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    THESE should actually be illegal...

    HEB BBQ Chips.jpg

    To me, they taste better than the Lays.

    I remember when we used to try the "store brand", and they were usually pretty poor imitations, but HEB seems to be hitting home runs with their generics.

    I did notice that Wally World will introduce their own brand of a product (Great Value), then after a while, the "original" disappears from the shelf, and the Walmart brand is the only one available.
    "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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    I think I only pick store brands when I absolutely HAVE to. But, I've heard the legends of HEB generics from my bestie who used to live in San Antonio.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Bill the Cat View Post
      I think I only pick store brands when I absolutely HAVE to. But, I've heard the legends of HEB generics from my bestie who used to live in San Antonio.
      I think they actually strive to be - not simply a substitute - but BETTER than the original for less money.
      "Neighbor, how long has it been since you’ve had a big, thick, steaming bowl of Wolf Brand Chili?”

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      • #4
        I generally buy the Kroger brand of most things. They seem to be as good as the regular brand. Cheaper too.

        We don't have any HEB stores here. And I don't shop at Wally Word much. Kroger is just up the road from me so I generally shop there, and also Aldi.

        I find that Aldi has better produce and dairy than kroger. Especially fruit. Aldi uses local farmers whenever they can I believe. And I think the fruit tastes better. I think Kroger's fruit tastes bland, probably grown in greenhouses or something. And the milk and eggs are cheaper and seem to last longer than Kroger's.

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        • #5
          Originally posted by Sparko View Post

          I find that Aldi has better produce and dairy than kroger. Especially fruit.
          I like Aldi a lot but I find their produce to be below average, especially their bananas.

          Trader Joe's sets the gold standard for store brands.
          "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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          • #6
            Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
            I like Aldi a lot but I find their produce to be below average, especially their bananas.
            Maybe it depends on the Aldi store. I hear they use local farms so maybe your local farms are not as good as here?

            Trader Joe's sets the gold standard for store brands.
            Overpriced junk in my opinion. Who wants to pay a premium price for a store brand?

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            • #7
              Originally posted by Sparko View Post
              Maybe it depends on the Aldi store. I hear they use local farms so maybe your local farms are not as good as here?
              It was the same pre move and before moving for me
              "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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              • #8
                Originally posted by KingsGambit View Post
                It was the same pre move and before moving for me
                "Pre move" and "before moving" are the same thing.

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                • #9
                  Oops

                  My favorite thing from Aldi is their Salisbury steak six packs, for less than $3.
                  "I am not angered that the Moral Majority boys campaign against abortion. I am angry when the same men who say, "Save OUR children" bellow "Build more and bigger bombers." That's right! Blast the children in other nations into eternity, or limbless misery as they lay crippled from "OUR" bombers! This does not jell." - Leonard Ravenhill

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Sparko View Post
                    I generally buy the Kroger brand of most things. They seem to be as good as the regular brand. Cheaper too.

                    We don't have any HEB stores here. And I don't shop at Wally Word much. Kroger is just up the road from me so I generally shop there, and also Aldi.

                    I find that Aldi has better produce and dairy than kroger. Especially fruit. Aldi uses local farmers whenever they can I believe. And I think the fruit tastes better. I think Kroger's fruit tastes bland, probably grown in greenhouses or something. And the milk and eggs are cheaper and seem to last longer than Kroger's.
                    If you go into Krogers and see, say for instance, Green Giant and Bird's Eye veggies on the shelf along with the Kroger brand then it is a safe bet that the Kroger brand comes from one of those two companies.

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