Lesson learnt,don't buy unbranded food!

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Found 1st Feb 2010
I saw in Sainsburys their own brand cornflakes,i thought,how bad can they be,surely cornflakes are cornflakes,how wrong was i,they are awful.

Who eats this kinda stuff arghhhh

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Just because the cornflakes weren't to your taste, doesn't mean every own brand product is carp.


Many own brand foods are made by well known brands and just relabelled for the supermarkets.

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slamdunkin;7716652

Just because the cornflakes weren't to your taste, doesn't mean every own … Just because the cornflakes weren't to your taste, doesn't mean every own brand product is carp.Many own brand foods are made by well known brands and just relabelled for the supermarkets.



Most own brand stuff i've tried isn't nice,even when people recommend it,so i don't usually bother as it's a waste.

My sisters dog will be eating these now!

My father used to work in a food prep factory. You would be very surprised at the amount of top branded food is exactly the same as unbranded value supermarket goods. It is surprising what a different label can do

slamdunkin;7716652

Just because the cornflakes weren't to your taste, doesn't mean every own … Just because the cornflakes weren't to your taste, doesn't mean every own brand product is carp.Many own brand foods are made by well known brands and just relabelled for the supermarkets.



True, Tescos own fruit pies are made by mr.kiplin

trinaandlee;7716708

My father used to work in a food prep factory. You would be very … My father used to work in a food prep factory. You would be very surprised at the amount of top branded food is exactly the same as unbranded value supermarket goods. It is surprising what a different label can do



My husband has worked in many factories and says the same, its just the packaging they change for each company.

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There's no way these have the same ingredients as Kelloggs:w00t:

If it doesnt say Kellogs on the box, it's not Kellogs in the box.......

Asda's own brand Weetabox are exactly the same, but I would never get any other Cornflakes than Kellogs.

You live & learn

trinaandlee;7716708

My father used to work in a food prep factory. You would be very … My father used to work in a food prep factory. You would be very surprised at the amount of top branded food is exactly the same as unbranded value supermarket goods. It is surprising what a different label can do



Indeed, my BIL worked in a food prep factory, they stopped the line, changed the labels over, and away it all went again.

Kellogs don't make cereals for anyone else - that's part of their slogan, as referred to by ChrisUK above. I've tried supermarket versions of Crunchy Nut cornflakes, and none come close to Kellogs! Many, if not most other supermarket label products are indistinguishable from the branded versions.

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i have tried different brands usually recommended and its been minging, now buy what i know we like and dont try naff all as it ends up costing double

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ChrisUK;7716753

If it doesnt say Kellogs on the box, it's not Kellogs in the … If it doesnt say Kellogs on the box, it's not Kellogs in the box.......Asda's own brand Weetabox are exactly the same, but I would never get any other Cornflakes than Kellogs.You live & learn



I get sucked in every now and again and try something and rarely like it.

I've tried own brand Weetabix,they are ok but you can tell they aren't Nestle,or whoever it is who makes the original.

Yep my dad used to work for sunblest, the farmfoods bread for instance was the same as the normal Sunblest bread, OH worked in a bakery when he was younger, he said that the different food packaging would just get put in the machine and would roll out the same product with different labels.

I myself for instance prefer smartprice sweetcorn to the others.

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AshleyRFC;7716872

Yep my dad used to work for sunblest, the farmfoods bread for instance … Yep my dad used to work for sunblest, the farmfoods bread for instance was the same as the normal Sunblest bread, OH worked in a bakery when he was younger, he said that the different food packaging would just get put in the machine and would roll out the same product with different labels.I myself for instance prefer smartprice sweetcorn to the others.



NOOOOOOOOOO nothing compares to the jolly green giant!!!!!!!

deb8z;7716861

I get sucked in every now and again and try something and rarely like … I get sucked in every now and again and try something and rarely like it.I've tried own brand Weetabix,they are ok but you can tell they aren't Nestle,or whoever it is who makes the original.



Asda Wheat Bisks are identical mate - trust me, I wont eat something that doesnt taste "right" :thumbsup:

sassie;7716858

i have tried different brands usually recommended and its been minging, … i have tried different brands usually recommended and its been minging, now buy what i know we like and dont try naff all as it ends up costing double



this ^^

when we were kids we had co-op's own cornflakes, UUUUUUUURGH, still havn't got over it :x

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ChrisUK;7716898

Asda Wheat Bisks are identical mate - trust me, I wont eat something that … Asda Wheat Bisks are identical mate - trust me, I wont eat something that doesnt taste "right" :thumbsup:



Maybe my palate is better than yours.:-D

The marketing people are doing a great job, who pays for all of their marketing hype????

Tesco Value Bran Flakes are identical to the more expensive Light version - but a lot cheaper, and a lot healthier, than other sorts which have more salt and sugar added.

Has anyone else noticed that in some stores Tesco is no longer stocking its Value brands of some products meaning you have to buy the more expensive premium products?

cannyscot;7717292

Tesco Value Bran Flakes are identical to the more expensive Light version … Tesco Value Bran Flakes are identical to the more expensive Light version - but a lot cheaper, and a lot healthier, than other sorts which have more salt and sugar added.Has anyone else noticed that in some stores Tesco is no longer stocking its Value brands of some products meaning you have to buy the more expensive premium products?



They rolling out Country Foods or Discount Brand in our local Tesco and doing away with the value line.
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