July 26, 2011

Product Review: Food Lion vs Parkay Squeeze Spread

Being a thrifty gal usually means that I am not name brand loyal.  In fact, one of my couponing tips is that you shouldn’t be name brand loyal.  If I can get something cheap enough or for free then I’ll usually give it a try. 

You won’t see generic products in my house very often.  It’s not that I’m a product snob and am too good for knock-offs.  It’s just that I can usually get name brand products for less money than generics.  Stores will usually run a better sale on name brand items than store brands.  When you combine it with a coupon these products are less expensive than generics.

Fast forward this whole story to these buttery squeeze spread products.  I generally don’t buy the squeeze spread because it’s not as healthy as other products but it works well for our homemade waffles.  Last year Food Lion had the Parkay spread for half price and so I picked up two bottles to use for waffles.  We were running low a few months ago and so my husband picked up a bottle of the Food Lion store brand to use.  We were surprised when we used the product and saw the difference in thickness and overall appearance (for lack of a better word).  The pictures will show what I mean.

You may think that maybe we didn’t shake up the bottle or that this was floating around at the top of the bottle.  Not so.  We used the entire bottle of Food Lion squeeze spread and it had this consistency throughout the whole bottle.  Our next bottle we were sure to purchase the Parkay.

I checked the labels on both products and they seemed to be very similar.  I am not sure of the difference between the two without doing more extensive research.  I am very willing to try other name brands of squeeze spread but will be avoiding the Food Lion brand. 

Which name brands are you loyal about buying? 

These ideas and opinions are my own.  I was not paid for this review.  Images (c) Karen Weideman.



2 Responses to “Product Review: Food Lion vs Parkay Squeeze Spread”
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    Brianne says:

    that is just nasty. Thanks for the heads up – I like to try the store brands in attempts to save money (I’m obviously not as good at couponing as you!) but this is one I’ll definitely skip! 🙁

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    The Thrifty Mommy
    Twitter: thriftymommy

    I hope that I happened to pick up one that wasn’t made right but I’m not so sure. I wouldn’t want to purchase another one and be disappointed again.

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