Pancake Day: where to find the cheapest ingredients
It's Shrove Tuesday today, also known as Pancake Day, when people around the world will be frying and flipping pancakes. While many of us will have all the ingredients we need to hand, others will have to nip out to the shops today to pick up everything they need.
So which supermarket is cheapest? If you bought all the ingredients for a basic pancake (without toppings) in one store, the cheapest supermarket would be Aldi, costing just £2.19 for plain flour (500g), six medium-sized eggs and a two-pint carton of whole milk. Ocado was second cheapest at £2.64 followed by Asda at £2.67.
Most expensive was Waitrose at £3, followed by Sainsbury's (£2.79), Tesco (£2.71), and Morrisons (£2.68).
We used mysupermarket.co.uk to find out where you can save money on the basic individual ingredients, along with toppings including sugar, lemon juice and chocolate spread for those wishing to go to town.
Plain flour (500g)
Aldi: 45p (1.5kg)
Six Medium Free Range Eggs
Whole milk (1.14ltr carton)
Two whole lemons
Aldi: 69p (pack of five)
White sugar (500g)
Aldi: 79p (1kg)
Ready-made pancake mix
If you're lazy and can't be bothered to buy individual ingredients, here's where you can find Betty Crocker's Traditional Pancake Mix the cheapest: