Store Brands

Certain grocery items can be purchased as store brands. For instance, in the case of a can of peas, the store brand may have Kroger on the label instead of Libby’s.

Store brands are generally less expensive offering five to ten percent savings. Unfortunately, when you open that can of peas, you may discover what was done to offer you the savings over the brand name.

If the item is to be used as an ingredient in a recipe and is just one of many with most of the many being herbs and spices which are mainly responsible for the ultimate flavor of the dish, you may never realize that a store brand was used.

If, however, the store brand item is it, meaning it is the dish itself, there may be greater potential for disappointment.

Some store brand items that have been disappointing have been mustard, pre-cooked sausage patties, some condensed soups, and canned vegetables.

The store brand mustard was thinner, more acidic, and had a funny taste when compared to French’s.

The store brand sausage patties had more fat content and a decidedly gamey taste when compared to Jimmy Dean patties.

The store brand condensed mushroom soup did not seem to be as condensed as the Campbell brand.

Lastly, the store brand canned peas were decidedly inferior to LeSueur brand peas. That may be an unfair comparison. LeSueur peas are the caviar of canned vegetables.

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