Supermarkets try all sorts of tactics to make us spend more, and a trick of the eye means you could be missing out on the best value items every time you go shopping. It’s all about where products are positioned on the shelves, with stores tending to place more expensive items at average eye-level, hoping we’ll grab...
With Easter fast approaching (and honestly, just for a bit of fun) we thought it was time to bring back the MSE Easter egg taste test. This year it's even more egg-citing as we've included vegan options too, with 10 eggs – six traditional and four vegan, a combination of supermarket and branded eggs. It was up to MSE staff to decide which they thought was 'tastiest' and 'most expensive.' Let's hop to it!
If you've not heard of Roarsomes, you've probably not been on Instagram lately, as these vegan Quorn nuggets are taking social media by storm. At £2.20 a box, they're a bit pricey, but I've found a clever online deals stack that'll net you eight boxes for £8 – making them £1 each.
Where there's a will, there's a takeaway, and right now, staying in is the new going out. Of course, the cheapest way to eat is to cook it (I hear you 'fake-away' fans), but sometimes we just want a treat. If that's you, sink your teeth into this round-up of top takeaway and delivery tips.
With lockdown easing in some places, many high streets reopening, and some returning to offices, coffee is on many people's mind. If you regularly buy a brew, then you'll know that over time the cost can really add up. With this clever deals stack, you can get your fix of caffeine for pennies throughout August, so you won't be left feeling like a mug.
On 15 Jul, the Government cut VAT to 5% for the hospitality sector including restaurants, cafes and pubs till 12 Jan 2021. This has led to many big chains such as KFC, McDonald's, Costa, and Nando's slashing prices – so we've canvassed 21 big eateries, coffee shops and pubs to see where you'll save, and if so, by how much.
Children of the 80s will remember the highlight of summer was when the make-your-own ice lollies mould came out of storage. But they were bulky, hard to clean, and took ages to freeze, so - wanting to avoid plastic packaging - I've taken a look at more modern examples.
Eating healthily and quickly isn't always easy at the best of times, but being in lockdown with fewer trips to the supermarket can make it harder. Online supermarket deliveries are extremely popular at the moment with many reporting difficulties booking a slot – see our Coronavirus Lockdown guide for the latest info.
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