I grew up in a home where we bought brand name food items. Not because we’re food snobs, but it was just our habit. Once I started shopping for myself, I realized I could buy store brand and save 20 cents here and there. Great Value canned corn really does taste the same as the Green Giant brand! But this isn’t a blog post about saving money. You see, Chad has some preferences. Texas Toast Croutons are a must. And I’ll admit, they are good. But I’m not a crouton girl. Leave the buttery baked bread off of the salad, please. But this is a non-negotiable for Chad. I tried to fight it at first; control his crouton intake, switch to the on-sale croutons… But it just lead to stupid fights about nothing.
Another must is ACTUAL Lucky Charms. The other day I bought Giant Brand Lucky Charms. Magical Mellows or something. I was laughed at, “You save money in the strangest ways,” said Chad. Yesterday I was accompanied to the grocery store where the General Mills brand was placed in the basket. Ok. Ok. I get the point. Although I’m convinced it’s a mind thing with some items, it’s not worth the petty fight.