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Old Sep 15th 2016, 12:23 pm
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Originally Posted by Oink
Sprite tastes surprisingly good in whiskey. I don't usually drink spirits but an ex-neighbor popped down yesterday evening with a giant bottle of it and all I had on the boat was some Sprite. This morning I wished it hadn't tasted so good.
A friend of mine drinks that and loves it.

Also try mixing whiskey/rye with ginger ale - that is basically candy in a glass.
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Old Sep 15th 2016, 12:26 pm
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Originally Posted by Oink
Sprite tastes surprisingly good in whiskey. I don't usually drink spirits but an ex-neighbor popped down yesterday evening with a giant bottle of it and all I had on the boat was some Sprite.
Sprite and 7up both taste good on their own. Quite different to lemonade. Clear lemonade that is.

But both are particularly good with whisky - much better than ordinary (clear) lemonade. As you discovered.
This morning I wished it hadn't tasted so good.
It can make for a rotten hangover if overdoing it. Fortunately I haven't overdone that combo for a long time.
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Sprite and 7up both taste good on their own. Quite different to lemonade. Clear lemonade that is.

But both are particularly good with whisky - much better than ordinary (clear) lemonade. As you discovered.


It can make for a rotten hangover if overdoing it. Fortunately I haven't overdone that combo for a long time.

I'll be sticking to lager for the near future. Makes the waddle home less circuitous.
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Old Sep 15th 2016, 12:31 pm
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Originally Posted by SchnookoLoly
A friend of mine drinks that and loves it.
Dry roasted nuts go especially well with it.
So do these but can't get them here.


These from Walmart are acceptable though.
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Safeway prices are starting to become more reasonable, box of name brand cereal for 2.99, Wal-Mart generic version is 2.97, can't beat that.

I eat a lot of cereal so when name brand is on sale, I try to buy some.
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Safeway prices are starting to become more reasonable, box of name brand cereal for 2.99, Wal-Mart generic version is 2.97, can't beat that.

I eat a lot of cereal so when name brand is on sale, I try to buy some.
can you taste the difference between no name & brand name?

Reason I ask is because when our kids were at home eating cereal we'd buy one box of name brand then refill the same box with a pouch from a no name box or from bulk barn cereal in the same box. They couldn't tell the difference
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Originally Posted by not2old
can you taste the difference between no name & brand name?
I can.

Himself cannot.

Can you?
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Old Sep 17th 2016, 12:57 am
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can you taste the difference between no name & brand name?
Depends on the product and who's consuming. There are some things where President's Choice (Loblaws) or Sensations (Sobeys) will always do, and some things where no name (Loblaws)/compliments (Sobeys) will do and some where they won't.

Sometimes it's not just taste or quality but how well the product cooks.
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I can tell on some. The texture isn't the same on the Wal Mart brand, and there are way less raisins, noticeable difference.

Corn flakes the Kellogg's ones have a distinctive color and shape vs Wal Mart but the taste the is the same to me, they just look different.


For other foods if I can tell generic vs name brand, all depends on individual products.


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can you taste the difference between no name & brand name?

Reason I ask is because when our kids were at home eating cereal we'd buy one box of name brand then refill the same box with a pouch from a no name box or from bulk barn cereal in the same box. They couldn't tell the difference

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Old Sep 19th 2016, 12:50 am
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I agree, some things I can tell the difference, others it doesn't matter so much. Ketchup is one example that comes to mind. The own-brand I really don't like. I used to buy Heinz but have now switched to French's, which actually is as good if not better than Heinz. My MIL buys the own-brand stuff in England and I can always tell. (Though I don't dare mention it, haha!)

I also find own-brand cola takes nothing like Pepsi nor Coke... but I don't mind own-brand lemon-lime in place of Sprite or 7-Up. Same with Ginger Ale - own brand is fine, doesn't have to be Canada Dry or Schweppes. However, own brand Iced Tea takes nothing like Nestea. (And I hate the Lipton stuff.)
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Meat is a funny one when it comes to branding. (pun intended )

One can understand organic or free range chicken being more expensive but why such a big price difference in other ways; between PC chicken breasts, for example, and Maple Leaf Prime chicken breasts. I mean, are they really fed "a NEW WholeSourceâ„¢ feed to ensure exceptionally delicious, tender and juicy chicken. It's a wholesome choice you can taste" to the point they taste better?

The only 'better' thing I see in Maple Leaf's version is that they are often half price when approaching their date (presumably because the price puts people off) and that makes them a better deal.

The other odd one is Sobeys when there's the common or garden version of a steak, say, and then there's their Sterling version of the same cut which is always more, in the same flyer week. What is it, a better class of cow?

I know sometimes meat appears a cheaper per lb price because it has bone in or bigger bone or has more fat, so it may not actually provide as much as you think, but there's no obvious difference between these two.

Once we even bought the cheaper version and went back to get more, it was that good and that attractive a price. But they didn't have any, just the Sterling version - for the amount we needed it was about $4 more so we bought that instead. Honestly, it was no different at all.
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Maple Leaf's brand suffered a bit because they were killing people who ate their meat, they should have frequent sales.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/2008_C...iosis_outbreak
I'll look at it and sometimes buy it, depending what it is, but I'm not likely to forget their name.
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Maple Leaf's brand suffered a bit because they were killing people who ate their meat...
I remember that recall.

Unconnected and purely because it sounds similar, we now say make believe instead of maple leaf.
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