This has probably been done before but supermarkets sometimes change prices and recipes so quality can change...
What are your best budget/value food purchases (as in the tesco value, sainsburys basics etc...). I think I saw someone mention that Sainsburys Basics tea bags were very good?
I'm in a city so have all supermarkets available to me (I think!) but what should I be buying from where? I normally shop at Tescos with the occasional Waitrose or Lidle shop chucked in depending on how flush/bored I am
Value tinned tomatoes, fresh tomatoes, long grain rice, baked beans, flour, mozerrella, salad cheese ( fake feta), pasta cheese (fake parmesan and is vegetarian). Anything that cant be 'watered down' in fact. I know the baked beans have fewre beans but more sauce but that makes the toast soggier - good thing.
I like most Aldi stuff. They have very few basic price stuff though. Their normal stuff is more than basic brand but a whole lot cheaper then branded. The only thing that is not so good is frozen chips. We like the really fat ones. Asda smart price custard creams are lush, peanust butter is good for baking, butter is fine, (as said before most 'ingredient' stuff you cant go wrong with). Sainsbury basics chocolate (40p?) is great and they are the only one that do cheap white choc for muffins etc.
TickledOnion has hit the nail on the head. Simple foodstuffs tend to be fine, proccessed stuff less so:
I get Tescos: Frozen Meat Pieces: Chicken, Lamb and Pork (NOT the Mince or the horseburgers!) All the value fruit and Veg Pasta Rice Tinned Toms Tinned Kidney Beans (these are about 18p!) Soap, toothbrushes etc Dog Food (No processed foods rule doesn't apply to animals Im afraid) Toilet Cleaner Cleaning Impliments like scourers Malt Loaf is heaven! Yy to Nachos
Things that are no good from the Tesco Value range are:
Mince (greasy and horrid) Coffee Washing Up liquid
Things that are Gacky but I buy anyway cos I love em: Instant Noodles Value White Bread
These are for my signiture dish of cheese and tomato toasty with noodles on the side