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Saturday, August 8, 2009

Generic Blends

Ever face the conundrum of buying a name brand product versus a generic? Usually we default towards the generic, but sometimes (especially with ingredients for food) there is that eye brow raise and we talk about it. Today was such day when we were looking for banana pudding mix. We needed 2 boxes. We faced Jell-O brand at 82 cents and the generic at 53 cents. Our solution was to buy one of each and blend. The net result? We had a super banana pudding dessert AND we learned that the generic would have sufficed just fine. However, hedging our bets saved us $0.30 this time and didn't jeopardize the yummy treat.

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