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10 Products You Shouldn't Buy Generic from bundle.com

by Freaky Dave posted Nov 16 2011 11:07AM

Butter
For baking, cooking and most things fancy butter can make a big difference. European butters user higher percentages of butterfat, creamed more slowly. Natural butters tend to melt in a silky way and do better in sauces.

Soda
A lot of people will say that name-brand sodas are so much more overpriced and that you are just paying for the name. Everybody has tried to recreate Coca-Cola and it's proven nearly impossible. These flavors (or the flavors from whatever your favorite soda may be) are forever in your taste memories so they're hard to replace.

Ketchup
Unlike the many varieties of mustard, there is just one specific kind of ketchup and for most people, that's Heinz ketchup.

Makeup
You might find some nice makeup remover, cotton pads or Q-tips but when it comes to products you use on your face, off-brands rarely last as long or give the "color payoff" of the pricier brands.

Diet foods
Low-cal or low-carb foods can already be touchy in terms of taste and it's a risky bet to try out some generic brands for products like Lean Cuisines, which have expertly come up with the right mix of foods and flavors.

Processed cheese
Generic-brand cheese just don't cut it. The string cheese/slices are mushy and specialty cheeses often pack more flavor.

Beer
Seriously? Don't even try. Walgreens debuted a variety for 50 cents a can, which reviewers trashed. Don't have high hopes for the other cheaper options.

Spaghetti sauce
With some stores' generic brands you'll probably end up with some pretty mild-flavored tomato sauce. Save yourself the disappointment and go for Bertolli or Classico.

Dish detergent
Generic cleaners may mean having to run each of your loads through a few cycles, compared to some of the high functioning powders and packets that clean dishes so efficiently.

Salsa
Oh, you wanted flavor and heat in your salsa? Better try a brand name.

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