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Christmas Shopping: where to pay the least for your basket of food today

Published on December 16, 2019 6:06 am, by

Christmas is coming! We decided we’d go shopping for a Christmas style basket across Aldi, Coles and Woolworths and see just what the difference is.

So today if you shop for the items we think are part of a good Christmas feast, you would spend the least at Aldi at $202.89 with Woolworths following at $212.16 and Coles at $218.94.

Of course, if you check out the catalogues at Coles and Woolies and buy what’s on sale, you might possibly be able to match the Aldi price. Also, Aldi seemed to come in a bit more expensive in the dessert arena, so if you can spread your shopping across more than one supermarket, you would certainly come in under $200 for all the items on our list.

ALDI $202.89
Meats $111.91
2kg Lamb Leg $12.99 per kg – $25.98
5kg Ham on the bone $8.99 per kg ($10 off total) – $34.95
3.8kg Whole Turkey – $25.99
1 kg Cooked tiger prawns – $24.99
Berries $14.47
250g strawberries $3.49
125g blueberries $3.99
500g cherries $6.99
Green Salad $5.83
Avocado $1.79
500g truss tomatoes $1.50
250g Lebanese cucumber $0.75
120g salad mix $1.79
Potato Salad $10.39
2kg baby white potatoes $3.49
Real Mayonnaise $4.00
175g shortcut bacon $2.90
Snacks $23.14
100g Serrano ham $4.49
100 plain rice crackers $0.89
310g Jatz crackers $3.29
250g Cheeseboard cracker assortment $4.99
200g blue cheese $4.99
200g Camembert cheese $4.49
Dessert $35.45
Plum pudding 700g 7.58
600ml thickened cream $2.89
530g Cadbury Favourites $10.70
1L EggNog $3.29
500g Butter shortbread tin $10.99
Soft Drinks $1.70
Coke $0.85
Lemonade $0.85

COLES $218.94
Meats $119.33
2kg Lamb Leg $14.00 per kg – $28
5kg Ham on the bone $7.50 per kg – $37.50
3.8kg Whole Turkey – $26.83
1 kg Cooked tiger prawns – $27.00
Berries $14.85
250g strawberries $3.90
125g blueberries $4.00
500g cherries $6.95
Green Salad $9.88
Avocado $2.50
500g truss tomatoes $1.50
250g Lebanese cucumber $1.98
150g salad mix $4.00
Potato Salad $10.78
2kg baby white potatoes $4.00
Real Mayonnaise $4.50
175g shortcut bacon $2.28
Snacks $28.30
100g Serrano ham $6.00
100 plain rice crackers $1.10
400g Jatz crackers $4.00
200g Cheeseboard cracker assortment $2.20
200g blue cheese $7.50
200g Camembert cheese $7.50
Dessert $34.00
2 x 700g Plum pudding $7.60
600ml thickened cream $2.90
570g Cadbury Favourites $10.00
1L EggNog $3.50
375g Butter shortbread tin $10.00
Soft Drinks 1.80
Coke/Lemonade $0.90

WOOLWORTHS $212.16
Meats $122.10
2kg Lamb Leg $11.00 per kg – $22
5kg Ham on the bone $8.00 per kg – $40.00
3.8kg Whole Turkey – $36.10
1 kg Cooked tiger prawns – $24.00
Berries $14.95
250g strawberries $4.00
125g blueberries $4.00
500g cherries $6.95
Green Salad $8.23
Avocado $2.50
500g truss tomatoes $1.25
250g Lebanese cucumber $1.98
150g salad mix $2.50
Potato Salad $12.28
2kg baby white potatoes $5.00
Real Mayonnaise $5.00
175g shortcut bacon $2.28
Snacks $26.90
80g Serrano ham $4.00
100 plain rice crackers $1.10
400g Jatz crackers $6.40
200g Cheeseboard cracker assortment $4.40
150g blue cheese $5.00
200g Camembert cheese $6.00
Dessert $25.90
2 x 700g Plum pudding $8.00
600ml thickened cream $2.90
373g Cadbury Favourites $6.00
1L EggNog $3.50
250g chocolate shortbread $6.40
Soft Drinks $1.80
Coke/Lemonade $0.90

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Jen is an experienced banking professional who loves wine, coffee, finding a bargain and of course her three beautiful children. Since Jen's first budget led her to buy a home at 20, Jen has passionately helped others to make better decisions with their money.

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