Which is the cheapest supermarket in the UK? It looks like Lidl is the best value, and where you should be buying your Easter lunch, according to research by Good Housekeeping.
You can buy a whole Easter lunch, including a leg of lamb and two bottles of prosecco, for just £25.54 at the German chain.
If you don’t have a Lidl store close to you, Aldi and Morrisons came close behind with baskets costing £23.65 and £24.83 respectively.
Asda also scored well on the supermarket comparison table, with the equivalent basket of goods costing just £26.27.
The price was calculated based on the price of the annual Easter shopping basket price index.
The shopping basket also includes Easter staples such as potatoes, vegetables, mint sauce and hot cross buns.
Meanwhile, Marks and Spencer and Waitrose came almost neck and neck at the top of the scale.
Marks and Spencer charged £37.83 for the basket, while Waitrose was marginally more expensive at £37.99.
Caroline Bloor, Consumer Affairs Director, Good Housekeeping, said: “For a lot of people, purse strings are tight.
“Consumers are becoming increasingly price savvy, which means retailers are constantly having to up their game.
“This is only good news for consumers, as there’s an array of bargains to be had.
“By choosing carefully, you can still have a high-quality Easter lunch, at a low price.”
How do Britons like their tea? A survey recently revealed the perfect cup of tea in the UK.
A survey found that 33 per cent of the country go to the dark side, while just one in four prefer a milky tea. Another 40 per cent like it somewhere in the middle.
Northern Irish tea drinkers like their brew the strongest and darkest, while those in Scotland and the North East of England are most likely to appreciate a milkier mug.
Tea fans in the South East are most likely to leave their tea bag in for longer, letting it brew for an average of 64 seconds – seven seconds longer than the national average or 57 seconds. But East Anglians are in a hurry, letting the bag stew for just 48 seconds.