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    • MSE Martin
    • By MSE Martin 24th Jan 05, 12:37 PM
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    Great 'disguised Own Brand' Hunt.
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    • 24th Jan 05, 12:37 PM
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    Great 'disguised Own Brand' Hunt. 24th Jan 05 at 12:37 PM
    You walk into the supermarket and see four levels of brands. But are M&S Jaffa cakes really made by McVities? Is there a difference between Tesco and Kellogs Bran Flakes? (see the Downshift Challenge section of the Money Diet for more info on this)

    Using MoneySavers Collective Knowledge

    I want to use the insider information of all MoneySavers to try and compile a list. Do you work in/or at a factory producing such goods. If you do - what's the difference or are they just the same things in disguise.

    This could be both food and electrical or other goods.

    What to do

    Please put

    A. What the main and sub-product are
    B. How you know
    C. Are there any differences

    To submit your info, just click reply

    Martin

    PS thanks to sumosaver for the idea for this.

    A Quick Warning

    It's worth remembering there is no way to check the info below, so take it all with a little pinch of salt (own brand?) but still probably worth trying the cheaper one



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    Last edited by MSE Andrea; 09-10-2015 at 12:36 PM.
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    • Shezza11
    • By Shezza11 15th Feb 17, 2:56 PM
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    Drugs Branded/Generic
    Having worked for a pharmaceutical company I learnt that when companies launch a new drug they have a licence which lasts for 10 years. During that time an identical drug cannot be launched by another company. That gives them 10 years to recoup all monies spent on research and development... hence the high prices.
    It also gives other drug companies time to break down and identify the ingredients and quantities.
    At exactly 10 years, to the minute, that the licence expires there will be a flood of exact copies launched at drastically reduced prices.
    So always ask for the generic
    If you're shelf shopping just check the ingredients listed on the packs

    You should have seen the mayhem when Pfizers licence for Viagra ended!!!

    As this is my first post I apologise if I'm trying to teach my Grandmother to suck eggs
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 15th Feb 17, 5:06 PM
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    VfM4meplse
    Having worked for a pharmaceutical company I learnt that when companies launch a new drug they have a licence which lasts for 10 years. During that time an identical drug cannot be launched by another company. That gives them 10 years to recoup all monies spent on research and development... hence the high prices.
    It also gives other drug companies time to break down and identify the ingredients and quantities.
    At exactly 10 years, to the minute, that the licence expires there will be a flood of exact copies launched at drastically reduced prices.
    So always ask for the generic
    If you're shelf shopping just check the ingredients listed on the packs

    You should have seen the mayhem when Pfizers licence for Viagra ended!!!

    As this is my first post I apologise if I'm trying to teach my Grandmother to suck eggs
    Originally posted by Shezza11
    Not quite the same thing applies to foodstuffs, as there will be taste variations according to where the ingredients are sourced, varying proportions used, cooking times etc.

    We're here to work out what's the same from the production line / our own tastebuds!
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • MR TAZMAN
    • By MR TAZMAN 11th Mar 17, 9:04 PM
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    MR TAZMAN
    Muller Yogurts
    Muller do make Aldi yogurt it is under the Brooklee name but it does not contain any Gelatin so it is okay for vegans and vegetarians,
    • hellsfairy
    • By hellsfairy 21st Apr 17, 3:28 PM
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    Muller yogurts
    Thank you, it's interesting to know that Muller make Aldi yogurts, and that they don't contain gelatin, however although they would be suitable for vegetarians, I'm afraid they wouldn't be suitable for vegans, who don't eat anything containing cows milk
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 21st Apr 17, 11:02 PM
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    VfM4meplse
    Muller do make Aldi yogurt it is under the Brooklee name but it does not contain any Gelatin so it is okay for vegans and vegetarians,
    Originally posted by MR TAZMAN
    Still full of sugar though, I bet!
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

    "No man is worth, crawling on the earth"- adapted from Bob Crewe and Bob Gaudio

    Hope is not a strategy ...A child is for life, not just 18 years....Don't get me started on the NHS, because you won't win...If in doubt, don't pull out... I love chaz-ing!
    • ScarletMarble
    • By ScarletMarble 22nd Apr 17, 10:03 AM
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    ScarletMarble
    Thank you, it's interesting to know that Muller make Aldi yogurts, and that they don't contain gelatin, however although they would be suitable for vegetarians, I'm afraid they wouldn't be suitable for vegans, who don't eat anything containing cows milk
    Originally posted by hellsfairy
    So why do they put gelatin in their own yoghurt? Not every veggie or vegan lives near an Aldi or relies on public transport which doesn't go near one. So have to rely on when other veggie friendly yoghurts go on offer?

    They will get more sales if they ditch the gelatin
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