The cheapest supermarket in the UK has been revealed

When it comes to discount retailers, are you team Lidl or team Aldi? Either way, both supermarkets are renowned for their excellent bargains and value for money. That said, it was actually Lidl that was crowned the cheapest UK supermarket in April (and for the fifth month in a row), according to the monthly analysis by Which?.

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We love to see what’s on offer in the ‘middle of Lidl’ and you’re lucky if you manage to basket an Aldi Specialbuy before it sells out, but how do the brands compare on essentials?

Every day throughout April, Which? checked the prices of 18 essentials in various supermarkets to figure out which one was the cheapest. The essential products included own-brand foods like unsalted butter and semi-skimmed milk. The consumer group also compared branded goods, like Hovis wholemeal bread.

Lidl beat Aldi to the top spot by just 74p, proving both stores are neck and neck when it comes to cheap prices. The shop at Lidl came to £25.92, while the same products at Aldi cost £26.66. Asda was the cheapest of the ‘big four’ supermarkets, with the trolley contents priced at £28.46.

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