UK's cheapest supermarket: Brits can save over £30 on typical basket by switching shop

Brits could save over £30 on their weekly shop
Brits could save over £30 on their weekly shop

New data from Which? compiled prices on thousands of products from eight supermarkets throughout the year

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Brits could save over £30 on each shop by visiting the UK’s cheapest supermarket for 2022, according to consumer group Which?

New data from the company compiled prices on thousands of products from eight supermarkets throughout the year.

Everyday items such as bread, milk and eggs were evaluated and it found Aldi was the cheapest supermarket for a staggering seven months from June to December.

Lidl held the top spot from January to May.

The consumer group also explored the cheapest supermarket for a basket of 48 goods in December, another comparison where Aldi came out on top.

A shipload at the supermarket cost £81.64 compared to the next cheapest option, Lidl, where it was priced at £83.24.

Which? compared supermarkets throughout 2022
Which? compared supermarkets throughout 2022

Waitrose established itself as the most expensive supermarket, coming out on top throughout the 12 months.

In December, 48 goods at the shop cost £112.62, over £30 more expensive than Aldi.

The full results are listed below:

  • Aldi - £81.63
  • Lidl- £83.24
  • Tesco - £93.42 (not reflecting Clubcard prices)
  • Asda - £93.44
  • Sainsbury's - £95.71
  • Morrisons - £97.12
  • Ocado - £102.87
  • Waitrose - £112.62

Which? also explored the price of a trolley of 149 goods, consisting of a wider selection of products including Cathedral City cheddar cheese.

Lidl and Aldi were not added to the big shop comparison as the same items are not always available at the two supermarkets.

Asda established itself as the cheapest option in December, something it has managed to do every month for the last three years.

Aldi established itself as the cheapest option
Aldi established itself as the cheapest option

Waitrose, however, was the most expensive choice, pricing at £406.95.

The sum represents a difference of over £50 compared to Asda, which was priced at £355.62.

The full results were as follows:

  • Asda - £355.62
  • Sainsbury's - £368.97
  • Tesco - £375.97 (not reflecting Clubcard prices)
  • Morrisons - £377.81
  • Ocado - £386.68
  • Waitrose - £406.95

Reena Sewraz, Which? retail editor, said: “With food and drink prices putting huge pressure on household budgets, it’s no surprise to see many people turning to discounters like Aldi and Lidl when our research shows they could save up to £31 on a typical shop."

Which? comparisons are completed on a basket of goods at a specific time, which is worth bearing in mind.

Supermarkets change the prices of their goods frequently, with items on offer fairly often, meaning you should always check around if you are looking for the best price.