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13/02/2013 at 16:03
How much is your shopping every week?
13/02/2013 at 16:06
I buy a lot of it but not all but my shopping bill for myself, two kids and four cats I keep to under £50 a week.
13/02/2013 at 16:13
Are you veggy QI?
13/02/2013 at 16:16
No, but people keep assuming I am
13/02/2013 at 16:20
Waaah, I wonder why?
So what do you buy from theValue ranges?
13/02/2013 at 16:26
Fruit, veg, pasta.
I have to make most meals from scratch because the kids and I have various food intolerances. I've bought value bacon, ham, tins of veg.
However I bought value chicken and the amount of water poured out of it and it was half the size when cooked. But whenever possible would rather get meat from a large butchers attached to an abbatoir where ti is fairly cheap.
I tend to buy as much in bulk as possible as well so one week might buy a lot of meat and portion it up.
Basically whatever I am going to buy I have a try of the value range. However value peas taste vile so won't repeat that.
I am also very wary of special offers as they aren't always better value.
13/02/2013 at 16:28
I think that I am a pretty savvy shopper really, but just wondered about all the value stuff. I do buy things like value tinned toms
13/02/2013 at 16:31
I buy things that wont make alot of difference taste wise like chopped tomatoes, pasta, lasagne sheets, fromage frais, flour, salt etc.
Some of it is shite. Value rice crispies have bits in them that are hard and horrible. Def avoid the chicken. Value bread rolls seem okay as well.
Not sure if I've been any help at all?
13/02/2013 at 16:32
Oh and my cats prefer the value cat litter for some reason
13/02/2013 at 16:34
Yes, you have been help, things like that I buy anyway, I tried value weetabix, but always get branded other cereas. I do try to get meat from the butchers.
13/02/2013 at 16:37
We get the supermarket own cereals, flour, soya milk.
13/02/2013 at 16:58
Recently we've done most of it to try and cut down. I still don't like buying cheap meat though because it actually makes me feel ill what's actually in things. We too bought a value chicken this week (got to the point where I had to ditch my morals) but it made us all feel a bit dodgy. Not sure if it was coincidence but I'd rather avoid now.
13/02/2013 at 17:25
We don't buy everything value range but most stuff is asda own brand. Still costs about 80 a week without booze.
13/02/2013 at 17:32
And without meat except for sandwich ham. H buys meat 2weekly.
13/02/2013 at 17:34
Own brand I do do.
13/02/2013 at 17:36
We buy smart price for a lot of things. Tinned tomatoes, kidney beans, soya milk is ok too. Fromage frais is ok, as is the natural/Greek yoghurt of cooking. Nearly everything else is asda brand. We have to be careful with money and I meal plan each week (although we don't stick to what we say we're going to have each night, we always end up swapping meals round). We usually come in around £30-35 each week.
13/02/2013 at 17:43
Off the top of my head we buy
Aldi nappies and wipes
Smart price/morrisons own : beans, savoury rice, rice, pasta, kids yoghurts (either SP or aldi), frozen peas/carrots, bananas (they go so quick they don't have chance to go off),
Own brand with mostly everything else including cereals/sweets and biscuits
Brands are diet coke, mayo, crisps but only the crisps on offer and I refuse to buy Pringles at £2 odd a tube when aldi stackers are more or less the same for 89p, o branded chewing him too, own brand/aldi chewing gum aren't good. O and toothpaste
Don't buy SP meat (well I bought SP frozen chicken as it was going in a curry anyway so figured I'd use that)
My h wanted to buy sp loo role but iv so far managed to keep our andrex
13/02/2013 at 17:52
You mostly all buy the same as me then. I had visions of value burgers etc lol
13/02/2013 at 18:41
I use smart price chicken wings for soup. Roast them in oven then strip and use in noodle soup.
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