Groceries have gone up this Christmas

Groceries are set to be more expensive for Christmas 2019 than in other years, according to the Choice Christmas Basket Challenge.

What is the Choice Christmas Basket Challenge?

Choice conducts the comparison by putting together a shopping list of 22 items from each store that Australians typically purchase around Christmas time.

“We compared the Christmas basics across Coles, Woolworths and Aldi. It wouldn’t be Christmas without candy canes, mince pies, pavlova and finding bits of tinsel around the house weeks later,” said Choice consumer advocate Jonathon Brown.

The results

“When it comes to price, Aldi is the clear winner for a cheap Christmas, but of course other factors often come into consideration at Christmas too.”

“Choice’s Supermarket Satisfaction Survey earlier this year found local supermarket brands were highly rated for their fresh food and customer service, so if freshness and service matters to you, it might be worth considering a local brand,” said Mr Brown.

Aldi also beat other brands in the Choice expert blind taste test with their Luxury Christmas Pudding and the festive custard blind taste test.

It is also noted however, that Coles and Woolworths have a growing popularity with their online delivery services.

For further Christmas grocery tips from Choice, click here.

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