What is your favorite consumer product?

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What is your favorite consumer product?

Post by Bustoff » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:25 am

What consumer staple products do Bogleheads consider to be the best when it comes to food, beverage, personal or household products.
Have you discovered an everyday product that exceeds your expectations, be it particular brand or item.

My new favorite is from Costco. It's Cottonelle Ultra Comfort Care. Soft, strong and nice wide sheets. I think it's the best bathroom tissue ever.

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Post by livesoft » Wed Feb 18, 2015 10:30 am

Kroger Oatmeal. Quaker is almost double the price.

So I've covered the front end and you have covered the back end. Who is going to chime in with the middle?
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Post by Toons » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:24 am

Phillips Sonicare Toothbrush :happy

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Post by ResearchMed » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:26 am

Diet Coke.

It's almost my 'signature accessory'.

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Post by bhsince87 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:31 am

Toons wrote:Phillips Sonicare Toothbrush :happy

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I have a love/hate relationship with those things. I love the way they work, but I hate their reliability. I'm on my 4th one in about 6 years!
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Post by praxis » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:41 am

Levis jeans
Green Mountain Greek yogurt cream cheese
Montrail hiking shoes
Sears laundry detergent
Atkins protein bars
McCormick Grill Mates seasoning
Lever deodorant bath soap
Perception recreational kayak


got carried away

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Post by Toons » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:42 am

bhsince87 wrote:
Toons wrote:Phillips Sonicare Toothbrush :happy

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I have a love/hate relationship with those things. I love the way they work, but I hate their reliability. I'm on my 4th one in about 6 years!

Same one for 6 years. :sharebeer
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Post by Flobes » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:47 am

In January, I had ankle and knee surgeries (same leg, same day). I have never loved an object as much as I adore my shower chair. Ya' never know...

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Post by jebmke » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:50 am

Toons wrote:Same one for 6 years. :sharebeer
4th one since 1997. One was 220VAC model to use in Europe while there. Ours have been pretty durable.
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Re: What is your favorite consumer product?

Post by WingsFan4Life » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:52 am

Coffee and Beer! :sharebeer

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Post by ResearchMed » Wed Feb 18, 2015 11:57 am

WingsFan4Life wrote:Coffee and Beer! :sharebeer
Interesting combo beverage.

And, um, I would have guessed your favorite was.... "wings", WingsFan :happy

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Post by jeff1949 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:01 pm

bhsince87 wrote:
Toons wrote:Phillips Sonicare Toothbrush :happy

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I have a love/hate relationship with those things. I love the way they work, but I hate their reliability. I'm on my 4th one in about 6 years!
Ditto on that. The reliability seemed to go way down when Phillips took Sonicare over. :( I still use it though.

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Post by DaveG » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:03 pm

Siggi's yogurt. I'm a recent convert to Siggi's after being a Chobani fan for a while.

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Post by pennstater2005 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:06 pm

Macbook.
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Post by PoppyA » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:19 pm

Glitter glue👍
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Post by PoppyA » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:19 pm

No, no, I take that back.......definitely the DVR
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Post by Raybo » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:20 pm

Green and Black 70% chocolate bar
Kirkland Organic Frozen Blueberries
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Post by WingsFan4Life » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:22 pm

ResearchMed wrote:
WingsFan4Life wrote:Coffee and Beer! :sharebeer
Interesting combo beverage.

And, um, I would have guessed your favorite was.... "wings", WingsFan :happy

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I do like wings, but I prefer a higher meat to bone ratio. :D

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Post by dolphinsaremammals » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:27 pm

Pendleton blankets

Seventh Heaven dishwashing detergent
Seventh Heaven toilet paper (the 2 ply kind)
Downy Free fabric softener
All Free detergent

Snapple Diet Peach Tea
Pea Soup Andersen's pea soup
Baskin-Robbins peppermint ice cream
Haagen Dazs coffee ice cream

Desert Essence Lip Rescue, Shea Butter variety
Neutrogena Norwegian Formula Hand Cream, Fragrance Free

Alas, no longer available: Johnson & Johnson First Aid Cream

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Post by sci fi » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:34 pm

Organic Coconut Oil

It's one of the most healthiest and versatile products you can buy. You can google the many things you can use it for and I can personally vouch that it healed my skin chafing, dandruff, and a couple of other hygienic issues.

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Post by tbradnc » Wed Feb 18, 2015 12:55 pm

Nutella baby!

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Post by Riceman » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:04 pm

Old spice deodorant
Head and shoulders shampoo

They're the only brands I can't do without.

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Post by TomatoTomahto » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:05 pm

FIOS Quantum DVR.

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Post by North » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:14 pm

North Rebel kiteboarding kites - insane range and super versatile
Arcteryx Atom LT hoody
Nivea for Men sensitive post shave balm (seriously awesome)
iPhone
Kindle paperwhite
Merino wool - Icebreaker tops & smartwool socks
Patagonia Nano
Sonicare toothbrush
Weber Genesis gas grill

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Re: What is your favorite consumer product?

Post by mak1277 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:25 pm

Oreos.

It's quite literally the only product to which I'm 100% brand loyal.

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Post by parsi1 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:33 pm

I recently purchased on Samsung Galaxy Tab Pro 12.2". It is definitely my favorite and I never knew there are so many movies on youtube.

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Post by JupiterJones » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:50 pm

Screwpull "waiter's" wine opener, with the two-step lever thingy...

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Post by HongKonger » Wed Feb 18, 2015 1:54 pm

Dunlop Purofort wellington boots. Exceeded every expectation and hope.

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Post by poker27 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 2:58 pm

Kirkland Whiskey, its actually pretty darn good. Maybe just whiskey in general
Allen Edmond Shoes, even though recently I've had a couple issues with a few pairs, I'm still on the bandwagon

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Post by ShiftF5 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 3:01 pm

My iPad

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Post by kjvmartin » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:20 pm

Simply Orange

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Post by letsgobobby » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:20 pm

setting aside food and drink, I guess I don't have any consumer products or brands with which I am enamored. I basically buy the cheapest everything that promises to do the job.

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Post by spectec » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:28 pm

iPad & iPhone
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Post by carolinaman » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:39 pm

Publix yogurt and fruit cups
Starbucks coffee

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Post by SJG » Wed Feb 18, 2015 4:53 pm

Prime aged beef from Lobel's

Even better, New Jersey tomato's and corn in the middle of the summer. I'd trade all of my consumer dod-dads for a BLT with a side of fresh corn and a warm breeze right about now.

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Post by dolphinsaremammals » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:03 pm

SJG wrote: Even better, New Jersey tomato's and corn in the middle of the summer. ...a BLT with a side of fresh corn and a warm breeze right about now.
You are an evil, evil person to bring up that image. :(

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Post by lack_ey » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:03 pm

Just to be that guy...
Bustoff wrote:What consumer staple products do Bogleheads consider to be the best when it comes to food, beverage, personal or household products.[...][emphasis added]
Not gonna call out names here to previous posters—I know your iPads are important to you, but consumer staple? :wink:

P.S. I think I'll second some Simply Orange.

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Post by Doom&Gloom » Wed Feb 18, 2015 5:14 pm

Logitech Squeezebox--now discontinued--but still streaming music as nothing else.

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Post by sevenseas » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:17 pm

I tried to think of products that literally have no substitute for me.

Jif peanut butter--it really is "peanuttier"
Zukes mini naturals dog treats--the most "high value" training treat I've found, other than slices of cheese or roast beef. A dog park friend calls these "dog crack"
Fage Greek yogurt
Mrs. Meyer's Clean Day hand soap--no real reason; like the packaging and scents.
Lesley Stowe Raincoast crisps, salty date and almond--you'll never eat cheese on a water cracker again

I could go on but will stop here!

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Post by hicabob » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:24 pm

The Thermapen precision thermistor based meat thermometer has to be up there for useful, well designed, innovative gadgets every carnivore should have.

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Post by DoWahDaddy » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:34 pm

can't believe I'm the first one to vote for this

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Post by cheese_breath » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:36 pm

Free food samples.
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Post by Hayden » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:39 pm

Microwave popcorn

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Post by littlebird » Wed Feb 18, 2015 6:40 pm

Low sodium V8.

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Post by black jack » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:12 pm

TiVo DVR
Kirkland Super Extra-Large Peanuts
Kirkland frozen pineapple chunks
Sandisk Sansa Clip MP3 player
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Post by epictetus » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:44 pm

SAS shoes.
they are expensive but last for years and years of daily wear while maintaining their look and comfort. It is the only shoe brand I have used for shoes for work for many years.

And they are made in USA (the SAS stands for San Antonio Shoes)
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Re: What is your favorite consumer product?

Post by Traveller » Wed Feb 18, 2015 7:57 pm

Are you all kidding me? Only a few out there have brand loyalty going on??

Off the top of my head and in no particular order:
1) Brooks Brothers dress shirts
2) Chapstick SPF 15 moisturizing lip balm
3) Crest Pro Health Toothpaste
4) CeraVe Moisturing Lotion
5a) Ford
5b) Mercedes
5c) Ducati
6) Pilsbury Crescent rolls (come one - on their own, around a hot dog, covered in Nutela, all good)
7) Palermo Frozen Pizzas (these things must be made of crystal meth or something)
8) Marriott hotels (always what I expect)
9) I'll go with the boglehead love previously shown for the Sonicare toothbrush. Love it.
10) Jiff peanut butter (creamy of course). No other tastes as good.
11) Coke. Dont talk your Pepsi nonsense to me.
12) Northern Double-Rolls. The Cadillac of bath tissues.
13) Heinz Tomato Ketchup (57 Varieties). The knock-off brands never got this one right.
14) Gold Toe socks
15) Tingleys - no other galoshes will do.
16) Brut by Faberge. You know you like it.

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Post by Beck49 » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:12 pm

In no particular order, but all brighten my day and I'm not looking for a better or cheaper alternative:

- Tivo
- Sonicare
- Peter Pan peanut butter
- Levis
- Merrill shoes
- Patagonia fleeces
- Trader Joe's dark chocolate mint creams (their version of Junior Mints)
- Apple products
- Sony televisions
- Wegman's eclairs
- Triumph motorcycles
- Brooks Brothers flannel dress pants

That's it. I'm a simple man.

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Re: What is your favorite consumer product?

Post by Traveller » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:16 pm

Beck49 wrote:Peter Pan peanut butter
Heretic.

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Re: What is your favorite consumer product?

Post by joe8d » Wed Feb 18, 2015 8:19 pm

kjvmike wrote:Simply Orange
+1
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