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Old Oct 29th 2009, 2:03 pm
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So far, I'm noticing a few things over here that are the same brand as the UK, but have a different name.

Useful if we could compile a list for new expat shoppers or has someone already done that?

I'll start with the no brainer because it's exactly the same design...

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Douie Egberts coffee = Moccona
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Old Oct 29th 2009, 2:25 pm
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Originally Posted by Mrs Vash
So far, I'm noticing a few things over here that are the same brand as the UK, but have a different name.

Useful if we could compile a list for new expat shoppers or has someone already done that?

I'll start with the no brainer because it's exactly the same design...

UK Aus
Douie Egberts coffee = Moccona
Sure - Rexona (deodorant)
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Old Oct 29th 2009, 3:23 pm
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vegemite - shit.
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What's the same brand as Aptamil Growing Up milk? Thanks.
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Old Oct 29th 2009, 9:30 pm
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Cuddles (what marketing prat came up with that name ?!) fabric conditioner = lenoir

Blue one smells identical

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Rice Krispies=rice bubbles
candy floss=fairy floss
sweets=lollies
burger king=hungry jacks
wettabix=weetbix
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wettabix=weetbix
Not this one. Weetabix and Weet-Bix are made by two different companies (Weetabix Ltd and Sanitarium respectively).

Weet-Bix is the original product, invented in NSW during the 1920s. Its Australian inventors started a new company for distribution in Britain during the 1930s, where their product was rebadged as "Weetabix". Consequently, both products are Australian in origin.

There's not much to choose between them, but Weetabix seem to be smaller and sweeter.
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Default Re: Same brand, different name...

Originally Posted by framac67
vegemite - shit.


Ditto that for Cadbury's chocolate
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Originally Posted by scottishcelts
Sure - Rexona (deodorant)
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Originally Posted by scottishcelts
Sure - Rexona (deodorant)
I knew Aussies in the UK that would swear blind that Sure wasn't the same / as good as Rexona and would get Rexona sent over from Aus!
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Originally Posted by Vash the Stampede
Not this one. Weetabix and Weet-Bix are made by two different companies (Weetabix Ltd and Sanitarium respectively).

Weet-Bix is the original product, invented in NSW during the 1920s. Its Australian inventors started a new company for distribution in Britain during the 1930s, where their product was rebadged as "Weetabix". Consequently, both products are Australian in origin.

There's not much to choose between them, but Weetabix seem to be smaller and sweeter.
Plus sanitarium brand is owned and run by "committed christians". So that makes them committed to the sanitarium.........
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Originally Posted by bcworld
I knew Aussies in the UK that would swear blind that Sure wasn't the same / as good as Rexona and would get Rexona sent over from Aus!
Same here with the Marmite brigade... Mymate = Marmite.. I am a marmite lover all my life and I think that they are exactly the same..

Mind you, I am still Old Skool and think that they have weakened Marmite in the UK over the years.. I remember the time when a jar would last about 6 months in the cupboard and if you spread more than a tiny drop on to your toast, it would take your head off..

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Originally Posted by emelems
Same here with the Marmite brigade... Mymate = Marmite.. I am a marmite lover all my life and I think that they are exactly the same..

Mind you, I am still Old Skool and think that they have weakened Marmite in the UK over the years.. I remember the time when a jar would last about 6 months in the cupboard and if you spread more than a tiny drop on to your toast, it would take your head off..

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Marmite, like many other 'hard drugs', requires the user (addict) to consume ever greater quantities over time in order to achieve the same 'high' . . .
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Originally Posted by emelems
Same here with the Marmite brigade... Mymate = Marmite.. I am a marmite lover all my life and I think that they are exactly the same..

Mind you, I am still Old Skool and think that they have weakened Marmite in the UK over the years.. I remember the time when a jar would last about 6 months in the cupboard and if you spread more than a tiny drop on to your toast, it would take your head off..

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