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Sainsbury's Basics Shortbread Fingers 12p 160g pack
Sainsbury's Basics Shortbread Fingers 12p 160g pack

Sainsbury's Basics Shortbread Fingers 12p 160g pack

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Sainsburys Basics Shortbread Fingers 160g pack

spotted them on the shelf today...

I know we have had Tescos version for 9p BUT you get less in a pack than this deal...

They are nice n yummy too!

Make them a nice gift for xmas by dipping one end in melted milk, white or dark chocolate and wrap in some nice paper...

23 Comments

That's a good deal - shame there isn't a Sainbury's near me! Heat added!

Banned

Tesco works out at slightly better value but this is still a good deal

Nice teacher's pressie idea, thanks!

I've been buying the 9p Tesco packs for ages now and this'll be a welcome change.

Disgusting.
Not ALL Smartpirce/Basics type products are lousy, but this one is probably as bad as they get :-(

I can't eat them any more as I now need to be on a Low Carb diet - but the last time I bought them they were the usual margarine taste :-(
Shortbread made from margarine is like eating a tallow candle, Netto do a particularly revolting version too!

Cheapest proper butter shortbread (when no actual offers around) is generally Lidl at 55p, sometimes as hgh as 59p though

From someone who is a big fan of shortbread, they taste pretty good for 12p and are good for dunking in your coffee.

nihcaj

I can't eat them any more as I now need to be on a Low Carb diet


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nadnerb;6859370

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Confused?... You bet. I certainly was for the last 5 years as it was doing my head in until I recently and finally found a diet that could keep it under control (and that is still HELL, but not nearly as bad!)

I am Insulin resistant... I get Reactive Hypoglycaemia (low blood glucose) if I eat more than tiny amounts of carbohydrates, so NO bread, rice, pasta, sugar, breakfast cereals or most things that are like that, such as SHORTBREAD! Too much pumps out too much insulin and later I feel near to collapse until I eat more carbs, and on goes the cycle again!

As someone who is not a big meat eater, and has been on a low fat, high carb way of life for about 15 years, I have now become bored to death with eating meat :-(

What's the usual price of these then?

wow excellent price

nihcaj;6859245

Cheapest proper butter shortbread (when no actual offers around) is … Cheapest proper butter shortbread (when no actual offers around) is generally Lidl at 55p, sometimes as hgh as 59p though



How and why are the Tesco Value Shortbread Fingers not 'proper butter shortbread'?

Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Butter (20%) (from Cow's Milk), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Salt.

ClashInDevon

Had some a couple of weeks back.
They're ok but no great taste.Bit bland really.
Can't expect too much for 12p though!

Dalkirst;6861828

What's the usual price of these then?



12p

These are ok for biscuits but they taste nothing like real shortbread IMO. I thought they were pretty disgusting but my boyfriend liked them. :thumbsup:

Nice gift? Too cheap mate! I agree with the previous comment. I haven't tasted but I doubt they will taste nice. You get what you pay for!!!!

ClashInDevon;6862557

How and why are the Tesco Value Shortbread Fingers not 'proper butter … How and why are the Tesco Value Shortbread Fingers not 'proper butter shortbread'?Ingredients: Wheat Flour, Butter (20%) (from Cow's Milk), Sugar, Vegetable Oil, Salt. ClashInDevon



Dead right.

Vegetable oil & margarine in cheap versions are what spoils it (same with cheap Croissants, YUK), because it is the butter that is ALL of the taste in the real thing, the cheap version does not work.

If I was buying cheap biscuits (and I most certainly used to!) then it wuld be something with other flavourings, so the margarine taste doesn't dominate - something like Ginger Nuts or Custard Creams for example.

I tried these and they taste like play-doh. I'm not noramlly fussy, but these were actually very bad i thought

the tesco ones for 9p are really nice though, surprisingly. Normally I would think sainsbury is supposed to be better, but not today!

fayebelline;6869426

I tried these and they taste like play-doh. I'm not noramlly fussy, but … I tried these and they taste like play-doh. I'm not noramlly fussy, but these were actually very bad i thought :(the tesco ones for 9p are really nice though, surprisingly. Normally I would think sainsbury is supposed to be better, but not today!



Having always been a Sainsburys own-brand fan, above all the other mainstream supermarkets, I am finding that recently some products are taking a nose dive i quality, presumably in the attempt to cut costs and compete with other retailer's discounting.

The worst I have found so far have been their own brand Scotch eggs... Scotch ONIONS would be a better description, as all they taste of now is a cheap dried or synthetic onion flavouring, not even a real onion taste.

Hope it isn't going to spread to more products! :-(

I cant see why shortbread is so expensive anyway ? some brands fancy box's etc when all it contains is

Flour
Butter
Castor Sugar

Mind you saying that you can also buy water in bottles at stupid prices, the world has gone mad

v6dlc;6875257

I cant see why shortbread is so expensive anyway ? some brands fancy … I cant see why shortbread is so expensive anyway ? some brands fancy box's etc when all it contains is



Proper shortbread isn't expensive in the slightest.
55p to 59p for a 250g pack is all I (used to!) pay - that's as low as £2.20/kg! Plenty of biscuits sell for more than that. I doubt I could make it for that unless I had ultra-bargain priced ingredients, bearing in mind butter is over £4 /kg let alone he cost of baking them.

Fancy boxes are expensive though, although not even close to being as expensive as the price they sell for, because they are perceived as luxury! So tin boxed shortbread is overpriced in precisely the same way wicker basket hampers of food are overpriced. Wicker hampers are a Victorian thing, so the world has been mad for a VERY long time, and after al this time, people are still daft enough to willingly BE ripped off!

stamfordblue;6862604

12p



Thanks so we have a deal that's over 300 for something that is always this price?:roll:

Dalkirst;6925316

Thanks so we have a deal that's over 300 for something that is always … Thanks so we have a deal that's over 300 for something that is always this price?:roll:



Happens that regularly, I don't even think this is that extreme an example! :whistling:

Dalkirst;6925316

Thanks so we have a deal that's over 300 for something that is always … Thanks so we have a deal that's over 300 for something that is always this price?:roll:



Correct.
The thing is most people don't realise it's been that price instore for a while.
Similar thing occurs with Sainsburys 1% fat 4 pints of milk for £1
It's been posted enough times, so everyone should be aware of it by now ;-)

Tried Tescos equivalent today.
Much better than Sainsburys ones imo.
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