ALDI once again has been revealed as the cheapest supermarket to nab your big shop from.
According to research from Which?, which looked at which store offered a basket of 23 essential items the cheapest during October, the German discounter came out on top.
Aldi has been crowned the cheapest supermarket once againCredit: Alamy
It’s the second time in a row that Aldi has been named the cheapest shop by the consumer website, after scoring the title for September as well.
Which? compared a basket of 23 items and found that shoppers are paying an average of £24.24 for the goods at Aldi.
That’s £9 less than the priciest supermarket, Waitrose, which was charging shoppers £33.81 for an equivalent basket of groceries.
Lidl narrowly missed out on nabbing the title of cheapest supermarket, as it was just 73p more expensive than Aldi at £24.97.
Asda came in the third less expensive at £25.94, while Ocado came in at second place for the priciest shop, charging shoppers £29.95.
The 23 items that Which? compared were a mixture of own-brand products such as apples and eggs as well as big brands like Hovis.
Which? works out the average price for each item at each supermarket across the month, and adds them up to get an average basket price for each store.
Here’s how much each shopping basket cost at the different supermarkets:
- Aldi: £24.24
- Lidl: £24.97
- Asda: £25.94
- Sainsbury’s: £27.71
- Morrisons: £28.31
- Tesco: £28.64
- Ocado: £29.95
- Waitrose: £33.81
The biggest price differences were on own-label melons and seedless grapes, with Aldi flogging both £1.11 less than Waitrose.
PG Tips were also 94p less expensive at Aldi than they were at Waitrose.
The Sun approached Aldi and Waitrose for comment.
Shoppers will be keen to save as much as they can as food prices continue to soar.
Heinz’s boss told customers to get used to higher prices, admitting that the company is increasing the cost of products including ketchup and baked beans.
Prices have been pumped up for a number of reasons due to Brits panic-buying goods, and a shortfall in lorry drivers means not enough deliveries are being made to meet the demand.
The rise in prices will also help to drive up the cost of inflation, experts have warned, meaning a Brits could have to stump up an extra £1,800 by the end of the year just to get by.
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