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AIBU to find food prices bewildering?

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GuyMontag · 22/09/2022 23:50

Like I think most people I've tended to always keep a weather eye on food prices, buying here and there, near work, near home, maybe a wee top up in b&m/home bargains from time to time, kind of aware of shelf prices, getting things cheap when I can.

But fuck me, not any more. Prices are all over the place now. Massive increases, but really uneven across the shops, so that I don't know what to do or how to buy . All I know is that everything is scary expensive compared to even a few months ago and I can't shop around it.

Anyone else?

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Againstmachine · 25/09/2022 17:58

The yogurts will be due to milk prices increases.

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MayISuggestSomeThickCutSteakChipsToGoWithThat · 26/09/2022 22:18

Sophieleigh26 · 23/09/2022 09:48

@mamabear715 have you noticed that although prices of cereal are going up massively, box sizes are now tiny and have about 4 portions in! Used to be massive when I was a child (late 90s/early 00s)

Yes I noticed that the other day. Don't buy cereal that often but the other day I fancied a bowl of something to pick at whilst watching tv. £3.30 for a piddly sized box of cinnamon churros. £1.60 for those individual (not the multi pack ones) on the go boxes of cereal. Some of the bigger boxes of branded cereal were knocking on to a fiver

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MayISuggestSomeThickCutSteakChipsToGoWithThat · 26/09/2022 22:58

MadisonAvenue · 24/09/2022 14:05

I was adding things to my Tesco order for next week earlier today and noticed that milk has gone up another 10p since I received this week’s order yesterday.

I drink coffee but only like it with Coffee Mate added. That was £2.15 a few months ago, it’s now £3. Ginsters Pasties in a pack of 4 were £2.75 for ages at Tesco, now they’re £4.

I’m also finding Tesco’s lack of choice for home delivery items frustrating.

Do you have a B&M where you live? At the moment Coffee mate is only £1 for a 500g tub. I can only drink coffee if it has coffee mate inside it as well. For some reason it just doesn't taste right with normal milk inside it and makes me feel queasy afterwards. Although I could go to a cafe and order a latte or cappuccino and it tastes fine. The Asda coffee whitener is also good and I find as it's not too creamy a teaspoon in tea is ok too

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WhatALoadOfWankyness · 27/09/2022 12:07

Bbq baked beans in sainsbury usually 90p yesterday they were £1.50
For one bloody tin !!!

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MadisonAvenue · 27/09/2022 12:24

MayISuggestSomeThickCutSteakChipsToGoWithThat · 26/09/2022 22:58

Do you have a B&M where you live? At the moment Coffee mate is only £1 for a 500g tub. I can only drink coffee if it has coffee mate inside it as well. For some reason it just doesn't taste right with normal milk inside it and makes me feel queasy afterwards. Although I could go to a cafe and order a latte or cappuccino and it tastes fine. The Asda coffee whitener is also good and I find as it's not too creamy a teaspoon in tea is ok too

Thank you, I’ll have a look next time I’m near one!

And that’s exactly how milk in coffee makes me feel if I make it at home, fine in coffee shops though.

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itwasntmetho · 29/09/2022 09:41

Off the back of this thread I did an Ocado M&S order this week, some things were pennies more some same as Asda/ Lidl but when I opened the page my voucher codes deal bot thing showed me £20 off first shop if it's over £60.
I feel really well stocked now I never do that much shopping all at once.
I didn't get cleaning products or toiletries though as they only had brand names for most of those things, it was more food staples butter, eggs, sausages, veg, canned fruit. President butter was £2.04 😊

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Dixiechickonhols · 29/09/2022 10:20

itwasntmetho · 29/09/2022 09:41

Off the back of this thread I did an Ocado M&S order this week, some things were pennies more some same as Asda/ Lidl but when I opened the page my voucher codes deal bot thing showed me £20 off first shop if it's over £60.
I feel really well stocked now I never do that much shopping all at once.
I didn't get cleaning products or toiletries though as they only had brand names for most of those things, it was more food staples butter, eggs, sausages, veg, canned fruit. President butter was £2.04 😊

I use Ocado and Lidl/Aldi. I used to use Asda but swapped to Ocado. If you shop carefully and use offers it’s very competitive. Especially on the bundles. My favourite feature if you amend basket and check out close to cut off is flash sale - lots half price.

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Crikeyalmighty · 29/09/2022 10:23

@itwasntmetho I shop mainly at M&S with a bit of Waitrose or sainsburys for tinned/packet /jars etc. i honestly don't think I spend more than many on here but I shop sensibly- I'm lucky enough to be able to pop in person at 6pm and I buy tons of yellow sticker stuff and freeze. I dont buy snacks or cakes etc - and I buy lots of 3 for £8 on fish and chicken . If you actually look properly and resist the delicious but 'novelty' (marmite butter etc) some of the stuff is really reasonable and good quality.

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RockinRosie · 29/09/2022 10:23

At the beginning of August I ordered a Fairy Non Bio from Tesco. The largest available so 3900g and a 60 wash box. £11 which worked out at £2.82/kg. Put one in my basket yesterday… it’s now a 50 wash pack, 3250g and £10 … £3.07/kg.

Cadburys Creations Popping Candy … £1.80 for a 180g bar. Then a few months ago they reduced the size to 160g and priced at £1.60. Fast forward to a few weeks back and the 160g is up to £1.75.

As for the 24 packs of Cushelle … £12.50 in Asda yesterday.

Every week things are just going upwards - shopping is taking so much longer comparing prices, looking at own brand stuff (some of which has been a revelation!).

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sittingonacornflake · 29/09/2022 10:48

I went to m and s food this week and they really don't seem to be hiking prices like everywhere else. I was pleasantly surprised. And stocked up on butter which was 24p cheaper than Tesco.

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