Thursday, June 21, 2012


Our outside fire - which I am loving - nothing to do with the post...

I am always aiming to support local independent businesses/food growers and products.

But then this happens.

I need a certain product.  I look at my choices.  There are four.

The shops own brand for $2.00.  I look at the ingredients.  All recognisable and safe.  Nothing obscure or sus.

The other three...  only one was Australian owned but imported ingredients $7.00.  Obscure ingredients.  Other two from or owned by overseas companies.  Again $7.00 and obscure ingredients.

I choose the $2 one.  Even though it is owned by a huge money making company - totally against my buying ethics.  ALL ingredients were safe and it was value for money.  How could I justify more than three times the cost plus very obscure product list?

Can you tell it stumped me?  I feel the need to be sensible but I have not even began to scratch the surface on the effects this choice could result in.

What choice would you make?


Deb said...

I would make exactly the same decision as you hun. Stupid not to really. And that decision may influence change.

CurlyPops said...

Unfortunately when you live on a strict budget, price becomes extraordinarily important.

Tanya said...

While we have to have ideals and a set of principles to live and be guided by, we also need to remember the old saying "don't cut your nose off to spite your face". Based on the scenarios I have to say I would probably have bought the generic one too as much as it would have made me cringe.

Sarah said...

I would have done the same thing Sarah. I find this happens alot.