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Aussies share the items they will not buy the cheap version of

Thrifty Australian shoppers have revealed which groceries they are willing to pay a little more for – with tomato sauce and Coca Cola topping most people’s lists.

A woman asked bargain hunters to name the items they refuse to buy generic or low cost versions of, and shoppers were quick to respond.

In just eight hours more than 2,000 people had revealed the key groceries they can’t scrimp on.  

Thrifty Australian shoppers have revealed which groceries they are willing to pay a little more for - with ketchup and Coca Cola topping most people's lists (stock image)

Thrifty Australian shoppers have revealed which groceries they are willing to pay a little more for - with ketchup and Coca Cola topping most people's lists (stock image)

Thrifty Australian shoppers have revealed which groceries they are willing to pay a little more for – with ketchup and Coca Cola topping most people’s lists (stock image)

A woman asked bargain hunters to name the items they refuse to buy generic or low cost versions of - and shoppers were quick to respond (stock image)

A woman asked bargain hunters to name the items they refuse to buy generic or low cost versions of - and shoppers were quick to respond (stock image)

A woman asked bargain hunters to name the items they refuse to buy generic or low cost versions of – and shoppers were quick to respond (stock image)

From chocolate to washing up liquid, deli meats and chicken – people were very set with their responses.

‘If it isn’t Cadbury it isn’t coming home with me,’ one woman laughed. 

Others said they never bought cheap toilet paper because it ‘doesn’t feel right’ and ‘you have to use heaps more’.

‘Toilet roll, buy any from Aldi or Lidl and it’s like deciding what grade of sandpaper you need,’ one woman said.

When it came to soft drinks, one woman said: ‘Coca-Cola all the way thanks and the full sugar version too.’

Many agreed anything Heinz products including baked beans and ketchup could not be subbed out for cheaper varieties.

Cleaning products were also high on the list.

‘Laundry detergent, as we all have sensitive skin,’ one woman said.

Some people realised they had more things on their list than they initially realised.

In just eight hours more than 2000 people had revealed the key groceries they can't scrimp on (stock image)

In just eight hours more than 2000 people had revealed the key groceries they can't scrimp on (stock image)

In just eight hours more than 2000 people had revealed the key groceries they can’t scrimp on (stock image)

Some people said meat was the one thing they didn't scrimp on (stock image)

Some people said meat was the one thing they didn't scrimp on (stock image)

Some people said meat was the one thing they didn’t scrimp on (stock image)

‘Shoes, make up, clothes, furniture, paint, cleaning products, the list is endless,’ one woman said.

‘Any kind of meat, beans and sauce, mattresses, vacuum cleaners and cat food,’ another woman listed.

‘Pretty much everything with the price of my shopping every week,’ said another.

Others said cheap ice cream wasn’t worth it and many agreed generic brand lollies, coffee and cereal were also ‘rubbish’.

‘Teabags. My other half brought home some homebrand cr*p instead of Yorkshire and I gave him the choice of going back out for proper teabags or sleeping in the shed,’ one woman said.    

What are common items people won’t buy generic versions of?

Chocolate

Coffee

Tea

Toilet paper

Ketchup 

 Brown sauce

Coca Cola

Eggs

Ham 

Washing powder

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