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  1. #1
    James Silverton Guest

    Default Store brands (further)

    Hello All!

    I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce,
    as I usually drink it, there seemed little difference.

    --


    James Silverton
    Potomac, Maryland

    E-mail, with obvious alterations:
    not.jim.silverton.at.verizon.not


  2. #2
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)

    "James Silverton" <not.jim.silver...@verizon.not> wrote:
    >
    > I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    > seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    > bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    > off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    > celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce,
    > as I usually drink it, there seemed little difference.


    Very likely IS V-8... canned in a V-8 facility but with a different
    label... that it *seemed* to taste a little different is very likely
    psychological, just like people seem to find Walmart toothpaste tastes
    a little different from Colgate, yet it's the exact same product out
    of the same vat, just different packaging.

    V-8 is essentially tomato juice but with some flavoring added. All
    tomato juice is made from tomato paste (tomato concentrate), not
    shipping all that water saves a lot of money... you can save a lot of
    money too by making your own.... how difficult is it to dump a can of
    tomato paste into a quart container, add water, and shake... no more
    difficult than preparing frozen orange juice. your tomato juice will
    cost you less than half... you can make V-8 by adding some vegetable
    soup boullion and a pinch of celery salt. Squeeze in a wedge of lime,
    add ice, worcestershire, hot sauce, and a good glug of vodka and you
    won't be so fussy about the exact recipe.


  3. #3
    Sheldon Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)

    "James Silverton" <not.jim.silver...@verizon.not> wrote:
    >
    > I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    > seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    > bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    > off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    > celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce,
    > as I usually drink it, there seemed little difference.


    Very likely IS V-8... canned in a V-8 facility but with a different
    label... that it *seemed* to taste a little different is very likely
    psychological, just like people seem to find Walmart toothpaste tastes
    a little different from Colgate, yet it's the exact same product out
    of the same vat, just different packaging.

    V-8 is essentially tomato juice but with some flavoring added. All
    tomato juice is made from tomato paste (tomato concentrate), not
    shipping all that water saves a lot of money... you can save a lot of
    money too by making your own.... how difficult is it to dump a can of
    tomato paste into a quart container, add water, and shake... no more
    difficult than preparing frozen orange juice. your tomato juice will
    cost you less than half... you can make V-8 by adding some vegetable
    soup boullion and a pinch of celery salt. Squeeze in a wedge of lime,
    add ice, worcestershire, hot sauce, and a good glug of vodka and you
    won't be so fussy about the exact recipe.


  4. #4
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)

    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> dropped this
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    > Hello All!
    >
    > I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    > seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    > bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    > off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    > celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce,
    > as I usually drink it, there seemed little difference.


    I didn't see the original thread but I buy store brands from time to time
    as well. I like the Shop 'n Save jarred tomato juice better than most of
    the name brands. I also buy their brand of canned tomatoes and tomato
    sauce. I can't tell the dif and they are quite a bit cheaper. I keep a lot
    of different types of the tomatoes on hand all the time. I buy other
    things but can't recall what they are right this second.

    Michael



    --
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    -Edward H. Ruloff

    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  5. #5
    Michael \Dog3\ Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)

    "James Silverton" <[email protected]> dropped this
    news:gkkWj.21$LL.10@trnddc04: in rec.food.cooking

    > Hello All!
    >
    > I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    > seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    > bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    > off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    > celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce,
    > as I usually drink it, there seemed little difference.


    I didn't see the original thread but I buy store brands from time to time
    as well. I like the Shop 'n Save jarred tomato juice better than most of
    the name brands. I also buy their brand of canned tomatoes and tomato
    sauce. I can't tell the dif and they are quite a bit cheaper. I keep a lot
    of different types of the tomatoes on hand all the time. I buy other
    things but can't recall what they are right this second.

    Michael



    --
    "I'd like to be in Hell in time for dinner"
    -Edward H. Ruloff

    To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com

  6. #6
    Kswck Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)


    "Michael "Dog3"" <don'[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 6.121...
    > "James Silverton" <[email protected]> dropped this
    > news:gkkWj.21$LL.10@trnddc04: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> Hello All!
    >>
    >> I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    >> seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    >> bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    >> off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    >> celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce,
    >> as I usually drink it, there seemed little difference.

    >
    > I didn't see the original thread but I buy store brands from time to time
    > as well. I like the Shop 'n Save jarred tomato juice better than most of
    > the name brands. I also buy their brand of canned tomatoes and tomato
    > sauce. I can't tell the dif and they are quite a bit cheaper. I keep a
    > lot
    > of different types of the tomatoes on hand all the time. I buy other
    > things but can't recall what they are right this second.
    >
    > Michael
    >
    >

    Many times a store brand comes from the same facility as the name brand
    does. Sometimes one store brand and another come from the same facility.



  7. #7
    Kswck Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)


    "Michael "Dog3"" <don'[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 6.121...
    > "James Silverton" <[email protected]> dropped this
    > news:gkkWj.21$LL.10@trnddc04: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> Hello All!
    >>
    >> I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    >> seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    >> bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    >> off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    >> celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce,
    >> as I usually drink it, there seemed little difference.

    >
    > I didn't see the original thread but I buy store brands from time to time
    > as well. I like the Shop 'n Save jarred tomato juice better than most of
    > the name brands. I also buy their brand of canned tomatoes and tomato
    > sauce. I can't tell the dif and they are quite a bit cheaper. I keep a
    > lot
    > of different types of the tomatoes on hand all the time. I buy other
    > things but can't recall what they are right this second.
    >
    > Michael
    >
    >

    Many times a store brand comes from the same facility as the name brand
    does. Sometimes one store brand and another come from the same facility.



  8. #8
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)

    On Tue 13 May 2008 10:59:22a, Michael "Dog3" told us...

    > "James Silverton" <[email protected]> dropped this
    > news:gkkWj.21$LL.10@trnddc04: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> Hello All!
    >>
    >> I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    >> seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    >> bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    >> off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    >> celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce, as I
    >> usually drink it, there seemed little difference.

    >
    > I didn't see the original thread but I buy store brands from time to
    > time as well. I like the Shop 'n Save jarred tomato juice better than
    > most of the name brands. I also buy their brand of canned tomatoes and
    > tomato sauce. I can't tell the dif and they are quite a bit cheaper. I
    > keep a lot of different types of the tomatoes on hand all the time. I
    > buy other things but can't recall what they are right this second.
    >
    > Michael
    >
    >
    >


    I buy a lot of store brands, but I also buy a lot of name brands, depending
    on what the item is. I'm fussy about V-8, though. For me, at least,
    nothing else quite compares. I also like it with a splash of
    Worcestershire sauce.

    I've learned which store brands are at least as good if not better than the
    name brand items.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Tuesday, 05(V)/13(XIII)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    Countdown till Memorial Day
    1wks 5dys 12hrs 15mins
    -------------------------------------------
    Cats must turn over every glass just
    to watch the liuid pool.
    -------------------------------------------


  9. #9
    Wayne Boatwright Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)

    On Tue 13 May 2008 10:59:22a, Michael "Dog3" told us...

    > "James Silverton" <[email protected]> dropped this
    > news:gkkWj.21$LL.10@trnddc04: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> Hello All!
    >>
    >> I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    >> seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    >> bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    >> off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    >> celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce, as I
    >> usually drink it, there seemed little difference.

    >
    > I didn't see the original thread but I buy store brands from time to
    > time as well. I like the Shop 'n Save jarred tomato juice better than
    > most of the name brands. I also buy their brand of canned tomatoes and
    > tomato sauce. I can't tell the dif and they are quite a bit cheaper. I
    > keep a lot of different types of the tomatoes on hand all the time. I
    > buy other things but can't recall what they are right this second.
    >
    > Michael
    >
    >
    >


    I buy a lot of store brands, but I also buy a lot of name brands, depending
    on what the item is. I'm fussy about V-8, though. For me, at least,
    nothing else quite compares. I also like it with a splash of
    Worcestershire sauce.

    I've learned which store brands are at least as good if not better than the
    name brand items.

    --
    Wayne Boatwright
    -------------------------------------------
    Tuesday, 05(V)/13(XIII)/08(MMVIII)
    -------------------------------------------
    Countdown till Memorial Day
    1wks 5dys 12hrs 15mins
    -------------------------------------------
    Cats must turn over every glass just
    to watch the liuid pool.
    -------------------------------------------


  10. #10
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > On Tue 13 May 2008 10:59:22a, Michael "Dog3" told us...
    >
    >> "James Silverton" <[email protected]> dropped this
    >> news:gkkWj.21$LL.10@trnddc04: in rec.food.cooking
    >>
    >>> Hello All!
    >>>
    >>> I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    >>> seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    >>> bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    >>> off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    >>> celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce, as I
    >>> usually drink it, there seemed little difference.

    >>
    >> I didn't see the original thread but I buy store brands from time to
    >> time as well. I like the Shop 'n Save jarred tomato juice better than
    >> most of the name brands. I also buy their brand of canned tomatoes and
    >> tomato sauce. I can't tell the dif and they are quite a bit cheaper. I
    >> keep a lot of different types of the tomatoes on hand all the time. I
    >> buy other things but can't recall what they are right this second.
    >>
    >> Michael
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I buy a lot of store brands, but I also buy a lot of name brands, depending
    > on what the item is. I'm fussy about V-8, though. For me, at least,
    > nothing else quite compares. I also like it with a splash of
    > Worcestershire sauce.


    You're on the path to a bloody mary variant, there, Wayne...


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  11. #11
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > On Tue 13 May 2008 10:59:22a, Michael "Dog3" told us...
    >
    >> "James Silverton" <[email protected]> dropped this
    >> news:gkkWj.21$LL.10@trnddc04: in rec.food.cooking
    >>
    >>> Hello All!
    >>>
    >>> I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    >>> seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    >>> bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    >>> off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    >>> celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce, as I
    >>> usually drink it, there seemed little difference.

    >>
    >> I didn't see the original thread but I buy store brands from time to
    >> time as well. I like the Shop 'n Save jarred tomato juice better than
    >> most of the name brands. I also buy their brand of canned tomatoes and
    >> tomato sauce. I can't tell the dif and they are quite a bit cheaper. I
    >> keep a lot of different types of the tomatoes on hand all the time. I
    >> buy other things but can't recall what they are right this second.
    >>
    >> Michael
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I buy a lot of store brands, but I also buy a lot of name brands, depending
    > on what the item is. I'm fussy about V-8, though. For me, at least,
    > nothing else quite compares. I also like it with a splash of
    > Worcestershire sauce.


    You're on the path to a bloody mary variant, there, Wayne...


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  12. #12
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > On Tue 13 May 2008 10:59:22a, Michael "Dog3" told us...
    >
    >> "James Silverton" <[email protected]> dropped this
    >> news:gkkWj.21$LL.10@trnddc04: in rec.food.cooking
    >>
    >>> Hello All!
    >>>
    >>> I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    >>> seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    >>> bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    >>> off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    >>> celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce, as I
    >>> usually drink it, there seemed little difference.

    >>
    >> I didn't see the original thread but I buy store brands from time to
    >> time as well. I like the Shop 'n Save jarred tomato juice better than
    >> most of the name brands. I also buy their brand of canned tomatoes and
    >> tomato sauce. I can't tell the dif and they are quite a bit cheaper. I
    >> keep a lot of different types of the tomatoes on hand all the time. I
    >> buy other things but can't recall what they are right this second.
    >>
    >> Michael
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I buy a lot of store brands, but I also buy a lot of name brands, depending
    > on what the item is. I'm fussy about V-8, though. For me, at least,
    > nothing else quite compares. I also like it with a splash of
    > Worcestershire sauce.


    Afterthought to first reply: TJ's has a good one, albeit it's a surprise
    at first because it's not as salty.


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  13. #13
    Blinky the Shark Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)

    Wayne Boatwright wrote:

    > On Tue 13 May 2008 10:59:22a, Michael "Dog3" told us...
    >
    >> "James Silverton" <[email protected]> dropped this
    >> news:gkkWj.21$LL.10@trnddc04: in rec.food.cooking
    >>
    >>> Hello All!
    >>>
    >>> I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    >>> seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    >>> bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    >>> off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    >>> celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce, as I
    >>> usually drink it, there seemed little difference.

    >>
    >> I didn't see the original thread but I buy store brands from time to
    >> time as well. I like the Shop 'n Save jarred tomato juice better than
    >> most of the name brands. I also buy their brand of canned tomatoes and
    >> tomato sauce. I can't tell the dif and they are quite a bit cheaper. I
    >> keep a lot of different types of the tomatoes on hand all the time. I
    >> buy other things but can't recall what they are right this second.
    >>
    >> Michael
    >>
    >>
    >>

    >
    > I buy a lot of store brands, but I also buy a lot of name brands, depending
    > on what the item is. I'm fussy about V-8, though. For me, at least,
    > nothing else quite compares. I also like it with a splash of
    > Worcestershire sauce.


    Afterthought to first reply: TJ's has a good one, albeit it's a surprise
    at first because it's not as salty.


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    Blinky
    Killing all posts from Google Groups
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  14. #14
    Cindi - HappyMamatoThree Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)


    "Michael "Dog3"" <don'[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 6.121...
    > "James Silverton" <[email protected]> dropped this
    > news:gkkWj.21$LL.10@trnddc04: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> Hello All!
    >>
    >> I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    >> seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    >> bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    >> off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    >> celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce,
    >> as I usually drink it, there seemed little difference.

    >
    > I didn't see the original thread but I buy store brands from time to time
    > as well. I like the Shop 'n Save jarred tomato juice better than most of
    > the name brands. I also buy their brand of canned tomatoes and tomato
    > sauce. I can't tell the dif and they are quite a bit cheaper. I keep a
    > lot
    > of different types of the tomatoes on hand all the time. I buy other
    > things but can't recall what they are right this second.


    I have to agree with you Michael. I keep a large number of canned tomato
    products on hand and there have only been a couple of off brands that I
    really was disappointed in. I do keep several kinds of canned fruit and most
    of the off brand them you can't tell any difference. However I do keep cool
    whip in the freezer, the extra thick kind, and the generic is unacceptable
    to the family.

    Most off brand peanut butter is really disappointing too and my kids won't
    touch it.

    Cindi

    >
    > Michael
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > "I'd like to be in Hell in time for dinner"
    > -Edward H. Ruloff
    >
    > To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com




  15. #15
    Cindi - HappyMamatoThree Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)


    "Michael "Dog3"" <don'[email protected]> wrote in message
    news:[email protected] 6.121...
    > "James Silverton" <[email protected]> dropped this
    > news:gkkWj.21$LL.10@trnddc04: in rec.food.cooking
    >
    >> Hello All!
    >>
    >> I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    >> seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    >> bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    >> off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    >> celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce,
    >> as I usually drink it, there seemed little difference.

    >
    > I didn't see the original thread but I buy store brands from time to time
    > as well. I like the Shop 'n Save jarred tomato juice better than most of
    > the name brands. I also buy their brand of canned tomatoes and tomato
    > sauce. I can't tell the dif and they are quite a bit cheaper. I keep a
    > lot
    > of different types of the tomatoes on hand all the time. I buy other
    > things but can't recall what they are right this second.


    I have to agree with you Michael. I keep a large number of canned tomato
    products on hand and there have only been a couple of off brands that I
    really was disappointed in. I do keep several kinds of canned fruit and most
    of the off brand them you can't tell any difference. However I do keep cool
    whip in the freezer, the extra thick kind, and the generic is unacceptable
    to the family.

    Most off brand peanut butter is really disappointing too and my kids won't
    touch it.

    Cindi

    >
    > Michael
    >
    >
    >
    > --
    > "I'd like to be in Hell in time for dinner"
    > -Edward H. Ruloff
    >
    > To email - michael at lonergan dot us dot com




  16. #16
    Tara Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)

    On Tue, 13 May 2008 15:24:49 -0700, "Cindi - HappyMamatoThree"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Most off brand peanut butter is really disappointing too and my kids won't
    >touch it.


    Last year's peanut butter recall was interesting. Peter Pan and
    Walmart brand peanut were recalled. Now we know who makes Walmart
    brand peanut butter.

    Tara

  17. #17
    Tara Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)

    On Tue, 13 May 2008 15:24:49 -0700, "Cindi - HappyMamatoThree"
    <[email protected]> wrote:

    >Most off brand peanut butter is really disappointing too and my kids won't
    >touch it.


    Last year's peanut butter recall was interesting. Peter Pan and
    Walmart brand peanut were recalled. Now we know who makes Walmart
    brand peanut butter.

    Tara

  18. #18
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)


    "Tara" <[email protected]> wrote

    > On Tue, 13 May 2008 15:24:49 -0700, "Cindi - HappyMamatoThree"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Most off brand peanut butter is really disappointing too and my kids won't
    >>touch it.

    >
    > Last year's peanut butter recall was interesting. Peter Pan and
    > Walmart brand peanut were recalled. Now we know who makes Walmart
    > brand peanut butter.


    Along those lines, the pet food recall was an eye opener.

    nancy



  19. #19
    Nancy Young Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)


    "Tara" <[email protected]> wrote

    > On Tue, 13 May 2008 15:24:49 -0700, "Cindi - HappyMamatoThree"
    > <[email protected]> wrote:
    >
    >>Most off brand peanut butter is really disappointing too and my kids won't
    >>touch it.

    >
    > Last year's peanut butter recall was interesting. Peter Pan and
    > Walmart brand peanut were recalled. Now we know who makes Walmart
    > brand peanut butter.


    Along those lines, the pet food recall was an eye opener.

    nancy



  20. #20
    Dave Smith Guest

    Default Re: Store brands (further)

    James Silverton wrote:

    > Hello All!
    >
    > I've mentioned that I try store brands from time to time if it
    > seems probable they can replace name-brand items. Today, I
    > bought a can of Giant Stores "Vegetable Juice", an obvious take
    > off on V-8. It wasn't bad at all even if it seemed lower in
    > celery than the original. With a shot of Worcestershire sauce,
    > as I usually drink it, there seemed little difference.


    I buy a lot of the President's Choice brand products and they are
    pretty good. They have a number of dipping sauces and marinades
    that are excellent. Their version of Frosted Flakes is IMO much
    better than Kellog's.



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