I'm not really. Exceptions being for cola, I buy Coca Cola, Cadbury/Lindt chocolate including cooking chocolate and toilet paper I won't buy homebrand (usually buy sorbent/Kleenex slab from Costco). There are other things but I can't remember at the moment
Mm reason through this list I've remembered a couple more like:
Twinings for tea
Feminine hygiene products - cottons I think it is
Some other stuff that I don't choose homebrand for (but otherwise don't have a preference are): baked beans, spaghetti, olive oil, washing powder, dish washing tablets, shampoo, toothpaste
I actually feel a little embarrassed to admit that my shopping cart is filled with things I like the taste of or that are economical and has very little to do with being ethical or any sort of though into consumerism or big companies stomping in the little guys. :/
Although I do buy free range eggs... But they are the woolies select brand.
Little Miss Sunshine (22-01-2014)
Chocolate....strictly cadbury or m&m's - never any other type.
Butter - only buy the ButterSoft from NZ.
Im not really that fussy otherwise
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Sadly boycotting the generic brands won't have any effect. Shelf space is prime real estate and they'll delete a line that's slow moving whether its their brand or someone else's. They get their mark-up regardless so it doesn't matter whether they sell the generic or name-brand product right beside it. Best is to shop elsewhere altogether, but that's not always possible or convenient.
Sorry to digress. Back on topic!
Toilet paper- Quilton
Paper towels- Handee Ultra
Cheese slices- Bega Thick & Tasty
Hazelnut spread- Nutella
I used to be a brand snob on so many other things, but having worked in the industry and seen how generics are made- I'm happy to buy Aldi or Homebrand products, especially when they are Australian made. No-one is willing to invest in the R&D to specifically formulate a generic product, otherwise this would drive the price up. They are generally tried & tested formulas that have been used for a name brand, but with a slight modification eg. different fragrance or flavour. Though sometimes thay are flat out identical and the only change is the packet/container it goes into.
If I can't get eggs from my sister, I buy free range eggs with a low stocking density from the market. I also prefer locally sourced fruit and veg.
Recycled, non-fragranced and non re-bleached toilet paper & paper towel (i.e.: Naturale brand).
Aware washing powder
AIM toothpaste instead of Colgate...the Colgate-Palmolive company test their products on animals.
There are lots...I try to buy ethically where I can. I can't always, but try where possible.
Washing powder - Surf
Toothpaste - Colgate whitening advanced
Toothbrush - Colgate
Deodorant - Dove
Dishwashing detergent - Earth Choice
Tea - Tetley extra strong
Milk - kiewa
Bleach - White King
Everything else cleaning - Pine O Clean
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Last edited by zoz; 22-01-2014 at 12:04.
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