Thank you all for the comments on my recent post. It was a comment from Sol that has prompted this post. He says ' I hate buying things like toilet paper and washing powder, they are silly prices to me.'
Take the Downshift Challenge.
Supermarkets separate their products into different ranges. You have the Premium branded products like Mcvities, Kellogs, Andrex etc You also have Supermarket own brand with different packaging (Savers/Basic/Simply, Luxury, The Best). The level of cost increases through the range.
I think I may be back to the drawing board on this one! But if you don't try you will never know. I've heard that Nicky toilet roll is good so that be another I buy to try.
A few other brands I've dropped:
Heinz baked beans replaced with Branston Baked Beans
Heinz Salad Cream replaced with Lidl Kania/Batts , in fact the whole range are brilliant Mayonaisse, ketchup, mustard etc.
Silver spoon sugar replaced with ANY Cheaper sugar. To be completely honest I am now more open to trying different brands as I am no longer loyal to any one Supermarket. The Crownfield cereals in Lidl are very good especially the Malt Wheaties and Fruit Wheats.
What Premium brand products have you replaced with a cheaper version?
What Premium brand products could you not live without?
Coffee is important to me and I alternate my coffee between the premium brands Kenco Rich, Nescafe Gold and Nescafe Azera which all cost £5-6+ 200g. However I stockpile when its on offer and I'm proud to say I haven't paid full price for a jar in over 2 years! I hope all your Christmas plans are coming together. Its still very cold out there so stay warm and stay safe. Bye for now. Tx