I compared a food shop at M&S and Lidl to see if it’s as cheap as everyone says, I didn’t expect the results at all | The Sun

PEOPLE always assume that M&S is one of the priciest places to do a food shop – but is this really the case?

Well, one woman named Clare Bates (@clarebates2) made it her mission to find out.

Taking to TikTok, the savvy shopper responded to a social media user who claimed: "M&S value range can be cheaper than Lidl."

Clare asks: "Is this comment true? Well, I had to go to M&S to find out.

"It turns out in fact, it is true!"

She then shows off her huge food haul, with food items bought from both M&S and Lidl.


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"So M&S do this kind of market range where they have things like these avocados for 65p each, these on-the-vine tomatoes – I think were 69p – and I got some bananas, they were like 80p."

Clare continues: "I got a couple of bits in M&S but I also went to Lidl.

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"So I got all of this for £35.

"So in Lidl I got the sourdough baguette for 99p, two cinnamon buns for 55p each, yoghurt – I like the Lidl yoghurt, it's really cheap – £1.15 for all that!

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"I got this honey for £1.49, herbal teas 79p, tofu for £1.69."

After suggesting M&S is just as cheap as Lidl if you buy from the right ranges, Clare concludes: "All in all, I'm pleased!"

The post has since gone viral, racking up over xx views and endless comments – with many quick to point out that they were also surprised by M&S prices.

"I hate how people call M&S pricey when it isn't, Sparks saved me loads of money too," wrote one.

A second noted: "I always go to M&S after the gym as it’s next door! They always have loads of bargains!"

A third claimed: "M&s quality is so much better. Lidl fresh produce goes off within days."

Meanwhile, a fourth pointed out: "M&S quality is unbeatable."

Another enthused: "Their essential items like milk and certain veg are most definitely cheaper."

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A further added: "Chicken is really cheap in M&S. I will go there just for the chicken!!"

And one more chimed in: "Love M&S value range."

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