Which premium brands do you think should not be premium?

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Cheeseandlobster Mon 14-Jun-21 22:05:42

For me it's Morning Fresh. I thought it was shite a decade ago. Bought it again recently and it is still crap. It doesn't lather and my usual Aldi own brand is far superior. How on earth has it survived this long?

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Marmite27 Mon 14-Jun-21 22:06:41

Heinz beans. DC had them on a meal at a play gym the other day and I honestly thought they were the cheapest of cheap beans.

NeverMetANiceOne Mon 14-Jun-21 22:09:09

I don't know what Morning Fresh is, but Dubarry boots should not be considered premium, they are shite and I feel burned from buying a pair. They are so heavy and leak.

Cheeseandlobster Mon 14-Jun-21 22:10:28

Morning Fresh is washing up liquid by Cussons. Their soap is fab though

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BikeRunSki Mon 14-Jun-21 22:12:12

I don’t understand what the fuss is about Clark’s children’s shoes. Not cheap enough to be cheap, yet shocking quality. Only fractionally cheaper than Start Rite, Geox, Ricosta and other brands which will last a whole school year.

Morning Fresh is washing up liquid

Toomuchspinning Mon 14-Jun-21 22:14:57

Dyson vacuums.
Kettle chips.

SugarNyx Mon 14-Jun-21 22:15:08

Free people. You see a normal boring tank top and it’s like £200!! Wtf is that about?


ssd Mon 14-Jun-21 22:16:53

Heinz beans

All watery

Ozanj Mon 14-Jun-21 22:18:33

Free People
Boden - it’s basically Joules for people who like to waste money
Ted Baker
Tiffanys - only their top end jewels are worth it

MintMatchmaker Mon 14-Jun-21 22:21:12

I love my Dubarry boots. 4 years old and not a single leak!

Pandora - my daughter loves it though.

Ireolu Mon 14-Jun-21 22:24:49

Havianna flip flops. Rip off. Super uncomfortable. £6 Asda flipflops were much more comfy.

abw94 Mon 14-Jun-21 22:30:03

Michael Kors

Surfisup Mon 14-Jun-21 22:30:09

Definitely Pandora

FrostyFruit Mon 14-Jun-21 22:30:25

Nike shoes. Maybe not premium for some people but at $200 a pair in Australia they are a rip off. My boys always want them, then they fall apart within a month! Used to be way better quality when I was a teen.

GreenTeaBlackCoffeeAndRedWine Mon 14-Jun-21 22:33:18

Dyson. My Swan hoover is much better and so much cheaper

Moonlaserbearwolf Mon 14-Jun-21 22:35:11

Hunter wellies. Overpriced rubbish these days. Used to be well made - not any more.

SticksAndStoned Mon 14-Jun-21 22:35:25

I wouldn't class morning fresh as premium.

It's a brand, yes, but it has always been cheap.

SunshineSum Mon 14-Jun-21 22:36:45


It all looks stupid.

Desperatelytrying123 Mon 14-Jun-21 22:38:25

Reiss - mainly polyester

itbemay1 Mon 14-Jun-21 22:39:55


Havianna flip flops. Rip off. Super uncomfortable. £6 Asda flipflops were much more comfy.

Agree although primark £2 ones are super comfy!

IveNameChangedAgain2020 Mon 14-Jun-21 22:42:20

Dyson anything. I bought a hot/cool fan which an Argos fan at £19.99 outperforms.

Badedas bubble bath. Was posh when I was growing up and I bought it for sentimental value a few months ago. Bathing in fairy liquid would have been a step up.

Pyewackect Mon 14-Jun-21 22:47:16

Morning Fresh ! , sorry you had me chuckling away. It's my dirty, filthy mind.

AgeLikeWine Mon 14-Jun-21 22:49:09

Land Rover & Range Rover SUVs. Unreliable, badly built, poor quality junk.

They may look good & be fantastic off-road in theory, but nobody ever uses them for that purpose because they are always in the dealer’s workshops having yet another electrical fault fixed. Or not fixed, if the entirely useless dealership in my area is typical.

NoseOfJericho Mon 14-Jun-21 22:49:37

Heinz ketchup. Tesco is much nicer.

Actually anything Heinz except the salad cream. If they would stop messing with recipes it would still be a good premium brand but it ain't what it used to be.

NoseOfJericho Mon 14-Jun-21 22:50:26

Cadbury. Palm oil and sugar, minimum chocolate content. Rubbish.

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