Cheap lunchbox fillers help

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goodmum123 Mon 05-Aug-13 12:17:34

Where can I but cheap but plentiful raisins, dried fruit, nuts and seeds for healthy lunch boxes? I do not want to pay 3 pounds for a small bag of nuts. Thank you

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SoupDragon Mon 05-Aug-13 12:28:03

Somewhere like Holland & Barrett?

Flossbert Mon 05-Aug-13 12:32:07

We've got a scoopaway shop near where I live. I buy in bulk and then put a handful in a pot for lunch.

Also, poundland/ poundworld sells 12 of those little boxes for ........... £1!

scrappydappydoo Mon 05-Aug-13 12:42:13

Sometimes approved food has nuts and raisins and healthy snacks.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 05-Aug-13 13:44:03

The baking and world food aisles in larger tesco/Asdas pretty good. Aldi do dry fruit plus nuts.

Does your school allow nuts though?

Smart price fruit and nuts should not be overlooked either or plain tortilla chips etc. One dry raisens much like another.

confusedofengland Mon 05-Aug-13 14:56:37

Definitely buy larger bags of value raisins/sultanas & decant into little plastic pots. so much cheaper than buying fun-sized boxes.


goodmum123 Mon 05-Aug-13 17:26:18

Thank you for all your help.
It isn't for school lunch boxes so no worries there.
I'm going to research prices now

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fuckwittery Mon 05-Aug-13 17:30:44

I got some large bags from aldi which I decanted, maybe try home bargains too?

BikeRunSki Mon 05-Aug-13 17:44:13

Does Julian Graves still exist? They did bulk sales of dried fruit, but the 2 near me have closed.

Fluffycloudland77 Mon 05-Aug-13 19:01:23

I think Julian graves shut down, I think it may have been owned by holland and Barrett.

Mumzy Mon 05-Aug-13 19:07:16

Net to has cheap dried fruit and nuts.

sparkle12mar08 Mon 05-Aug-13 22:15:22

I find Sainsburys 500g/84p packs of sultanas the best value for dried fruit. Decant into small pots. Nuts are always much more expensive - you'll be paying around £1 per 100g almost everywhere.

Tommy Mon 05-Aug-13 22:17:05

Costco if you have one near you - have huge bags of dried fruit (I buy fopr baking)

meatloaf Mon 05-Aug-13 22:21:50

Ethnic grocers. I got a big bag of almonds for £2 yesterday. Big bags of dried fruit and nuts. Pitta breads were 3 packs for 90p!

Selks Mon 05-Aug-13 22:26:56

Lidl do fantastic bags of Californian walnuts, best walnuts I've tasted, and inexpensive.

Selks Mon 05-Aug-13 22:27:21

YY to ethnic grocers

goodmum123 Mon 05-Aug-13 23:09:48

Wow! More research and shopping. I'm just so fed up of wasting money on things like this. I've just found little pots from when dd was being weaned to fill. Thanks again x

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everydayaschoolday Wed 21-Aug-13 21:22:09

Honestly, pound land had boxes of lunchbox size raisins (6pk) etc. can't remember brand name but were half the price of same brand in tesco. I bought loads!

confusedofengland Thu 22-Aug-13 10:11:56

Sainsburys at the moment are doing 3 for 2 on snack foods (at least they were on Monday). I got smoothie pouches for DS1's lunchbox & there were also dried fruits, fruit flakes etc

racingheart Mon 26-Aug-13 20:38:27

Big local Tesco had huge bags of nuts and fruit incredibly cheaply during Ramadan in the Asian food aisles. Don't know if they normally do but they were half the price of the small bags in the baking aisles.

notmydog Tue 27-Aug-13 09:53:45

Morrisons sells two snack packs of nuts for £1, if you buy only one it is 70p. I buy these for DH's lunchbox.

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