Mr Lender’s price comparison of grocery shopping essentials

Published: 10/10/2022 and written by P Smith

With the cost of living at an all-time high, we understand that little savings can make a big difference. That’s why the Mr lender team have done a comparison of some everyday grocery shopping essentials across seven of the big supermarket chains. All the prices were correct on the day of publication.

BREAD 800g

Loaf of bread

Aldi – Everyday Essentials White Bread = £0.39
Asda – JUST ESSENTIALS White Bread = £0.39
Waitrose – Essential White Medium Sliced Bread = £0.75
Morrisons – Medium White Bread = £0.79
Tesco – White Bread 800G = £0.80
Sainsburys – Soft Medium Sliced White Bread = £0.80

MILK 2 PINTS

Carton of milk

Tesco – Semi Skimmed Milk = £1.25
Sainsburys – Semi Skimmed Milk = £1.25
Asda – Semi Skimmed Milk = £1.25
Morrisons – Semi Skimmed Milk = £1.25
Aldi – Semi-skimmed Milk = £1.25
Waitrose – Semi Skimmed Milk = £1.25

BUTTER 250g

Stick of Butter

Morrisons – Savers Salted Butter = £1.89
Aldi – Cowbelle British Salted Butter = £1.99
Tesco – British Salted Block Butter = £1.99
Sainsburys – British Butter, Salted = £1.99
Asda – Salted Butter = £2.00
Waitrose – Essential Salted Dairy Butter = £2.20

PENNE PASTA 500g

Bag of Penne Pasta

Aldi – Everyday Essentials Penne Pasta = £0.35
Asda – JUST ESSENTIALS Pasta Shapes = £0.35
Sainsburys – Penne Rigate = £0.85
Morrisons – Penne = £0.89
Tesco – Penne Pasta Quills = £0.90
Waitrose – Essential Penne = £0.90

RICE 1kg

Bag of Rice

Asda – JUST ESSENTIALS Long Grain Rice = £0.48
Aldi – Everyday Essentials Long Grain Rice = £0.95
Morrisons – Easy Cook Long Grain Rice = £0.95
Tesco – Easy Cook Long Grain Rice = £1.35
Sainsburys – Easy Cook Long Grain White Rice = £1.55
Waitrose – Essential Long Grain Rice Easy Cook = £1.60

Chips 1.5kg

Plate of chips

Aldi – Four Seasons Straight Cut Chips = £0.99
Sainsburys – Steak Cut Chips = £1.19
Waitrose – Essential French Fries = £1.45
Asda – Low Fat Straight Cut Chips = £1.85
Tesco – Tesco Steak Oven Cut Chips = £2.15

FREE-RANGE EGGS x6

Half a dozen eggs

Aldi – Medium British Free-Range Eggs = £0.99
Waitrose – Essential Free-Range White Eggs = £1.00
Tesco – Medium Free-Range Eggs = £1.10
Sainsburys – Medium Free-Range Eggs = £1.10
Asda – Medium Free-Range Eggs = £1.20
Morrisons – Medium Free-Range Eggs = £1.25

TOILET ROLL x4

Toilet roll

Aldi – Saxon Luxury Toilet Tissue = £1.59
               Sainsburys – Toilet Tissue Double Rolls 2                        equals 4 rolls = £1.75
Asda – Shades So Soft Toilet Roll = £2.00
Tesco – Luxury Soft Quilted Toilet Tissue = £2.10
          Waitrose – Essential White Ultra Soft Bathroom                Tissue = £2.35
Morrisons – Toilet Tissue White = £2.55

CHEESE 400g

A wheel of cheese

Aldi – Emporium British Mature Cheddar Cheese = £2.55
Sainsburys – British Mature Cheddar Cheese = £2.75
Tesco – Mature Cheddar = £2.85
Asda – Mature Cheddar Cheese = £2.85

PORRIDGE 1kg

Bowl of porridge

Asda – JUST ESSENTIALS Porridge Oats = £0.70
Aldi – Everyday Essentials Porridge Oats = £0.70
Tesco – Scottish Oats Porridge = £1.25
Morrisons – Morrisons Porridge Oats = £1.29
Sainsburys – Scottish Porridge Oats = £1.30
Waitrose – Essential Porridge Oats = £1.40

*Prices were accurate at the publication of the post.
*If a supermarket is missing from a section it’s because they didn’t have a comparison in that size or quantity.

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