Which Products Do You Always Go Generic For?

Last month, we asked readers to tell us which food brands had earned their undying loyalty. Now it’s time to go the other way and take a look at those products — not just food this time — that you only buy in their most generic forms.

For example, I’ll never be caught dead buying anything but generic or store-brand paper towels. And I’ve found — at least in my grocery store — the store-brand nuts and chocolates are often as good if not better than the brand-name products that cost significantly more.

So what’s filling up your shopping carts with labels like “corn flakes” and “beer” that make you look like you just stepped out of a scene from Repo Man?

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