Meijer Brand Generics Reviews – reviews of Meijer brand products and how they compare to name brands in terms of price, taste, ingredients, and quality.
Like everyone, I like to try to save money when and where I can. I’ve been buying and reviewing Trader Joe’s brands for years and comparing them to their name brand counterparts (see Trader Joe’s reviews in related posts below)
In the same spirit of the Trader Joe’s brand comparisons to name brands, I’m comparing, contrasting and reviewing Meijer brands with their name brand counterparts. Meijer products are often the generic form of the name brand and can lead to big savings at the checkout line.
MEIJER BRAND REVIEWS:
Meijer Brand Doritos “Zesty Ranch” Tortilla Chips vs Cool Ranch Doritos
The Meijer version of Doritos are basically generic tortilla chips with ranch-tasting spices mixed in. If you’re a fan of Doritos, the Meijer brand falls short in just about every way. The Meijer Brand of Doritos costs _____ which is a significant savings when it comes to the price Cool Ranch Doritos fetch but they taste so far off that the price savings likely won’t be worth it if you’re REALLY craving Doritos. In my opinion, the Meijer brand Doritos just isn’t worth it. Price as tested – $3.49 for 11.5 oz bag compared to $4.29 for 11.5 oz bag of Cool Ranch Doritos.
Meijer Brand “Oven Toasted Crisp Rice” Cereal vs Kellogg’s Rice Krispies Cereal
Meijer’s version of Rice Krispies is only slightly different than that of Kellogg’s Rice Krispies but the only difference is a minor difference in appearance. The Meijer Rice Krispies are slightly less “puffed” and therefor a miniscule smaller. The Meijer brand tastes virtually no different than regular Rice Krispies. Price as tested – $2.99 for 12 oz box compared to $3.29 for 12 oz box of Rice Krispies.
Meijer Brand “Frosted Fruit Os” Breakfast Cereal vs Kellogg’s Froot Loops Cereal
Meijer hits it out of the park with their version of Fruit Loops. Frosted Fruit Os stacks up well side by side with Froot Loops in taste and appearance. You likely won’t be able to tell any difference at all between the two. Meijer Frosted Fruit Os come a lot cheaper than Froot Loops. Price as tested – $2.99 for 12 oz box compared to $3.29 for 12 oz box of Froot Loops.
Meijer Brand Kettle Potato Chips vs Lay’s Kettle Potato Chips
I don’t prefer the “regular” Meijer brand potato chips when compared to the standards like Lay’s and Better Made. I always end up paying a little more for the better potato chips. But, we found the Meijer brand kettle chips to be the exact same quality and great taste as the Lay’s Kettle Chips. So, in this battle of kettle-style potato chips, Meijer wins. Price as tested – $2.99 per bag vs $3.79 per bag of Lay’s Kettle Potato Chips.
I’ll be comparing and contrasting more Meijer brand generics reviews soon to see how they compare to the name brands. I like to pick and choose which grocery store items I go generic on.
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