Growing up, many of you probably heard from your parents “The branded stuff is more expensive and the store brand is just as good!” You may have protested, but they also were probably right. However, while that’s a decent rule of thumb for most of us who are on a budget, there are just some items that are worth shelling out a few extra dollars and cents.

Maybe it’s that one chocolate cereal that for some reason tastes better from the box than the bagged version at the end of the grocery store aisle. Or that the name-brand aluminum foil happens to be sturdier. It could just be that you want to treat your tuchus right with multi-ply toilet paper instead of the flimsy stuff. After all, you’re worth it.

We asked Cracked readers what products they were willing to pay top dollar for compared to their lower-cost versions. These are the results:

Jessica K. nominated the childhood classic for a product worth the brand name. The name-brand crayons give Cravolo pigment they consider worth the price. orange-rouge ... CRAYONS brown cosa Good TELL US NOW. Cravola® 2019 anallo pre of 100 supe blue E ARD طفم UNTA OUR vidella purp venjaure Croyolo.com CRACKED.COM blanc Crayolo

... TELL US NOW. TOILET PAPER Michelle В. says, The cheap stuff is flimsy, rough on your parts, and often goes quicker than the name brands. One thing we splurge on is the cottony soft stuff. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. ADHESIVE TAPE Brian M. will pay more for the effectiveness of name-brand tape. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. WORCESTERSHIRE SAUCE NATION ANGOSTURA aromatic ALL NATURA PEYGHAUD bitters LEA& PERR 447%alc/lol SHOMATIC COCKTAIL BITE DIPLOMA - OF HONOR LIKE EXHIBITION OF FALTONA-GE The Original - FORCESTERSH 16 ll oz. (1pt) 473 mL - ب SAUCE GOLD - MEDAL PRODUCT TANDO Descript the - SFCOZ 148 mL) FROM - - - - - - - - So PRODUCED THE ORIGINAL - and 20% ONE COHOL NEW BY OALEARC VOLUME волник AND AND YOUR 0 used Disney - CONTENTS S FL B (14kml - سم - Mike T. says, I'll spend double to get the good stuff. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. PLASTIC APPLICATOR TAMPONS DUOPACK EMBALLAGE DUO R R TAMPA S LEAKOUARD S PROTECTION 2 Rachelle W. says, Off-brands with their cardboard applicators are a pain and don't get the job done as well. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. SHOES Thomas L. says to spend money for name-brand shoes, adding, If your feet don't work, you don't work. Invest in them. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. RANCH Ranch. THE ORIGINAL CHE ORIGINAL Ranch® Ranch® Ra SINCE 1954 SINCE 1954 SINCE 1954 lden Valley HiddenVallow HiddenVallow Reginald W. says the generic ranch just isn't as good as the name brand. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. Q-TIPS Arturo G. says, Everything else is loose cotton on a stick. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. POP-TARTS Steven Y. says, The other stuff tastes like someone ran over some bad puff pastry and smeared old jelly on it. And the frosting on the off-brand...don't get me started. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. PASTURE-RAISED EGGS Alex G. says, If you eat eggs and can afford to spend extra, I'd always recommend buying the pasture-raised eggs. They taste way better than any average egg. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. SANDWICH COOKIES ORE Sophie M. says, There has never been a generic brand of sandwich cookies that have even come close to the taste of Oreos and I'll happily pay more for name brand. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. KETCHUP lanKtinash V. wasn't the only one who said that store-brand ketchup doesn't taste nearly as good. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. BUTTER Matt P. raves, Seriously the difference is so substantial that I can't stand store-brand butter anymore. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. CREAM CHEESE Adam M. explains, When you make a cheesecake, the store brand can actually not hold together as well. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. CONDOMS Amelia В. says, When it comes to birth control, I don't mess around. I stick with names I trust. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. COKE Geoff F. says, Store-brand cola is NOT the same. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. CEREAL Kate О. says, The off brands have a weird taste. CRACKED.COM

... TELL US NOW. ALUMINUM FOIL Larry В. says, The quality of the rest just doesnt even compare. CRACKED.COM

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