Food things worth the extra money.

(181 Posts)
KitKat1985 Fri 08-Jan-21 12:45:34

I brought a loaf of fresh bread from the bakery today as a treat over our normal supermarket loaf. It's twice the price at £2 a loaf but tastes soooo much better.

I'm tempted to make this a permanent bread arrangement.

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NoSquirrels Fri 08-Jan-21 12:48:47


Timeforabiscuit Fri 08-Jan-21 12:50:15

Sourdough bread.

I eat half the quantity, it lasts twice as long and is so delicious!

ShetlandWife Fri 08-Jan-21 12:52:25

Branston beans
Baxters pickled baby beetroot
King Edward potatoes

LuvMyBoyz Fri 08-Jan-21 12:52:56

Homemade cakes in cafe takeaways.

Namechangelegalquestion Fri 08-Jan-21 12:54:10

Real salt really makes a difference.

I have several types including maldon, fleur de sel and the grey salt Guerande from Brittany.

LagneyandCasey Fri 08-Jan-21 12:55:17

Fresh pasta


redcandlelight Fri 08-Jan-21 12:56:56

organic meat, dairy, eggs

Haggertyjane Fri 08-Jan-21 13:00:04

Quality meat and fish.

SendHelp30 Fri 08-Jan-21 13:00:19

In the summer - strawberries

Agree with bread from the baker
Fresh pasta

SandysMam Fri 08-Jan-21 13:02:00

Bacon. Naked bacon is so much better than the regular stuff packed with nitrates.

Tinned tomato’s, the good ones make sauces etc taste so much better.

Rainbowandscarlett Fri 08-Jan-21 13:02:40

Tea bags-I love the malted milk ones
Fresh bread
Salt-we use pink sea salt
Real salted butter

Anything else-it’s Aldi or Tesco depending on what it is we need-I’m happy to get the cheaper options

KitKat1985 Fri 08-Jan-21 13:05:13

Oooh yes I do like fresh pasta....

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CuriousaboutSamphire Fri 08-Jan-21 13:05:31

Proper sourdough bread. Tastes like bread, lasts for ages, easily refreshed with water and a few minutes in the oven and you don't eat as much of it!

Proper expensive parmesan. I cannot believe the difference. Pay 2 -3 times the price and gett 100 times the taste, use far, far less and accidentally always have a bit of cheese to nibble with a glass of red wine!

Yes to proper salt, big crystals of the stuff, and black peppercorns, and a proper cruett set to grind it.

Eggs... I'm lucky I can get back garden eggs, but we found Coop eggs are fresher and tastier than other supermarkets (Coop own pesto is great too!)

actiongirl1978 Fri 08-Jan-21 13:06:43

President unsalted butter.
ILLY decaf coffee
Moser Roth 85% chocolate (or chococo 80% buttons)
Free range chicken from the butcher

ItsALovelyDayToday Fri 08-Jan-21 13:07:15

Expensive butter, there’s a Morrison’s Best Brittany salted butter that’s incredible.

Coffee or coffee beans from a specialist seller rather than supermarket stuff.

Most alcohol except wine as I can’t tell the difference.

JorisBonson Fri 08-Jan-21 13:09:40

Eggs for sure. Big bright yellow yolks... yum.

Decent salted butter, good oils and fish from the fishmonger, rather than watery supermarket fish.

On the flip side, I will only buy the cheapest beans and squash I can find. They just taste better.

sadpapercourtesan Fri 08-Jan-21 13:10:48

Decent parmesan. A little bit makes a huge difference to the flavour of lasagne/cheese and onion pasties/cannelloni/mac and cheese. Makes more difference to the cheesiness of said dishes than half a block of grated mousetrap.

cricketmum84 Fri 08-Jan-21 13:10:52

Proper baileys and seabrook crisps. Can't stand supermarket versions of either.

I very thing else I'm happy to drop a brand level or two!

sadpapercourtesan Fri 08-Jan-21 13:11:57

Definitely good olive oil. I use cheaper light stuff for cooking and lovely kalamata oil for salads/adding to soup and pasta sauce.

WhatAreWordsWorth Fri 08-Jan-21 13:15:27

I received some Mutti Polpa tinned tomatoes in my shop as a substitute a few months ago and now I won’t buy anything else. They’re perfect for everything.

Cherry tomatoes are also worth shelling out for, in my experience.

Agree about Lurpak.

chocatoo Fri 08-Jan-21 13:16:35

Longley Farm Cottage Cheese from our milk man.
McVities Digestives.
Yorkshire Tea bags.
Garners pickled onions, or even better pickled shallots.
Heinz tomato soup....maybe with some of CuriousaboutSamphire's parmesan added! Delicious!

wowfudge Fri 08-Jan-21 13:16:57

You may disagree, but frozen veg: higher nutrient content as frozen quickly after picking, plus no prep time and cook what you need so no waste.

E1ffelTower Fri 08-Jan-21 13:17:42

Fresh pasta
Ripe cherry tomatoes on the vine
Proper salted butter

Fuckityfucksake Fri 08-Jan-21 13:17:58

Toilet roll is on my list too the original ones not quited/scented.

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