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The cost of branded groceries

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LidlOrAldi · 04/06/2023 16:54

I've always been an own brand / make the most of offers sort of shopper who kept a rough eye on what I was spending but since January this year, I have kept a spreadsheet of all my grocery/cleaning/ toiletries spending. I've just been looking at my spending and we are currently averaging £92 a week for a family of 2 adults and 2 teens, everything has gone up, I'm sure when I worked it out about 18 months ago it was around £75.
I shop online every week for my elderly in-laws, they like some branded things like Kellogs cereals and Heinz Beans..............£1.40 for a tin of beans has shocked me!!! I couldn't afford to buy branded even if I wanted to!

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nachotemple · 04/06/2023 16:57

yeah it's blatant price gouging. I always think, why do some people pay these prices??

OneRingToRuleThemAll · 04/06/2023 16:58

It's high inflation, and why interest rates keep rising.

Paperlate · 04/06/2023 17:05

The difference between branded goods and own brands is staggering. I rarely buy branded goods anymore.

Spanielsarepainless · 04/06/2023 17:25

I used to buy Hellmanns mayonnaise. The largest jar, yesterday, was 59p per 100g. Sainsbury's own largest jar was 22p. Hellmanns is definitely not almost three times more delicious.

treacledan71 · 04/06/2023 17:26

Heinz soup is so expensive now too. Think about 1.40 a tin.

Changingmynameyetagain · 04/06/2023 17:34

DH likes Kellogg’s crunchy nut cornflakes, they were £5.50 for the 1kg box in Tesco the other day Shock
Needless to say they stayed on the shelf!

Ilikewinter · 04/06/2023 17:39

Yep I've also traded down on almost fact im just trying to think what branded stuff I do still buy!!!

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