My First Brandless Haul

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Brandless has been ad targeting me hard ever since I watched a Youtube video about it months ago. And then when Blake asked me if I had ever heard of it, I knew I just needed to make an order already! 

Brandless is an online store that has lots of food, beauty products and even knives that are not a specific brand. Because of that there is no "brand tax" and the prices are kept really low. In fact, everything is $3! I was also happy to see that most of the items are organic and cruelty free. 

My biggest question was about quality. Can a generic $3 item really be of good quality? I thought I'd share what I got in my first box and let you know if it's worth it! 

This is what I ordered, for a grand total of $42. 
Trying Brandless! First Impressions // Pugs & Pearls Blog

Exfoliating Facial Scrub
Trying Brandless! First Impressions // Pugs & Pearls Blog
Rating: 5 out of 5 This was a free item! I think I got it because it was my first order. It's a really nice scrub, fairly comparable to Yes to Grapefruit. My face felt really soft after I used it, and it smells good. FYI do not get it in your mouth! Ick. 

Gluten Free Pancake Mix
Trying Brandless! First Impressions // Pugs & Pearls Blog
Rating: 5 out of 5 These made delicious, and very fluffy pancakes! Big plus for being GF. 

3 Pack of Kidney Beans
Trying Brandless! First Impressions // Pugs & Pearls Blog
Rating: 4 out of 5 These are just fine, but I think I can get the store brand for cheaper at my grocery store! 

Toasted Coconut Cookie Thins
Trying Brandless! First Impressions // Pugs & Pearls Blog
Rating: 4 out of 5 These are good, but not extraordinary. 

Organic Yellow Corn Tortilla Chips & Organic Blue Corn Chips
Trying Brandless! First Impressions // Pugs & Pearls Blog
Rating: 5 out of 5 Grouping these together because they are 2 for $3 so I got both colors. Very comparable to the store brand tortilla chips we usually buy.

Grapefruit Facial Cleanser
Trying Brandless! First Impressions // Pugs & Pearls Blog
Rating: 5 out of 5 This is a really good basic. It smells great and it gets the job done. I think this will be a good item to keep in our travel toiletry kit. 

Lemon Verbena Hand Cream
Trying Brandless! First Impressions // Pugs & Pearls Blog
Rating: 5 out of 5 This is a great hand cream that I think will be nice to keep in my purse. It's very hydrating and I like the light lemon verbena scent. 

Organic Maple Syrup
Trying Brandless! First Impressions // Pugs & Pearls Blog
Rating: 5 out of 5 This is tasty, and just the right amount of sweetness. 

Organic Crushed Pepper and Truffle Oil Popcorn
Trying Brandless! First Impressions // Pugs & Pearls Blog
Rating: 5 out of 5 This is a dangerous item to keep in the house...I know I will eat this in one sitting! It's delicious. I get more of a pepper flavor than the truffle oil, but it's still great. 

Organic Penne
Rating: 5 out of 5 I felt like this was a really good price, because you get 2 for $3! Tastes like pasta!

Non-GMO Coconut Lemon Creme Cookies
Trying Brandless! First Impressions // Pugs & Pearls Blog
Rating: 6 out of 5 Coconut isn't my favorite snack, so Blake rated this one. He LOVED them. He said it's like eating a lemon meringue pie in a cookie. These are really creamy, not like an oreo. I might have to hide these from him.

Double Chocolate Cookie Thins
Rating: 5 out of 5 I love these! There are really thin, but the chocolate flavor is really there. I think this would make a perfect snack when you are craving something sweet, but don't want to indulge too much. 

3 Pack Organic Black Beans
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Rating: 4 out of 5 Same story with the kidney beans. These are just fine, but I think I can get the store brand for cheaper at my grocery store. 

Sea Salt Kettle Chips
Trying Brandless! First Impressions // Pugs & Pearls Blog
Rating: 5 out of 5 These are really similar to Cape Cod chips, just a little thinner. Not too salty either. 

Organic Cotton Rounds
Trying Brandless! First Impressions // Pugs & Pearls Blog
Rating: 1 out of 5 So, I hate these. I'm not sure if it's just me though - you see I have this horrible thing with cotton balls. Touching them is like nails on a chalkboard for me. I've found that cotton rounds are usually better, because they aren't as texture-y and feel more like fabric. Now that you know the weirdest thing about me, I hope you get a good laugh at the fact that these cannot stay in my house. They are the worst. 

So, what do you think of Brandless? Would you give it a try? My overall impression is that these are great organic 'store brand' products. The quality is definitely there and I thought the prices were more than fair. I really recommend looking at the bundles on the home page! They've got some products already curated for you, like some of their best sellers. I feel like I've only scratched the surface!


Leave a comment below if you've been curious about Brandless too! Have you tried it? Tell me which products you want to order, or your favorites if you already have!
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