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  • bossymoo
    bossymoo Posts: 6,924 Forumite
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    Aldi or Lidl?
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  • diluvsdiscounts
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    Try Jonnagold apples from Morrisons they are lovely and half the price of all the others about 56p kg I think.
  • lizzyb1812
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    Aldi Super 6 is all fruit this week - can't remember what they are but does include apples, cherries and bananas - all for 69p per pack. Super 6 offer changes every fortnight and has prices between 39p and 69p per pack.

    Otherwise try to find a greengrocer or try the market.

    All the above will generally have better prices than the supermarket unless the latter has special offers.
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  • lauracusack
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    I don't have a morrissons or Aldi I can get to unfortunately :(
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  • hattifattener
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    Greengrocers are usually pretty good on price compared to mr T's I find. We try to use Lidl if we can get there. And we unfortunately have resigned ourselves to getting the 'cheap' stuff. I bulk up my fruit bowl on apples, bananas and pears and only get soft fruit if it's cheap/in season. Have a look at price per kilo, usually you save a packet by choosing the loose fruit and veg over say a bag of apples or potatoes. But, having said that sometimes value range fruit and veg in packets is cheaper, and usually still tastes nice.
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  • lauracusack
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    I do tend to buy by the kilo as I'm pretty obsessive about getting the best value :)
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  • lauracusack
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    Another thing is that I tend to buy high volumes of fruit and veg, so is there anywhere where you can bulk buy to save money?
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  • iwilldoitthistime
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    have you tried Costco? The one at metrocentre sells fruit by the tray. Not sure how cheap it is though, as I dont usually need the quantities they sell, but the quality looks good
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  • lauracusack
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    have you tried Costco? The one at metrocentre sells fruit by the tray. Not sure how cheap it is though, as I dont usually need the quantities they sell, but the quality looks good

    I just had a peek on their website but it doesn't mention fruit and veg. Do you need a membership card to go there?
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  • mavisangelica
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    The Grainger Market in Newcastle have a few fruit and veg stalls that are very reasonable. There is one particularly on a corner (near where the Dr Martens stall is) in the lighter end where the cafes are that often has loads of offers.

    The difference you will find though buying from stalls and greengrocers is that the stuff you buy from supermarkets tends to be under ripe so it keeps longer. The fruit from stalls tend to be ready to eat so it makes sense to shop locally a little and often rather than make a special trip to stock up into, say, Newcastle once a week and then finding it has gone off.
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