Morrisons launches new ‘exotic’ meal deal choices – but does the price stack up?

5 October 2017
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Adventurous eaters and fans of a lunchtime meal deal may be pleased to hear that Morrisons has extended its range to include more ‘exotic’ items.

The supermarket’s meal deal, which enables shoppers to select a meal, snack and drink for £3, now includes products from more than 20 countries, such as Argentina, Japan, Morocco, Thailand, Turkey, and the USA.

According to the supermarket, the range is designed to cater towards Brits’ new-found taste for food from around the world and now includes 370 items.


 

New additions to the menu include:

  • Mains: Black sushi rice vegan wrap; beef and horseradish on rye baguette; pulled barbecue beef rib wrap with pickled vegetables and a Tennessee BBQ sauce; and a halloumi flatbread with chargrilled vegetables and a rose harissa mayonnaise.
  • Snacks: Popcorn bar; caramel flapjack; and an Autumn limited edition fruit salad.
  • Drinks: Pineapple, guava, and baobab juice; ginger lemonade; cranberry and hibiscus water with Vitamin C, E, and selenium; aloe vera water; and blackberry and pear infused water.


 

Sian Ayling, Morrisons meal deal buyer says: “Customers have told us they want all lunch items included in our meal deal. They also want more exciting foods, such as those they’ve eaten in restaurants or on holiday.”

Shop around for the best meal deal

When it comes to price, Morrisons’ meal deal is at the lowest end of the supermarket meal deal price scale at £3.

Plus, unlike some supermarkets, Morrisons doesn’t enforce restrictions on certain products meaning higher end items, such as sushi, are included.  

However, of course the proof of the pudding, as they say, is in the eating.

Here’s how leading supermarkets’ meal deals compare:

 

 Supermarket/retailer

 

 

Cost of a lunchtime meal deal (main + snack + drink)

 

 

Notable exclusions 

 

Boots

£3.39 (£3.89 London)

All products included.

Co-op

£3.25

Excludes sushi and some baguettes

Greggs

£3

Meal deal does not include a snack

M&S

£3.50

Excludes sushi and salads and only applies to selected sandwiches

Morrisons

£3

All products included

Sainsbury's

£3

Excludes sushi and 'Taste the Difference' sandwiches

Tesco

£3

Excludes sushi and 'Finest' sandwiches

Source: Morrisons, 2 October 2017. Note: Aldi, Asda, Lidl, and Waitrose do not have meal deals.

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