When it comes to buying the basics such as bread, milk, eggs and butter, Aldi and Lidl are the cheapest, research has shown. Consumer magazine Which? carried out its regular survey investigating the value at Asda, Tesco, Sainsbury's, Morrisions, Waitrose, Ocado and the two European discount chains. A typical basket of 19 common supermarket items added up to GBP18.45 in Aldi and Lidl, the Express reported.
Which? said that similar products from Asda would cost GBP1.58 more - coming in at GBP20.03. Tesco came fourth, with their basket costing GBP21.77, while the same items would set you back GBP22.10 at Sainsbury's. The items were a little more at Morrisions, while Ocado and Waitrose were the most expensive, with the same items costing just over GBP6 more than at the discount supermarkets.
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It's really easy to sign up - all you have to do is click here and enter your email address. However - things changed a bit when Which? did a survey based on a trolley full of items. Taking a trolley with the same 19 original products and adding 68 more meant Aldi and Lidl could not be included because they did not offer the same range of grocery products.
This time, Asda was the cheapest for a trolley of groceries, charging GBP9 less than its nearest rival Sainsbury's, where customers would have paid GBP169.40. Next was Morrisons, followed by Tesco with the most expensive shop coming from Ocado. A trolley-full of the groceries from Ocado would see customers paying GBP182.27.
Julie Ashfield, managing director of buying at Aldi, said: "We are delighted that yet again Which? has named Aldi as the UK's cheapest supermarket.
"We are proud to be helping families throughout the UK by consistently providing the cheapest possible prices across our entire range of products."