In response to my previous post about Giant Store Brands and National Brands,Giant Food Stores is running a promotion to encourage you to give the store’s brands a try for free. This means that if you purchase a particular brand of product, and then add a similar product from Giant to your basket, the Giant product is free. Last week’s promotion included sliced deli turkey. I purchased a Hillshire Farms turkey package for lunches, and received the Giant version of that same turkey free of charge. FYI: My kids didn’t notice the difference when I made sandwiches at lunch.
Another taste test was conducted to compare the brands with barbecue sauce. I was sent a package containing Sweet Baby Rays BBQ Sauce as well as Giant’s Own BBQ Sauce by the Giant/Martin’s PR team. This was to promote the promotion that ran from the last week in June until Independence Day weekend. This was my chance to marinate some chicken breasts with the brand-name BBQ sauce, and some chicken breasts with the store-brand BBQ sauce.
You can see in the photo at the beginning of this blog post that I marinated the meat in Ziploc-type bags. To maximize the flavor, I allowed the meat to marinate in Ziploc-type bags overnight.
The next day was the perfect time to start heating up the grill. To avoid any confusion in my taste testing, I ensured that all marinated chicken was cooked on different sides of the grill. The chicken was delicious grilled.
For dinner that night, I made what was my Southern version of a meal with BBQ chicken. I made corn muffins and grabbed some applesauce that had been left over from the school year’s lunches. I had applesauce that was on sale, so I used a coupon to buy more. We were able, however, to finish the remaining applesauce by adding it to our dinner menu that night.
I was pleasantly surprised when it came to serving dinner. The Giant’s Own brand-marinated chicken tasted much better. Both chickens were cooked exactly the same way, but the BBQ sauce by Giant’s Own was almost too sweet. The store brand BBQ sauce was sweeter, more savory and more to my liking. Although my husband is more taste-challenged than me, he couldn’t tell the differences, he enjoyed them all. My daughter also had the same reaction. It didn’t matter what brand of barbecue sauce she used, she was content with the meal I made. Score!
When comparing store brands with national brands, there is no denying that cost is an important factor. The brand name of the turkey I purchased recently was only a dollar less. Similar BBQ sauce. This may not seem like much. This promotion is a reminder that even if the brand of the store is equally good, why would anyone spend more money on it?
With my palette, I sometimes feel the difference and it is not worth the extra cost. Sometimes, I’ll spend less if my family cannot tell the difference. This was the case with the BBQ sauce as well as the turkey.
Giant food grocery delivery
Both Martin’s and Giant now offer food delivery. This replaces Peapod. These are some savings if Giant Food Grocery Delivery is your first customer.
Shipping savings of a lot
Are you unsure if Giant Direct or Giant Food Delivery is right for you? Here’s a quick tip that will help you decide.
Giant Direct/Martin’s Direct
The Giant Company offers Giant Direct and Martin’s Direct . Giant was the place I went to for food shopping while I lived in Eastern Pennsylvania.
Giant Direct is the online grocery delivery service that you should sign up for if you reside in Pennsylvania or Maryland, Virginia, or West Virginia.
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Giant has been delivering great value, quality and service for over 84 years. If you reside in Delaware, Virginia, Maryland, or Washington, DC and want to order groceries online for pickup or delivery , you can do so through the Giant Food website.
Even though I called my grocery shop in Philadelphia “Giant Food”, when it comes to grocery delivery, that’s and not the company I would use. Giant Food, however, is located in Baltimore and Washington, DC, as I have already mentioned.
Giant Direct serves the Philadelphia area and the Harrisburg and Pittsburgh suburbs, in Western Maryland, Western Virginia, and West Virginia.