by Sophia Marcel
Ever wonder why some store brands are just as good as name brand ones? That’s because in most cases many national manufactures also produce “private label” or store brand products for major grocery chains, according to Consumer Reports test.
It may surprise you to know that Reynolds Wrap, McCormick, and Birds Eye were some of those named as making goods for same stores they sell their name brand line to. The post also reports some store brands have passed or exceeded national brand ratings.
If you are particular about a certain brand, or the exact flavor of lets say, Miracle Whip, generic options may not be right for you. Store brands emphasize value may contain cheaper ingredients, and even when national brands manufacture a different type of product to be sold as a store brand, they make it to the store’s own specifications, which could mean a change in ingredients.
The trick to the off brands is just to try them, if it is not what you are looking for, don’t buy it again. Odds are you will find more Store Brands you like than those you don’t, and in the end you grocery budget will have a little bit more room.