I will have to admit being brand loyal sometimes. Kraft Grated Parmesan Cheese is and has been my preference for spaghetti topping. In my opinion, Kraft products are always good. A few years ago, I decided I would try a store brand grated Parmesan to save $1 on the canister. That cheese was so horrible that I could not finish the container. The taste was off and the texture was not any kind of cheese-like. I think waxed paper might have been more palatable. The store gave me back my money. And, I swore that Kraft was my brand from now on for parmesan cheese.
All that changed Tuesday at lunch. At the church lunch we had spaghetti. The cooks and servers broke out the parmesan cheese. OH, NO! It was a store brand. I bravely sprinkled it generously on my helping of spaghetti. I was shocked at how good it was, maybe even better than Kraft!
On Wednesday, I had a reason to go to that store and bought the off-brand cheese. Just in case I was mistaken, I bought the smaller size. I brought it home and sprinkled some in my palm and ate it. Yes, it is delicious. It may taste a little cheddar-y, but at least it is cheese-y and cheaper.
It was good on a salad. It was great in the salad dressing I made. So, it's a go for me at this point. It is a lot less finely grated, but that has no influence on my decision.
I will save about $0.60 on each shaker canister. That's not much, but enough to sway me since the taste is great.
I do draw the line at buying Great Value, Walmart's brand. Never. That's just me.
If I have not gotten around to your blog or miss your comment here, I will, maybe visit. I am still pretty ill and went to the doctor yesterday.
Are you at all brand loyal? Or, do you just go for the cheaper price/unit? Are you brand loyal on some things and all for the least cost on another item? Is the Food Club brand in your store?