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Sunday, July 08, 2012

Scotch Buy



Scotch Buy was a house brand of the Safeway supermarket chain in the 1980s. It covered many products ranging from canned food to paper towels to beer and cigarettes.

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  1. Apparently, the name of the brand was a play on the old stereotype that Scotsmen had the reputation for being cheap, hence the name "Scotch Buy" for a line of "cheap" product. They weren't bad, but I can't imagine how those cigarettes tasted, or like from some of those other low-end brands I used to see back in the '80s, like Parade or Rainbow.

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  2. Oh wow. I remember visiting a friend's aunt who smoked this brand! She coughed and coughed and coughed and lit up another one.

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  3. And the slogan, IIRC for the brand was, "It ain't fancy but it sure is good!"

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