Supermarket price survey 2009

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07.CHOICE grocery basket

CHOICE grocery basket 2009
Heinz Greenseas Tuna in Brine 425g
San Remo Large Pasta Spirals 500g
Sunrice Premium White Long Grain Rice 2kg
SPC Baked Beans in Tomato Sauce 425g
Goulburn Valley Sliced Peaches in Natural Juice 825g
Dolmio Bolognese Classic Tomato Pasta Sauce 550g
Private label (e.g Woolworths Select or Coles brand) canned whole peeled tomatoes (not Roma) 400g
Lipton Quality Black Tea Bags 100 bags
Cottee’s Strawberry Conserve 500g
Moccona Freeze-Dried Coffee Granules – Classic 100g
Nestlé Milo 450g
Sakata BBQ Rice Crackers 100g
Arnott's Tim Tam Originals 200g
Cadbury Dairy Milk Chocolate 200g
Cheapest available middle rasher bacon 250g
Cheapest available full fat sour cream 300g
Cheapest available full cream milk 2litre
Kraft Singles Cheese Slices 24pk
Ski D'Lite Yoghurt 2 x 200g
Cheapest available butter 250g
The Laughing Cow Cheese Spread Triangles 140mg
Chum Canned Dog Food 1.2kg
Libra Ultra Thins regular Pads with wings 14pk
Kleenex Cottonelle Toilet Rolls 6 pack
Cheapest available sliced white bread 700g
McCain Frozen Peas (not baby peas) 1kg
CSR White Sugar 1kg
Coca Cola 2litre
Just Juice Orange Juice 2litre
V Energy Drink 4pk - Original 4 x 250ml
Kellogg's Nutri-Grain 560g
Private label (e.g. Woolworths Select or You'll Love Coles, not generic) free-range eggs Large 12pk
Bananas, loose, cheapest available, not Lady Finger unit price
Tomatoes, loose, cheapest available excluding Roma, Cherry and Truss unit price
Cheapest available fresh chicken breast fillet - cannot be free range, grain fed, organic or pre-packed unit price

Table notes

We collected price data on 35 different products. All Aldi and non-Aldi products are matched as closely as possible. Sixteen of the items in the CHOICE basket were kept the same as in our 2007 basket for comparison. Most items in the survey are familiar quality brands, but for bread, bacon, butter, milk and sour cream we price the cheapest products we can find, usually generic.


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