Experts have revealed how households can save hundreds of pounds in their yearly shopping budget by making some simple swaps to Lidl's own brands.

The Good Housekeeping Institute and Which? have revealed how Brits can continue enjoying good quality and taste while making huge savings.

Products such as coffee, cheese and peanut butter can all be swapped according to research conducted by the popular UK consumer champions.

The findings were gathered using taste tests and Which? reviews to see if these swaps would compromise taste and overall enjoyment.

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Of these findings, Lidl GB's Chief Commerical Officer, Peter de Roos, said: “These independent, industry-leading tests illustrate that Lidl’s own label products are better than some of Britain’s best-loved brands, yet at lower prices. 

“More people are switching to Lidl for this reason, and we remain focused on helping shoppers make real savings – without having to compromise on taste or quality.”


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Eight easy Lidl swaps that could save your household £470 a year in groceries

Here are the eight swaps households can make that can save hundreds every year:
1. Save over £100 on coffee

Lidl's Bellarom Italian Ground Coffee is the best value option Which? tested, costing just £1.79 for 227g.

Overall, this could save shoppers £101.83 a year when they swap from big-name products like Illy Espresso Medium Roast Ground Coffee priced at £6.50 for 250g.

2. Save £49 per year on chocolate hazelnut spread

Nutella's popular chocolate spread is a household favourite but can be swapped out for Lidl's own-brand version according to tests by Which?.

Lidl's Choco Nussa Spread scored highly and only costs £1.49 per 400g jar, saving shoppers £1.90 per jar.

3. Save £45 per year on Crunchy Peanut butter

Popular peanut butter brands like WholeEarth, Sun-Pat and KP were other brands that Which? testers said could be replaced with own-brand products like Lidl's Mister Choc Crunchy Peanut Butter.

Lidl's version costs just £1.25 per 340g jar while own brands like Sun-Pat cost £3 per 400g jar.

4. Save over £30 a year on olive oil 

Recommended by Which? experts, Lidl’s Deluxe Puglian Extra Virgin Olive Oil was awarded Great Value with a score of 71% and was described as a brilliant budget-friendly bottle.

At a cost of only £4.19 per 500ml, it could save shoppers over £33 a year when compared to other bottles like Waitrose's popular Chianti Classico Olive Oil priced at £12.50.

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5. Save £9.23 this summer on ice cream cones

Lidl's Bon Gelati Ice Cream strawberry and vanilla cones were found to cost only £1.79 for a pack, equating to 29p per cone, beating Cornetto's 41p per cone.

6. Save £47 per year on vegan sausages

Lidl's Vemondo vegan sausages have been commended by the Good Housekeeping Institute for their ‘nicely browned exterior’, with flavours reminiscent of ‘sage and onion stuffing’ with a ‘satisfying bite’, beating out cult favourite Linda McCartney.

Costing only £1.59 per pack, they are a cheaper alternative to Linda McCartney's sausages costing £2.50.

7. Save £125 annually on vegan burgers 

Likewise, Lidl's Vemondo vegan burgers are also cheaper at a cost of £1.59 per pack of two, compared to £4 for Moving Mountains.

8. Save £57 a year on cheese slices

Lidl's Mature Cheddar cost only £1.99 for 250g compared to M&S' Mature Cheddar 10 slices costing £3.10 per 250g.

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