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what value food stuffs do you recommend? would you use the rice?

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NoahVale Mon 13-Jun-16 07:18:29

i use the orange/apple juice and bake beans
occasionally bread

what other essentials are worth going for?

asda,tesco, perhaps sainsbury

OliviaShoo Mon 13-Jun-16 07:20:40

surely rice is rice??
chopped tomato tins,
saints basics humous regularly wins awards.
tomato puree tube

BatteryOperatedBoyfriend Mon 13-Jun-16 07:21:10

Dry spaghetti is just as good as any other, normally about 14p.

HallowedMimic Mon 13-Jun-16 07:26:22

The rice is fine as long as you rinse it really well before cooking. The value Basmati is great.

Most fruit and vegetables are fine, although grapes are a bit hit and miss.

Tinned tomatoes, passata, beans all fine. Tinned potatoes are great in omelettes and casseroles.

Most of the biscuits are fine, and the value sponge cake from Tesco is really nice (and is completely devoid of the dreaded buttercream).

annielostit Mon 13-Jun-16 17:16:30

Value flours, basmati rice,
tomato puree tinned tomatoes, mushy peas.
Mayonnaise - tesco 40p value is nice. Heinz ketchup mixed with shops own in a Heinz bottle.
Pasta 20p bags
Asda smart price butter.

NoahVale Mon 13-Jun-16 20:09:05

bump for evening

MrsAukerman Mon 13-Jun-16 20:11:42

Cheese sometimes (tesco extra mature)
Peppers in big bags especially this time of year
Tinned toms

Just5minswithDacre Mon 13-Jun-16 20:19:38

The instant noodles in Asda and Tesco. I think they've gone up from 8p to 12p (shocking!) but you can soak them and use them for lots of things. It's a student habit I've never lost.

I also get very happy buying chick peas and lentils by the sack for bargain prices but they're not strictly 'value range', but 'world foods'.

Stylingwax Mon 13-Jun-16 20:19:39

Cheap meat I find best from Iceland then slow cooker the fuck out of it and whatever it is, it's lovely.

MrsMoggy Mon 13-Jun-16 20:23:25

Flour, spread for baking
Fromage frais
Pasta and spaghetti and rice
Spaghetti hoops
Frozen veg
Mixed herbs
Tinned tomatoes and passata
Tinned sweetcorn, peas

Lagirafe Mon 13-Jun-16 20:46:06

Rice is fine as long as you wash it!

I use a lot of basics -

Grates Cheese
Fruit juice
Kidney beans
Chopped tomatoes
Loo roll
Tortilla chips

Currently shopping at Sainsburys online as had 6 weeks worth of coupons sent for £10 off / week smile

Lagirafe Mon 13-Jun-16 20:46:48

Oh yes and
Fresh meat

Daffodil90 Mon 13-Jun-16 20:49:35

Everything for sainsburys. Particularly the 20p lemonade, slightly less fizzy which Is perfect for me but still lovely and lemony.

Passthecake30 Mon 13-Jun-16 21:55:54

I don't like the rice
I use-
Spaghetti, tinned toms, plain flour, individually wrapped choc digestives, tortilla chips, tinned peaches, museli, tin foil, toilet cleaner, sanitary towels, kitchen roll, cotton pads, sultanas, salted cashews, humous, fresh carrots.

Basic white potatoes in sainsburys are a waste of money, mostly black or green...

Passthecake30 Mon 13-Jun-16 21:56:35

Oh and frozen sweetcorn and large pepperoni pizzas....

WhizzPopper Mon 13-Jun-16 22:01:26

Frozen peas and sweetcorn
Asda smart price mature cheese is some of the nicest we've had
Tinned sweetcorn
Wasn't keen on asda smart price cereals and the Jaffa cakes were edible but a bit more solid than mcvities.

Passthecake30 Mon 13-Jun-16 22:17:53

Thought of more...oats, mini cartons of juice, washing up sponges, tonato purée, passata, squash, chocolate (for cooking)

It sounds like a lot but I am actually a brand snob for quite a lot too blush

Mrsw28 Fri 17-Jun-16 16:23:16

Last month I switched the DC (2.5 & 9mos) from petit filous/yoplait wildlife yogurts to the stores' own brands, they haven't noticed, though out of Tesco, Asda and Morrisons, I think the Morrisons ones are the best. 42p/6 rather than £1/6.

I also buy:
tinned tomatoes
frozen veg

I'll be honest, I plan to buy more value stuff and then chicken out! Though I do buy store brand rather than "posh" brands for things like coffee, bread, pasta, cooking sauces, pancakes/crumpets, treat cereals and household cleaning things.

NoahVale Sat 18-Jun-16 07:24:08

that's really great.
really skint this week, so value food stuffs are we, and plenty to chose from grin

NoahVale Sat 18-Jun-16 18:19:24

disppointment in my local tesco.
they no longer stock value bake beans shock
can you believe it.
and i couldnt find any frozen meat, let alone frozen value meat.
i did go for the value spagetti and have mixed it with the usual spagetti so we wont know.
and we have also value, well essential waitrose butter.

in fact my local tesco seems quite low on its value range, now I am looking!

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