Your browser isn't supported
It looks like you're using an old web browser. To get the most out of the site and to ensure guides display correctly, we suggest upgrading your browser now. Download the latest:

Welcome to the MSE Forums

We're home to a fantastic community of MoneySavers but anyone can post. Please exercise caution & report spam, illegal, offensive or libellous posts/messages: click "report" or email forumteam@.

Search
  • FIRST POST
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 9th Jul 11, 2:44 AM
    • 2,945Posts
    • 1,107Thanks
    trinidadone
    What are the best and worst basics/value/smartprice own brand products out there?
    • #1
    • 9th Jul 11, 2:44 AM
    What are the best and worst basics/value/smartprice own brand products out there? 9th Jul 11 at 2:44 AM
    hi all, I have decided to seriousely start shopping for:

    The basics products (sainsburys)

    The Value brands (Tesco)

    Samertprice (Asda)

    Value Brand (Morrissons)

    like most, money is so tight, please list any basic/value/smertprice brands which you have tried and tested. I would really like the price. If we get alot of responses, I would list them all on this first page.

    I am also interested in products from the value / basics / smartprice brand which you have tested and think not worth buying.

    WORTH BUYING:
    Asda Smart Price

    TINS, JARS AND COOKING
    Asda Beans - Smartprice 22p a tin (Flexrider, Karenccs67, xRaindrops)
    Asda mint sauce - Smartprice 25p a jar (Maman)
    Asda Vinegar - Smartprice 13p (Karenccs67)
    Asda hot dogs - Smartprice 45p (Karenccs67)
    Asda tinned spaghetti - Smartprice 14p, (Karenccs67)
    Asda black pepper - Smartprice 18p (Karenccs67)
    Asda Tinned tomatos 32p - Smartprice (Karenccs67, Rebelle)
    Asda macaroni cheese - Smartprice (Karenccs67)
    Asda Self raising flour - Smartprice 1.5kg (Karenccs67, willow92)
    Asda tinned rice pudding - Smartprice (karenccs67)
    Asda Peaches - Smartprice (karenccs67)
    Asda Peanut butter - Smartprice (karenccs67)
    Asda lemon curd - Smartprice (karenccs67,frugalfrancesca)
    Asda chocolate spread - Smartprice (karenccs67)
    Asda black pepper - Smartprice (karenccs67)
    Asda mixed herbs - Smartprice (karenccs67)
    Asda Bolognese Sauce - Smartprice (Sazrina)
    Asda tomato ketchup 550g - Smartprice (anniecave)
    Asda sage&onion stuffing mix 85g - Smartprice (anniecave)
    Asda Vegtable soup 400g - Smartprice (anniecave, xRaindrops)
    Asda Chicken soup - Smartprice (xRaindrops)
    Asda Kidney Beans - Smartprice (sugarcubes84)
    Asda stirfry mix - Smartprice (sugercube84)
    Asda Golden syrup 77p 680g - Smartprice (poodledoodledoo)
    Asda Red pesto 60p 190g - Smartprice (poodledoodledoo)
    Asda Ravioli 35p 400g - Smartprice (poodledoodledoo)
    Asda Raisains 99p 500g - Smartprice (poodledoodledoo)
    Asda Curry Sauce 9p - Smartprice (debtfree2010)
    Asda Red Pesto 60p - Smartprice (psilas)

    HOUSEHOLD & PETS
    Asda Washing powder Smartprice £2.33 (Flexrider, Flibsey)
    Asda Washing up Liquid Smartprice £1.00 (Flexrider)
    Asda fabric Conditioner Smartprice £1.30 (Flexrider, sugercube84)
    Asda soap - Smartprice (Pickles54)
    Asda Tissues White (150) 54p - Smartprice (lilherbz)
    Asda toilet roll -Smartprice (Rebelle, Stompa, xRaindrops)
    Asda Biological concentrated liquid - 28 washes 1L £1.54 - (anniecave)
    Asda Cat Litter - Smartprice (Redleela)
    Asda Kitchen Roll - Smartprice (xRaindrops, Sugercube84)
    Asda multi purpose cleaner - Smartprice (Redleela)

    MEAT, FISH & POULTRY
    Asda ham - Smartprice (Leeuk)
    Asda Fresh chicken breasts - Smart Price(asparagusnextleft)
    Asda Smoked Salmon trimmings - Smartprice (xRaindrops)
    Asda whole chicken - Smartprice (xRaindrops)



    FRUIT & VEG
    Asda Tomatos - Smartprice (Trinidadone, Sugercube84)
    Asda bananas £1.15 a bag - Smartprice (Rebelle)
    Asda apples 99p a bag - Smartprice (Rebelle)
    Asda Bag of Peppers - Smartprice (asparagusnextleft)
    Asda onions - Smartprice (sugercube84)
    Asda Mushrooms - Smartprice (sugercube84)
    Asda Potatos 2.5kg 85p - Smartprice (Karl - 123)

    DAIRY & EGGS
    Asda Low Fat Yogurt - Smartprice (Trinidadone, missyp123)
    Asda longlife skimmed milk - Smartprice 50p? (Busygirl)
    Asda UHT skimmed milk - Smartprice (ADA, xRaindrops)
    Asda soft cheese 65p a tub - Smartprice (Rebelle)
    Asda mousse around - 22p Smartprice (fiendishly)
    Asda Chololate Mousse - Smartprice (Willow92)
    Asda Extra Mature white chedder - Smartprice (xRaindrops)
    Asda Salted Butter - Smartprice (xRaindrops)
    Asda Mozzarella - Smartprice (xRaindrops)

    PACKETS & CEREALS
    Asda lasagne sheets - Smartprice 23p (Maman)
    Asda pot noodles - Smartprice (Karenccs67)
    Asda Chicken flavour noodles - Smartprice (xRaindrops)
    Asda Passata - SmartPrice (pickles54,asparagusnextleft, Redleela )
    Asda Poridge oats - SmartPrice (pickles54)
    Asda Dried spaghetti - Smart Price (asparagusnextleft, sugercube84)
    Asda Penne pasta - Smart Price(asparagusnextleft, sugercube84)
    Asda yorkshire pudding mix 7p a bag - Smartprice (JLL)
    Asda CoCo Pops 75p - SmartPrice (willow92)
    Asda Cornflakes - Smartprice (xRaindrops)
    Asda white rice - Smartprice (NicChanna)

    DRINKS
    Asda orange juice (from concentrates) - Smartprice 56p a litre (Maman, Busygirl, xRaindrops)
    Asda coffee - Smartprice 47p (Karenccs67)
    Asda dandelion and burdock 2Lts - Smart Price (littleemiss)
    Asda Lemonade - Smart price(asparagusnextleft)
    Asda Apple juice concentrate - Smartprice 56p (Busygirl)
    Asda Apple & Blackcurrent squash - Smartprice28p (ss3n08)
    Asda Lemon Squash - Smartprice (Asparagusnextleft)
    Asda Sparkling Water - Smartprice (Sazrina)
    Asda orange squash - Smartprice 28p (asparagusnextleft)
    Asda Pure Orange Juice 200ml from concentrate - Smartprice (anniecave)

    SNACKS & SWEETS
    Asda chocolate caramel wafers - Smartprice 40p for a pack of 5 (karenccs67)
    Asda 20 chocolate digestives (individually wrapped) - Smartprice £1.08 (Karenccs67)
    Asda choc chip cookies - Smartprice (pickles54)
    Asda lightly salted nachos - Smartprice (pickles54)
    Asda Sweets - Smartprice - all varities (Trinidadone)
    Asda Chocolate digestives - Smart Price(asparagusnextleft, willow92)
    Asda Jaffa cakes - Smart Price(asparagusnextleft, xRaindrops)
    Asda Custard creams - Smart Price(asparagusnextleft, JLL, Sugercube84)
    Asda Dolly mixtures - Smart Price(asparagusnextleft, Dolly_ears)
    Asda Ginger biscuits 50p - Smartprice (JLL)
    Asda digestives - Smartprice (JLL, Rebelle)
    Asda Dark Choc 30p - Smartprice (Rebelle)
    Asda creme caramels - 45p Smartprice (fiendishly)
    Asda Crisps 12pk - 71p Smartprice (fiendishy, Ikkle87)
    Asda bourbons - Smartprice (marywooyeah)
    Asda Dairy Toffee 175g - Smartprice (anniecave)
    Asda milk chocolate - Smartprice (xRaindrops)
    Asda Cookies - Smartprice (xRaindrops, Sugercube84)
    Asda Nice - Smartprice (Sugercube84)
    Asda Apple pies 50p for 6 - Smartprice (poodledoodledoo)
    Asda Wine Gums - Smartprice (Katy323)


    FROZEN
    Asda frozen Yorkshire puds - Smartprice (pickles54)
    Asda Neopolitan ice-cream - Smartprice (Cazj80)
    Asda Sweetcorn 907g - Smartprice (anniecave)
    Asda Cheese and Tomato Pizza X2 pack - Smartprice (xRaindrops)

    CHILLED
    Asda chilled garlic baguettes - Smartprice (pickles54)
    Asda Potato salad - Smart Price(asparagusnextleft)
    Asda sausage rolls 6 - Smartprice (DON79)

    Bakery
    Asda crumpets - Smartprice (pickles54)
    Asda Teacakes - Smartprice 39p for 4 (Busygirl)
    Asda Pancakes - Smartprice 29p for 6 (Busygirl, willow92)
    Asda Naan Bread - Smartprice (Middy)
    Asda sultana sponge - Smartprice 95p (littlemissbossy)
    Asda medium sliced bread - Smartprice (xRaindrops)

    Beauty and Health
    Asda Shower gel - Smartprice 8p (unicornblue72)
    Asda facial wipes - Smartprice (unicornblue72)
    Asda conditioner - Smartprice (dizzydolly, Sugercube84)
    Asda Shampoo - Smartprice (sugercube84)

    Baby
    Asda Baby wipes - Smartprice (sugercube84)
    Asda nappied £1.91 for 24 - Smartprice (theposhbint)

    NOT WORTH BUYING DUE TO PRICE / QUALITY / TASTE
    Asda SmartPrice
    Asda Colslow - Smart Price (asparagusnextleft)
    Asda Toilet Roll - Smart Price (karenccs67, willow92)
    Asda dariy Toffee - Smartprice (Sazrina)
    Asda bin liners - Smartprice (Hartleysjams)
    Asda Chicken Fillets - Smartprice soggy, rubber & vile (missyp123)
    Asda tinned sweetcorn - Smartprice (missyp123, ixia)
    Asda tinned peas - Smartprice (Missyp123)
    Asda toffees - Smartprice (ikkle87 - Paints)
    Asda fruit foams - Smartprice ((ikkle87)
    Asda Miget gems - Smartprice (Ikkle87)
    Asda Coffee - Smartprice - disgusting (20somethinghousewife)
    Asda garlic bread - Smartprice - no garlic taste at all (charlishae)
    Asda Crispy Rice Cereal - Smartprice - Disgusting,Hard and chemical/cardboard tasting (xRaindrops)
    Asda Mince - Smartprice terrible (frugalfrancesca)
    Asda Bolognaise Sauce - Smartprice terrible taste (NicChanna)


    WORTH BUYING:
    Sainsburys Basics

    TINS, JARS & COOKING
    Sainsburys Tinned Peaches - Basics price 30p(Rupertsmam)
    Sainsburys Pasta Shapes - Basics price 30p (Rupertsmam)
    Sainsburys Curry Sauce - Basics price 0.09p (Rupertsmam and redkids1972)
    Sainsburys tin tomatoes - basics price (flippin36)
    Sainsbury's Pasta Sauce (large jar 18p) - Basic price (Mrs Arcanum)
    Sainsbury's Pineapple pieces 18p -Basic Price (Lizling)
    Sainsbury's Kidney beans 17p - Basic Price (Lizling)
    Sainsburys Basic's Chicken Curry 48p a can (ikkle87)
    Sainsburys canned tomatos - Basic Price (CazJ80)
    Sainsburys plain flour - Basic Price (Cazj80, holsfisher)
    Sainsburys self raising flower - Basic Price (Cazj80)
    Sainsburys ketchup - Basic Price 25p - 30p (MayFlower10cat)
    Sainsburys Pasta - Basic Price (Paadzer)
    Sainsburys Rice - Basic Price (Paadzer)
    Sainsburys Baked Beans - Basic Price (anothermakes3)
    Sainsburys Tinned Custard - Basic Price (Kathie1101)
    Sainsburys syrup sponge pudding - Basic Price (Kathie1101)
    Sainsburys Clear Honey - Basic price (Kathie1101)
    Sainsburys Jar Mayo - Basic Price (Kathie1101)
    Sainsburys Peanut butter (crunchy) - Basic price (holsfisher)

    DRINKS
    Sainsburys tea - Basics price (flippin36, 7 week wonder, Kathie1101)
    Sainsburys orange - Basic price (redkids1972, Cazj80)
    Sainsbury's Fair Trade Ground Coffee (227g £1.69) - Basic price (Mrs Arcanum)
    Sainsburys Basics double concentrated orange squash (Jimmythewig)
    Sainsburys Lemonade - Basic Price (Paadzer)
    Sainsburys Tomato Juice 1 litre - Basic Price (anniecave)
    Sainsburys juice - all flaviours - Basics Price (Anothermakes3)

    DAIRY & EGGS
    Sainsburys brie - Basics price (flippin36)
    Sainsburys Cambembert - Basics price (7 week wonder)
    Sainsburys full flavour chedder - Basic Price (DCFC79)
    Sainsburys grated cheese - Basic price (Kity_ears, Kathie1101)
    Sainsburys UHT skimmed milk - Basic price (ADA)
    Sainsburys Unsalted Butter £1.10 for 250g, - Basic Price (karenccs67)
    Sainsbury's Rice Pudding 17p? - Basic Price (Lizling)
    Sainsbury's Mozzerella 45p - Basic Price (Lizling, Cazj80, 7 week wonder)
    Sainsburys Basics Fromage Frais 45p for 6 (Each peach pear plum, Anothermakes3)
    Sainsburys Basics chocolate mousse 31p for 4 (Each peach pear plum)
    Sainsburys Cheese - Basic Price (Cazj80)
    Sainsburys Yogurt - Basic price (Cazj80, Kathie1101)
    Sainsburys Natural Yogurt - Basic price (Cazj80)
    Sainsburys eggs - Basic Price (recovering spendaholic, missyp123)
    Sainsburys Creme Caramel desserts 49p for 4 (aarchk)
    Sainsburys soft Cheese (Anothermakes3, Trinidadone)
    Sainsburys Scotch egge - Basic price (Bekk0)

    SNACKS & SWEETS
    Sainsburys biscuits (all types) - basics price (flippin36, Alleycat, Cazj80, Anthermakes3)
    Sainsburys rich tea - Basics price (tweets)
    Sainsburys white chocolate - Basic price (redkids1972, Cazj80)
    Sainsbury chocolate bourbons - Basic price (Alleycat)
    Sainsburys jaffa cakes - Basic price (Alleycat)
    Sainsburys chocolate digestives - Basic price (Alleycat)
    Sainsburys Basics snack crackers(a tuc-type biscuit) (fiendishly)
    Sainsburys Basics milk chocolate 100g - 35p (Cazj80, bekko)
    Sainsburys Basics White Chocolate (Cazj80)
    Sainsburys Creme Caramel (Kathie1011)
    Sainsburys Basics Tortilla chips 200g (recovering spendaholic, missyp123,Anothermakes3)
    Sainsburys Basics toffee's (ikkle87)
    Sainsburys Basics salsa jar (Anothermakes3)

    HOUSEHOLD & PETS
    Sainsburys Dishwasher Tablets - Basic Price (DCFC79)
    Sainsburuys Washing up liquid - Basic Price (londonirish)
    Sainsburys Basic's Jumbo toilet rolls 6 pk £1.75 (ikkle87, aarchk)
    Sainsburys Basic - toilet Roll (Cazj80)
    Sainsburys Basic - Paper (Paadzer)
    Sainsburys Basic - tin foil 30p (aarchk)
    Sainsburys Basic - Kitchen Roll (Anothermakes3)
    Sainsburys Basic - Sponge Scourers x5 15p (Bekko)
    Sainsburys Basic - Pine toilet cleaner (Kathie1101)
    Sainsburys Basic - cleaning wipes 80p (Linda32)

    BEAUTY & HEALTH
    Sainsburys Toothpaste - Basic price 17p (Linda32)
    Sainsburys Shampoo - Basic price 22p (Linda32, Trinidadone)
    Sainsburys Shower gel - Basic price 10p (Linda32)
    Sainsburys x3 bar soap - Basic price 33p (Linda32)
    Sainsburys baby lotion 11p -Basic price (79Rosie)
    Sainsburys conditioner - Basic Price (dizzydolly, Trinidadone)

    FRUIT & VEGTABLES
    Sainsburys Tomatos - Basic price (Trinidadone)
    Sainsburys Peppers - Basic Price (Cazj80)
    Sainsburys mushrooms - Basic Price (Cazj80)
    Sainsburys Banana - Basic Price (Cazj80, Anothermakes3)
    Sainsburys Onions - Basic price (Cazj80)
    Sainsburys Carrotts - Basic Price (Cazj80, Anothermakes3)
    Sainsburys Salid potatos - Basic price (aarchk)
    Sainsburys Apples - Basic Price (Anothermakes3)

    CHILLED
    Sainsburys sweetcorn pasta salad - Basic price (Trinidadone)
    Sainsbury's Garlic Bread 50p - Basic Price (Lizling)
    Saibnsburys Basics hoummous 85p (Jenni0, ikkle87, fiendishy)
    Sainsburys Basic's Garlic Bread 74p for 2 (ikkle87, Anothermakes3)
    Sainsburys Basic coleslow (Cazj80)
    Sainsburys Basic cooking bacon £1.00 670gram - (ladylouise62)

    PACKETS & CEREALS
    Sainsbury's Chicken and Mushroom Flavour Noodles 16p - Basic price (ggestella, ikkles87)
    Sainsburys Instant noodles - Basic Price (Caj80)
    Sainsburys Penne - Basic Price (Caj80)
    Sainsburys Instant Mash - Basic price (recovering spendaholic)


    BAKERY
    Sainsburys Basics breakfast muffins (fiendishly)
    Sainsburys Basics Teacakes (fiendishly, ikkle87)
    Sainsburys Basics Medeira cake (recovering spendaholic)
    Sainsburys basics scones (ikkle87)
    Sainsburys Basics brown bread 47p (Trinidadone)
    Sainsburys Basics Scones - (Kathie1101)
    Sainsburys Basics Syrup pancakes (Kathie1101)
    Sainsburys Basics Raisian fruit slab cake (Kathie1101)
    Sainsburys Basics Pains au Choclat (lostinlost2)

    MEATS, FISH & POULTRY
    Sainsburys Basic salami £1.29 (ikkle87)
    Sainsburys Basic Mince (Cazj80, Paadzer)
    Sainsburys Basic Ham (Cazj80)
    Sainsburys Basic Chicken Portions (Ikkle87)
    Sainsburys Basic gammon steaks £1.80 pack 2 (aarchk)
    Sainsburys Basic cooking bacon £1.00 (aarchk)
    Sainsburys Basic gammon joints (aarchk)
    Sainsburys Basic corn beef 8 slices £2.58 (aarchk)
    Sainsburys Basic Pork Shoulder Joints (Holsfisher)

    FROZEN
    Sainsburys Ice cream Basic (Cazj80)
    Sainsburys meatfree chicken style burger (Kathie1101)

    BABY
    Sainsburys baby lotion 500ml 17p Basics Price (Trinidadone)
    Sainsburys size 4 and 5 nappies - Basic price (Cazj80)
    Sainsburys Baby wipes - Basic price (Cazj80)
    Sainsburys Babybath - Basic price (Kathie1101, Trinidadone)

    NOT WORTH BUYING DUE TO PRICE / QUALITY / TASTE
    Sainsbury's Pita bread 25p - Basic price (tastes fine but falls apart) (Lizling)
    Sainsbury's Washing Up Liquid 35p - Basic Price (Lizling)
    sainsburys sweet and sour sauce - Basic price (Redkids1972 - is horrid)
    Sainsburys toilet paper - Basic Price (Paadzer, willow92)
    Sainsburys Cereal - Basic Price (Paadzer)
    Sainsburys Crisps - basic Price (Paadzer)
    Sainsburys Tinned sweetcorn - Basic Price (ixia)
    Sainsburys Cling Film - Basic Range (aarchk)
    Sainsburys Banananas - Basic range (Bekko - Rubbery)
    Sainsburys lemon curd - Basic Range (rubber and tasted like plastic) (thebanananapimp)
    Sainsburys kitchen swingbin bags - Basics price (7 week wonder - they rip too easily)
    Sainsburys Pork Pies (4 pack) - Basic Range (kathie1101)
    Sainsburys Chocolate Mouse (4 pack) - Basic Range (Kathie1101)
    Sainsburys Chocolate - Basic Range (schtee)
    Sainsburys toilet roll - Basic Range ikkle87)
    Sainsburys battered fish portions 97p - Basic Range (saving4life)




    WORTH BUYING
    Tesco Value

    BEAUTY & HEALTH
    Tesco Toothpaste - Value Range (Linda32)
    Tesco Shampoo - Value Range (Linda32)
    Tesco Shower Gel - Value Range (Linda32)
    Tesco Foam Bath 1L 40p - Value Range (lilherbz & 76rosie)
    Tesco handwash - 500ml 55p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)

    TINS, JARS & COOKING
    Tesco stock cubes - Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco Peanut butter -Value Range (CJdavies)
    Tesco Baked beans - 28p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco Tinned Spaghetti - 14p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco salt - 1kg 23p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco vinegar - 568ml 13p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls, Piggo)
    Tesco gravy granules - 200g 20p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls
    Tesco Tuna chunks - Value Range(CJDavies)
    Tesco Tuna flacks - Value Range(CJDavies)
    Tesco Beef/Chicken/Vegetable cubes 10 for 19p - Value Range(2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco Mixed herbs 19p - Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco Tinned rice pudding 17p - Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco Value Lemon Curd 22p - Value Range (***cupcake***)
    Tesco yeast extract (Marmite) 240g £1.89 - Value Range (lilherbz)
    Tesco canned tomatos - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Pineapple pieces - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco flour - Value Range (Cazj80, piggo)
    Tesco self raising - Value Range (Cazj80, piggo)
    Tesco stuffing mix - Value Range (willow92)
    Tesco Tinned fruit - Value Range (Optimistic)
    Tesco Tinned soup - Value Range (danielag)
    Tesco tomato ketchup - Value Range (Piggo)
    Tesco brown sauce - Value Range (Piggo)
    Tesco sweet pickle - Value Range (Piggo)
    Tesco Pasta Sauce 19p - Value Range (willow92)
    Tesco Penne Pasta 300g 17p - Value Range (willow92)
    Tesco Kidney Beans - Value Range (Lemoncake)
    Tesco savoury rice 27p - Value Range (Jpscloud)
    Tesco Salad Cream 50p - Value Range (lostinlost2)




    FROZEN
    Tesco Chilcken Nuggets - Value Range (Judeee, ggestella)
    Tesco Chips - Value Range (Supersally01)
    Tesco frozen peas - 900g 80p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco Chicken burgers - Value Range(CJDavies)
    Tesco Fish fingers - Value Range(CJDavies, ggestella)
    Tesco Chicken Breasts - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco sweetcorn - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco icecream - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Breaded fish Portions 97p - Value Range (willows92)


    SNACKS AND SWEETS
    Tesco Shortbread fingers Value Range (supersally01)
    Tesco Digestives - 300g 50p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco Rich tea - 300g 40p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco Ginger nuts - 300g 45p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco Caramel Wafers - Value Range(CJDavies)
    Tesco Chocolate Digestives - (CJDavies, lostinlost2)
    Tesco tortilla chips - Value Range (fiendishly)
    Tesco Biscuits (All varities) - Value Range (Cazj80, Alleycat)
    Tesco Crisps - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Sausage Rolls - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Jaffa Cakes - Value Range (Willow92)
    Tesco toffees 26p 175g bag - Value Range (littlemissbossy)
    Tesco Migit gems - Value Range (h007)
    Tesco cereal bars with strawberry bits 69p for six - Value Range (mwddrwg)
    Tesco white chocolate - Value Range (Redleela)

    DRINKS
    Tesco Teabags - Value Range (Jamesspur)
    Tesco squash - Value Range (CJdavies, Cazj80)
    Tesco orange juice - Value Range (anniecave)
    Tesco hot Chocolate 400g 48p - Value Range (Smiley_mum)

    MEATS, FISH & POULTRY
    Tesco Pate - Value range (CJdavies)
    Tesco Mince - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Lamb Mince - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco MUtton Mince - Value Range (Cazj80)

    FRUIT & VEGTABLES
    Tesco Pepper - 25g 18p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco Apples - Value Range(CJDavies)
    Tesco Strewberries -Value Range (ProdigalScouser)
    Tesco Peppers - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Mushrooms - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Bananas - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Cabbage - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Cauliflower - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Onions - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Carrotts - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Mixed Veg - Value Range (Cazj80)

    HOUSEHOLD & PETS
    Tesco pedal bin bags - 80 70p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco black bin bags - 30 66p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls, chardonnay)
    Tesco tinfoil - 25m 80p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco clingfilm - 45m 36p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco Fabric conditioner 2L 88p - Value Range(2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco washing up sponges - Value Range (quintwins)
    Tesco bleach - Value Range (quintwins, Cazj80)
    Tesco cream cleaner - Value Range (quintwins)
    Tesco Toilet Rolls - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco cat litter - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco washing up sponges - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco dog mixer - Value Range (danielag)

    BABY
    Tesco toddler wipes - 80 49p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco baby bath. 5p for 500ml - Value Range (Sublim, quintwins)
    Tesco size 4 and 5 nappies - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco baby wipes - Value Range (Cazj80)

    CHILLED
    Tesco Chilled pizza - 150g 50p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls, quintwins)
    Tesco Mayo - 500ml 48p Value Range (2gorgeousgirls, Mazj80)
    Tesco corned beef slices - Value Range(quintwins)
    Tesco Coleslaw - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco garlic bread - Value Range (quintwins)
    Tesco yoghurt - Value Range (onlyroz)
    Tesco Chocolate mousse - Value Range (onlyroz)

    PACKETS & CEREALS
    Tesco Bran Flakes - Value Range (CJDavies)
    Tesco's dried pasta (spaghetti and lasagne sheets) - Value range
    Tesco Weetabix - Value Range ( ProdigalScouser)
    Tesco Beef/Chicken/Vegetable cubes 10 for 19p - Value Range(2gorgeousgirls)
    Tesco veg cupasoup - Value Range (quintwins)
    Tesco Instant mash - Value Range (judee)
    Tesco noodles - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco rice - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Penne - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Stuffing - Value Range (Cazj80)

    DAIRY & EGGS
    Tesco Eggs - Value Range(CJDavies)
    Tesco Grated Cheese - Value Range(CJDavies)
    Tesco UHT skimmed milk - Value Range (ADA)
    Tesco Cheese - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Mozerella - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Brie - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco lowfat yoghurt - Value Range (pintree)

    BAKERY
    Tesco crumpets six 39p - Value Range (pintree)

    NOT WORTH BUYING DUE TO PRICE / QUALITY / TASTE
    Tesco Value
    Tesco Coco pops - Value range £ (supersally01 - horrid taste)
    Tesco rice crispies - Value range £ (2gorgeousgirls, Cazj80 - taste)
    Tesco cornflakes - value range £ (2gorgeousgirls - taste)
    Tesco Bin liners - Value Range (Hartleysjam)
    Tesco Yogert - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco Peas - Value Range (Cazj80)
    Tesco toilet paper - Value Range (willow92)
    Tesco Tinned sweetcorn - Value Range (ixia)
    Tesco Weetibix - Value Range (gnr1990)

    WORTH BUYING
    Morrisons value

    PACKETS & CEREALS
    Morrissons Cornflakes - Value(CJDavies)
    Morrissons dried apricots - Value (7 week wonder)
    Morrissons dried fruit - Value (7 week wonder)
    Morrissons dried sultanas - Value (7 week wonder)


    TINS, JARS & COOKING
    Morrissons Meatballs in gravy (tin) - Value(CJDavies)
    Morrissons Pasta twirls - Value (7 week wonder)
    Morrissons plain flour - Value (7 week wonder)
    Morrissons Self Raising flour - Value (7 week wonder)
    Morrissons peanuts - Value (7 week wonder)
    Morrissons Peanut butter 52p - Value (miss_independent)

    HEALTH & BEAUTY
    Morrissons toothpaste - Value (Sequeena)
    Morrisons mouthwash - Value (JLL)
    Morrissons conditioner - Value (dizzydolly)

    CHILLED
    Morrissons Potatosalid - Value (Superflygal)
    Morrissons Mayo - Value (Superflygal)

    SNACKS & SWEETS
    Morrissons Choc 35p (ish) - Value (***Cupcake***)
    Morrissons biscuits - Value (Alleycat)
    Morrissons jaffa cakes - Value
    Morrissons choc chip cookies - Value (Alleycat)
    Morrissons chocolate digestives - Value (Alleycat)
    Morrissons bourbons - Value (Alleycat)
    Morrissons custard creams - Value (Alleycat)

    FROZEN
    Morrissons Chicken Fillets - Value (missyp123)

    NOT WORTH BUYING DUE TO PRICE / QUALITY / TASTE
    Morrissons Value
    Morrisons Mayonnaise (500ml) - Value price 37p for a large jar (500ml)
    (Sign in stranger - taste)
    Morrisons Ham - Value price (Leeuk - taste)
    Morrisons lemonade - Value price (Alleycat - taste)
    Morrisons Rice snaps - Value Price (Alleycat - taste)
    Morrissons baby lotion - Value price (frugallily)
    Morrissons weetabix - Value price (sock-Knitter)
    Morrissons Tinned sweetcorn - Value price (ixia)
    Morrissons tomato ketchup - Value Price (Piggo)
    Morrissons Mozzarella - Value Price (7 week wonder - too salty and bland)
    Morrissons Tortillas - Value price (Lindos90)
    Last edited by trinidadone; 30-10-2011 at 11:04 PM.
    Trinidad - The hottest place to go
Page 1
  • flexrider
    • #2
    • 9th Jul 11, 4:56 AM
    • #2
    • 9th Jul 11, 4:56 AM
    Here goes
    Asda Beans (Smartprice 22p a tin)
    Asda Smartprice Washing powder(2.33)-better then percil because you get a massive 20 or so wash box green and white colour the box.
    Asda Washing up Liquid *smart price* 1.00
    Asda Smartprice fabric softener cinditioner-1.30-compred to ither brands

    What i normally get when home in the uk
    "MSE Money saving challenges..8/12/13 3,500 saved so far " p.s if i been helpfully please leave me a thank you but seek official advice at all times from a pro
  • rupertsmam
    • #3
    • 9th Jul 11, 7:36 AM
    • #3
    • 9th Jul 11, 7:36 AM
    I'm new to this and so haven't tried many products but so far these are great:

    Basics Tinned Peaches 30p no taste difference at all from premium brand
    Basics Pasta Shapes 30p again no taste difference
    Basics Curry Sauce 0.09p - I love it, quite mild flavour which suits me.

    Great thread. I'm looking forward to find out what's good/bad and giving the good a try
  • supersally01
    • #4
    • 9th Jul 11, 9:10 AM
    • #4
    • 9th Jul 11, 9:10 AM
    I tried the value coco pops from Mt T's this morning. They were horrid!
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 9th Jul 11, 10:46 AM
    • 2,945 Posts
    • 1,107 Thanks
    trinidadone
    • #5
    • 9th Jul 11, 10:46 AM
    • #5
    • 9th Jul 11, 10:46 AM
    thanks flexirider, rupertsmam and supersally01, I have added your comments on the first message
    Trinidad - The hottest place to go
    • thatguy1
    • By thatguy1 9th Jul 11, 11:19 AM
    • 5,206 Posts
    • 23,013 Thanks
    thatguy1
    • #6
    • 9th Jul 11, 11:19 AM
    • #6
    • 9th Jul 11, 11:19 AM
    Already threads on this;

    Sainsbury's basics http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=778637
    Tesco Value http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=1585973 / http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=150104
    Morrisons Value http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=3265100
    Asda Smartprice http://forums.moneysavingexpert.com/showthread.php?t=2014465
    • flippin36
    • By flippin36 9th Jul 11, 11:20 AM
    • 1,953 Posts
    • 6,391 Thanks
    flippin36
    • #7
    • 9th Jul 11, 11:20 AM
    • #7
    • 9th Jul 11, 11:20 AM
    Sainsburys basics tea is very good (yes really)
    S Basics brie
    S basics tin tomatoes
    S basics biscuits (all the range are good)
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 9th Jul 11, 11:27 AM
    • 2,945 Posts
    • 1,107 Thanks
    trinidadone
    • #8
    • 9th Jul 11, 11:27 AM
    • #8
    • 9th Jul 11, 11:27 AM
    thanks flippin, i have added
    Trinidad - The hottest place to go
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 9th Jul 11, 11:29 AM
    • 2,945 Posts
    • 1,107 Thanks
    trinidadone
    • #9
    • 9th Jul 11, 11:29 AM
    • #9
    • 9th Jul 11, 11:29 AM
    thanks for the links from the different supermarkets
    Trinidad - The hottest place to go
  • bexxie90
    Forget what its called and I know you dont mention Iceland,but they do 2 bottles of washing up liquid for a pound and its fab and this is coming from a Fairy liquid only person....my mum got me onto it. I think Iceland do some fab deals atm especially Capri-suns for kids pack up-10 for £1.69 thats fab and also Daz etc much cheaper
    As for smart price etc I ALWAYS buy their biscuits,nappy bags,toilet cleaner and fab softener as they are all good.
    x


    Chloe 13 years old and Amelia-Rose born 4/4/07

    Gorgeous Harry born 18/04/10 5 weeks early after a nine minute labour!
    MFW currently paying £200 extra a month.
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 9th Jul 11, 1:15 PM
    • 2,945 Posts
    • 1,107 Thanks
    trinidadone
    Forget what its called and I know you dont mention Iceland,but they do 2 bottles of washing up liquid for a pound and its fab and this is coming from a Fairy liquid only person....my mum got me onto it. I think Iceland do some fab deals atm especially Capri-suns for kids pack up-10 for £1.69 thats fab and also Daz etc much cheaper
    As for smart price etc I ALWAYS buy their biscuits,nappy bags,toilet cleaner and fab softener as they are all good.
    x
    Originally posted by bexxie90
    thanks bexxie90 for your comments, never considered icsland, do they a value brand? if so, whats there value brand called, and which products above are value brands?
    Trinidad - The hottest place to go
    • sign in stranger
    • By sign in stranger 9th Jul 11, 1:31 PM
    • 18 Posts
    • 15 Thanks
    sign in stranger
    Worst of the value products I have tried:

    Morrisons Value Mayonnaise. I think it was 37p for a large jar (500ml). Just unbelievable - seriously.
    I bought two.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 9th Jul 11, 2:30 PM
    • 30,400 Posts
    • 19,220 Thanks
    DCFC79
    Sainsburys

    basics dishwasher tablets they work quite well
    basics full flavour cheddar
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 9th Jul 11, 2:59 PM
    • 2,945 Posts
    • 1,107 Thanks
    trinidadone
    thanks sign in stranger
    Trinidad - The hottest place to go
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 9th Jul 11, 3:09 PM
    • 2,945 Posts
    • 1,107 Thanks
    trinidadone
    Sainsburys

    basics dishwasher tablets they work quite well
    basics full flavour cheddar
    Originally posted by DCFC79
    thankyou
    Trinidad - The hottest place to go
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 9th Jul 11, 3:11 PM
    • 2,945 Posts
    • 1,107 Thanks
    trinidadone
    i am keen to hear if anyone has used toothpaste, shampoo, conditioner, shower gel?
    Trinidad - The hottest place to go
  • chazle
    Forget what its called and I know you dont mention Iceland,but they do 2 bottles of washing up liquid for a pound and its fab and this is coming from a Fairy liquid only person....my mum got me onto it. I think Iceland do some fab deals atm especially Capri-suns for kids pack up-10 for £1.69 thats fab and also Daz etc much cheaper
    As for smart price etc I ALWAYS buy their biscuits,nappy bags,toilet cleaner and fab softener as they are all good.
    x
    Originally posted by bexxie90
    I also buy this washing up liquid from Iceland, Its called 'Easy' and you get two 650ml bottles in a pack for a £1 and it lasts ages!
    It bubbles up well, not 'false economy' like some cheaper brands where you end up squirting half the bottle in the sink!

    Trinidadone - Iceland dont have a value range but just generally do good offers on things - the only thing to watch out for is all their prices are whole numbers ie £1 £2 etc so you can end up paying more for some things that would probably be cheaper elsewhere (its easy to add up your shopping as you go along though lol)
    • trinidadone
    • By trinidadone 9th Jul 11, 8:28 PM
    • 2,945 Posts
    • 1,107 Thanks
    trinidadone
    I also buy this washing up liquid from Iceland, Its called 'Easy' and you get two 650ml bottles in a pack for a £1 and it lasts ages!
    It bubbles up well, not 'false economy' like some cheaper brands where you end up squirting half the bottle in the sink!

    Trinidadone - Iceland dont have a value range but just generally do good offers on things - the only thing to watch out for is all their prices are whole numbers ie £1 £2 etc so you can end up paying more for some things that would probably be cheaper elsewhere (its easy to add up your shopping as you go along though lol)
    Originally posted by chazle
    thanks for the info. even though there is no value brands in iceland, i will include the easy washing up liquid, thanks X
    Trinidad - The hottest place to go
    • LeeUK
    • By LeeUK 9th Jul 11, 9:17 PM
    • 5,670 Posts
    • 2,609 Thanks
    LeeUK
    I like Asda Smartprice Ham but I don't like the Morrisons Value equivalent.
    • DCFC79
    • By DCFC79 9th Jul 11, 9:55 PM
    • 30,400 Posts
    • 19,220 Thanks
    DCFC79
    thankyou
    Originally posted by trinidadone
    apologies i didnt put the price did it, ill add it tomorrow
    Can people stop loaning money/being a guarator to family/friends, it rarely ends well and you lose out as your money is gone or you get shafted with being a guarantor.
Welcome to our new Forum!

Our aim is to save you money quickly and easily. We hope you like it!

Forum Team Contact us

Live Stats

3,548Posts Today

8,117Users online

Martin's Twitter