Monday, January 10, 2005

Did You Know...

Borden individually-wrapped cheese slices taste the most like real cheese. Kraft and Velveeta just don't measure up.
Ivory dishwashing liquid cleans more dishes, is thicker and makes more suds than Palmolive dishwashing liquid.

Head & Shoulders shampoo sucks at eliminating dandruff. Go with the more expensive, but effective T-Gel.
Dreyer's peach, lemon, tropical and grapefruit sorbets are better than ice cream, sherbert or popsicles, any day.

Best Maid makes the best salad dressing/mayo. Miracle Whip is a close second.
• The 50¢ eyeglass repair kit I bought at a local dollar store has been one of the best investments ever. It's all about the mini screwdriver, baby!

• The store brand of tomato sauce always tastes better than the name brand.
• The lightbulbs from the dollar store last just as long as the more expensive GE lightbulbs.

Del Monte spaghetti sauce in a can rivals Prego, for flavor. Hunt's and the store brands are WAY too salty in comparison.
• You can never have too much cracked black pepper, paprika, onion salt and/or celery seed.

Starkist tuna in the pouch beats the tuna in the can, hands down. Starkist's 'Sweet & Spicy' Tuna Creations, is amazing.
Fuji film has the most brilliant overall colors. Kodak is more about the warm colors (i.e. yellow, red, etc.)

Claussen dill pickles are the crispest, best-tasting dill pickles. It has everything to do with the fact that they are in the refrigerated section. Vlasic can sometimes be found in the refrigerated section, but they're less crispy and more soggy.
Q-Tips with wooden sticks beat all others.

Tom Thumb's Safeway brand of Diet Lime Cola tastes identical to the Coco-Cola version. Plus, it's just 69¢ a bottle, compared to $1.79.
Golden Grain brand mac 'n cheese beats Kraft's mac 'n cheese. The cheese powder should be ORANGE. Not yellow. Velveeta's initially tastes good, so enjoy it while it's hot. However, the reheat factor is nil, unless you LIKE eating food the consistancy of paste.

TAB is still my #1 favorite "diet" soda.
• Off brand dryer sheets are just as good as the name brand dryer sheets.

Oops! brand stain remover is a godsend. I use it to remove price stickers from just about everything. SO many uses. I couldn't live without it.
• The best place to buy quality dishes is Ross. You can buy bowls, dinner plates, salad plates, any size plate for anywhere from $1-$2 apiece. I prefer to mix and match colors, in lieu of having a monochrome set.

• If you address a letter to yourself with the person you want to SEND the letter to as the return address, don't put a stamp on it, and drop it in a public mailbox, you can mail a letter for FREE.

And last, but not least:

• If you find something on "Clearance" at Target, and it doesn't have a price on it and you use one of the scanners located throughout the store to check the price and it registers "$0," when it comes time to check out, you can pretty much name your own price (within reason). Just tell them: "I didn't see a price on this, but I don't want to pay more than $1 for it." Nine times outta 10, you'll get it for that price.


Blogger Webmiztris said...

yes, reviews! I like!

just out of curiousity, why are wooden Q-tips better?


Monday, January 10, 2005 8:40:00 PM  
Blogger Kirkkitsch said...

Thanks! I'm glad you like the reviews. I like writing them, but like to keep them pretty brief, esp. when I have so many.

I prefer the Q-Tips with the wooden sticks because, in the past when I have bought both the paper and the plastic sticked ones, they ALWAYS end up folding up on me like a cheap lawn chair. Also, because I have had one of the paper stemmed ones break off in my ear, halfway through cleaning. I mean, I'm not drilling for oil, but you do have to apply a certain amount of pressure to do a proper cleaning.

And that's why I prefer the wooden stick Q-Tips as opposed to the paper and/or plastic stemmed ones. They're a little harder to find, but worth it in the long run.

Monday, January 10, 2005 9:54:00 PM  
Blogger Cori said...

Always a pleasure!

Tuesday, January 11, 2005 12:05:00 AM  

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