Consumer Reports: Try Generic Brand Foods
They frequently beat brand names on taste
By John Johnson, Newser Staff
Posted Sep 8, 2010 5:11 PM CDT
Brand names often aren't worth it, a new study stays.   (Shutterstock)

(Newser) Consumer Reports offers some age-old advice the next time you're cruising the grocery aisle: Don't pay for the brand name. It recently sampled 21 food products and found that generic brands beat or tied the brand-name version in taste on 14 of them. Campbell's Chicken Noodle Soup, for instance, lost to Food Lion's Lotsa Noodles, while America's Choice hot dogs outdid Oscar Mayer. Bonus: A family that spends $100 a week on groceries will save $1,500 a year by buying generic. More details here and at SlashFood.

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Sep 9, 2010 2:44 PM CDT
That's because most generic brands ARE big brands and merely go under the cover of being store brand to appeal to a different market. If big brands put their name on these cheaper "generic" products, those products would cannibalize their other brand labeled products all too often.
Sep 9, 2010 1:39 PM CDT
I love generic stuff. Like LiLo.
Sep 8, 2010 7:31 PM CDT
What's up newser? You had 3 comments total, but were showing only 2 of 3 on the "story page." Why wouldn't the first 3 automatically show up until there's a fourth?