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Is anyone interested in critiquing my food shopping?

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MamaPain Tue 24-Jun-14 18:44:13

I would like some help. My food bill seems to go up each week, even though I wouldn't say there has been much of a change in what I buy. It was previously around the £200 mark but has now passed £250 shock

This week I meal planned what I think of as not particularly special meals and it's still so expensive.

I don't need to buy the following:

Pet Food
Toilet Paper
Kitchen Paper
Washing Up Liquid
Washing Detergent
Dishwasher Tablets
Rinse Aid
Fabric Conditioner
Bottled Water
Most Cleaning Bits
Fizzy Drinks
Bottles of Water

Should I post my meals and my order?

Doingakatereddy Tue 24-Jun-14 18:46:15

Post it and let the fun begin, someone's bound to tell you to stretch 500g mince to 10 meals grin

KillmeNow Tue 24-Jun-14 18:46:34

Oh I love a good shopping thread. I get some good ideas on them.

Post away !

Yes, post it smile
How many will you be cooking for, by the way? It's no good us telling you to only buy one tin of tuna if you've got 27 children grin

mootime Tue 24-Jun-14 18:48:44

Ooh I'm interested in this. My shop just seems to creep over £200 but I do at least 1 top up on that...

£250 shock yes def post it!

FatalCabbage Tue 24-Jun-14 18:49:49

Fucking hell.

How many in the household, how many meals in and out? How many treats and snacks?

Which supermarket(s)? In store or online?

Where do you buy branded / own brand / value brand? What's not negotiable (eg Heinz beans)

Any fussiness or dietary considerations?

How much booze?

I feed five (bottled fizzy water for adults, no alcohol, few nappies) nearly every meal for £100 ish a week. I thought that was a generous budget compared with many. £200-250 sounds like gilded unicorn steak to me grin

If you want a comparison, we are two adults and two small children in our house and we spend about £100 a month without being particularly frugal smile

pissedglitter Tue 24-Jun-14 18:50:59

£250, is that monthly?

mootime Tue 24-Jun-14 18:51:28

That's good going cabbage! I have no idea how my shop is always so massive.

LadySybilLikesCake Tue 24-Jun-14 18:52:33

I'm feeding two of us (ds(15) and me) for £60 a week. Are you feeding the 5,000? grin

Ledkr Tue 24-Jun-14 18:53:10

Do you pick your own blackberries?

adsy Tue 24-Jun-14 18:53:44

I spend about £100 a week for 2 adults, 3 DC and an average of 6 mindees a day!! What the frig are you buying??!

Realitybitesyourbum Tue 24-Jun-14 18:54:14

Please tell me its not 200 a week?! How many people? Where do you shop ?

MamaPain Tue 24-Jun-14 18:58:38

Bloody hell this is going to be a car crash for me isn't it.

It doesn't include alcohol.

Doingakatereddy Tue 24-Jun-14 18:58:52

fatalcabbage is rolling her sleeve up ready to get involved grin

adsy Tue 24-Jun-14 18:59:27

So that's a week??
We need a list!

MamaPain Tue 24-Jun-14 19:00:11

FFS I am having copying and pasting issues.

mootime Tue 24-Jun-14 19:00:52

I'll be here with you Mamapain!wink
Clearly my shopping bill is also obscene...

vicmackie Tue 24-Jun-14 19:01:00

F5 F5 F5

LadySybilLikesCake Tue 24-Jun-14 19:01:02

Yup, a list will help.

It won't be a car crash.

MamaPain Tue 24-Jun-14 19:02:17

Products you've ordered

1 24 Wholewheat Biscuits essential Waitrose £1.79
4 Alpro Original UHT Soya Milk Alternative £5.16
1 Bear Pure Fruit Paws Safari Multipack £2.49
2 Cadbury Milk Chocolate Fingers £1.99
1 Calypso Jubbly Tropical Ice Lollies £1.39
1 Carrots essential Waitrose £1.00
1 Cillit Bang Power Spray Limescale & Shine £2.50
2 Coconut Milk Kingfisher / essential Waitrose £3.98
1 Cornflakes Clusters Waitrose £2.00
2 Crumpets essential Waitrose £1.38
1 Dreamies Duck Cat Treats £1.19
1 Encona Original Hot Pepper Sauce £1.55
1 essential Unwaxed Lemons Waitrose £1.50
1 Fentimans Rose Lemonade £2.79
1 Haribo Starmix £2.75
5 Heinz Organic Baked Beanz £4.00
1 Heinz Tomato Ketchup £2.00
1 Hovis Best of Both Medium Sliced £1.35
1 HP BBQ Classic Woodsmoke Sauce £1.00
1 Jacob's Gems Chocolate Bags £1.00
1 Kellogg's Coco Pops £3.46
4 Kinder Bueno Milk & Hazelnut £7.96
1 King Edward Potatoes Waitrose £2.95
1 Limes essential Waitrose £1.50
1 McVitie's Mini Chocolate Digestives £1.00
1 Millionaire Bites Waitrose £2.00
1 Mini Breakfast Pack Waitrose £1.99
1 Mrs Elswood Haimisha Cucumbers £1.35
1 Nestle Shreddies £1.69
1 New York Bagel Co Mini Cinnamon & Raisin Bagels £1.25
1 New York Bagel Co Mini Plain Bagels £1.25
1 Nutella Hazelnut Chocolate Spread £1.68
2 Ocado Fairtrade Bananas £2.50
3 Ocado Medium Pineapple £3.00
1 Organic Red Kidney Beans Waitrose £0.85
1 Orzo essential Waitrose £0.95
1 Perfectly Ripe Mini Watermelon Waitrose £3.00
1 Pom-Bear Original £1.00
1 Popz Microwave Butter Popcorn £1.99
1 Ribena Blackcurrant with No Added Sugar £4.99
1 Rowse Blossom Pure & Natural Squeezable Honey £2.59
1 Schweppes Slimline Indian Tonic Water £1.19
1 Soft Apricots Waitrose Love Life £3.15
1 Sticpa Natural Sun Dried Tomatoes £2.99
1 Tiptree Raspberry Seedless Jam £2.19
1 Walkers Variety Pack Crisps £3.00
1 White Pitta Breads essential Waitrose £0.50
1 Wholenut Peanut Butter essential Waitrose £1.50

1 Apple, Raspberry & Rhubarb Juice Waitrose £1.25
2 Apples Granny Smith essential Waitrose £3.80
1 Belton Farm Red Leicester Waitrose £2.45
1 Bunch of Salad Onions essential Waitrose £0.75
2 Chicken Thighs essential Waitrose £6.50
1 Chocolate Flavoured Milk essential Waitrose £1.40
1 Cooks' Ingredients Oregano Waitrose £0.85
1 Cooks' Ingredients Peeled Garlic Cloves Waitrose £0.99
1 Cooks' Ingredients Red Chillies Waitrose £0.69
1 Double Cream essential Waitrose £1.80
1 Ferrari Grated Parmigiano Reggiano £2.99
2 Fine Trimmed Green Beans Waitrose £3.20
1 Green Seedless Grape essential Waitrose £2.30
2 Happy Eggs Mixed Weight Eggs £5.40
1 Jalapeno Chillies Waitrose £1.50
1 Large Super Sweet Pineapple Waitrose £2.00
1 Lurpak Unsalted Butter £1.70
1 Lurpak Unsalted Spreadable £3.25
3 Mango & Lime Chicken Kebabs Waitrose £10.00
2 Mattessons Smoked Turkey Rashers £4.50
1 Natoora Sicilian Datterini Vine Tomatoes £3.99
1 Nocellara Olives Waitrose £2.49
1 Ocado British Large Cucumber £1.00
2 Ocado British Strawberries £3.98
1 Ocado Chestnut Mushrooms £1.00
1 Ocado Red Onions £1.00
1 Ocado Red Peppers £1.64
1 Ocado Scotch Bonnet Chillies £0.77
1 On the Vine Tomatoes Waitrose £1.79
1 Organic Cooked Beetroot Waitrose £1.00
1 Organic Houmous Waitrose £1.25
1 Organic Semi-Skimmed Milk 2 Pints Waitrose £1.14
1 Perfectly Ripe Avocados Waitrose £2.00
1 Perfectly Ripe Mango Waitrose £2.50
1 Petits Filous Variety Pack Fromage Frais £2.69
1 Philadelphia £1.00
1 Pome dei Moro Tomatoes Waitrose £1.99
1 Pomegranate Waitrose £1.79
2 Premium Chilled Orange Juice with Bits Waitrose £2.50
2 Premium Pineapple Juice Waitrose £2.50
1 Premium Pressed Apple Juice Waitrose £1.25
2 Premium Tropical Juice Waitrose £2.50
1 Savoy Cabbage essential Waitrose £0.80
1 Strawberry Flavoured Milk essential Waitrose £1.40
1 Watercress Rocket & Spinach Salad Waitrose £1.89
1 Welsh Lamb Whole Boneless Leg Waitrose £20.55
1 White Cabbage essential Waitrose £0.90

1 Antonio Federici Caffe Espresso Ice Cream £4.49
1 Antonio Federici Pistacchio Ice Cream £0.00
1 Birds Eye 30 Cod Fish Fingers £4.50
2 Cadbury Creme Egg Ice Cream £4.00
1 Frozen Broccoli Waitrose £1.40
1 Frozen Garden Peas Waitrose £3.00
1 Frozen Mini Supersweet Corn Cobs essential Waitrose £1.40
1 McCain Home Chips Straight Cut £2.00
2 Mini Milk Vanilla, Strawberry & Chocolate Ice Cream Lolly £3.60
1 Yoo Moo Strawberry Moo Frozen Yogurt £0.00
1 YooMoo Vanilla Moo £3.49

PickleSarnie Tue 24-Jun-14 19:04:59

Is all that icecream for one week?! Can I come to your house please?

Doingakatereddy Tue 24-Jun-14 19:05:13

You but a lot of sweet stuff.

That's my contribution <helpful>

Shizzy Tue 24-Jun-14 19:06:13

Christ, you are going to get crucified grin

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