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Offline TXCraig1

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How much is a brand worth?
« on: July 18, 2013, 05:03:30 PM »
Quite a bit when it will let you sell starch-thickened water for more than vegetable oil.  :o

This picture was taken at a Walmart. The price disparity between mayo and salad dressing in foodservice is huge in the other direction.
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Re: How much is a brand worth?
« Reply #1 on: July 18, 2013, 05:16:47 PM »
I grew up in a Hellman's house. My best friend grew up in a Miracle Whip house.
Neither of us would eat a sandwich at the others' house if it had these respective products on the bread.

Miracle Whip...Feh.  :-X
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Re: How much is a brand worth?
« Reply #2 on: July 18, 2013, 05:20:17 PM »
I will confess . . . on the record . . . I actually like Miracle Whip.  I don't buy it anymore, but I do like it on a sandwich.

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« Reply #3 on: July 18, 2013, 05:29:38 PM »
I grew up in a MW house that had a tiny jar of Hellmans in the fridge.  I was the mayo person.  There's something too sweet about MW for me.

On a somewhat related note, I spent a semester in England back in the 80s.  The family I lived with didn't keep salad dressings or their version of MW in the fridge.  It freaked me right out.  They thought I was odd for just having vinegar and oil on salad.  Thoughts, anyone as to why they didn't get sick?  For me, if there is anything possibly off about any food, I'm going down, unlike my husband who has a cast iron stomach.

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Re: How much is a brand worth?
« Reply #4 on: July 18, 2013, 06:12:22 PM »
I was a MW kid... only ate sammies with MW on them.

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« Reply #5 on: July 18, 2013, 06:14:05 PM »
By the way... I really dig Duke's mayo...
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« Reply #6 on: July 18, 2013, 06:25:17 PM »
By the way... I really dig Duke's mayo...

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« Reply #7 on: July 18, 2013, 06:46:13 PM »
A brand is worth a heck of a lot. I always think of Coke and Pepsi. Can you imagine how hard it is for a competitor to compete against them. It is near impossible to provide a better tasting product regardless of what it tastes like because so many people are conditioned to the one taste being the best. The only front a competitor can fight on is the price, which is a crappy route to take.

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« Reply #8 on: July 18, 2013, 07:00:31 PM »
By the way... I really dig Duke's mayo...

+2...No sugar added.
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Re: How much is a brand worth?
« Reply #9 on: July 18, 2013, 07:20:30 PM »
A peanut butter sandwich w/o MW would be sadly lacking, like chili w/o beans.


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Re: How much is a brand worth?
« Reply #10 on: July 18, 2013, 07:44:01 PM »
A peanut butter sandwich w/o MW would be sadly lacking, like chili w/o beans.

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Re: How much is a brand worth?
« Reply #11 on: July 18, 2013, 07:58:10 PM »

On a somewhat related note, I spent a semester in England back in the 80s.  The family I lived with didn't keep salad dressings or their version of MW in the fridge.  It freaked me right out.  They thought I was odd for just having vinegar and oil on salad.  Thoughts, anyone as to why they didn't get sick?  For me, if there is anything possibly off about any food, I'm going down, unlike my husband who has a cast iron stomach.

Diana,

I really don't know why they didn't get sick either, but my one mother-in-law always kept her mayo out at room temperature and never got sick either.  I wouldn't touch that mayo though.

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« Reply #12 on: July 18, 2013, 08:12:03 PM »
A peanut butter sandwich w/o MW would be sadly lacking, like chili w/o beans.

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Re: How much is a brand worth?
« Reply #13 on: July 18, 2013, 08:42:26 PM »
Grew up on MW but I prefer Duke's.
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Re: How much is a brand worth?
« Reply #14 on: July 18, 2013, 11:51:56 PM »
A peanut butter sandwich w/o MW would be sadly lacking, like chili w/o beans.

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And I thought you were a Texan. Ron, please turn in your Texas citizenship card. It has been revoked.
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« Reply #15 on: July 19, 2013, 12:28:00 AM »
I grew up in a MW house that had a tiny jar of Hellmans in the fridge.  I was the mayo person.  There's something too sweet about MW for me.

I grew up in a MW house as well.  When I was around 7, I had Hellmans for the first time at a friend's house. After that, it was like a kid asking for a puppy. "Mom, can we get Hellmans? Can we? Can we get Hellmans, mom?"  I eventually wore her down and, after that, it was a Hellmans house.

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Re: How much is a brand worth?
« Reply #16 on: July 19, 2013, 01:39:57 AM »
I never even knew what Hellman's was until I went to live on the East Coast. In California (and I guess everywhere west of the Rockies) Hellman's was called Best Foods. We did have MW though.   :-X

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Re: How much is a brand worth?
« Reply #17 on: July 19, 2013, 09:00:01 AM »
I grew up in a MW house as well.  When I was around 7, I had Hellmans for the first time at a friend's house. After that, it was like a kid asking for a puppy. "Mom, can we get Hellmans? Can we? Can we get Hellmans, mom?"  I eventually wore her down and, after that, it was a Hellmans house.

Funny how that goes.  They are still MW people, but when they know I'm visiting, mom always picks up some Hellmans and real butter.  Weird that she grew up on a dairy farm and prefers margarine to butter.  Nice that she thinks of me when I'm visiting. :)

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Re: How much is a brand worth?
« Reply #18 on: July 19, 2013, 09:35:20 AM »
Ok, I'll try it. The next time I order from Amazon, I'll get some Duke's and see what the fuss is about. Amazon is reportedly getting ready to move into grocery delivery in a bit way and it'll be great to try items not available here. I wonder if I'll be able to get whole milk mozz?

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Re: How much is a brand worth?
« Reply #19 on: July 19, 2013, 06:20:00 PM »
And I thought you were a Texan. Ron, please turn in your Texas citizenship card. It has been revoked.
Well, way I read that is... a sarcastic way of saying MW on a PBJ is about as worthless as beans in chili, so... there...
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