Sometimes store brand items just don’t compare to the real thing. When you have a craving for a specific food or snack, an imitation won’t suffice.
So we shell out the extra cash for name brands, knowing that while our wallets are suffering for it, our taste buds are rejoicing.
Did you know, though, that several store brand items are simply rebranded name brands to be sold under a “private label” at a fraction of the cost? This is more common than you think.
To a degree, often we are fooled by the placebo effect that brand recognition has on us, which makes us think that big brands always taste better or are of better quality. While that may be true in some cases, check out some of these store brand items that are repackaged name brands sold for much cheaper!
Many are familiar with the Great Value line of products. But Walmart doesn’t produce any goods of their own. Great Value items are manufactured by ConAgra and Sara Lee, and then slapped with Walmart’s store brand label.
If you are a card-carrying Costco member, you know about their Kirkland Signature brand. But did you know that most of those items are manufactured by big name brands and sold at a steep discount?
Contrary to popular belief, Trader Joe’s doesn’t make its own products. They source items from well-known brands to be sold under their own private label.