If you like your Christmas a bit old school, you probably know that the time to make your own Christmas pudding has now passed. Last Sunday was ‘Stir It Up Sunday’ and marked the last chance to start making your home-made Christmas puddings before the big day. Don’t panic. If you’re worried you have missed out, it may have been a lucky escape.
Curious to see if it is cheaper to make your own puddings we looked at the price of these staple ingredients over the past 3 years. Are you stirring up a saving or are you more likely to cut costs with convenient ready-made puddings?
*We took a look at average pricing data for the above ingredients over 2012 (October- December), 2013 (October-December) and 2014 (October – Mid November).
What did we find?
It’s 38% more expensive to buy your ingredients in Asda and Tesco this year compared to 2012. That’s more than a third more!
It costs £8.80 more to make your pudding in Asda this year (compared to 2012) and £8.19 in Tesco.
It is also more expensive in Sainsbury’s but only by £2.89.
That could really leave a bitter taste in your mouth, but it is not all bad news.
Butter is now 33% cheaper compared to 2013 in Tesco and 27% cheaper in Sainsbury’s compared to last year. So even if you have missed out on putting your pudding together, you can still save on this cooking staple.
One of the key flavours in Christmas pudding is the brandy. Brandy is only up 3% in Tesco this year, so we’re thinking about skipping dessert and going straight to the digestif!
Of course, if you consider cost per portion, it may still be cheaper to make your own. Sure you can make multiple Christmas puddings once you have the ingredients in your cupboard, but who wants to make Christmas pudding in April?
Get ghoulish savings with mySupermarket and our collection of scary savings!
From freaky sweet treats to savoury party pleasers, Halloween is a great time to get creative with your groceries! You can check out all the treats on our super savvy (not so scary) shelf here .
Watch out for supermarket tricks this Halloween. Use mySupermarket to compare the price of your ingredients and find the best value on your shop. We now compare 11 retailers so whatever you’re looking for, there is no need to over pay.
Here are our top 5 rotten recipes to help your Halloween party give your guests goosebumps. Don’t forget to let us know what you’re up to this October and don’t be afraid to share your recipes and creations with us over on Facebook or Twitter!
These toothy treats are not too sweet, plus they have an extra
protein punch thanks to the peanut butter.
Spiders very rarely make us smile, unless they’re covered in chocolate that is!
Add all the ingredients to your basket in one click to save time!
A little but healthier than your average Halloween snack, this one is a real no brainer!
Fiendish Sausage Fingers
Giving “finger food” new meaning, this recipe is American but you can find
suitable sausages in the supermarkets here too.
After all, what is a party without Cake?
Which is your fiendish favourite?
We might be closer to winter than we are to spring but what better time to fill your home (or someone else’s) with cheerful, bright flowers?
The good news is that you can now shop and compare your weekly flower order along with your weekly grocery shop on mySupermarket. All you have to do is find ‘Flowers’ in the Fruit & Veg shelf on mySupermarket – and you will be able to see what is on offer in your chosen grocery store, or if indeed you would be better off buying them from someone else.
Just another way mySupermarket is making sure you never overpay.
We are very excited to announce (if you hadn’t noticed already) that we have added Poundland and Iceland to our site and our iPhone and Android apps. This means you can use mySupermarket to shop with these retailers for online delivery, or use our app in store to make sure that you are always getting the best deal.
To get you going, we have found these really great Savvy Buys from Poundland:
And from Iceland:
The summer holidays are drawing to an end, and even though the kids will be reluctant to go back to school, we know quite a few parents that will be much relieved that their kids will be back at it soon.
Here, at mySupermarket, we are all about making things easier and saving you money. With that is mind, we created a Back to School Store on mySupermarket with all the best deals and offers on Back to School essentials.
Offers change, deals end and new ones begin – be sure to check our Back to School Store every time you shop with us for the most up to date one-stop-shop for all your (and the kids’) back to school needs.
We wanted to celebrate it, and some of our favourite summer pastimes: picnics and BBQs! So we have a whole section dedicated to the best Summer Saves out there – from sunscreen to ice-cream, we have found all the best deals to make sure you make the most of the long evenings and warm weather.
As you put the final touches on your Easter bonnet and stock up on Easter treats- you may wonder about the prices you’re paying this year. Luckily, mySupermarket are here to help you find where the best deals are- and aren’t this Easter- and the rest of the year too! Take a look at what we found when investigating the average price of Easter eggs in 2014…
It’s Mother’s Day this weekend- but are you paying more to treat your Mum in 2014? We take a look here…
Cool, elegant, on trend- these aren’t always words you’d associate with going to the supermarket. In fact, we’re fairly certain everyone reading this has popped out for some milk or bread in their pyjamas (or at least their slippers…) at some stage.
So when we discovered that Chanel (you know that really posh and lovely fashion house) had staged their Autumn Winter show on a supermarket inspired catwalk we were a little confused. Confused but delighted. Finally we can all be cool (without the killer heels and Botox) just by getting the weekly food shop in.
Superstars such as Rihanna and Cara Delevingne took to the aisles in “big coats over disco leggings and trainers or leather shorts over leather tracksuit bottoms suggested a cool, ‘just popped out for a pint of milk‘” look. Erm, if you say so…
Whilst we’re sure that that flouro-tweed and neon dreadlocks are all must have accessories when popping to the Chanel shopping centre, they’ve forgotten the most important accessory of all- mySuperList!
So we’ve returned the favour of making shopping chic and made fashion savvy by adding our own mySuperList suggestions to the collection. After all, just because you are shopping in a premium supermarket to the stars doesn’t mean you still can’t make a saving!
CoCo Chanel Coco Pops anyone?
Swap and Save- mySuperList let’s you know in store if there is better value to be had. So Rihanna or Cara? Let us work out the best value for you…
Puzzled by misleading supermarket signs? Never fear, in store scanning and comparisons with mySuperList keep you informed. The model on the right knows what’s going on!
Comparing unit prices is one of our top tips for making a saving in the supermarket- even one as cool as Chanel’s! Is that a Savvy Buy or are you better off going else where?
If you don’t fancy queueing (and who does), you can bypass the whole this and order online from your phone anywhere you have internet connection! So you can stay in your pyjamas at home if you like, we won’t tell anyone!
What do you think? C’est chic or le freak-y?