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Brand loyalty

Discussion in 'Anything goes' started by Versatile, Mar 22, 2012.

  1. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I was talking with a friend about peanut butter. I have a refusal to buy any brand but Skippy, regardless of price. I've tried blindfolded taste tests just to prove my loyalty, and I am certain that choosy moms should resolutely choose Skippy.

    I can be pretty obsessive about specific brands I always buy. If I listed all of them here, I might be inadvertently outing myself. But here's a few:

    Tropicana Orange Juice
    Skippy Creamy Peanut Butter
    Classico Pasta Sauce
    Old Spice deodorant and body wash

    On the other hand, I've never worried about brand when buying, for example, lunch meats or pasta. I buy a lot of generic products, especially medicine. My (quite possibly uninformed) thinking: Acetaminophen has to be acetaminophen regardless of who makes it, or it would violate FDA standards.

    Anyone got any specific brand preferences that stand out?
  2. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    So you're not quite as versatile as you let on?
  3. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    Yeah, because I couldn't just eat a fucking peanut.
  4. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    Anything with comics is my brand.
  5. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Coke, not Pepsi.
    Cape Cod potato chips. If they're not available I buy Fritos.
    Heinz ketchup, but of course, that's true of everyone.
    Ocean Spray cranberry sauce.
  6. dreunc1542

    dreunc1542 Active Member

    I don't have specific brand loyalty for most products, but I'm absolutely loyal to Wegmans. I will drive quite a ways to a Wegmans even if there's another grocery store a half a mile down the road. They have the best selection, prices, and customer service.

    Back when I used to run regularly, I was a Brooks guy for running shoes. So comfortable.
  7. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    I like brands, but nothing is a deal breaker.

    Heinz ketchup is as close as I get, especially the no corn syrup they are making now. But if Burger King gives me Hunts, I am not going to turn it down.
  8. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    I forgot one, an important one. Callaway golf clubs. I have a Wilson 8802 putter that I got when Nixon was President and I'll die with it in my bag.
    Oddly, I have no brand loyalty to golf balls. I try to play Slazengers when I can because nobody else does, and it makes them to find on public courses.
  9. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    I always seek out one of the three ugly ones at Deja Vu; they try harder.

    Anyhoo, about the only things I won't buy off-brand (buying off-brand saves a ton, and nowadays the quality is at least as good) are hot dogs and cheese.
  10. Michael_ Gee

    Michael_ Gee Well-Known Member

    Has to be Hebrew National for hot dogs.
  11. Versatile

    Versatile Active Member

    I know an editor in Oregon who has a brand-preference on escorts, too.
  12. Dyno

    Dyno Well-Known Member


    At the beginning of the year, I bought some other brand when it was on sale and had a horrible allergic reaction to it. My eyes swelled up and it's taken about 2 months to fully get over it, even though I've washed and re-washed all my linens and clothes.

    Tide, I will never leave you again.
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