Discussion: Store Brand Names

I have this odd fascination with store brand soda and cereal names.  As you see below, my local grocery store chain Giant has their version of Mountain Dew and Dr. Pepper… Mountain Shoutin’ and Dr. Bob.  I’m on the east coast and there’s a world of ridiculousness I have yet to witness.  Please assist me in my quest to find the most absurd generic store brand names.  I usually see the best names in the cereal and soda aisles.  Let’s discuss the wild world of store brands!  Leave a comment with your findings.

38 comments on “Discussion: Store Brand Names

  1. lauramich says:

    The Mountain Dew knock-off at Midwestern chain HyVee is called Hee Haw.

  2. Jack says:

    “Dr. Hy-Vee” at Hy-Vee grocery stores & Fareway stores have “Hillbilly Holler” for their generic Mello Yello/Mountain Dew. Both stores are regional chains based in Iowa.

  3. Sasha says:

    While working in the grocery case, I once saw Food Lion’s generic of “I Can’t Believe It’s Not Butter”… but they called it “Is It Butter?”

  4. Michael says:

    I’m amazed, sometimes, at how good some if these off brand sodas are!

    How is that dr. Bob btw…? xD

  5. M86 says:

    My favorite is from the Hy-Vee grocery chain brand. Hy-Vee is in the upper-Midwest (IA, MN, SD, MO, MN, WI, KS, IL). Their Hamburger Helper equivalent is called Panburger Partner. It always makes me laugh, for some reason.

  6. Clevegal42 says:

    Clearly there is some store brand out there with a Mountain Dew knockoff called “Shoutin’ Mountain” because that is most definitely a superior name to “Mountain Shoutin'” so your store couldn’t use it. Well, in my opinion anyway. =)

  7. shthar says:

    Dr. Schnee was the best man at field school one hot summer.

    Him and his buddy Lone Star.

  8. Zachary Jacob Zblewski says:

    Save-A-Lot and Aldi have some awesome names on their sodas and cereals.

  9. Scrape says:

    I’ve always like the name ‘Dr. Thunder’ for the Dr. Pepper knock-off at WalMart. What does the thunder part have to do with anything? Sounds like a nick-name after a taco bell bender.

  10. Michael says:

    Buffalo Rock out if Birmingham makes one called “Dr. Wham!” It’s actually pretty darn good too!

  11. Rob says:

    Publix who has great sodas goes with Dr. Publix and Mountain Splash.

  12. savefarris says:

    If the question is “most generic”, then this entry at Wal*Mart has to win: http://www.flickr.com/photos/8430062@N07/

    • nutbuttap says:

      i thought you were gonna post “Sport Drink” which is a generic Gatorade type drink at WalMart lol

    • TJ says:

      I bought a 2 liter of “Diet Cola” for 68 cents recently! It was purely for alcoholic drink mixes, we usually drink Pepsi Max… it did the job, but I couldn’t believe how generic the packaging was.

    • Zachary Jacob Zblewski says:

      Gotta love the simplistic soda pops that are cheaper than even “Sam’s Choice”! Are they made by Cott? I can’t recall right now.

  13. mweav067 says:

    One of our grocery stores has a Crispix knock off called Crispy Hexagons.

  14. Ryan says:

    In NC, Food-Lion has Dr. Perky. He’s all excited from the sugar!

  15. GreetingsADM says:

    When generic Wal-mart sofa was just getting started, Dr Thunder was called Southern Lightning. It contained no alcohol but was still fun to drunk out of Mason jars.

  16. Dr. Perky says:

    I like my local grocery store brand knock off of Dr. Pepper – “Dr. Perky”. How can you not smile when drinking Dr. Perky?

  17. David says:

    Faygo’s version of Mountain Dew is “Moon Mist.” Best name ever.

  18. Josh says:

    Hannaford Grocery Stores in the Northeast have a generic Mountain Dew called “Mountain Lion” and Their Dr Pepper equivalent is called “Mr Perky”.

  19. Brad says:

    Not only does Save-a-Lot have their own Mountain Dew generic, called Mountian Holler, they even have spinoffs from it based on Dew’s spinoffs, like Whiteout and Code Red. The latter of these, Red Howl, is actually closer to the limited time Game Fuel than straight-up Code Red, though it bears testing now that Game Fuel has been rereleased.

  20. Stephy says:

    I’ve seen Dr. Perky, I think it was at Save A Lot here in PA.

  21. Scrape says:

    BTW – the regular GT Cola at Aldi is really good. I actually prefer it to any brand name. Its not a sweet as Pepsi and not as vanilla as Coke. The Cherry Cola they have there occasionally is awesome, too, when you can find it.

  22. bro says:

    Safeway has Dr. Skipper as their Dr. Pepper knockoff.

  23. Sam says:

    Target Market Pantry’s version of Wheat Thins is…Thin Wheats. I see what you did there, guys.

  24. Helldog says:

    I’m drinking a Diet Mountain Roar from Harris Teeter as I read this post.

  25. Chris says:

    Somewhat generic, the SodaStream soda maker’s versions of Mountain Dew and Dr. Pepper are Fountain Mist and Dr. Pete, respectively.

    I swear I saw “Glacier Ranch” generic Doritos at Wal-Mart a few weeks ago, but I can’t find any evidence of it on the Internet. If I didn’t actually see it, it’s a great name for fake Doritos.

    • Zachary Jacob Zblewski says:

      You are correct. I saw those the other day. I believe previously they only made a generic version of the Nacho Cheese variety, but now they came out with the Ranch knock-off.

  26. Mary says:

    My dad buys Big K (Kroger brand) soda all the time. However I often end up with caffeine crashes even after one glass. I never have this problem with brand name sodas.

  27. Brandon says:

    In Fargo, ND we have Mountain Rush and Dr. Wow at our store.

  28. kcs says:

    I am laughing so hard at “is it butter?” and “panburger partner” man I feel cheated that my grocery store doesn’t have all this hilariousness

  29. Kurt says:

    At Wegman’s (northeast), their Dr. Pepper knockoff is called Dr. W. Especially with how the label is styled, reminds me of playing an old-school Mega Man game.

  30. Tristan Dehoff says:

    Rofo big blue! Activly at royal farms!

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