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Do you owe allegiance to any brands?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by Mr. Dictator, Jan 22, 2008.

  1. MOTH

    MOTH Emperor

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    Pepsi (I always ask for Pepsi in restaurants and will send back Coke in favor of water)

    Tropicanna OJ (with no pulp); but I actually prefer fresh squeezed (with pulp)

    Kraft Mac & Cheese

    Colombo yogurt (their farm was between the farms of my Nana's parents on one side and my Pop-pop's farm on the other) Its great yogurt. All three of these farms were within a mile of where GingerAle lives (but are all houses now).
     
  2. Grisu

    Grisu Draghetto Moderator

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    :worship: :rip:

    one of my few brand loyalties belongs to Lindt-Chocolate :yummy:

    and with Pasta, I usually opt for Barilla
     
  3. crabapple

    crabapple I am watching

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    to me it would take alot of "crappy" phones to switch becouse Nokia does so much good to the Finnish economy (taxes jobs ect), plus being proud over that one the biggest mobile phone company in the world is Finnish
     
  4. Swedishguy

    Swedishguy Deity

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    Kellogg's Cornflakes, the original and best! :old:

    Felix Ketchup is superior to Heinz, idiots!
     
  5. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    I'm the opposite! It pisses me off to no end when you say "Coke" and the waiter doesn't say "is Pepsi okay?" No! Pepsi is not okay! I did not say "cola", I said "Coke!" Ask me if Pepsi is okay and I will tell you no!
     
  6. Irish Caesar

    Irish Caesar Yellow Jacket

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    Funny, I do the exact same thing, but switch the brands.

    While excellent, Lindt doesn't have the market on awesome chocolate for me...

    Goshdarnit, Lucy, this whole "having the same idea and saying it within a few posts of each other" thing has got to stop!

    :gripe:

    ;)
     
  7. Zelig

    Zelig Beep Boop

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    No brand loyalties, I buy whatever product or model is best at the time of purchase.

    I do have a blacklist of brands though, which I'll refuse to buy from, either because of generally shoddy products, or past customer support issues.

    I guess the closest thing to brand loyalty I have would be favourite game developers (Black Isle Studios, Troika, etc.), or favourite authors (Harlan Ellison, José Saramago, etc.)
     
  8. LucyDuke

    LucyDuke staring at the clock

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    If you were less awesome we wouldn't have this problem! :p

    I also have a blacklist. Most of the stuff on it is there for really bad advertising, though.
     
  9. The Yankee

    The Yankee The New Yawker Retired Moderator

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    I tend to blacklist certain stores/take out places rather than just brands, though I'm sure there are a couple of brands that would have me walking the other way if I saw them.
     
  10. Grisu

    Grisu Draghetto Moderator

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    it sure does for me, with the possible exception of Cailler every now and then. I'm a bit of a choconazi, I'm afraid :blush:
     
  11. skadistic

    skadistic Caomhanach

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    :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

    Being that I make confections I'm pretty picky about my chocolate. But its about fat content and cacoa %.
     
  12. Kryptyk

    Kryptyk Chieftain

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    I like Grey Goose Vodka, thats about all the brand allegiance that I have.
     
  13. Cheezy the Wiz

    Cheezy the Wiz Socialist In A Hurry

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    'Tis an inside joke of sorts. Come to #fiftychat more :)

    Come to think of it, so do I.

    Viva la Coke! I hate Pepsi.


    Back off, she's mine. :mad:
     
  14. El Koeno

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    I'm not really brand loyal. My garbage bags have to be Komos though (which probably isn't an international brand). Oh and I was so happy with my Nike Football (soccer) shoes that I'll buy exactly the same pair again. But that more being loyal to a model than a brand (I really don't give a f**k about the swoosh on the side, or their silly commercials for that matter).
     
  15. Nylan

    Nylan Characters Welcome

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    Oh!

    How could I forget Toblerone?
     
  16. raketooy

    raketooy professional Coke drinker

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    Not really loyalty, but Nike clothes just seem to fit and suit me well. So I buy a lot of Nike clothes.
     
  17. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    Brands are abstractions that create mythologies. They are based on signifiers that either distort the truth about a product and company, or depart from it completely. Consider what Roland Barthes wrote about wine in "Mythologies", for example.

    Loyalty, especially to brands, requires one to deliberately discard critical thinking and display a faithful devotion instead.

    Needless to say, my answer is "no".
     
  18. Ziggy Stardust

    Ziggy Stardust New Englander

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    So taste has nothing to do with it?
     
  19. Julian Delphiki

    Julian Delphiki Anton's key

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    Coke vs. Pepsi is actually interesting, there have been studies and subjects tend to refer to Pepsi when drinks are given in blank glasses. Link to one study.
     
  20. Rambuchan

    Rambuchan The Funky President

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    The question is: What are the influences upon which that taste is formulated?
     

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