May 16, 2022, 14:47

    ‘I compared prices at Asda, Tesco, Aldi and Lidl and there is a NEW cheapest store’

    ‘I compared prices at Asda, Tesco, Aldi and Lidl and there is a NEW cheapest store’

    The cost of living crisis shows no sign of slowing down and food prices are increasing rapidly.

    Inflation has hit a 30-year high of 7%, while the increased cost energy bills, council tax and water rates are all putting pressure on households.

    For the last three weeks, Manchester Evening News reporter Emma Gill has been comparing the price of eight basics across six of the main supermarkets to see if you can save cash.

    Shopping at Asda, Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Sainsbury's and Morrisons, she has compared the prices of a loaf of bread, a two-pint bottle of milk, coffee, teabags, butter, beans, chicken breasts and mince.

    Here are the price changes she noticed this week…

    It is important to keep an eye on supermarket price changes
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    This week two retailers – Lidl and Tesco – have increased the price of their cheapest 200g coffee, both by 16p (Tesco's being two of its Stockwell jars up to 83p each).

    There's been another price hike on the Tesco shopping basket too this week, with its mince up from £1.79 to £1.89.

    We've also increased the price of Aldi's mince to reflect its 20% fat mince at £1.89, rather than the cheaper 25% fat for £1.69 which was previously the only one available.

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    The changes mean that Asda has swiped the 'cheapest' crown from Aldi for the first week – coming in at £9.44 for the lot.

    It pipped the retailer to the top spot by just two pence, with Lidl just six pence behind.

    Tesco's bill was £9.78, followed by Morrisons at £9.98 and Sainsbury's at £10.55.

    Asda swiped the 'cheapest' crown in a comparison shop
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    Previous weeks have seen price rises at Aldi, where its butter went from £1.48 for a 250g block to £1.55 and at Morrisons' where milk rose from 95p for a two-pint bottle to 99p.

    The price of chicken has also increased, with 300g packs at Aldi and Lidl rising from £1.79 to £1.85 and £1.79 to £1.99 respectively.

    Morrisons has actually bucked the trend on coffee this week by reducing its 100g jars from 75p to 70p, bringing its price for 200g down from £1.50 to £1.40.

    But the reduction was cancelled out by its 10p price hike on mince, up from £1.79 to £1.89.

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    And if you're shopping in Lidl over the next few days, they have an offer running on their budget Red Label teabags, which are reduced from £1.09 to 79p for the pack of 160 this Friday to Sunday.

    The only slight difference in sizes among our shopping is the baked beans, which range from 400g in Sainsbury's and 410g in Asda and Morrisons, to the standard 420g in Aldi, Lidl and Tesco – which shows you to keep an eye on the size as well as the price.

    And where the 300g packs of chicken differ at 330g and 350g, we've worked out the equivalent price for a fairer comparison.

    Here's the shopping list and total for each supermarket (Thursday, April 21)…

    Asda

    • Loaf of white bread 800g (Smart Price) – 39p
    • Milk 2 pints – 95p
    • Coffee 200g (2 x 100g Smart Price) – £1.40
    • Teabags 160 (4 x 40-pack Smart Price) – £1.12
    • Salted butter 250g (Smart Price) – £1.45
    • Beans 410g tin (Smart Price) – 22p
    • Chicken (bigger 350g pack for £2.35) – equates to £2.01
    • Mince 500g 20% fat – £1.90

    Total:£9.44

    Aldi

    • Loaf of white bread 800g – 36p
    • Milk 2 pints – 95p
    • Coffee 200g – £1.65
    • Teabags 160 – 99p
    • Salted butter 250g – £1.55
    • Beans 420g tin – 22p
    • Chicken 300g – £1.85
    • Mince 500g 20% fat – £1.89 (up from £1.69 for 25% fat)

    Total: £9.46

    Lidl

    • Loaf of white bread 800g – 36p
    • Milk 2 pints – 95p
    • Coffee 200g – £1.65 (up from £1.49)
    • Teabags 160 – £1.09
    • Salted butter 250g – £1.45
    • Beans 420g tin – 22p
    • Chicken 300g – £1.99
    • Mince 500g 20% fat – £1.79

    Total: £9.50

    Tesco

    • Loaf of white bread 800g – 36p
    • Milk 2 pints – 95p
    • Coffee 200g (2 x 100g) – £1.66 (up from £1.50 last week)
    • Teabags 160 (2 x 80-pack) – £1.10
    • Salted butter 250g – £1.55
    • Beans 420g tin – 22p
    • Chicken 300g – £2.05
    • Mince 500g 20% fat – £1.89 (up from £1.79 last week)

    Total: £9.78

    Morrisons

    • Loaf of white bread 800g – 59p
    • Milk 2 pints – 99p
    • Coffee (2 x 100g) – £1.40 (down by 10p)
    • Teabags 160 (2 x 80-pack Savers) – £1.10
    • Salted butter 250g – £1.75 (down by 2p)
    • Beans 410g tin – 21p
    • Chicken (bigger 330g pack for £2.25) – equates to £2.05
    • Mince 500g 20% fat – £1.89 (up by 10p)

    Total: £9.98

    Sainsbury's

    • Loaf of white bread 800g – 60p
    • Milk 2 pints – 95p
    • Coffee 200g – £1.65
    • Teabags 160 – £1.09
    • Salted butter 250g – £1.75
    • Beans 400g tin – 21p
    • Chicken 300g – £2.20
    • Mince 500g 20% fat – £2.10

    Total: £10.55

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