- Soda Definitely. Coke or Pepsi won't taste the same as Sam's Choice or Jolly Good. That is just the way it is. Everyone has a slightly different recipe for soda, and it is almost more like each brand vs. one another than generic vs. brand name. But you have to have the kind you like and nothing else will do.
|Tell your kids this isn't special.|
- Ketchup Or catsup or whatever the hell you want to call it. There has always been a Heinz vs. everyone else sort of vibe when it comes to ketchup, and I will always but Heinz stuff for my own home. But have you ever noticed that when you are in a restaurant it just doesn't matter? You will eat whatever brand they have hanging out on your table. And I am not a ketchup snob. I will eat catsup. I will eat Hunts or whomever's. I just buy Heinz 57 when I am spending my own money.
|Yep. Gotta have it.|
So it is okay to be a food snob from time to time. I am happy to go buy Tasty-O's instead of Cheerios, and I am happy to purchase just about any brand of pickles out there (although some people would argue that Clasussen's are distinctly different, and I would agree) and cheese is cheese is cheese at least where American singles come in. But sometimes, you've just gotta go uptown. That's just the way it is. If you disagree or have other items to add to the list, drop us a line in the comments section or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org