What food and drink products, if any, are you loyal to? Also feel free to explain why, if you'd like.
Here are several products that have stood the test of time with me:
Hunt's tomato sauce
Sultan olive oil
George Dickel whisky
Totino's frozen pizza
Martha White cornbread mix
Albuquerque Tortilla Factory tortillas
Marie Callendar pot pies
Smart Balance (butter/spread)
Oscar Meyer beef franks
Peter Pan Crunchy peanut butter
An incomplete list would include:
Canceau sauce (in tabasco family but much much more interesting)
Tabasco (green pepper sauce)
Bushwhackers (hot and spicy)
Hunt's catsup vs Heinz
Classico (tom. & basil)
King Arthur flour
Woolford Reserve bourban
I only have a few -- for the rest, I'm a store-brand girl (usually Whole Foods 365 brand, which I've found to be very reliable), all the way.
Lea & Perrins
Coke, preferably the imported kind made with sugar instead of HFCS, because it tastes so much better!!
Cholula hot sauce
Sri Racha chili sauce
King Arthur whole wheat flour
Rumford baking powder
For instant ramen: Nongshim
Beer: Sam Adams (many of their varieties)
Wine: Windy Oaks. My first mailing list wine. Family owned and run. Small operation. All estate grapes.
Butter: Land o Lakes or Challenge.
Cheetos. Junk food. I binge on these and then swear off them forever. This lasts only for a couple of weeks before it repeats.
Aside from those, I try to buy fresh or try different brands or private labels of which there are many.
Barilla Pasta... it's hard to overcook and has the best texture
Pillsbury AP flour... I know the protein content and it works in my cookies
Heinz Ketchup... the other brands don't taste the same
Palmolive dish liquid... cleans the roasting pan after I make the turkey and doesn't irritate my hands. (OK not food but certainly food-related :)
For the most part, I'm a faithless customer. If ingredients I don't like show up on a label, I'm outta there. Same thing if a new, more interesting brand seems worth a try.
Gulden's Spicy Brown Mustard
Smucker's creamy peanut butter
Trader Joe's roasted, unsalted Almonds in the red labeled bag
Stadium Mustard (a Cleveland thing)
Earth Balance (buttery spread)
Aladdin Pita Bread (another Cleveland thing)
Frank's Red Hot
Kitchen Basics stocks
Yogi Tea herbal teas
Bolthouse Farm Vedge Juice (makes a great Bloody mary base)
Al's Gourmet Sauce (shrimp cocktail sauce - also local)
White Lily Flours....
William’s Roll sausage....
Wilson’s Smoked sausage...
Lee & Perrins Worcestershire.....
Rumford Baking Powder.....
Steen’s Cane Syrup....
Skippy Crunchy Peanut Butter......
“Louisiana” ...Louisiana Hot Sauce
Karo Corn Syrup...
Blue Bell Ice Cream...
Luzianne Tea & Peanut Oil
Anson Mills Grits...
To name a few.....
re: Uncle Bob
Delmonte out of habit...Can eat Heinz, but not Hunts. Really don't eat much Ketchup at all to be honest....Occasionally on Fries...Rarely on Fish...Never on Burgers or Dogs!
I like both Hot Sauces and a couple of others...Crystal a little more vinegary..but good. Louisiana thicker and an old habit...Franks is nice on "wangs" ~~~
re: Perilagu Khan
I'm moving within Canada -- I was lucky to find them in my neighbourhood grocery store in the first place, and the smaller town I'm headed to is not likely to be similarly supplied. :(
I suppose I could call LTF and inquire, but for now I'm just stockpiling the freezer as though I'm preparing for nuclear winter.