15th Feb '15
Shopping list cost: £23.85 | Menu cost: £22.35 | Co-Operative Dedworth | 15th Feb 2015
|Mon||Sausage & beer casserole|
|Tue||Baked potatoes & garlic mushrooms|
|Wed||Sausage & beer casserole|
|Thur||Soup & fruit pie|
|Fri||Garlic wedges & sausages|
|8am||Muesli & milk|
|1pm||Cous-cous, crisps, apple. OJ & lemonade|
The Co-Operative has a soft spot in my heart, but I have to admit to expecting it to be a lot more expensive than some of the bigger supermarkets. I wasnt totally wrong, but when you consider that they have a strong ethical mentality, and pay the farmers a fair price for products like milk, the difference isnt that great.
I didn't think there was one near me, but when I checked on their website, they have small stores dotted all around.
My shopping trip was to a small local store and when I walked in I didnt think I'd get half of what I wanted, but with only one or two changes I got the whole weekly shop. Quite a few of the basics are offered as low cost own brand which helps as always. I probably saved 15 mins in wandering around a larger shop.
On the subject of carrier bags, they charged me 10p each, but they are really large and strong, and they will replace it when it wears out, so I consider this a good deal.
All in all, a pleasent experience that I will repeat more often than I'd anticipated.
Leftovers: rice, garlic
co-operative 15th Feb 2015 T O T A L £23.85 Product Price Pack Brand breakfast items Fruit & nut muesli £1.99 500g CO-OP Milk £1.45 2L CO-OP lunch items Cous-cous £0.79 500g CO-OP Stock Pots £1.69 4 Knorr Butter £1.49 250g CO-OP Onions £0.54 3 CO-OP Apple £1.50 6 CO-OP Ham - wafer thin £2.49 CO-OP Mini cheddars £1.00 7 McVities Orange Juice £1.00 1L CO-OP Lemonade £0.69 2L CO-OP evening items Sausages £1.00 6 CO-OP Carrots £0.21 2 CO-OP Tinned tomatoes £0.38 CO-OP Bottled beer £1.29 75cl CO-OP Mushrooms - tinned £0.85 CO-OP Rice £1.09 500g CO-OP Garlic £1.55 Baking potatoes £1.00 4 CO-OP Tinned soup £0.85 CO-OP Cherry pie £1.00 CO-OP