First Friday Find: Sometimes I’m a Snob

I am far from materialistic.  I do not own any designer jeans.  Frankly, I don’t even think I can name a designer jean if my life depended on it.  I wear make-up so infrequently that when I do my children ask what’s going on.  I do not have any fancy purses or accessories.  Come to think of it, I don’t think I have any high-end brand name apparel of any sort, period.  As a matter of fact, I recently got teased for my outdated wallet.  I recall buying it in my late teens, which means it’s at least 15 years old; yet I have never consider it as out-of-style.  It’s functional and that’s all I need.  That all being said, I am still quite snobby when it comes to particular items.  These are the items I wish to share with you today for March’s First Friday Find(s).  These are the items that if I could be a salesperson for them, I would sell the heck out of them.  Which is saying a lot, if you recall the Commercial Break in my post Acquired Tastes Not Required.

Let me start with my absolute top product.  The product that I will never stop using: Dove soap.  I’ll take it in liquid form or bar form, it makes no difference.  I have loved this soap since my childhood.  I thought all soaps were created equal until I found myself using someone else’s soap on a sleepover or during hotel stays.  This is not the case.  Dove stands above all the rest.  Trust me, I’ve been forced to try my fair share of body soaps through the years.  But no other soap compares in providing the same kind of softness to my skin without leaving residue behind.  Love. It.

Another thing that I am a snob about is raisins.  This one makes my husband laugh since I don’t even really care for raisins in the first place.  It’s not that I dislike them, I just don’t think to sit down to a box of them.  However, if I am going to eat raisins, the only option is Sun Maid Raisins.  I have undergone a rigorous taste test to prove that Sun Maid Raisins are way better than any generic brand you’ll save your pennies on.  But, as previously mentioned, I’m not a huge raisin fan to begin with, despite my pro-raisin post on Meaningful Traditions.  So, at the risk of being a hypocrite, I give to you a funny I have found during my many hours on Pinterest:

Another snobby product I support is high-end hair conditioners.  I will gladly put Head & Shoulders in my hair for shampooing purposes, but I am adamant about putting high quality conditioner in my hair.  I’m talking about the conditioners that can only be purchased in a salon.  I switch it up from time to time, but right now I’m loving Evo Normal Persons Conditioner.  My hair feels silky smooth and light.  Plus, the intense smell of peppermint awakens my senses and eases my bouts with nausea during this pregnancy.

I have a few other products that I won’t settle for generic brands on, but I’ll stop myself now before I sound too much like an infomercial.  I would love to hear what products you find yourself being a bit of a “snob” on.  As I mentioned before, I am not materialistic, but some things are just better paying top dollar for top quality, while other items are the same exact thing just with a different label on them.  Share your product finds below in our comments.

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2 thoughts on “First Friday Find: Sometimes I’m a Snob

  1. How about a non-name brand snob product? Our kids agree – Marshmallow Mateys beats the heck out of Lucky Charms any day. 🙂 AE


  2. Some of the generic brands of cream of chicken/mushroom soup. Western Family is OK, but others do not have the consistency & texture of the Campbell’s brand, When it goes on sale (usually around Thanksgiving and Christmas) I buy cases of it.House brand canned green chilies. Too many stems and pieces.Biz laundry booster. It cannot be beat, even by Clorox II. I’ve been using it for 37 years, and when the children were young and clothes got very dirty, my kids’ clothing had NO stains. The only stains it won’t get out are the red lava sand used for snow melt in Rexburg, Idaho.


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