Poll: Do You Buy Store Brands More Often Than Name Brands?


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According to a new study from Consumer Reports, some inhouse store brands are just as good as or even better than name brand counterparts. Of course, many of the products by Great Value, Kirkland Signature, and other store brands come from the same big plants as those producing the name-branders. But sometimes there's that voice inside that insists you should buy Heinz over any seemingly identical wannabe.

The study compared 21 store-brand products with their national brand counterparts. Generic store brands did better when it came to products like chicken soup, orange juice, and hot dogs. Name brands, on the other hand, still won in seven categories: mayo, mozzarella cheese, and frozen French fries. Do you find yourself buying store brands more often than name brands? Are there certain store brands you prefer for certain foods? [via New York Times Bucks]