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Name Brand vs. Store Brand: Putting them to the Test

Name Brand vs. Store Brand - Soft Soap

Soft soap brand was $1.24 for 7.5 oz.    (16.53 cents per ounce)

Equate (Walmart brand) was 88 cents for 11.25 oz.  ((7.82 cents per ounce on the 50 percent more free; if it was the same size it would be 11.73 cents per ounce)

First of all, I didn't realize that soft soap was down to 7.5 oz.  I thought they were always 8 oz.  That was the first surprise.  From testing the two brands, we noticed the following:

Equate brand had more fragrance

Soft soap lathered better

Equate brand was not as concentrated as Soft Soap

Equate brand was less expensive 

My kids liked the stronger fragrance of the Cucumber Melon in the store brand, but my husband liked the milder fragrance of the Soft Soap.  We also tried the clear soap, which I thought wouldn't have a smell but it did.  It was also stronger with the store brand.  There really was a big difference in price, even though the equate was not as concentrate.  If you want to stretch your soap, you can add water to make it last even longer.  I think I would probably just buy the cheapest (in this case, it was the store brand) for soap, unless I could get the name brand for less than the cost of the store brand.  I have always bought Soft soap in the past... at least until now!


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