Yes that’s right I (Keah) said it! Sometimes generic is better! What brings me to say this you ask? Well maybe the fact that I just went to the store and picked up our 6th box in 2 weeks of a generic cereal-Kroger Honey Nut Bitz-from Smith’s grocery store. My family can’t get enough of it. I have of course tasted the name brand and it just doesn’t compare. Not in price cause generic is usually cheaper and not in taste. I think some of this generic stuff brings me back. I grew up in a family of 5 kids and to make food last buying the cheaper stuff was key. Some of it essentially tastes like home.
Generic brands often stick with what works. So many companies are trying to keep their customers by adding this new thing or taking out that thing, even revamping their flavors. Often I wish they would keep their product the way it was. The reason I liked it enough to buy it the second time. I chuckle to think that some of these companies are seeing that. Why else would soda companies be using throwback packaging? That’s right to get you to remember how it used to be. Since generics have stuck with what works and we are in the (dare I say it) recession period so more and more people are buying generic. The same taste (sometimes) for the way cheaper price.
Now don’t get me wrong there are somethings I would never get generic like meat or olive oil or Cheetos (lol!). I am bummed for the people who say things like “oh you buy generic?” and give me that look like I came from the wrong side of the tracks or something. Your missing out! This can also be said for the store a person may shop at. If I hear the dreaded “Oh my gosh you shop at Walmart…well I shop at Target!” I may have to scream! That may be the better store in somethings but I may have gotten the better deal on something both stores carry at the other-just sayin! So by all means do not knock it till you try it! Also don’t think I am an advocate or whatever for generic-I am not! I am just someone who is looking for the best produce I can get! I am also someone who is willing to try just about anything (non-meat related)! So enjoy your cereal, and microwave popcorn, and ice cream generic style-cause it just may be the better product!