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Budget Supermarkets?

This evening’s post is dead simple and comes with a question. Largely aimed at people living in the UK but I’m also aware these ‘budget’ supermarkets originate from Europe.

So, have you shopped at Lidl or Aldi? What is your opinion of their products and service compared to the larger supermarkets?

You see, I try to stick to my budget and I’m aware that preparing your own meals can be expensive initially (investing in vegetables) but then I begin to think about the rest of my shopping, with all the brand-name items and sweet things I can’t seem to do without.

I’m wondering how, say, a pack of chocolate bars from one of the other two supermarkets might compare with a similar item from the ‘value’ range of one of the others. Generally speaking, is there less to choose from when you’re paying less?

I’ve stuck with a large, well-known supermarket (who I try not to name on this blog) simply because there’s one almost across the road from where I’ve worked for nearly 3-years now. It’s most convenient. There are other large supermarkets in the same town but I’m also aware that there’s a Lidl a little further on and around the corner.

Someone recently suggested to me that their meat is much cheaper, after I bulked at the prospect of paying £4 for chicken and instead went with Quorn at £2.50.

Where do you get your groceries from?

Thanks for reading.

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5 responses to “Budget Supermarkets?

  1. Richard Morley 23/03/2014 at 19:47

    Got to aldi. Youll be impressed! Their own brand stuff is good. Titan bars are mars bars. Stackers are pringles. Alot of stuff you’ll recognise from tesco or sainsbury etc. Its got nothing to do with snobbery. Theres some big savings to be made. The worst thing is getting used to finding things, and remembering your own bags!

  2. justroaming 23/03/2014 at 20:32

    I can afford to shop at most supermarkets but choose to shop at Lidl on a daily or weekly basis as I like both the products and prices. a couple of times a month I will shop at a larger store for products not stocked at Lidl.

    my local Lidl has a large instore bakery which I value very much!

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