BEST VALUE BBQ REPORT: THE REAL COST OF A BRITISH BBQ IN 2021

The new Best Value BBQ Report from the personal finance experts at money.co.uk reveals how to stay on budget during what’s set to be a summer full of sizzling BBQs.

The report reveals that a whopping £258.3m will be spent on BBQ food during summer 2021, with shoppers spending an average of £51 per BBQ.

The Best Value BBQ Report analyses the offerings of 22 popular barbecue foods across  six UK supermarkets, calculating the average basket price. The report also looks into the average cost of a traditional, vegan/vegetarian and pescatarian BBQ for adults and children.

Aldi is the most affordable supermarket for your big BBQ shop, with the average meat-based BBQ costing just £38.52. Morrisons is the most expensive, at £50.10 for a meat-based BBQ feast.

Table 1: Where can the best supermarket BBQ deals be found?

Budget Supermarket Basket

Meat Average

Plant-based Average

Fish Average:

Aldi

£38.52

£15.47

£20.25

Tesco

£52.27

£30.35

£29.44

Waitrose

£55.43

£37.65

£38.30

Asda

£52.84

£28.31

£18.29

Sainsbury’s

£42.26

£29.10

£31.05

Morrisons

£50.10

£20.55

£28.41

Luxury Supermarket Basket

Meat Average

Plant-based Average

Fish Average:

Aldi

£73.02

£28.92

£25.12

Tesco

£93.87

£53.05

£41.30

Waitrose

£104.88

£67.10

£51.85

Asda

£75.80

£36.84

£25.11

Sainsbury’s

£85.65

£76.81

£42.21

Morrisons

£76.36

£41.10

£36.40

Source: Money.co.uk

A basket filled with meat products from the budget supermarket will cost just £38.52. Sainsbury’s (£42.26) takes second place, with Morrisons (£50.10) following behind in third. Tesco (£52.27) and Asda (£52.84) are neck- and-neck in fourth and fifth place.

Prefer meat on your BBQ? You’ll spend 43% more shopping for six guests at Waitrose, compared to Aldi.

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