What my degree in IPE didn't teach me about baking, DIY, fitness, and life…
I’m all for a bargain, just ask hubby – I love saving money! Normally I’m not much for brands. If there’s a generic version that’s a euro (or a dollar) cheaper, then somehow I just can’t justify buying something for the fancy label. But there are some products where the generic really doesn’t live up to the original. When I was a kid, even when we were pinching our pennies, that meant Smucker’s Jam, Hellmann’s Mayonnaise, and Thomas’s English Muffins.
These days I’m still a big fan of Hellmann’s (though I’ve converted to the light – the extra light just tastes weird), but there’s a few others that top the list. At the top of that list is Nutella. I’ve tried all the generics – they’re all too sugary and somehow plastic-like. None of them manage that perfect texture and hazelnut taste. It’s a dangerous jar to keep in the house, but when I do splurge, I definitely go for the good stuff.
Likewise, there’s no cookie spread like Lotus’s Speculoos Spread. It’s gaining popularity in North America and was recently made available in the UK. This stuff is crazy addictive and the generics just don’t compare!
What foods/products do you buy where generics simply won’t do?