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Aibu to be annoyed by Tescos meat prices.

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dingit Mon 22-Jul-13 13:58:58

On the 3 for £10 range. All the sizes have reduced. I used to be able to feed 4 of us, and the mince stretched to two meals bulked out. Do they think we are stupid? I would rather they were honest and raised the price. It's time to vote with my feet!

YouTheCat Mon 22-Jul-13 14:12:29

I don't do Tescos because the meat is terrible. I've had things go off 3 days before the use by date (whole chicken was black underneath, mince with a foul smell etc). Doesn't happen with meat from other places so isn't because of how cold my fridge is.

Plus their customer service is awful.

TylerHopkins Mon 22-Jul-13 14:13:21

Go veggie! grin

JRmumma Mon 22-Jul-13 14:13:26

Tesco seem to have gotten so much more expensive recently, ive just switched to Asda and am finding their food. Including meat deals do much cheaper and better quality. Tesco fruit and veg is appalling at the moment.

dingit Mon 22-Jul-13 14:45:36

Might give Asda a try! ( it's a bit of a trek though, and I'd spend what I save on clothes!)

I'm sure Tescos bump their prices up every time they offer their £5 off vouchers.

Manchesterhistorygirl Mon 22-Jul-13 14:46:35

Aldi meat is much better and much better value.

dingit Mon 22-Jul-13 14:50:39

Don't have an Aldi, what is Lidls like?

BoozyBear Mon 22-Jul-13 16:03:13

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KnittedWaffle Mon 22-Jul-13 16:12:13

I agree. I posted on another thread about how they constantly change the weights/prices. I spend ages trying to work out which one to buy. Having read that they deliberately inflated their bottled water prices during the heat wave and their pretend good deals I am also voting with my feet.
I go to our local supermarket now, even though I have no car and it is more of a trek.

SueDoku Mon 22-Jul-13 16:19:02

Lidl's meat is good. I've bought pork chops, mince and chicken fillets from there and they were good quality. Their sausages are nice too - high in meat content.

MalcolmTuckersMum Mon 22-Jul-13 16:19:21

Lidl meat is absolutely fine - it's all we buy now. Honestly - try it - you won't be disappointed

MurderOfGoths Mon 22-Jul-13 16:20:56

Yeah we gave up on Tesco meat. We've got an Aldi opening up around the corner soon, so good to hear their meat is worth a go!

TenaciousOne Mon 22-Jul-13 16:23:54

I wouldn't touch Aldi's mince though, we bought some once and it turned to a grey awful colour within a day(still plenty of time before the use by date) and it stank

Twirlyhot Mon 22-Jul-13 16:24:04

I've bought Aldi meat once and binned it because it stank.

We just eat less meat. I haven't bought any mince/readymeals/fast food since the horse meat scandal.

Twirlyhot Mon 22-Jul-13 16:25:05

Exactly the same TenaciousOne! I cooked it that night and it reeked. It went straight in the bin.

sonlypuppyfat Mon 22-Jul-13 16:25:38

Go veggie! No thanks ugh.

Damnautocorrect Mon 22-Jul-13 16:27:28

I never buy tescos meat anymore their chicken breasts seem like rubber & mince tasteless.
I love my butchers mince but its expensive, so I buy smaller amounts and add plenty of veg.
So it's sainsburys, lidl or butchers for me

MurderOfGoths Mon 22-Jul-13 16:28:02

If I didn't have to do food shops with DH I'd probably eat mostly vegetarian stuff.

Damnautocorrect Mon 22-Jul-13 16:28:25

I did buy an aldi chicken once it stank and had flies when I unwrapped it!! It was in date too

PrettyKitty1986 Mon 22-Jul-13 16:30:01

Yanbu. I buy the 3 for £10. The mince has gone from £750g to 500g! Reduction by a third and yet the 'same' price.

valiumredhead Mon 22-Jul-13 16:31:06

Grey mince is fine btw, stinking isn't though !

NoComet Mon 22-Jul-13 16:32:37

The assistant in Tesco told me their fruit and veg was rubbish and to buy my Veg in Lidals.

I hope his boss wasn't listening.

Actually I only said I wasn't buying tangerines because they go mouldy and I was blaming my fruit buying, but forgetting about DDs not Tesco.

BaldHedgehog Mon 22-Jul-13 16:33:08

I buy only turkey at tescos as it tastes fine.The rest of meat is either overpriced (beef) or tasteless (mince).I'd rather meat from the butcher- the quality is much better.

Trills Mon 22-Jul-13 16:34:27

Feel free to go shop somewhere else if you think you can get things cheaper...

Food prices are rising - had you not noticed this?

mrsminiverscharlady Mon 22-Jul-13 16:34:56

I get most of our meat from Aldi now, but I never thought the 3 for £10 was very good value anyway. The packs of meat were often more expensive than buying from a different range. I hate going to Tesco now, you constantly have to work out what's the best value or whether a 'deal' is really cheap or not. At Aldi you just lob it all in your trolley without needing to think!

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