October 14, 2011

Brand Loyalty

For the most part, I'm not very brand loyal. I buy whatever brand I can get for lowest price at the time. I have no problem buying Meijer brand toilet paper or Kroger brand salad dressing, and I'm currently using Suave shampoo and Herbal Essences conditioner.

I think it's interesting to see what brands people insist on buying - a certain kind of diapers, a particular brand of toilet paper. I searched our apartment for cases of brand loyalty and found three. I will not compromise when it comes to these three items!

1. Crest Cinnamon Rush toothpaste
Nathan and I were both using this toothpaste before we met. It's not so much a case of brand preference as it is flavor preference. Neither of us like mint flavor, and this is the best non-mint toothpaste out there. Even if it costs $3 and I can get another kind for free, I'm sticking with the cinnamon.

2. Clean & Clear persa-gel 10
Not all creams with 10% benzoyl peroxide are created equal. This is the only one I've found that doesn't leave a flaky residue. It goes on clean and clear!

3. Lemi Shine dishwasher detergent
This stuff is amazing! A Target cashier once referred to it as "gold" when I was buying it. Until we move somewhere without super hard water, this is the only detergent I will put in my dishwasher. It's worth the extra money to not have white powder on all our dishes and utensils. The detergent I use for the pre-wash is still whatever is cheap though.

How about you? What are the brands you have to buy?


  1. the one brand I will never budge on is, Laundry soap. It has to be Tide. I get this from my mom, never used anything else, don't want to start now. It's so bloody expensive, but it's better than risking the chance of ruining my beautiful washer and dryer with the cheap stuff

  2. For us, and by us I am mostly saying me, it is toilet paper. We have tried many brands and types over the last few years, and Charmin ultra strong wins hands down. I can't stand pieces left behind or having to use too many sheets with the single ply or other variety brands. What's the point of buying the other, less expensive toilet paper if we have to use twice as much to get the job done?


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