Value Bread

(36 Posts)
SoWorriedPleaseHelp Thu 01-Aug-13 09:14:04

Hi

Has any-one tried Tesco value white bread? Is it ok?

I normally get either Kingsmill or Hovis 50/50 (depending which is on offer) but I need to find more ways of cutting my shopping bill.

HystericalParoxysm Thu 01-Aug-13 09:21:22

It's revolting and very thin, IMO. Tesco own brand is tolerable!

MartyrStewart Thu 01-Aug-13 09:22:30

Aldi's white toasty loaf is 75p and lovely and soft.

I would avoid the tesco value, it's quite dry and thin.

SoWorriedPleaseHelp Thu 01-Aug-13 09:29:14

Many thanks.

Has any-one tried their value range of pork pies, mini sausages etc (i.e picnic lunch stuff).

Ooh yes the aldi toastie loafs lovely.

If you get lucky on markdowns breads 10p a loaf near me.

smileymam Fri 02-Aug-13 14:52:38

Asda smart price brown bread is nice as is aldi everyday essential, both are 50p

Feelslikea1sttimer Fri 02-Aug-13 14:54:49

The tesco value sausage rolls and pork pies are absolutely fine smile bread, not so great!

Although we have tried Aldi this morning for a 'big shop' and have saved money, I'm hoping the qualitly is as good as people say smile

cazboldy Fri 02-Aug-13 15:39:58

value pork pies and sausage rolls....... urgh..... do you really want to eat reclaimed meat, with god knows what else added?!

i think thick sliced value is ok, but then obviously not as cheap.....

HystericalParoxysm Fri 02-Aug-13 16:52:24

I would definitely not eat value meat.

Choice is a luxury though.

I've eaten them, I couldn't tell them from your average supermarket pork pie tbh.

SoWorriedPleaseHelp Fri 02-Aug-13 17:48:17

Thank you for your judgement. Of course I don't want to eat value meat and I feel humiliated having to even consider it.

LeGavrOrf Fri 02-Aug-13 17:52:32

Don't feel guilty about it. There is nothing to be ashamed about in having to cut down your food bill and eat cheaper things.

Do you have a Sainsburys near you? I find that their value range is a lot better than the other supermarkets tbh, though I don't know why.

Lidl is also a good bet for various things, you can't get everything in there but some stuff is great value (some of it is nuts as well, you never know what you are going to get in there).

cazboldy Fri 02-Aug-13 20:00:38

sorry - not judging - but seriously, there is a choice. my choice would be to go without entirely - lets face it sausage rolls and pork pies are hardly one of life''s essentials!

sausagemeat is cheap and goes a long way - u could make your own and they would be much nicer!

no need to feel humiliated...... sorry if i made you feel that way!

forevergreek Fri 02-Aug-13 20:11:28

Have you ever tried making your own?

We buy organic flour at £1.80 for 1.5kg. It makes 3 large loaves 60p each. Regular bread flour has got to be even cheaper.
You need just yeast and water for basic bread. A tub of yeast at 60p will last probably 15 loaves at guess.

It might sound like hard work but really isn't. We mix/ kneed and let rise overnight in oven ( make late eve), and takes 45 mins for large loaf in morning ( 10 mins if you make rolls-we just turn oven on before shower and eat after fresh )

You can make really nice if add things later as used to it ie seeds/ rosemary etc

forevergreek Fri 02-Aug-13 20:14:18

Also a picnic lunch idea - couscous if you like it. Can add any leftovers/ roast some basic veg cheaply and mix in and is really nice. Add some Greek yogurt and basic pitta bread, and you could easily have a really nice picnic lunch for say £3 for 4 people. We just put in Tupperware

Lagoonablue Fri 02-Aug-13 20:15:58

Sainsburys value wholemeal is actually quite nice.

SoWorriedPleaseHelp Fri 02-Aug-13 20:35:56

My boys do like cous cous

racingheart Fri 02-Aug-13 21:02:40

Agree with Lagoon. Sainsbury's value wholemeal is actually really nice. Makes great toast and sandwiches. the DC prefer it to the more expensive brands I used to buy. Also Sainsbury's part baked French loaves are OK and very good value, esp if you tuck them in the oven with a casserole so you're not heating it up just for the bread.

HarrietSchulenberg Fri 02-Aug-13 21:13:23

Yup, I regularly get Sainsburys value wholemeal, it's about 50p and it's very soft and lovely.
I also get wraps from Homebargains - 8 for, I think, 89p (def under a pound).
If I'm supermarket shopping in the evening I get a couple of reduced price loaves and freeze one.
And I make my own bread too.
We do eat a lot of bread but I don't like value white bread as it tastes like cotton wool.

HystericalParoxysm Fri 02-Aug-13 21:33:07

It's cheaper and healthier to eat less meat.

Agree with the sainsburys basics , tesco value isn't nice but does for toast. (The white, not the brown)

confusedofengland Sat 03-Aug-13 07:05:19

We are not keen on value bread, but if you have to, wholemeal is better than white.

My Ddad, a connoisseur of such things, thinks that the value pork pies are among the best he's tried. We usually get the mini ones & chop them into quarters & serve in a bowl on the table - that way, you find that people don't usually take as much of them! Not keen on the sausage rolls.

Another way to keep down bread costs (and also other costs, such as fish, meat, fruit & veg) is to look for the reduced stuff. If you go shopping at around 7-8pm (varies from store to store), you can normally get bakery goods reduced by 90%, so a £1.30 loaf will cost 13p. Meat gets reduced usually by 75% at this time too. You can then pop it in the freezer - I buy 4 or 5 at a time when they are reduced like this. We also usually get croissants, pain au chocolat, doughnuts, cookies, crumpets, rolls & so on from the bakery section. If you cannot go at that time of night, I usually find the reductions increase as the day goes on, & from 4pm ish, bread etc will be half price or less. TBH, I find it well worth going at this time a couple of times a month, even if I have to take DC, as I can do most of my fresh shopping there & freeze for the month ahead. It obviously varies from store to store.

Also, Farm Foods if you have one near you do 2 loaves of Kingsmill/Hovis etc for £1.50, also 2 x 4 pints of milk for £1.60.

Smart price pasties are nice, I hanker after the cheese and onion ones.

MinimalistMommi Sat 03-Aug-13 10:29:01

*Have you ever tried making your own?

We buy organic flour at £1.80 for 1.5kg. It makes 3 large loaves 60p each. Regular bread flour has got to be even cheaper.
You need just yeast and water for basic bread. A tub of yeast at 60p will last probably 15 loaves at guess.

It might sound like hard work but really isn't. We mix/ kneed and let rise overnight in oven ( make late eve), and takes 45 mins for large loaf in morning ( 10 mins if you make rolls-we just turn oven on before shower and eat after fresh )

You can make really nice if add things later as used to it ie seeds/ rosemary etc*

Totally agree here, we make all our own bread/rolls etc all organic and it's beautiful and great value. I'm lazy though and use a Panasonic breadmaker grin

MinimalistMommi Sat 03-Aug-13 10:29:59

Sorry that was meant to bold what Forever had written but it didn't work for some reason...hmm

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