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mar52

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Brand names you would purchase over others. Mon, 08/22/11 8:33 PM (permalink)
Tonight's dinner:
 

 
See a trend?
 
Anyway, besides the delicious oven baked ribs were B & M Original Baked Beans.  I can't get them here anymore.  Used to have them as a kid.  They are my all time favorite and I would pay the price if they were.  (It's still too cold outside for me to tend the Green Egg)
 
I picked up a couple of jars in Texas when I saw them.  My memory served me right.  I should have purchased a case!
 
I also used to love the B & M Brown Bread in a can.  Can't find that anymore, either.  I don't know of any other companies that make that one.
 
I always buy Kraft Macaroni and Cheese.  No need to try one by anyone else.
 
My peppers are Mezzeti's.
 
 
 
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    joerogo

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    Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Mon, 08/22/11 8:36 PM (permalink)
    What do you think the BM stands for on that bean can?
     
    #2
      felix4067

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      Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Mon, 08/22/11 8:43 PM (permalink)
      Only Campbell's tomato soup, Philadelphia cream cheese, Jif peanut butter, Aunt Nellie's pickled red cabbage, Reber butter beans, Vernor's ginger ale, and Totino's pizza rolls. There may be others, but those leapt to mind. I've tried other brands of all of those things, and none of them are as good.
       
      Pretty much everything else I'm open to trying a different brand. I learned a few years ago at a grocery outlet store in California that most  of those off brands you've never heard of are someone else's local brand they swear by...absolutely no one was touching any of the Meijer brand anything, but my best friend (who moved from here to there) was in seventh heaven stocking up.
       
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        mar52

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        Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Mon, 08/22/11 8:54 PM (permalink)
        Philadelphia cream cheese, Jif peanut butter, Aunt Nellie's pickled red beets for sure!
         
        I always buy Jolly Green Giant corn niblets.
         
        Now that I can find Chris 'n Pitts Original BBQ Sauce at The 99ยข  Only Store that's my brand of choice.
         
         
         
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          mar52

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          Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Mon, 08/22/11 8:54 PM (permalink)
          Ignoring Joe. 
           
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            Glenn1234

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            Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Mon, 08/22/11 9:43 PM (permalink)
            Okay, the brand-name stuff I prefer from the grocery store ........
             
            Land 'O Lakes white American cheese
            Utz potato chips
            Victoria marinara sauce
            Gulden's brown mustard
            French's yellow mustard
            Lea & Perrin's worcestershire sauce
            Mt. Olive (NC) kosher dill pickles
            Mrs. Paul's fish sticks
            Kraft's "Cracker Barrel" (no, not the restaurant)  Vermont white cheddar cheese bar.
            Cheeto's brand cheese puffs
            Diet Coke  cola
            Vernor's or Canada Dry diet ginger ale 
            7-UP (as opposed to Sprite)  diet lemon-lime soda
            Diet Cheerwine (as opposed to Cherry Coke) diet cherry cola
            Hebrew National, Sabrett's, or Nathan's hot dogs
            Hillshire Farms Polska kielbasa
             
            I'm sure I'll think of others later.
             
            Glenn
             
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              ScreamingChicken

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              Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Tue, 08/23/11 9:34 AM (permalink)
              mar52


              Anyway, besides the delicious oven baked ribs were B & M Original Baked Beans.  I can't get them here anymore.  Used to have them as a kid.


              That was my mom's brand of choice, too.  Since everybody else at home hates baked beans I rarely buy them so I couldn't tell you if B&M's still available here or not.
               
              When I buy pepperoncinis I usually get Mezzetta.
               
              Brad
               
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                fattybomatty

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                Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Tue, 08/23/11 11:31 AM (permalink)
                Heinz ketchup

                Hellmann's Mayo

                A-1 steak sauce.

                These are the only 3 I am 100% loyal to. Don't worry my darlings, I will never stray.
                 
                #8
                  Eric B

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                  Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Tue, 08/23/11 12:53 PM (permalink)
                  The only English muffin's I'll eat are Thomas's. All the others just don't get it right.
                   
                  #9
                    ann peeples

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                    Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Tue, 08/23/11 4:20 PM (permalink)
                    I am not that picky, but:
                    Kraft Macaroni and cheese
                    Hellmans Mayo-only if I dont have Dukes sent to me
                    Jones breakfast sausage
                    Hebrew National Hot dogs
                    Hillshire Farms hams
                     
                     
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                      CajunKing

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                      Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Tue, 08/23/11 4:54 PM (permalink)
                      Heinz - Catsup / Ketchup
                      Hidden Valley - Ranch Dressing
                      Kraft - Mac & Cheese
                      Jello - Pudding mixes and Jello mixes
                      Gulden's - Mustard
                      Gorton's - Frozen fish
                      Grippo's - BBQ chips
                      Sun Chips - Jalapeno Jack Flavor (hard to find around here)
                      Hillshire Farms - smoked sausage (not eckrich the casing is too nasty)
                      Twinnings - Earl Grey Tea
                       
                      Just a few
                       
                       
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                        6star

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                        Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Tue, 08/23/11 5:19 PM (permalink)
                        Hellmann's mayo
                        Imperial margarine
                        Pepsi
                        Ruby Red Squirt
                        Kraft American singles
                        Kraft finely shredded sharp cheddar
                        Dean's milk (It keeps a lot longer than other brands, and I don't use much milk.)
                        Aunt Nellie's red cabbage
                        Hormel 5 oz. ham (I live alone.)
                        Dinty Moore beef stew
                         
                        I am much pickier when it comes to paper goods, soaps & detergents, etc.
                         
                         
                        #12
                          chewingthefat

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                          Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Tue, 08/23/11 5:38 PM (permalink)
                          Paul Newmans anything
                          Le Seuer Peas
                          Utz or Lays
                          Pepperidge Farm
                          Hebrew National
                           
                          Did I mention Chef Boyardee, or Franco American NO??? I wonder why not????
                           
                          <message edited by chewingthefat on Tue, 08/23/11 5:55 PM>
                           
                          #13
                            totillie

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                            Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Wed, 08/24/11 1:50 AM (permalink)
                            Mar - really? I get B&M original at Ralphs here [Ventura Cty.] all the time. And you can get the brown bread [yum] on Amazon. I...check a Ralphs. !! This is the stuff I grew up on. I love it. I hope that your Ralphs has the beans.
                             
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                              CCJPO

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                              Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Wed, 08/24/11 4:07 AM (permalink)
                              Libby's Libby's Libby's, on the label, label, label, you will like it, like it, like it, on the table, table, table.
                               
                               
                               
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                                Foodbme

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                                Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Wed, 08/24/11 4:08 AM (permalink)
                                Blue Bell Ice Cream
                                Most everything else is open season.
                                Motor Oil's Motor Oil!
                                 
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                                  ChrisOC

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                                  Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Wed, 08/24/11 8:29 AM (permalink)
                                  I love that B&M brown bread with cream cheese.  Have a devil of a time finding it though.  I prefer w/raisins but I will make do wiith the plain if I must.
                                   
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                                    SeamusD

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                                    Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Wed, 08/24/11 10:15 AM (permalink)
                                    Grandma Brown's Baked Beans
                                    Hofmann hot dogs
                                    Lea & Perrins Worcestershire
                                    Campbell's soups
                                    I rarely drink soda (usually unless there's whiskey/bourbon in it), so it has to be Coke, Cherry Coke, Dr. Pepper, or Vernor's (when I can find it - one store in the area carries it, and it disappears quickly).
                                     
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                                      mar52

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                                      Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Wed, 08/24/11 12:54 PM (permalink)
                                      totillie, thank you!  I will check my Ralph's.  I can stand on my corner and see two different Ralph's... both Fresh Fare.  Or my next trip your way I'll make a Ralph's stop.  Thanks!
                                       
                                      Only Lea and Perrins for me in fact that's what we called it growing up.
                                       
                                      We had Blue Bell ice cream in Texas.  Dryer's Rocky Road tastes better to me.
                                       
                                       
                                       
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                                        David_NYC

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                                        Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Wed, 08/24/11 1:45 PM (permalink)
                                        Marlene, B&M is still made in Portland, Maine and currently owned by B&G foods of New Jersey. I don't know about the west coast, but in the past 20 years Bush Bros. of Knoxville, TN has made major inroads here into the canned baked beans business, pushing other brands off the shelf.
                                         
                                        We have the same problem with west coast producer Mezzeti's here. Not all chains carry their product and of the ones who carry their products they don't carry the full line. So, you may be buying peppers from the two chains on the other side of town from you.
                                         
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                                          mar52

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                                          Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Wed, 08/24/11 2:08 PM (permalink)
                                          Thanks, David.  We have the Bush line but B & M I find better.  I might go out later today and check out Ralph's.  It's across the street.
                                           
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                                            jman

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                                            Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Wed, 08/24/11 4:25 PM (permalink)
                                            Green Giant Shoe Peg Corn
                                            Duke's Mayonaise
                                            IBC Root Beer
                                            Dale's Marinade
                                            Hunt's Ketchup
                                            Luck's Beans
                                            Dickinson's Preserves
                                            Yoder's Creamery Butter
                                            Hidden Valley Farmhouse Originals Dressings
                                            Claussen's Pickles
                                            Allen's Italian-Cut Green Beans (Kentucky Wonders)
                                            Hebrew National Hot Dogs
                                            Old Grand Dad 114 (sipping whiskey)
                                             
                                             
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                                              BelleReve

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                                              Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Wed, 08/24/11 5:26 PM (permalink)
                                              Plue Plate or Hellmann's mayonaise
                                              Lea and Perrin's worcestershire sauce
                                              Heintz catsup
                                              Pillsbury unbleached, all-purpose flour
                                              Bob's Red Mill corn grits
                                              Elmer's CheeWees
                                              Richard's thick-sliced bacon
                                              LeSeur green peas
                                              Zapp's potato chips
                                              French's yellow mustard
                                              Grey poupon
                                              Oscar Mayer bun-length hotdogs
                                              Twining English Breakfast Tea
                                               
                                               
                                               
                                              #23
                                                mbrookes

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                                                Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Thu, 08/25/11 3:41 PM (permalink)
                                                Bakonettes pork skins. That doesn't look right, but you get the idea.
                                                Udi's gluten free bread
                                                 
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                                                  mar52

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                                                  Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Thu, 08/25/11 4:09 PM (permalink)
                                                  I think I buy Heinz Vinegar.  Do they make vinegar?  I buy the same name brand every single time as if it makes a difference if I would buy the store brand.
                                                   
                                                  I buy Best Foods Mayonnaise but I'm occasionally gifted with Dukes.  Best Foods is Hellman's west coast.
                                                   
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                                                    Foodbme

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                                                    Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Thu, 08/25/11 4:15 PM (permalink)
                                                    Yep Mar, Heinz makes Vinegar. Pucker up!
                                                     
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                                                      jman

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                                                      Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Thu, 08/25/11 5:21 PM (permalink)
                                                      mar52


                                                      I think I buy Heinz Vinegar.  Do they make vinegar?  I buy the same name brand every single time as if it makes a difference if I would buy the store brand.

                                                      I buy Best Foods Mayonnaise but I'm occasionally gifted with Dukes.  Best Foods is Hellman's west coast.

                                                      Be careful when you buy Heinz Vinegar.  Many stores carry Heinz Apple Cider Flavored Distilled Vinegar.  The small bottles are usually ACV, but the gallons are often AC flavored.
                                                       
                                                      I have found that Kroger Brand ACV is very good.  It continues to grow Mother
                                                       
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                                                        Foodbme

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                                                        Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Thu, 08/25/11 5:45 PM (permalink)
                                                        Vinegar even has its own Institute! It ranks right up there with Duct Tape & WD-40 for usefulness!
                                                        http://www.versatilevinegar.org/usesandtips.html
                                                         
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                                                          mar52

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                                                          Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Thu, 08/25/11 6:02 PM (permalink)
                                                          Very interesting.  Do I dare try to clean my eye glasses?  Nothing commercial is good enough.
                                                           
                                                          Nestle's Chocolate Chips!
                                                           
                                                          Hershey chocolate bars.
                                                           
                                                           
                                                           
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                                                            bwave

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                                                            Re:Brand names you would purchase over others. Thu, 08/25/11 9:05 PM (permalink)
                                                            Chewingthefat - LAYS??? Blasphemy?  they've got to be the worst chips out there, don't know if it's the sunflower oil or what.  Glad you mentioned Utz, but can't believe you'd like both Utz and Lays they like polar opposites.  And you're real close to Utz too!
                                                             
                                                            As for me:
                                                            Utz Chips, will do Herr's in a pinch
                                                            Coca-Cola, NEVER Pepsi
                                                            Mello-Yello over Mt. Dew any day
                                                            Deitz & Watson deli meats, never cheap meats that 99% of delis serve, will also do Boars' Head or Thumanns - can't believe how many places serve garbage meats,  cheap meats no matter piled how high does not equal a good sub!
                                                            Skippy Peanut Butter
                                                            Simply Orange juice
                                                            Entemann's cakes  (never Tastykake as they've gotten so flavorless and nasty, miss the old days)
                                                            Can't believe people would like Campbell's soup, it's not been good for at least 10 years, or whenever they discontinued Chicken Gumbo and started adding eggwhites to Minestrone & Vegetarian Vegetable 
                                                            Lender's frozen bagels if can't get good fresh (everything else is just a roll with a hole in it)
                                                            A-1 never generic, no comparison
                                                            Frosted Pop-Tarts  (just never ever ever EVER strawberry  or ones with chocolate in it)  Cherry is of course the best.  Never unfrosted or generic!
                                                            Classico Spaghetti sauce, never Ragu  - but I love Ragu Homemade pizza sauce
                                                            Martha Washington pizza dough mix
                                                            Ortega White Corn taco shells & medium taco sauce
                                                            Tostitos never Herr's, but I like Herr's Salsa.
                                                            Hanover Premium frozen veggies, NEVER EVER CANNED!
                                                            If I had to pick between Wonder and Sunbeam, no question Wonder, Sunbeam goes stale 10 seconds after open bag.  Though I always buy Miers Italian
                                                             
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