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Emma-lee Avatar
8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
Hey,
Just looking through my fridge as have the munchies and realised that nearly everything is supermarket own brand. Has anyone else changed to basic stuff? To be honest before i was a bit of a snob and wouldn't by own brand stuff but i don't really notice the difference anymore - veg, orange juice (smooth hate the bits!), lemonade, bread etc. The only thing i wouldn't compromise on is chocolate - galaxy and teabags - tetley. Anyone got any good tips for reducing the shopping budget?
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
where do you shop?
banned#2
no dont do cheap cack, have tried and it just gopping, now wede rather have a little of something nice than alot of something gopping
#3
sassie;2903523
no dont do cheap cack, have tried and it just gopping, now wede rather have a little of something nice than alot of something gopping

OOH LISTEN HER!
banned#4
raptorcigs
OOH LISTEN HER!


cant stand the cheap stuff, we have tried it, now i only buy when stuff is on offer and bogof unless we are desperate then we pay full price, if we aint we wait for the offer
#5
Only buy organic, non processed or home grown stuff. Steer clear of juice too unless it organic as I hate preservatives in food.
#6
;-).........
#7
sassie
no dont do cheap cack, have tried and it just gopping, now wede rather have a little of something nice than alot of something gopping


Thats fair enough, your entitled to your own choice. I've just noticed that i've had to be a bit more choosey of late. I found that each week stuff got more and more expensive. I know credit crunch yawn yawn, i'm bored of it too. ;-)
#8
sassie;2903561
cant stand the cheap stuff.


I agree. The cheap bread is like sandpaper. I refuse to touch the stuff - just not nutricious!
1 Like #9
I DON'T USE SUPERMARKETS AT ALL BECAUSE I

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#10
sassie
no dont do cheap cack, have tried and it just gopping, now wede rather have a little of something nice than alot of something gopping


Sassie - I've learnt a new word tonight - gopping! :thumbsup:
#11
lyndsbowes
where do you shop?


Here there and everywhere, I live in Newcastle so have the pick of most supermarkets on route or within walking distance. Like Sassie i buy the stuff on offer, gives a bit of variety too, or for some stuff like i said have moved down to own brand stuff. Tend to shop around, and buy as i need, proabably not the best bet to be honest.
banned#12
Emma-lee
Thats fair enough, your entitled to your own choice. I've just noticed that i've had to be a bit more choosey of late. I found that each week stuff got more and more expensive. I know credit crunch yawn yawn, i'm bored of it too. ;-)


yes ive noticed too, believe me, but i cannot eat the stuff, maybe if i had nothing else and was absolutely starved then maybe i would, like i said would rather have half a nice meal then a whole gopping one
banned#13
suze
Sassie - I've learnt a new word tonight - gopping! :thumbsup:


lol
#14
suze
Sassie - I've learnt a new word tonight - gopping! :thumbsup:


me too!
#15
suze
Sassie - I've learnt a new word tonight - gopping! :thumbsup:


is that a bit like dogging?
#16
grex9101
is that a bit like dogging?


gopping is a bit like mingin lol you can also be a gopper!!
1 Like #17
Some of the own brand stuff is ok, generally i try and buy the best of what i can afford but for stuff like tinned tomatos, or frozen veg, i'll happily use own brand
1 Like #18
If something requires processing or several ingredients I think it is possible to taste the difference and prefer to make savings here in terms of bogofs or reductions. But as for basics I am quite a regular shopper of the basic brands. Porridge Oats, cornflakes, potatoes, carrots, bananas, plain yogurt, and many other extras, Cant see the point in paying extra for a label that is unjustified as I believe it is with many basic ingredients
#19
I also buy supermarket fuel for same reason
#20
foxymissroxy
gopping is a bit like mingin lol you can also be a gopper!!



I've not only learnt a new word tonight, I've also learnt what it means!!!!! :w00t:
#21
bellabonkers
Some of the own brand stuff is ok, generally i try and buy the best of what i can afford but for stuff like tinned tomatos, or frozen veg, i'll happily use own brand


Good advice hun, never thought to buy frozen veg - bit dumb i know, always buy fresh. Will have a mooch around next time i'm shopping.
#22
WoolyM
I also buy supermarket fuel for same reason


** Opens can of worms **

Supermarket fuel gives me less mpg than Shell :thumbsup: Fortunately my local Shell has very competitive prices, despite there being no supermarket petrol stations locally. Which is quite bizarre really for the location
#23
Emma-lee
Good advice hun, never thought to buy frozen veg - bit dumb i know, always buy fresh. Will have a mooch around next time i'm shopping.


I find because there is just me i cant buy a good enough variety of fresh veg or it goes off so it's handy to keep things like frozen peppers etc.
#24
I was in asda and they had 4 fresh peppers reduced to 30p the other day. Bought a couple of packs, used what i needed in meals for a day or so and then chopped up rest and froze it. Can often freeze fresh foods.
#25
they've got a HUGE thread on this over at MSE, basically there is a lot of stuff made in factories that's the same when it comes out, it's just packaged differently.

sometimes the quality of ingredients is inferior ie powdered milk instead of fresh, you get the idea. essentially the same thing though.
#26
Yep, damn near everything I have is cheap own-brand or obscure/unknown brands (Lidl/Aldi style).

Does me just fine.
#27
grex9101
they've got a HUGE thread on this over at MSE, basically there is a lot of stuff made in factories that's the same when it comes out, it's just packaged differently.

sometimes the quality of ingredients is inferior ie powdered milk instead of fresh, you get the idea. essentially the same thing though.


Sometimes it tends to be the rejects, that aren't good enough for the branded ones. Also use left over ingredients, spillages etc.
#28
peodude
Sometimes it tends to be the rejects, that aren't good enough for the branded ones. Also use left over ingredients, spillages etc.


Carley
Soylent Green :thumbsup:


Seen this quoted a lot but not seen the film. Any good?
#29
Make sure you check the ingredients of supermarkets' "Basic" products.

Many of them are stacked with the dreaded E numbers, especially on colourings and flavourings. Many cheap products are full of sugar, too.

E numbers and sugar are what drive your kids crazy, making them hyperactive and generally damaging their health.

At risk of sounding snobby (which I am not), I also find that some people seem to prefer to spend their money on having a good time (booze, fags, mobile phones, clubbing, cinema etc) instead of making sure that their kids get proper food.

Nothing - absolutely nothing - is more important than your kids' health and welfare. :thumbsup:
#30
renard
Make sure you check the ingredients of supermarkets' "Basic" products.

Many of them are stacked with the dreaded E numbers, especially on colourings and flavourings. Many cheap products are full of sugar, too.

E numbers and sugar are what drive your kids crazy, making them hyperactive and generally damaging their health.

At risk of sounding snobby (which I am not), I also find that some people seem to prefer to spend their money on having a good time (booze, fags, mobile phones, clubbing, cinema etc) instead of making sure that their kids get proper food.

Nothing - absolutely nothing - is more important than your kids' health and welfare. :thumbsup:



Assume you mean value processed goods rather than basic. Cooking from basic ingredients surely removes the chance of any unwanted extras. It also allows a greater range of things to be cooked. I am not the greatest cook believe me and do make use of convinience foods but there are often HUGE savings to be made from a good stock of basic ingredients.
#31
well i was also a snob about own brands but with the credit crunch i too have been buying them ........a bit. what i really like to do is go shopping late in the day or evening when they are reducing all the stuff! i got about £40.00 worth of meat the other day at Asda for £12.00:whistling: so no compromise on quality there.
#32
Carley;2904433
I don't know, not see it :oops:

its made from people:-DYEWMANZ
#33
renard
Make sure you check the ingredients of supermarkets' "Basic" products.

Many of them are stacked with the dreaded E numbers, especially on colourings and flavourings. Many cheap products are full of sugar, too.

E numbers and sugar are what drive your kids crazy, making them hyperactive and generally damaging their health.

At risk of sounding snobby (which I am not), I also find that some people seem to prefer to spend their money on having a good time (booze, fags, mobile phones, clubbing, cinema etc) instead of making sure that their kids get proper food.

Nothing - absolutely nothing - is more important than your kids' health and welfare. :thumbsup:


My kids would rather I feed them non organic food and use the money saved to take them to the zoo.

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