15 Items You’d Better Start Buying Generic From Now On

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Maybe you like the taste of a particular drink or you want a certain brand of baby formula, it’s totally understandable. Sometimes paying a little more on a name-brand product gives you some sort of satisfaction and security. But not all name-brand products are necessarily better than their cheaper counterparts.

In many cases, generic products have the exact same ingredients and the exact same results as their pricier competitors. Not to mention you can save around 20-30 percent if you go generic. That being said, here are 15 products you should buy generic next time you go shopping.


  1. Water

Contrary to what many people might think, water does not come cheap. At least not bottled water which is between 240 and 10,000 times more expensive than tap water. That being said, if you really can’t live without bottled water, at least buy store brands which are a bit cheaper than brands such as Evian, Acqua Panna or Badoit.

But if you really want to save money (loads of it actually), stick to tap water, which is the epitome of generic. And if you’re worried that tap water is not safe to drink, just know that around one-quarter or more of bottled water comes from a tap, according to the National Resources Defense Council. More than that, “it’s important to note that the federal government does not require bottled water to be safer than tap. In fact, just the opposite is true in many cases. Tap water in most big cities must be disinfected, filtered to remove pathogens, and tested for cryptosporidium and giardia viruses. Bottled water does not have to be.” Need we say more?

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