Posted 13th Aug 2021
Spotted Asda now seems to be one of the most expensive own brand milk to buy.

Having compared the prices in a few supermarkets, it looks like it would be cheaper to buy milk from M&S (or Waitrose for 4 pints). For 6 pints Asda seems to be 19p more expensive per bottle than Aldi or Morrisons.

Asda
2 pints - £0.89 (78.8p/lt)
groceries.asda.com/pro…421
4 pints - £1.19 (52.4p/lt) groceries.asda.com/pro…502
6 pints - £1.69 (49.6p/lt)
groceries.asda.com/pro…506

Aldi / Morrisons
2 pints - £0.80 (70.4p/lt)
aldi.co.uk/fre…400
groceries.morrisons.com/pro…011
4 pints - £1.09 (48p/lt)
aldi.co.uk/fre…100
groceries.morrisons.com/pro…011
6 pints - £1.50 (44p/lt)
groceries.aldi.co.uk/en-…887
groceries.morrisons.com/pro…011

Tesco
2 pints - £0.80 (71p/lt)
tesco.com/gro…566
4 pints - £1.09 (48p/lt)
tesco.com/gro…399
6 pints - £1.60 (47p/lt)
tesco.com/gro…260

Waitrose
2 pints - £0.90 (79.2p/lt)
waitrose.com/eco…710
4 pints - £1.15 (50.6p/lt)
waitrose.com/eco…712

M&S
2 pints - £0.85 (74.8p/lt)
ocado.com/pro…011
4 pints - £1.15 (50.6p/lt)
ocado.com/pro…011
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  1. MrOccasionallySavvy's avatar
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    deleted234448013/08/2021 23:58

    Yes. It went up 2.5p per pint. Hardly breaks the bank does it!


    Any price increase could impact upon someone struggling financially.
    How much do you or anyone else consider the price would need to go up by before it could be considered to 'break the bank'?
  2. zworld's avatar
    As long as their organic milk remains at £1.50!
  3. m4rmite's avatar
    Think of the cows bringing up their young. They need every penny they can get.
  4. bozo007's avatar
    MrOccasionallySavvy14/08/2021 09:32

    Any price increase could impact upon someone struggling financially. How …Any price increase could impact upon someone struggling financially. How much do you or anyone else consider the price would need to go up by before it could be considered to 'break the bank'?


    Costs for everything have gone up. If milk is a loss leader for stores, they are going to raise prices elsewhere to make up for it and I am seeing it in some of the items I buy. Inflation is a problem post pandemic and Brexit with labour costs also going up significantly in many sectors. Unfortunately, those on a low fixed income are going to be hurt.
  5. zworld's avatar
    m4rmite14/08/2021 07:27

    Think of the cows bringing up their young. They need every penny they can …Think of the cows bringing up their young. They need every penny they can get.



    I will gladly donate grass from my lawn every week. In fact, I need a cow to overgraze my lawn so that MOWING THE LAWN BECOMES ONE LESS CHORE FOR ME! (edited)
  6. MrOccasionallySavvy's avatar
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    In case useful for anyone. Asda seem to have recently reduced some milk prices. 2 pints is now 80p. 6 pints is now £1.60.

    Current prices for own brand milk seem to be:
    2 pints - 80p @ Aldi, Asda, Iceland, Lidl, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco
    2 pints - 85p @ M&S
    2 pints - 90p @ Waitrose

    4 pints - £1.09 @ Aldi, Lidl, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco
    4 pints - £1.15 @ Iceland, Waitrose, M&S
    4 pints - £1.19 @Asda

    6 pints - £1.60 @ Aldi, Asda, Iceland, Lidl, Morrisons, Sainsbury's, Tesco
  7. deleted2344480's avatar
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    Yes. It went up 2.5p per pint. Hardly breaks the bank does it!
  8. MrMaccieKFC's avatar
    deleted234448013/08/2021 23:58

    Yes. It went up 2.5p per pint. Hardly breaks the bank does it!


    I noticed some regular items have been discounted by a big margin recently in Asda so it somewhat exceeds the price increase of milk.
  9. Pandamansays's avatar
    Asda was just bought using an unsustainable business plan, there will need to be many price increases in order to make it work.
  10. m1keyp1key's avatar
    deleted234448013/08/2021 23:58

    Yes. It went up 2.5p per pint. Hardly breaks the bank does it!



    The problem is it's like 10% more expensive than others stores for 4pints. I'm pretty sure you don't come on this site to pay 10% more for the same thing do you? (edited)
  11. MadeDixonsCry's avatar
    deleted234448013/08/2021 23:58

    Yes. It went up 2.5p per pint. Hardly breaks the bank does it!


    Cleopatra is spinning in her grave.
  12. zworld's avatar
    MrOccasionallySavvy14/08/2021 09:21

    If this …If this (groceries.asda.com/product/whole-milk/asda-organic-whole-milk/14319676) is the milk (4 pints) you are thinking of it's currently £1.60.



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  13. MrOccasionallySavvy's avatar
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    rimalpatel00728/08/2021 16:09

    How does it compare with Iceland?Also Asda Grapes gone up by 20p


    Thanks. In case of interest, there were some recent posts about grape prices hotukdeals.com/deals/1kg-seedless-grapes-3776609

    Iceland milk currently seems to be cheaper for the same size Asda bottle:
    2 pints - £0.80 (70.4p/l)
    iceland.co.uk/p/iceland-pasteurised-whole-milk-2-pints/23450.html
    4 pints - £1.15 (50.6p/l)
    iceland.co.uk/p/iceland-pasteurised-whole-milk-4-pints/22918.html
    6 pints - £1.60 (47p/lt)
    iceland.co.uk/p/iceland-british-fresh-pasteurised-semi-skimmed-milk-6-pints/23455.html
    Asda (links at the top of the discussion thread):
    2 pints - £0.89 (78.8p/lt)
    4 pints - £1.19 (52.4p/lt)
    6 pints - £1.69 (49.6p/lt)

    Also Lidl's milk prices don't seem to be online but seem to be the same as Aldi's hopefully someone will post if that's not correct):
    2 pints - £0.80 (70.4p/lt)
    4 pints - £1.09 (48p/lt)
    6 pints - £1.60 (47p/lt) (edited)
  14. MrMaccieKFC's avatar
    Longing for the days of Shopitize back in ~2016 when milk and bread cashback was readily available and so easy to earn and save.
  15. deleted75953's avatar
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    MrMaccieKFC13/08/2021 22:20

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    it will never be the first one, even before it’s new owners bought it, looking after suppliers was never a priority.

    What a lot of people don’t even know is that every offer is paid for by suppliers, supermarkets get paid for the discounts and expect payment for the discount before they even pay the supplier in some cases. And that’s not for just the small suppliers.
  16. oscarcat's avatar
    Hadn't noticed, something I normally just pick up without looking at the price really. as it rarely changes. Don't find Asda that competitive these days anyway and rarely has any good offers anymore.
  17. MrOccasionallySavvy's avatar
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    In case useful/of interest to anyone, it looks like Aldi has now increased the price of 6 pints of milk from £1.50 to £1.60. Morrisons still seems to be £1.50 for 6 pints at the moment.
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    MrOccasionallySavvy20/08/2021 22:16

    In case useful/of interest to anyone, it looks like Aldi has now increased …In case useful/of interest to anyone, it looks like Aldi has now increased the price of 6 pints of milk from £1.50 to £1.60. Morrisons still seems to be £1.50 for 6 pints at the moment.


    Recently increased to £1.60 in Morrisons too.
  19. rimalpatel007's avatar
    How does it compare with Iceland?

    Also Asda Grapes gone up by 20p
  20. MrOccasionallySavvy's avatar
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    In case useful, looking at the various prices in the thread, the gap in prices between 2 and 4 pints seems quite large compared to between 4 and 6 pints.
    For example:
    2 pints can cost £0.80-£0.90 (approx 70p-79p/lt)
    4 pints can cost £1.09-£1.19 (approx 48p-52p/lt)
    Approx 22p-27p/lt difference between 2 and 4 pints.
    6 pints can cost £1.60-£1.69 (approx 47p-49p/lt)
    Approx 1p-3p/lt difference between 4 and 6 pints.

    Based on current prices, looks like there could be quite a saving to be made by anyone considering switching from buying multiple 2 pints bottles to 4 pint bottles (e.g. Buying 2 bottles of 2 pints at £0.80 every week for a year (52 times) could cost £83.20 but buying 1 bottle of 4 pints every week for a year (52 times) even at the more expensive £1.19 price (instead of the cheaper £1.09) could cost £61.88 (a saving of £21.32 over the year/the cost of almost 18 4 pint bottles).
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