Here’s a round up of all the taste tests that have popped up on the blog so far. I’ll add TV programmes and any taste tests I host as time goes on. Most of them compare budget own brands with each other to prove we don’t always need to pay a premium for big brand names. In all of these tests, the volunteers don’t know beforehand which brand is which or any prices.
I’ll only include here the ranking in each test, or the winner if there wasn’t a ranking detailed. These are linked if you want some more information on how the brands were compared in the original shows.
The 100+ Best Value Food Ingredients might list cheaper brands that didn’t win any taste tests…Hold your own blind taste test and see if you don’t prefer the cheapest!
Save Money Good Food Series 1 Taste Tests
(versus Tesco and Aldi)
Hot cross buns
3rd Tesco Everyday Value
Series 2 Taste Tests
Cheese and onion crisps
Joint 2nd Aldi and Lidl
Tesco also came first in a separate test against Walkers only.
(versus Asda, Lidl, and Cadbury’s)
(versus Aldi, Lidl, and Walkers)
Hardy’s (versus Aldi)
Aldi won when compared only to Tesco and Sainsbury’s.
(versus Aldi and Morrisons)
(versus Aldi, Asda, and Coca Cola).
(vs Tesco, Asda and Nescafe)
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The testers chose the following ranking:
Cathedral City is priced well above Aldi though, so since it came second, Aldi is worth a try for the saving.
1st Morrisons 15p/100g (58 votes)
2nd Lidl 11p/100g (24 votes)
3rd Robertsons 31p/100g (18 votes)
Ready salted crisps
1st Walkers £1/100g (42 votes)
2nd Sainsburys 53p/100g (36 votes)
3rd Asda 31p/100g (22 votes)