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The Crappiest Knockoff Products of All Time

Updated July 29, 2020 5.6k votes 1.3k voters 593.0k views13 items

List RulesVote for the most ridiculously bad knock-offs.

We've all used generic brands and there's no shame in that. Whether your brand was Safeway or Sam’s Club, if you grew up in a frugal household, you probably drank more Mr. Skipper than Dr. Pepper. Or you were sporting Reeborks and eating “Spaghetti Letters."

This list is made up of knockoffs that are even less convincing than those. What these knockoff products lack in flashy marketing and originality, they more than make up in ingenuity and, sometimes, dumb luck. This list of bottom-shelf brands is packed with ridiculous cheapskate tricks and WTF-level discount brand fails.

One of the funniest things about knockoff items is just how hard they try to distinguish themselves from the products that they’re obviously aping. Products like MFC and Crispy Hexagons know that they’re cheaper and less desirable, but they still bring some pizzazz. Personally, we prefer the product fails that look like they were put together in another dimension, a dimension where the monstrous Alien is just a guy with a dream and Superman isn’t super, he's “special.”

This list of spectacularly bad generic products and funny brand fails is waiting for you, probably in the bottom of a dollar bin. Vote on your favorite knockoff, and if you prefer Crispy Squares to Corn Flakes, tell us all about your generic love in the comment section.

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    That's Exactly What We're Trying To Avoid

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    We'll Stick with Coffee

    Photo: 9GAG
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    Just Doesn't Have the Same Ring to It

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    Then What Is It?!?!

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