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    Hi everyone,

    Thought it might be a good idea for us to flag up own brand/cheaper brand stuff that we've tried and liked (or tried and didn't like). It can be hit and miss so it's good to know if someone else has been the guinea pig

    It's not own brand but anyway... we really like Natco products. Sainsburys sell alot of them as do Asda. WE buy large bags of red split lentils, tins of chickpeas and spices for a fraction of the cost of the shop brand e.g chickpeas are 25p a tin rather than 40p for the Sainsburys own brand. If your supermarket has an Asian foods section you can find loads of good cheap stuff there - chapatis, gram flour, beans, nuts, spices, coconut etc.

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    Nearly everything I buy is own brand or the value range.

    I buy Tesco value fruit and veg, flour, oats, vinegar, curry powder, sweetcorn, kidney beans, baked beans. I used to buy value tinned tomatoes but prefer Lidls for the same price, 33p.

    I agree about Natco products, Tesco sell them too, chickpeas for 23p.

    I buy own brand cereal, coffee, washing machine tablets, washing up liquid, bread, squash, ketchup, brown sauce etc I'm struggling to think of anything I buy that is branded.

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    Hi Tiff,

    Cheers for that, it's good to know so much stuff is good for a great price. I like to save on the bulk stuff - rice, lentils, beans and stuff like that as we buy local/organic/fair trade/animal friendly wherever possible so the savings are really appreciated.

    I did used to like tesco value jaffa cakes though. YUM

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    i buy alot of tesco value - DH prefers their value Minced beef to any other - says it tastes better. the fresh stuff not the frozen mince - he says that was awful

    I use tesco value Loo roll, petit filous, beans, dried spagetti and pasta, pasta sauce, tinned veg. I have to admit though i prefer name brand ketchup and brown sauce . tesco value cheese goes down very well in this house.

    Aldi is great for frozen meat - their quarter pounders are apparently very nice ( im a vege so cant comment) and eldest DS loves their peanut satay chicken skewers.

    A good tip when shopping at tesco is to go about 9.30-10 in the morning as thats when they put out all the reduced meats and prepacked stuff - maybe its just our shop but id check when yours does it as you can pick up some great things for the freezer

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    oh and i meant to say tesco value after eight dinner mints are delicious!!! so much nicer than the real ones LOL

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    I get most tesco's own brand items, apart from pepsi / cola i can drink the cheaper stuff it jsut doesnt taste nice to me, i used to get pepsi 12 pack for 3.49 until they put the price up to 4.30 ish i was like no way - you could get pepsi 6 packs on BOGOF for 2.49.

    I have most items like pasta (47p/500g) - that used to be 19p/500g, rice (78p a 1k) porridge oats, value salmon / fish and meats, pasta sauces, crisps, chocolates, cereals and most other items. I tend to buy named items if they are on sale or have some sort of offer on.

    Before i go shopping i check out the website for deals - not all are instore but it helps me with the shopping list.

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    I am annoyed at Tesco's tho, they took there own brand peanut butter off the shelves and put in the discount brand (which is way more expensive) it was the only one i liked as i do not like nuts. i hope they bring it back soon.

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    I've found that with a few things lately. I dont buy peanut butter at the moment because it has got so expensive and I love the Whole Earth stuff. :-(

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    it used to be 54p a jar of tescos own, now the cheapest is about 1.99 :-O

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    No way!

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    thats alot!

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    i no would you believe the shock when i went to get some. i wont be able to make my peanut butter cookies until i find something cheaper

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    what about Aldi and Lidl? what price is there pb

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    Bournecrazy, pb cookies are my weakness. Can I come over next time you bake them? ::
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    Tescos own brand ketchup lol
    there no frills brand of washing powder was really good , it used to cost around £1.48 , then it disappeared for a while ( from online shop ) and their daisy brand appeared at double the price !

    I used to buy the value tinned tomatoes , then Napalino had and offer on and the difference in the product is huge , so I will keep my eye out for offers on them again

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