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Aibu to be annoyed by Tescos meat prices.

(41 Posts)
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!

dingit Mon 22-Jul-13 18:01:52

Nice! I have to admit though, I was struggling with flies in my kitchen yesterday.

themaltesefalcon Mon 22-Jul-13 17:56:20

Just got back from the local Tesco Metro, where I popped in for a panini. I counted eight flies crawling all over the baked goods. The stacking staff were utterly unconcerned.

I will not darken their doors again... and we'd normally spend easily 60-70 pounds there a week.

dingit Mon 22-Jul-13 17:46:26


ThistleDown Mon 22-Jul-13 17:37:39

Tesco meat is getting ridiculously expensive. We only have a Tesco Metro and similar sized Co-Op. I'm going to try the butcher and see how their prices compare.

chanie44 Mon 22-Jul-13 17:32:05

I sometimes get meat from Costco. I portion it up and freeze.

Chicken thighs are £6 for about 15 and chicken drumsticks are £5 for the 15. They don't shrink either.

Chopstheduck Mon 22-Jul-13 17:31:53

costco meat isn't cheap but it is very good quality. I do like their meat, but on a buget atm, and can't afford it!

JRmumma Mon 22-Jul-13 17:22:57

Anyone buy meat from costo? Am trying to work out whether its worth the yearly fee for bulk buying, especially meat.

Sorry to hijack!

Meglet Mon 22-Jul-13 17:21:54

Don't eat meat so often. I buy organic a couple of times a month.

jjazz Mon 22-Jul-13 17:18:19

One answer: go to Aldi

Groovee Mon 22-Jul-13 17:13:13

Our tesco has brought in an outside butcher who's quality is much better than their prepacked. He has much better offers like 4 pork chops, 4 chicken breasts, 8 sausages, 4 burgers and a bag of lean mince. It's £9.99 and does 5 dinners.

LastTangoInDevonshire Mon 22-Jul-13 16:53:28

sonlypuppyfat - don't be rude about being veggie - there is no need for an 'ugh' at all.

Chopstheduck Mon 22-Jul-13 16:50:33

ha! Go in at 7pm.

Last Thurs I got two massive joints of pork for around £1.80 each, saving £30. Three packs of chicken which were 44p each so by the time they knocked off the discount for 3 for £10, worked out to be something like -68p, and a pack of mince for 19p. I chopped one of the porks into two family sized portions and froze that, and froze the other as a large joint for over xmas.

I get fruit and bread like that too, I have a massive freezer and just judge for myself whether the stuff is still fresh or not. I've got a bag of salad on the go now, 3 days past the date and still good. Other times you see bags of slime on sale just because it is still in date! Blueberries and things I freeze - I got 6 tubs a few weeks ago for £1.22 and put them in pancakes at the weekends!

PoppyAmex Mon 22-Jul-13 16:40:46

The meat at Tesco is terrible quality; I always do my online shopping at Sainsburys but was recently pleasantly surprised with the butchers' meat at Morrisons.

Their fish counter is also amazing and routinely has lovely squid, octopus, monkfish and swordfish (unlike stupid Tesco and their pitiful 3 fillets of haddock and salmon).

Snazzyenjoyingsummer Mon 22-Jul-13 16:40:29

I have switched to Morrisons for my main shop as they also do the 3 for 10 offer and I read something earlier in the year that said they are the best of the big supermarkets in knowing about the origin of their meat and being involved all along the chain. Tbh after Horsegate I am only comfortable buying meat from there and M&S. Morrisons also have very good offers on fresh fruit at the moment. I do also go to Asda (veruy competitive chocolate pricing grin) but don't buy meat there. Have regularly ordered online from Tesco for a few years but haven't put an order in for a month now and I am coping!

ShabbyButNotChic Mon 22-Jul-13 16:37:06

We had a bad experience with tesco chicken (off before the date, stunk to high heaven), so we now do a farm shop trip once a month, get a 'payday tray', which is £70 but has enough for the full month, sausages/chops/mince/chicken/ribs/steak etc. it seems a lot of money at the time but it lasts us the full month pretty much. We just freeze the lot, and its so much nicer quality. Though i appreciate not everyone is close to a farm.

MurderOfGoths Mon 22-Jul-13 16:36:18

IME Tesco has risen faster than other places, used to be cheaper to shop in Tescos than Sainsburys, but I've found recently that it's switched round. Shops in Tescos were costing me £70+, buying the same sort of stuff at Sainsburys is working out between £50 and £60.

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!

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?

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.

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.

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

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

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.

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

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 16:27:28

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

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