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What shall I buy from Sainsburys value range?

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iloveholidays Wed 10-Jul-13 20:38:35

I'm fed up of spending so much money at Sainsburys/Tesco. I'm off to sainsburys tomorrow night so want to try some of the basics range so looking for you MNetters to advise what's worth trying...?


gazzalw Sat 13-Jul-13 09:19:22

I think there is a product trial waiting to be done here.....MumsnetHQ!

Can you feed your family on supermarket 'Basics' for a week? How much money did you save and what do you think of the overall quality of the food?

MERLYPUSS Sat 13-Jul-13 09:56:32

A Girl Named Jack gets all her basics in Sainsbos. Look on her blog perhaps?

gazzalw Sat 13-Jul-13 10:27:20

Thanks for the tip-off Merlypuss! Actually DW does buy a lot of Basics together with the Gourmet Cat Food - but we don't skimp on meat.....

Even on Basics I can't see how you could feed a family on £14 for a week (as detailed on another thread)....

rightsaidthread Sat 13-Jul-13 10:48:48

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

BuildMeUpButtercup Fri 26-Jul-13 18:53:09

I use Sainsbury's basics range and can heartily recommend:

- basic garlic baguettes (just as yummy as the big brands that are more than double the price!)
- basic biscuits such as Rich Teas (approx 45p) (made a chocolate fridge cake with this and Sainsbury's big bar of basic milk chocolate (35p) the other day which was to die for!)
- The basic cheese is nice too if you like mild cheese. If you prefer your cheese stronger though you might not like it.

dotnet Wed 31-Jul-13 13:35:24

Their basics instant coffee in a bag (you decant it into a jar) is good, and so cheap. Agree with purpleroses that the smoked salmon trimmings (£1 I think) are fine, and feel like a treat.

FoFeeFiMum Wed 31-Jul-13 14:09:34

From the value range (orange and white):
- a resounding yes for the chocolate
- sweet popcorn munching some now
- mozarella pearls (though I also think the feta is a mite dodgy)
- and the DC love the pizzas - £1.50 for a 10" and you can always add a bit more cheese and toppings

From their own brand:
- reduced sugar and salt tomato sauce - 95p a bottle compared to £2ish Heinz (even convinced DC it is better as there are 2 tomatoes on the picture and only 1 on Heinz :-)
- cheerios, shreddies and weetabix - lower in salt/sugar than branded and lower price
- their pull up nappies (not sure about the other types as haven't tried them myself)
- chocolate spread - they do a whole range of flavours not just nutella imitation
- seedless raspberry jam for DC

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