My sister-in-law recently told me that she went to Tesco with only €9 in her pocket and extremely low expectations. She was pleasantly surprised to find that she got a very decent bag of groceries for the price. I rarely shop in Tesco these days, but was driven in there by yet another damn rainstorm yesterday. I was also pleasantly surprised at some of the bargains I picked up:
- 300g pistachios for €2.49
- 500g organic wholemeal spaghetti for €1.15
- Ryvita sesame or wholegrain crackers for 99c
- Lime juice for 60c
It would appear that their promise of thousands of price cuts is not all guff, and there are some really good bargains to be had. I would still keep a close eye on what’s on special, and what the discount is, however – some of the discounts were pretty minor (€2.09 to €1.99, that kind of thing). And the prices of fruit and veg are still well above those at Lidl or Aldi.
What do you think? Have you noticed improvements at Tesco?