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Re: Food shopping

Postby Pyrpolizer » Fri Dec 01, 2017 8:14 pm

officergent01 wrote:I was in Cyprus last week 18/11/17 and found food and clothing to be surprisingly expensive compared to the U.K.

Lidl supermarket prices seemed higher and Phillipos in Coral Bay even more so. A box of breakfast cereal, even local brands 4 euro, a frozen pizza 6 euro.
And what about clothing? visiting Paphos up in the old town, a pair of jeans close to 50 euro.
So where do you do your weekly shop? and where do you shop for clothing?
We want to move to the Island and live in Peyia, So suggestions would be appreciated thanks


As usual you have to learn where to buy from.
For example LIDL's prices for frozen Pizzas are:
Special 2x350 gr € 3.79
Salami 3x350 gr € 4.79

Similarly for Clothing. Marks and Spencers might be your first choice in the UK, but here it's not.
I bought 2 pairs of stretch jeans just recently from a casual's shop for € 10 each, and they proved excellent quality and fit.

I personally keep a database of prices. They range A LOT from Supermarket to Supermarket.
An example
Nescafe classic 200gr € 4.98 € 5.05 € 5.90
Last price refers to Alpha Mega. Generally that's the most expensive supermarket.

I call LIDL the absolute exploiter of their own clients.
Example:
Early in October they started selling a new brand of butter called "British" for €1.99 per 250gr
They kept on increasing the price every week to 2.09-2.19 to 2.29.
I stopped buying in protest!
I prefer to buy the Lurpak at steady price of €2.39 from another supermarket rather than yield to LIDL's exploitation.

Sklavenitis is today selling the Evrika Active Care washing powder at the unbeatable price of € 3.43/6Kg !!
That's my 2nd choice after Dixan.
You want to know the range of prices between Supermarkets for Dixan?
Dixan 3.96 Kg € 8.95
Dixan 3.6 Kg € 11.43

Shocking or not?
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Re: Food shop

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Dec 02, 2017 12:24 am

I had a quick look in Sklevanitis today... Kellogs cornflakes 750 gm eu 4.97. Sklevanitis own brand 375 g eu 1.40. Equivalent to 2.80 for 750 gm, and imho quite an acceptable alternative to Kellogs.

Frozen pizza 2.89 for own brand up to 5.80 for a 10 to 12 inch or 350 gm to 500 gm pizza, though i found the own brand to be uninspiring. Alpha mega do tesco frozen pizza at 2.99' or 4.99 for stuffed crust. Lidl are the cheapest but also uninspiring. My Girls prefer the Tesco.

Actually they prefer Pizza hut or Pappa John's but that is another story.

Lidl fruit juices at 80c per litre or so are ok...local brands are usualy closer to 1.40 up, though Sklavenitis had some Keo juices at 83/l.

Their 900gm bread is usually 1.50 or less, compared to AM at 1.65 and the local bakery at over 2.

Nescafe i shop around for as it normally can be found somwhere at the 4.90 to 4.99 mark.
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Re: Food shopping

Postby kurupetos » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:50 am

Get Real! wrote::? Can’t agree with any of this bullshit… prices in London are way higher in pretty much everything.

Never seen a box of cereal for €4, more like €2.50, or pizza for €6 when frozen pizza sells between €3.50 and €5.50.

Did you foolishly go to a tourist super market by any chance and did you also account for the difference in currency?

Probably not… but then again miscalculating and getting it wrong is most people’s specialty!

Our Brit friend should try Cypriot sausages and halloumi. :wink:
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Re: Food shop

Postby kurupetos » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:59 am

supporttheunderdog wrote:I had a quick look in Sklevanitis today... Kellogs cornflakes 750 gm eu 4.97. Sklevanitis own brand 375 g eu 1.40. Equivalent to 2.80 for 750 gm, and imho quite an acceptable alternative to Kellogs.

Frozen pizza 2.89 for own brand up to 5.80 for a 10 to 12 inch or 350 gm to 500 gm pizza, though i found the own brand to be uninspiring. Alpha mega do tesco frozen pizza at 2.99' or 4.99 for stuffed crust. Lidl are the cheapest but also uninspiring. My Girls prefer the Tesco.

Actually they prefer Pizza hut or Pappa John's but that is another story.

Lidl fruit juices at 80c per litre or so are ok...local brands are usualy closer to 1.40 up, though Sklavenitis had some Keo juices at 83/l.

Their 900gm bread is usually 1.50 or less, compared to AM at 1.65 and the local bakery at over 2.

Nescafe i shop around for as it normally can be found somwhere at the 4.90 to 4.99 mark.

Kellogg's? Full of sugar and other chemicals. Bad crap. :twisted:

I prefer Quaker oats for breakfast. A bowl of oat porridge is perfect. :mrgreen:
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Re: Food shop

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:21 am

kurupetos wrote:
supporttheunderdog wrote:I had a quick look in Sklevanitis today... Kellogs cornflakes 750 gm eu 4.97. Sklevanitis own brand 375 g eu 1.40. Equivalent to 2.80 for 750 gm, and imho quite an acceptable alternative to Kellogs.

Frozen pizza 2.89 for own brand up to 5.80 for a 10 to 12 inch or 350 gm to 500 gm pizza, though i found the own brand to be uninspiring. Alpha mega do tesco frozen pizza at 2.99' or 4.99 for stuffed crust. Lidl are the cheapest but also uninspiring. My Girls prefer the Tesco.

Actually they prefer Pizza hut or Pappa John's but that is another story.

Lidl fruit juices at 80c per litre or so are ok...local brands are usualy closer to 1.40 up, though Sklavenitis had some Keo juices at 83/l.

Their 900gm bread is usually 1.50 or less, compared to AM at 1.65 and the local bakery at over 2.

Nescafe i shop around for as it normally can be found somwhere at the 4.90 to 4.99 mark.

Kellogg's? Full of sugar and other chemicals. Bad crap. :twisted:

I prefer Quaker oats for breakfast. A bowl of oat porridge is perfect. :mrgreen:



Cornflakes were invented by John Harvey Kellog as a part of a campaign to deal with somthing perceived in the 19th century as a serious risk to health, i.e. Masturbation and sexual desires generally...
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Re: Food shopping

Postby supporttheunderdog » Sun Dec 03, 2017 9:35 am

I checked Tesco's website. A kilo of Kellogs is gbp 3.10, while own brand flakes are a lot cheaper, both compared to Kellogs, and to prices in Cyprus, where they are probably half price compared to Alpha Mega, or Lidl, or Sklavenitis.
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