Wednesday, 22 January 2014
Back to basics
Hello Dear Reader,
I'm taking part in Sainsbury's basics challenge. It is not my normal supermarket but I will give anything a go in the name of market research. I was sent £20 and the invitation to go buy some of their basics range and then cook and blog about the recipes. It's odd shopping in a normal supermarket and I did wonder why it needed to sell tellys and knickers as well as hoovers and pots and pans. I'm used to shops that just sell food and it would be easy to be lured into buying other goods. If you do shop in real supermarkets then take a list and stick to it as temptation is all around.
I decided to buy store cupboard staples and found there was a good selection in their basics range. Some I can't eat such as bread, biscuits and starchy produce but nonetheless they had a great selection. I like the honesty that says that a few beans will be split, that it doesn't have a fancy package, that the tomatoes may have skin on here and there but it's still good food. Even though I paid more than I would for the regular brands at Aldi, I appreciate that not everyone has a Lidl, Aldi or local market near them. If Sainsbury's was my only supermarket then I'm sure I would be glad of the basics range.
I'm going to be using these products in my cooking over the next few days and I will give feed back as I do along with recipes I try whilst using them. You can look at all their basics range HERE along with prices on Mysupermarket. Sorry if you're in other countries, we do moan about food prices here but it's evident from all you say that our food is much cheaper. Thank goodness as folk are struggling as it is!
Over to you Dear Reader, is anyone else a Sainsbury's basics consumer? Who else is a big fan of supermarket basics range? Who thinks that they are not always the bargain they purport to be?
Even though I was given these groceries, I can assure you that my opinions of them will be entirely my own. If they are good, then I will say so and like wise, if I think they are not good value or you can get better for less else where, then I will say so.
As ever, I look forward to hearing from you.
Love Froogs xxxxxxxxx