Headline grabber: 18 Jan 2020

I’ve just seen this on Yahoo (link)

Apart from the Andrex toilet rolls (I paid £3.75 for 9 in Tesco this month and they are actually the same price in Lidl at the moment) and Weetabix which was over £2 a box when I was last interested, the article also lists the following
” Alpen original muesli (750g), Ben & Jerry’s cookie dough ice-cream (500ml), Dolmio bolognese sauce – original (500g), Innocent pure fruit smoothie mangoes and passion fruits (750ml), Knorr stock cubes vegetable (8x10g), Mr Kipling cherry bakewells (six), and Sure Men Motionsense 48hr anti-perspirant – active dry (250ml).”

Now you know me, always on the hunt for a bargain being on a strict budget and all, so I was interested in this, especially as when we do our main shop, we have access to four major supermarkets and split our list between them.
The ‘Which?’ list of 53 three branded items cost between £107.01 and £117.81 in the 6 supermarkets.
Note: Lidl and Aldi don’t have similar branded on-line platforms, so you didn’t have your researchers bombing around with shopping trolleys in an actual store.

The key word here is BRANDED.
Apart from toilet rolls and laundry washing liquid, we buy cheaper alternatives, which is why my weekly grocery bill is around £35. Of the extract list above, we don’t buy any of it, alternative or not.

This is the compilation chart that I put together last year. I intend to do another in the next couple of months after Brexit.


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I am a retired number cruncher with a vivid imagination and wacky sense of humour which extends to short stories and poetry. I love to cook and am a bit of a dog whisperer as I get on better with them than people sometimes! In November 2020, we lost our beloved Maggie who adopted us as a 7 week old pup in March 2005. We decided to have a photo put on canvas as we had for her predecessor Barney. We now have three pictures of our fur babies on the wall as we found a snapshot of Kizzy, my GSD when Hubby and I first met so had hers done too. On February 24th 2022 we were blessed to find Maya, a 13 week old GSD pup who has made her own place in our hearts. You can follow our training methods, photos and her growth in my blog posts. From 2014 to 2017 'Home' was a 41 foot narrow boat where we made strong friendships both on and off the water. We were close to nature enjoying swan and duck families for neighbours, and it was a fascinating chapter in our lives. We now reside in a small bungalow on the Lincolnshire coast where we have forged new friendships and interests.
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3 Responses to Headline grabber: 18 Jan 2020

  1. I hope Brexit doesn’t impact too hard!

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