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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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    • soldierboy001
    • By soldierboy001 4th Apr 18, 9:17 AM
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    soldierboy001
    Oh no they don't , oh yes the do.
    I have worked for all the supermarkets as a delivery/collector drive through agency work and I can tell you that yes certain products from a manufacturer can be made for different supermarkets but they are mostly to different recipes. For instance pizza for M&S and Sainsbury are made in the same factory but the M&S ones are far superior as we are allowed to purchase from the factory shop and were not identical. And take a tin of beans from Tesco Basics range and remove the sauce fewer beans and the Basics are much paler. Apples that may come from the same farm are more than likely the ace of the crop for Waitrose but downgraded for another supermarket.
    The statement I know it is true a sales person told me is tosh, a sales person will tell you what you want to hear to get a sale.
    Yes TV companies, and other electricals, do put other manufacturers product parts in their products but it doesn't mean that a Panasonic is made by Hitachi because it has an Hitachi component in it. Certain components are always outsourced as in car manufacture, and only a few manufacturers make panels/screens and of certain sizes, so Sharp may use their own Panels/screens in some sets but LG in others.
    • Fairygirl1510
    • By Fairygirl1510 8th Aug 18, 5:15 PM
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    Sun valley
    Hi does anyone know what days and times the sun valley factory shop is open i know its named something else now
    • compmad1
    • By compmad1 30th Sep 18, 3:26 PM
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    Hi, does anyone know of any supermarket own brand baked beans which are actually Branstons? Thanks.
    • jenniewb
    • By jenniewb 30th Sep 18, 4:01 PM
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    Does anyone have an up to date comparison with condiments (such as Ketchup, Brown Sauce...etc) I used to be able to opt for Asda's main line but recently tried this and ended up throwing away what I bought because it was so bad. Their discounted version was not much better.
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 30th Sep 18, 4:26 PM
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    Doc N
    Does anyone have an up to date comparison with condiments (such as Ketchup, Brown Sauce...etc) I used to be able to opt for Asda's main line but recently tried this and ended up throwing away what I bought because it was so bad. Their discounted version was not much better.
    Originally posted by jenniewb
    Ketchupís a bit of a personal thing, isnít it, but Iíve switched quite happily from Heinz to Aldi or Lidl and have no desire to go back.

    Higher tomato content too.

    And on a vaguely related matter the % of cod in the Aldi fish fingers is considerably higher than the % in brand leader Birdseye.
    • Ego_Shredder
    • By Ego_Shredder 23rd Oct 18, 3:33 PM
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    And on a vaguely related matter the % of cod in the Aldi fish fingers is considerably higher than the % in brand leader Birdseye.
    Originally posted by Doc N

    I'm a keen Aldi shopper but their frozen fish products leave a bit to be desired. You may get more fish inside but it is of much lower quality, often with a poor taste. The products kept on the refridgerated shelves

    fare much better for quality and taste.
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    • Ego_Shredder
    • By Ego_Shredder 23rd Oct 18, 3:38 PM
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    I used to love the Sainsbury's own-brand Weetabix but the new round ones are absolutely vile and nowhere near as nice as the old ones. Bah.
    Originally posted by Scritti

    It's the same with Sainsbury's own brand Corn Flakes, which used to be delicious and far superior to Kellogg's. However a few years ago they changed the recipe or where they source it, and now it is thin as razor blades and can actually cut your mouth if not careful; the taste is not as good either. So I just forced myself to buy Aldi's version and get used to that instead. If the old Sainsbury's product was 10/10, I would give Aldi's about 7/10. The current Sainsbury's I would now give 2/10 and Kellogg's 1/10.
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    • Bacman
    • By Bacman 24th Oct 18, 7:43 AM
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    I don't know the answer to the question however what I can say is we used to buy Branson baked beans as wasn't so keen on Heinz ones, or some cheaper brands however we then tried Asda's own ones, the red ones in a pack of 4 for 98p and I must say we can't taste any difference between the two. The price is far better at a fair bit under half the price, so good value. A switch worth making!
    • Farway
    • By Farway 24th Oct 18, 2:37 PM
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    Farway
    I don't know the answer to the question however what I can say is we used to buy Branson baked beans as wasn't so keen on Heinz ones, or some cheaper brands however we then tried Asda's own ones, the red ones in a pack of 4 for 98p and I must say we can't taste any difference between the two. The price is far better at a fair bit under half the price, so good value. A switch worth making!
    Originally posted by Bacman
    A second for the Asda 4 pack beans
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 3rd Jan 19, 12:06 PM
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    Doc N
    Just been reading online about own brands and who makes them, and ran across this which might be useful - if you look on the packet and find the producer code you can look up which other products are processed at the same place:

    Note that it won't let me post this as an actual link so I've separated it out with spaces that you'll need to remove - sorry!

    uk .openfoodfacts. org / packager-codes

    So for instance UK UW020 is for a Yeo Valley plant near Bristol that also packages yogurts for Sainsbury Taste the Difference, Waitrose, M&S and Collective Dairy (luxury yogs).
    Originally posted by Mijuli
    Thanks - that's a very useful website!

    Here's your link:

    https://uk.openfoodfacts.org/packager-codes

    But the main website's also a mine of information:

    https://uk.openfoodfacts.org/
    • maman
    • By maman 4th Jan 19, 6:52 PM
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    maman
    A second for the Asda 4 pack beans
    Originally posted by Farway
    I don't know the answer to the question however what I can say is we used to buy Branson baked beans as wasn't so keen on Heinz ones, or some cheaper brands however we then tried Asda's own ones, the red ones in a pack of 4 for 98p and I must say we can't taste any difference between the two. The price is far better at a fair bit under half the price, so good value. A switch worth making!
    Originally posted by Bacman

    Thanks for this I'll try Asda as getting the Branston beans at a good price is getting harder and harder.


    I tried Waitrose own brand (recommended on another thread) and they're fine at 4 for £1.10. I haven't done the maths yet but the cans are smaller than average so I need to work out the cost per kg.


    ETA: Just checked mysupermarket and Waitrose are 69p per kg to Asda's 60p so well worth a try. That's on multi packs. On average Branston is about 20-30p more.
    Last edited by maman; 04-01-2019 at 6:58 PM.
    • Doc N
    • By Doc N 4th Jan 19, 8:09 PM
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    Doc N
    Thanks for this I'll try Asda as getting the Branston beans at a good price is getting harder and harder.


    I tried Waitrose own brand (recommended on another thread) and they're fine at 4 for £1.10. I haven't done the maths yet but the cans are smaller than average so I need to work out the cost per kg.


    ETA: Just checked mysupermarket and Waitrose are 69p per kg to Asda's 60p so well worth a try. That's on multi packs. On average Branston is about 20-30p more.
    Originally posted by maman
    I'd second the positivity for the Asda ones - very similar ingredients but not quite as good. Taste much the same though - provided you avoid the low sugar/salt version.

    4 Branston for a pound here, though:

    https://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/branston-baked-beans-4-pack-1-at-spar-from-070119-to-130119-3156353
    • z1a
    • By z1a 4th Jan 19, 8:54 PM
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    z1a
    I don't know the answer to the question however what I can say is we used to buy Branson baked beans as wasn't so keen on Heinz ones, or some cheaper brands however we then tried Asda's own ones, the red ones in a pack of 4 for 98p and I must say we can't taste any difference between the two. The price is far better at a fair bit under half the price, so good value. A switch worth making!
    Originally posted by Bacman
    Didn't know beardy had branched out into beans.
    • ellesworth
    • By ellesworth 10th Jan 19, 9:35 PM
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    ellesworth
    We have just had Morrisons beans on toast. Husband is convinced that they are the same as Heinz as is their tomato soup.

    Even if they aren't, well he's convinced so more money saved!
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