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grocery shopping in tesco

5 Aug

london 8pm 22C cloudy monday 2019

i have been to the tesco today to buy their chicken thighs, £1.66/kg, greens 54p for 500mg, and onions 1kg for 50p. they are very good value for money, which is why i am surprised when i read that tesco has increased their prices of 1000 items recently. and just now i read this article saying they are cutting costs by sacking staff from their metro stores. in fact, i have been avoiding going to tescos because of those articles about them increasing their prices. and today i went only because i saw in their website those good prices for the thighs. i got those thighs back to the flat and was cooking them today , and saw they dont include the bones from the backbone. asda sells these thighs for the same price but they include the bones from the backbone, which makes them more bony than tesco’s. so in terms of better value, the tesco ones are better. and no one else sells onions and greens so cheap. 

it is rather strange for the publicity to emphasise their increased prices but not their low prices… but i have often found this for myself … if u buy the branded stuff you will find their prices go up, but keep to the basic stuff and they tend to  remain the same prices or if they do go up, it is relatively small increase, or another supermarket own brand will keep the same low price.

instant coffee is a good eg of this. tesco, and sainsburys too, once doubled the price of their basic instant coffee, and so i switched to aldi, and lidl, and now i find tesco has reverted to the same price , showing that many have shifted like me. but the funny thing is , i am not tempted to go back to tesco. so that i hope it will teach them not to play around with the prices and try it on by raising the prices dramatically. they will lose my custom for good at least for that item. and i am hoping many of us do that. show them we are not going to foolishly and slavishly buy their stuff no matter how much they raise the prices.

i dont object to them raising the prices of their so called luxury items. haha. for eg, on the same shelves as the cheap thigh chickens at £1.66/kg, is their so called british chicken thighs, at £3/kg. they look exactly the same as far as i can see, just the name and packing looks more fancy… so i dont mind them doing this, if they can fool the foolish well go ahead, that should at least keep them in profit, because i dont want them to go bankrupt haha.

btw chicken thighs are really the best cuts. better than the whole chicken, or drumsticks or legs. because they got a lot of meat in them, with a thigh bone that is quite light, so weight for weight and ratio of meat to bones, they are really good value.  it goes without needing to say it, that the breasts are the most expensive cuts. and it has to be said that the whole chickens here in uk are the most big breasted , unlike everywhere else in the world that i can see, where the chickens are skinny. so if u like breasts, i think it better to buy the whole chicken, even though u are paying for all those backbones, and ribs.