I know I do. One example is paper towels. The cheaper ones just don't work for me and I end up using twice as many as the more expensive brands. The same goes for baked beans, we are a Heinz Baked Beans family, no other brand will do, although we have tried the Bush Baked Beans the vegetarian flavour and must say they are nearly as good.
Always had to buy Heinz ketchup for the kids when they lived at home, as they wouldn't eat any other brand. Did try the switcharoo, you know when you fill an empty Heinz Ketchup bottle with the cheaper brand and pass it off for the real thing, but that never worked, and to this day, the kids will only eat Heinz Ketchup.
Black garbage bags are another thing, I find the cheaper ones burst open so easy, that's its worth the extra pennies for them. However we hardly have any garbage, so I generally use oversized grocery bags. Though with me using my cloth bags at the grocery store, I don't get many plastic bags. So I generally only buy one box of 40 garbage bags a year, so it's not a big expense for me.
I also prefer the name brand (Kleenex) paper tissue (to blow your nose with), as there is nothing worse that having a cold, and cheap scratchy paper tissues. Same with toilet paper, I like the cushy type to wipe my royal butt with, not the cheap stuff. Do any of you remember the toilet paper that was like greaseproof paper? I think it was called Izal toilet paper, that was the worst toilet paper ever.......
I will try cheaper brands of everything but if they don't work, I won't use them again.
This is more for the British Expats. We did a taste test (blindfolded, very scientific!!) on Cadburys chocolate from both Britain and Canada, and there is a difference, the one from Britain tastes a whole lot better, even though they are supposed to be the same!!
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