper.
After eating, smoke Camel cigarette and finish Dr Pepper.
2012-07-12 07:53:14 PM
1 votes:
Cheap toilet paper gets a bad rap. Maybe its just me but I don't place whole lot of value on something I'm going to use once and flush. As long as its not 80 grit sand paper I'll wipe my ass with whatever is cheapest. Softness is for candy-ass mama's boys and the occasional bout of diarrhea.
2012-07-12 07:30:35 PM
1 votes:
Store brand stuff is usually the same stuff as the name brand right next to it. They just slap a different picture on the box. You don't really think the store has a factory somewhere where they make milk, hot dogs, ketchup and Mac & cheese, do you?
2012-07-12 06:49:23 PM
1 votes:
PC brand white cheddar macaroni and cheese is way better than KD. Oddly, the PC brand orange cheddar macaroni and cheese is worse than KD
2012-07-12 06:44:05 PM
1 votes:
HEB brand is almost always just as good, or better, than name brand.
2012-07-12 06:42:25 PM
1 votes:
Paper products

Costco's Kirkland brand paper towels are just fine, I've found.
2012-07-12 06:41:54 PM
1 votes:

Coco LaFemme: When I was in college, I lived on store-brand mac & cheese, amongst other things, and even though it doesn't compare to the homemade kind, I didn't taste a real difference between Publix brand, and the Kraft Macaroni & Cheese. Sometimes the store brand is a name brand, so it's not a bad investment to buy them.


I was gonna say. Whoever wrote this article has never been limited to a $20 a week food budget. When the elcheapo mac n cheese is 4 for a buck, thats what you eat. I've become pretty creative with that shiat.
2012-07-12 06:41:13 PM
1 votes:
Costco/Kirkland trumps all of those recommendations.
2012-07-12 06:38:27 PM
1 votes:
The only store-brand thing I won't buy (again) is hotdogs.

Years ago, very poor, bought a pack of Safeway's Scotch Buy hotdogs. There were large bone chips and other identifiable body parts in these things. Stringy stuff caught between my teeth...

Loves me some hotdogs, but I couldn't bring myself to eat another one for several years after that.
2012-07-12 06:36:58 PM
1 votes:
Eat enough macaroni and cheese and you won't need diapers.
 
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