I was making my sandwich today and I noticed the sliced Honey Brown Sugar Ham I was using was labelled “Homestyle”. What does that mean? Is it supposed to be like ham made and flavored like I’d make it at home? Is other sliced ham not homestyle? Does it mean simple?
It seems to me homestyle is just a marketing feel good term without real meaning. Anyone else have a different take?
Perhaps. I have seen homestyle waffles, homestyle spaghetti sauce, homestyle sausage patties, homestyle bread, homestyle soup etc etc. It I is such a common word in the grocery store but I cannot see a commonality that defines the term.
Professional Strength: I guess the other is for amateurs. The term has a seriousness/dangerousness to it that almost implies not to let the kids use the product to clean.
Tuscan: Is this just a highbrow way of saying Italian?
Original/Classic: I have seen new products arrive at the store with the plain flavor labelled as either original or classic. A product cannot be both new and original. It cannot be both new and classic.
No one makes a better product" – several of our competitors might make a product just as good and perhaps for a slightly lower cost – and we’re not going to get into all of the subtleties of what “better” might be – but we stand by our statement and our product.
I’ve been noticing infomercials lately which say something like “we’ll even throw in a second Turnip Twaddler, just pay a separate fee!” My response is something like “so, what, you’d sell me two of them?”
“Homestyle” doesn’t particularly bother me. I don’t know exactly what it means, but it could mean something. I object to “home made” items at restaurants. I always want to ask whose home it was made at.