Generic food....

Feel free to talk about anything and everything in this board.
Headline back 23
5,534
views
25
replies
Last post ago over 7 years by PMM2008
Avatar 31779
  • Started by
    Mighty! Member
    3046
  • last active 3 months ago

Readers of this topic also read:

Please or register to post or comment.
    • Avatar 31779
      • Started by
        Mighty! Member
        3046
      • last active 3 months ago
      Hi gang:
          Times are tuff out there. I think we all try to cut corners where we can.  
      Most of us have heard about generic products and most likely tried a few. Some are good, some not so good.  We are the judge in our own household.
       
                         My post tonight is about GENERIC FOOD.
      Now I know companies claim it taste the same, and spend alot of money advertising their product over brand named.  You end up with names like "Spagetti Hoops" instead of Spagetti O's.  "Fruit Hoops" vs Fruit Loops.   Names like "Bubba Cola" and Toasted oats instead of Coca Cola and Cherrios. (These names kill me)
              I just wanted to share a few other items I have tried that most certainly do NOT live up to the claim "It taste just the same as Brand Name."

              Generic Hotdogs: These things are just unnatural. From the taste to the color. What in God's name are these made of. The thought makes me squimish. There isn't enough Ketchup or a big enough bun out there to disquise what these things really taste like.

              Macaroni and cheese: This stuff to me, taste like someone forgot the flavor packet.  It remains dry and chauky regardless of how much milk and butter you put in.  I have never found a way to not overcook the noodles. They are etheir crunchy and undone, or soggy and mush city. What exactly is that yellow powder they call cheese?  

               Canned Vegetables:  They claim all vegtables are good for you, however, I have a hard time believing these are even digestable.  Furthur more, I find I get more "waste" than food in these cans.  Oh yes, the green beans with the stems still attached. Yum Yum.

               Generic Beer: Okay...Are they serious?  This stuff taste like it has already been drank and recycled, then put back into a new can.  It's lame and disqusting.  This is just one thing you can't cut corners on.

                Generic Ketchup:   Remember the slogan Hienz 57 had out years ago about "Anticipation?"  Well anticipate this...one squirt gives you a watery, pink substance that taste like the inside of a tin can.  Yuck.

             Oh, there is many out there, and I am looking forward to anyone else's experience with generic foods that do not quite pass the taste test.

          As a side note, before I close, I just would like to offer a few words of advice about generic toilet paper.  DON'T DO IT.   If you have to go this route, start saving your magazines. Enough said.

                                                            All in fun:
                                                                  PMM













       
      • Generic beer
    • Avatar 10150
      • Replied by
        Mighty! Member
        3007
      • last active 4 months ago
      I remember years ago MOm would buy the cheapest hotdogs on sale. Lord they were so nasty. Finally I had her try some. She about died and after that, bought a step or two higher. Whew!! One time they tasted like dried dogs..Sort of had a crunch to them..Ewwww..

      Generic beer. I can easily remember the time when you could get a case of "Beer" that's it, no fancy label, just "Beer" My BIL drank like a fish and that's what he'd buy.

      Veggies....I like the green beans, creamed corn and peas Olives and betts..LOVE THE BEETS!!!:D

      Mac and cheese. Yes, the truth is if you want quality on that, buy the higher priced stuff. It's definetly worth the extra and don't forget to include PEAS!!

      I always (Even high priced brand) shake the ketchup before using. Yes, I elarned the hard way too
    • Avatar 10718
      • Replied by
        Super Hero
        2134
      • last active 7 months ago
      Pam!!

      What a riot...you are always so funny.  I remember once I had to eat those generic hotdogs my brother bought...I don't even like eating hotdogs, but when I do, I get them from the deli..the nice crunchy ones.  My brothers got this package that probably cost 50. cents  flimsy orangy sick looking things..

      And your right about the vege too...I like mine fresh..canned..yuk!!

      You have really gone too far with the beer Do you need a loan? 



    • Avatar 31779
      • Replied by
        Mighty! Member
        3046
      • last active 3 months ago
      Nal:
          HAHA, Been a long time since I have drank generic beer. Back in the days of college and being so poor you drank what you could find....cheap...I tried it once, and never went there again, and I still remember it today.

                    Your memories of generic hotdogs are just like mine. Orange, flimsy, sick looking things that looked even worse AFTER you cooked them.  If you've ever had a generic hotdog...you'de remember that too, for the rest of your life. 

                        Thanks for responding...PMM
    • Avatar 10718
      • Replied by
        Super Hero
        2134
      • last active 7 months ago
      i was just joking about the loan..but of course i would always help you if you ever needed it. 

      i really didn't think they made generic beer, i thought you were kidding about that!

      in my part of the country, they have very cheap red white and blue beer..which is probably just as gross...i have had a couple cans in the day myself 
    • Avatar 17011
      • Replied by
        Super Hero
        1541
      • last active 4 months ago
      well this isn't generic, but for dinner tonight [i always run low on food towards the end of the month  :'(] couldn't find anything to cook and saw 1 box of hamburger helper...well no ground beef, but i did find 2 hamburger patties...chopped them up and cooked it...threw in the box of H.H. PLUS....you know damn well 1 box of that crap does not feed a family of 3 so I also took a box of plain old macorini shells, added a little extra water and VOILA!! a huge pot big enough to feed 4, didn't lose it's flavor or anything so that's a neat trick to try when your short on groceries!!
    • Avatar 10718
      • Replied by
        Super Hero
        2134
      • last active 7 months ago
      it probably tastes better...much less sodium that way, a lot better for you 
    • No avatar normal
      • Replied by
        Super Hero
        2040
      • last active 7 months ago
      LMAOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!  The WORST has to be bagged cereal!!!  My mom would try and trick us by putting the cereal in Tupperware containers, but we could ALWAYS tell the difference. 

      P.S.  It wasn't generic, but did anyone ever have "powdered milk" YUCK!!!!!!!  That was the low point in my moms life! 
    • Avatar 31779
      • Replied by
        Mighty! Member
        3046
      • last active 3 months ago
      POWDERED MILK?? GAG!!!!.......
            When I wrote this post Shelli I thought of that disqusting stuff.  I used to have it as a kid. My Mom would get it from some commodities place.  We was poor!!!

                      And yes, the cereal....How about when parents take it out of the bag and put it in the original brand named box to try to fool us kids? 
              I just thought of cheap potato chips.....Ewwwwwww...they are all crunchy and dark.  Break your darn tooth on them.
              How about imatation cheese slices? Ewwwwww It looks like cheese, kinda smells like cheese, but taste like wax. It doesnt even melt properly.
            Not to be confused with the big block of cheese that the guv'ment passes out. That stuff was the best.  So was the gallon of peanut butter they used to give out. All the oil still on the top of it. YUmmmm

                                                                              PMM
    • Avatar 10718
      • Replied by
        Super Hero
        2134
      • last active 7 months ago
      i remember that crap from when i was a kid..i don't think we had it for very long, we usually got milkman's milk, and i always could tell the difference.  and you can REALLY tell the difference between that and the powdered crap.  that was brutal.
    • Avatar 17011
      • Replied by
        Super Hero
        1541
      • last active 4 months ago
      Man.................I HATE BEING POOR!!!
    • Avatar 17011
      • Replied by
        Super Hero
        1541
      • last active 4 months ago
      sorry, let me rephrase that.....I HATE BEING BROKE!!!!
    • Avatar 10718
      • Replied by
        Super Hero
        2134
      • last active 7 months ago
      I may be right there with you soon...just got another audit from the IRS...

      caught me on some more gambling debt... ::) ::) ::)


      oh noooooooooooo
    • Avatar 7881
      • Replied by
        Super Hero
        1492
      • last active 4 months ago
      There is a social justice to this issue.  The good, healthy food is also the most expensive.  The lower cost food is often the cheap, over processed stuff that is very unhealthy.  I volunteer at food banks, food pantries, etc.  I hate to say this, but the food that is donated to these organizations is stuff I sure wouldn't feed my kids. 
    • Index
      • Replied by
        Sr. Member
        327
      • last active 7 months ago
      When your poor and hungry....trust me you eat it.

      Hmmmmm....now how can i doctor up those pinto beans they gave me ...LOL

    lcb activities in the last 24 hours

    • 36
      new members
    • 726
      members online
    • 18491
      guests online
    • 165
      new posts
    • 4990
      free games played
    Join the club

    Most viewed forum topics

    • Index
      A lot of members have said they are not keen on some of the casinos available in the Shop. Many of you requested Intertops, which has been added in the last week however, I would love to hear about your favourite...
      Which Casinos would you like to see in the LCB Shop?
    • Index
      Introducing the newest member of the bgo casino family, PowerSpins.com, where you get free spins every day.Log in at powerspins.com now using your bgo username and password where 50 free spins are waiting for you - no...
      Power Spins Casino No Deposit
    • Index
      Dear LCBers, Everum casino is giving away free spins every time a new slot has been released to the fastest players who post their casino usernames here on this thread. Please note: US players are not allowed to...
      Exclusive Express Promos at Everum Casino

    Join today and start earning rewards

    You will immediately get full access to our online casino forum/chat plus receive our newsletter with news & exclusive bonuses every month.
    S logo
    Select Language
    Search
    Search Results

    Report to moderator

    Use this function to inform the moderators and administrator of an abusive or wrongly posted message.

    Please note that your email address will be revealed to the moderators if you use this

    Submit