It’s time to briefly look back at what I purchased during my second weekly food shop at Lidl, only a few days ago.
This weekend, I can proudly say that I have completed my first ever shop in a local Lidl store! The prospect of ‘budget grocery shopping‘ is something I debated only a couple of weeks ago and, at a new age (personally) and with the summer months ahead, I decided that this was a good time to go.
This evening’s post is dead simple and comes with a question. Largely aimed at people living in the UK but I’m also aware these ‘budget’ supermarkets originate from Europe.
You see, I try to stick to my budget and I’m aware that preparing your own meals can be expensive initially (investing in vegetables) but then I begin to think about the rest of my shopping, with all the brand-name items and sweet things I can’t seem to do without.
I’m wondering how, say, a pack of chocolate bars from one of the other two supermarkets might compare with a similar item from the ‘value’ range of one of the others. Generally speaking, is there less to choose from when you’re paying less?
I’ve stuck with a large, well-known supermarket (who I try not to name on this blog) simply because there’s one almost across the road from where I’ve worked for nearly 3-years now. It’s most convenient. There are other large supermarkets in the same town but I’m also aware that there’s a Lidl a little further on and around the corner.
Someone recently suggested to me that their meat is much cheaper, after I bulked at the prospect of paying £4 for chicken and instead went with Quorn at £2.50.
Where do you get your groceries from?
Thanks for reading.