Do We Have Store Brand Vegetables Now?

We’ve all seen so-called “store brand” or “home brand” products in the supermarket. For example, a packet of biscuits that look exactly the same and taste exactly the same as a packet of Tim Tams, but for half the price.

And probably made in the exact same factory anyway.

Well, whilst doing the shopping this afternoon at the local Coles, I discovered that the concept appears to have arrived in the vegetable section.

For $2.98 a kilogram, you can have some “Brown Onions”:

At the other end of the same aisle, for $1.98 a kilogram, you can have some “Coles Brown Onions”:

Apart from the obvious answer of “about one dollar a kilo”, can someone explain to me what the difference is?

Any wonder the “Coles Brown Onion” bin was empty.

I bet they came from the same field of onions.