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In order to have a few months of food supply I've been auditioning various
items from the Asda Smart Price range.
Some are quite palatabe while others are foul.

Baked Beans (ok)
Chilli Con Carne (ok)
Hotdogs (borderline)
Meatballs (just wrong)
Mild Curry Sauce (ok)
Vegetable Soup (bit bland but ok)
Plain Flour (good)
Pasta Shapes (ok)

What you tried?
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I struggle with cheaper brands and own label stuff and have come to the conclusion that AFTER TSHTF we will already be stressed to death without coping with a major change in our dietry needs. Why compound your stress by eating foods you dont normally eat. I chose to stick with the brands I like such as Heinz, Frey Bentos,Birdseye etc and just build up my supplies over a longer period.
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Some of them are ok though, hence the audition process.
Mild curry sauce is 9 pence and comes in a reusable glass jar
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In order to have a few months of food supply I've been auditioning various
items from the Asda Smart Price range.
Some are quite palatabe while others are foul.


Hotdogs (borderline)
Meatballs (just wrong)
These really qualify as food?

Its been a good few years since I was able to stomach alot of processed food, before anyone says it "Yes in a SHTF scenario I'll eat anything" (most things before that crap though )

Some of the ASDA chosen by you stuff is ok, we actually prefer thier ketchup to most brands, noticed no real difference with sweetcorn.
Smartprice bakedbeans were too watery last time we tried them, the tinned toms are great for sauces though. Asda strong white bread flour makes for nice bread but saying that so does the lidl's and morrisons (we go around and buy whichever is cheapest at the time).
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I tend to take advantage of offers on at Tesco or Makro and buy brands we like but I'm reasonably flexible, saying that I will only have Heinz beans and Heinz soups
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I only like Heinz baked beans and Heinz ketchup, but with other things I'm more flexible.
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I only like Heinz baked beans and Heinz ketchup, but with other things I'm more flexible.
Everyone knows Branston Baked Beans is where it's at
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I recently found a tin of tesco value custard at the back of my cupboard, it was 5 yrs 10 months past its use by date, tried it and it was fine.
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Okay Branstons are alright too. Especially if they're on sale. :D
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I like to make curried beans by putting you guessed it; mild curry sauce into baked beans.
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name brand soups are far far safer i will agree- own brand stuff is rarely up to scratch.
super cheep chopped tomatos are fine though, and if needs must morrisons own brand (not ultra cheep) baked beans are fine, especially if you put grated chedder in it!
Heinz wins on beans though, Branston do come second, but they are permissable.
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we eat Lidl baked beans, i really cant taste any difference between them and Heinz! and their a lot cheaper.
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we eat Lidl baked beans, i really cant taste any difference between them and Heinz! and their a lot cheaper.
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Some of you seem far too fussyI tend to buy all the ranges,some value,some own brand and some top range.If I like value range and there is only a tiny difference(such as the value baked beans have more juice,and probably fewer beans!),then I will continue to purchase.In my experience I would say most value food is just as good.Of course you sometimes have to decide whether you want more meat as opposed to a filler in some meat products,but I rarely find a value item that I dislike.
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when we used to shop in Tesco's i found a lot of their own branded stuff very inferior but i can recommend Lidl's .
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I found a strong for tinned chicken in white sauce, it makes a lovely meal, I was getting mine for years from Tesco but one day thought I would try Asdas version, God it was aweful, watery tasteless sauce, slimy tiny bits of chicken and a taste best described as burnt cardboard, went straight back to the only slightly dearer Tesco verson.
Similar story with Heinz baked beans, tried Cross and Blackwells version and other one, bloody aweful.

Where budget products who compete well is for me on stuff like Long Life Milk, 1 litre cartons of apple and orange juices, tinned fish, tinned meat etc.
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