Aldi slashes price of veggies to 19p per bag as supermarkets start Easter price war

ALDI has slashed the cost of fresh veggies to just 19 per bag ahead of Easter, as supermarkets start their annual price war.

This week only, Aldi shoppers can buy 1kg packs of carrots and 500g of parnips for 19p each in time for Sunday's Easter roast dinner.

The bags previously cost 40p and 42p respectively, meaning you'll save up to 23p (55%).

Aldi has also cut the price of white potatoes from 75p to 45p, and cherry tomatoes to 49p, down from 67p.

Rival Lidl has matched Aldi's price for carrots and parsnips this week, dropping prices from 40p.

The discounter has also cut the price of 1.25kg packs of potatoes to a cheaper 29p.

How supermarkets have slashed prices for Easter

BELOW we round up the discounts supermarkets are offering on fresh veggies for Easter.

Aldi

  • Carrots 1kg – 19p, down from 40p
  • Parsnips 500g – 19p, down from 42p
  • White potatoes – 45p, down from 75p
  • Swede, each – 29p, down from 49p
  • Cucumber, each – 29p, down from 43p
  • Romaine lettuce hearts, two-pack – 79p, down from 99p
  • Cherry tomatoes, 350g – 49p, down from 67p

Asda

  • Broccoli 360g – 20p, down from 50p
  • Carrots 1kg – 20p, down from 43p
  • Parsnips 500g – 20p, down from 49p
  • Baby potatoes 500g – 20p, down from 55p
  • Trimmed fine beans 180g – 89p, down from £1
  • Green beans 240g – 85p, down from 90p

Lidl

  • Carrots 1kg – 19p, down from 40p
  • Parsnips 500g – 19p
  • Shallots 300g – 39p, down from 83p
  • Spring onions – 29p, down from 37p
  • Potatoes 1.25kg – 29p
  • Kale 200g – 59p, down from 99p

Morrisons

  • Carrots 1kg – 40p each, three for £1
  • Parsnips 500g – 40p each, three for £1
  • Broccoli 350g – 40p each, three for £1
  • Spring Greens – 40p each, three for £1
  • Swede – 40p each, three for £1

Asda isn't far behind the discounters by slashing the cost of 1kg packs of carrots and 500g bags of parsnips to 20p, down from 43p and 49p.

It has also cut the price of broccoli heads to 20p, down from 50p.

Meanwhile, Morrisons is offering Easter veggies for 40p each or you can pick up three for £1.

This applies to 1kg bags of carrots, 500g packs of parsnips, 350g of broccoli, spring greens and swedes.

We've rounded up all the prices drops above.

Supermarkets typically take part in price wars on fresh veggies ahead of Easter and Christmas each year as they battle for shoppers' cash.

A couple of years ago, Asda, Aldi, Lidl and Morrisons all went head to head ahead of Easter.

Aldi's price cuts are available in stores and for click and collect until this Sunday, April 4, while Lidl's and Morrisons' are in-store only until the same date.

Asda's deals are available online and in stores, but it's yet to confirm the end-date.

The Sun has also asked Sainsbury's and Tesco whether they plan to cut veggie prices too, but we haven't heard back yet.

Here’s how to cut the cost of your grocery shop

SAVING on your shop can make a big difference to your wallet. Here are some tips from Money.co.uk about how you can cut the cost of your shopping bills:

  • Write yourself a list – Only buy items that you need. If it isn’t on your list, don’t put it in the trolley
  • Create a budget – Work out a weekly budget for your food shopping
  • Never shop hungry – you are far more likely to buy  more food if your tummy is rumbling
  • Don’t buy pre-chopped veggies or fruit – The extra they’ll charge for chopping can be eye watering
  • Use social media – follow your favourite retailers to find out about the latest deals
  • Be disloyal – You may want to go to different stores to find the best bargains
  • Check the small print –  It’s always worth checking the price per kg/lb/litre when comparing offers so you’re making a like for like decision as a bigger box won’t necessarily mean you get more
  • Use your loyalty cards – Don’t be afraid to sign up to them all. They all work slightly differently – work out what bonus suits you better and remember to trade in your points for additional rewards

In other Easter news, we've tested Easter eggs from supermarkets including Aldi, Tesco and M&S to see which ones are best.

Plus, here's what happened when we taste tested supermarket hot cross buns.

Deals to look out for include Morrisons slashing the price of Easter eggs to 75p each.

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