I cut corners where I can when I'm grocery shopping.
I buy publix brand, or Walmart brand for most products to pinch my pennies. :) and when clothes shopping, clearance racks are my best friend.
HOWEVER, there are a few things that I just can't sacrifice.
1. I'm a coke snob.
- Pepsi products? absolutely unacceptable. And can we just discuss the hilarious names they come up with for the store-brand cokes? "Mountain Moon Drops" as a Mountain Dew/Mello Yello substitute. Is this for real? Dr. Thunder... and my mind is failing me with the others.. but they're all a good laugh.
2. I'm a lunch meat snob.
-I'm afraid I can't cut corners when it comes to meat. I have to have my Boar's Head sliced at the deli counter. :) (Thinly sliced might I add) The Oscar Meyer pre-packaged deli cuts make me feel queasy, they're so covered in juice. Sick. PLUS, Boar's Head meat just has such great flavor. Cracked Pepper Mill Turkey? Yes, please.
3. Shredded Cheese
- This is a new one for me. I've found that Publix brand is okay, but I tried the Walmart brand when I made an appetizer and it destroyed the dish. It just doesn't bubble on top like Kraft brand if you use it on a hot dip. It almost has a plastic texture, and does not make the cut. boom!
- Store brand just isn't the same.
5. Orange Juice.
- After having Simply Orange, it's just Simply the best. :) So I wait for it to go on the BOGO cycle at Publix and stock up!!! Best Juice EVER. and they're apple is amazing too. Store brand, no go.
Are there any brands that you just can't part with?
Please tell me I'm not the only one!
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