I am all about convenience, especially when it comes to shopping. I work quite a bit, so having to spend my precious little free time at the grocery store is not appealing. The reason why I LOVE using Plated is because it not only saves me time, it gives me some variety and quality product. When I first saw an ad for Brandless, I was immediately intrigued and I knew I had to do a Brandless Review. How could I resist an ironic trademark brand name Brandless??
What Is Brandless?
Brandless is just what it sounds like: products sold without a brand name. What instantly caught my attention was, of course, saving money. Without the pretty branding and packaging, you should be getting a cheaper product. Brandless says it cuts out the “BrandTax” which it claims can mark up products close to 40%. I have always been a fan of store brands (how I miss you HEB), so I figured this could not be far off. Also, the model is very simple – everything in their “store” is $3. Many of the products are organic, all natural, non GMO, and sometimes gluten free.
The Brandless Ordering Experience
To write my Brandless review, I knew I wanted to try a variety of products. The Brandless website is laid out well and easy to navigate. I actually appreciated the somewhat limited amount of products because I was able to look through everything. There are a few different categories to choose from: Food, Household Supplies, Beauty, Personal Care, Home & Office, & Health. They even have an option to shop only gluten free, vegan, no sugar added, etc. Of course, I grabbed some snacks (you know me and Sarah!), as well as hand soap and toilet bowl cleaner. It was fun adding things to the cart knowing that everything was only a few dollars.
Brandless is offering $3 shipping on your first order, and the checkout process was simple. I was surprised when my box showed up in just a few days, although that may be because I live in the Bay Area and Brandless is based in San Francisco. Everything was packaged neatly and everything arrived safely.
Everything seemed to be of good quality. The soap smelled great! I could not put down the Cheddar Jalapeno Quinoa Puffs – they were addicting! Mark enjoyed the macaroni and cheese. The peanut butter was nice and creamy, and the Blueberry Almond Flax was delicious and I have been eating it for breakfast. My favorite product so far are the Toasted Coconut Cookie Thins. I am excited to try a few of their kitchen utensils as well. I have to say we were disappointed in the White Cheddar Popcorn. Not only was the bag pretty tiny, the popcorn was not very flavorful. Actually, a few of the things were smaller than expected. I I will let you know how the toilet bowl cleaner works once I get to that….
I am Really Into Brandless! While there a couple of disappointing factors, the overall experience was great. I like that so many of their products are organic and sustainable, but with that model it is confusing that they sell K-Cups. I was hoping they had coffee and paper towels, but I suppose I can go to the real store for that. Paying the full price for shipping won’t be fun, but if I end up really shopping Brandless consistently, I will consider joining their membership program for free shipping. Kind of like Amazon Prime light. I am excited to try more products and have a cheap, convenient shopping spree!