As my back is sore today I thought I would do some shopping research before compiling next week's fortnightly grocery shopping list. I don't know how we cope in this country with our retailers!
Cornflakes. (we are on wheat avoidance at breakfast at the moment for dietary reasons)
It comes in packets.
If you are stickler for your Kellogg brand then the only question should be what size do I need.
250g packet at 56p per 100g
So at recommended 30g servings the 1000g packet will last 33 days - or say 2 weeks for 2 of us? Or a month if breakfast is varied with porridge and eggs sometimes.
Could I get a better price? By comparing all 4 sizes in 2 more supermarkets I could get
20p per 100g if buy 2 packets of 750g at Morrisons on offer (1.5kg too much for a month)
23p per 100g if I buy 500g packets at Tesco (not enough for a month, I would have to buy 2 packets or another packet next shop) But both these options mean I have to deal with twice as much packaging too! But their offers don't reflect they had to pay for two lots of packaging either.
Who would be the most expensive supermarket for the single big packet? ASDA
30p per 100g in the biggest size
Then there were the peas.
They come in packets and you stuff them in the freezer and dip in over weeks and weeks. I leave a container in the bag so I can measure out the servings otherwise the plate looks like there is a pea invasion.
If you are a stickler for your Birds Eye you could be tempted by Sainsbury's offer.
400g of £1
but the normal price on 800g is £2 (the same £2.50 per kg? Where is the offer?)
The only real reduction is if you buy 1.58kg and the price goes down to £2.09 per kilogram.
So I compared ASDA
for 400g bags you are paying £3.63 per kg and for 1.37kg you are paying £2.19kg
Do supermarkets think we are ALL compulsive brainless basket fillers? Or do they just price by random choice?
My head has now exploded and I think I will wander off for more tea and more pain killers.
Other supermarkets and their weird pricing policies are available on other web sites.