I think we’ve all realised that Christmas is going to be a lot different this year than it usually is. No trips out, no big gatherings, no Christmas parties. But that doesn’t mean that we can’t still enjoy all of the festivities, right? Other than spending time with family and seeing them open their presents (I’m more of a giver than a receiver), do you know what my favourite part is? FOOD! A lot of people have a lot less disposable income this year too, so we need to find savings anywhere we can. That’s where Jack’s Supermarket comes in handy. When you head to your local Jack’s you can find all your festive favourites for less!
Jack’s are a part of the Tesco family and have 12 stores across England. All of their fresh chicken, turkey, beef and lamb is 100% British, and their milk comes from a family run farm in Shropshire. All in all they work with over 300 British farmers, growers and producers. (Fun fact – the store name actually comes from Tesco’s founder, Jack Cohen – so his legacy lives on in these stores).
I was recently issued with the task of popping along to my nearest Jack’s store and seeing how much I could fill my trolley with for £40. This happens to be around £10 less than my usual weekly shop so I was intrigued to see if they fulfilled their messages of having outstanding value on great quality products. And I have to say, I was pleasantly surprised!
What did I find in store?
The selection of groceries on offer was excellent – I could easily do my main weekly shop in store. We don’t have any food allergies in our household, but I did want to check what their offering was like. The gluten free section was particularly well stocked. As well as Jack’s own branded products, there was a good variety of Britain’s Favourite Brands at amazing prices.
In addition to your regular groceries and store cupboard essentials, Jack’s also have their “WIGIG” aisle (When It’s Gone It’s Gone) which is topped up with new products every Thursday. When I visited, the (rather impressive!) aisles were filled with Christmas goodies galore; from bigger gifts to stocking fillers, to decorations to festive homewares.
They currently have all your favourite festive groceries to buy too – I had a difficult time deciding what to get! The festive groceries on offer include sweet treats such as mince pies & stollen, chilled party food such as cheese boards and stuffed potato skins, and frozen party food including sausage rolls and desserts.
What did I buy?
I came away armed with quite a variety of different products:
- frozen Christmas party food
- chilled Christmas party food
- store cupboard Christmas treats
- store cupboard everyday essentials
- Christmas decorations
- (I also bought with my own money some Christmas presents for the boys)
- …and even a Christmas present for the furry member of the family – so there is something for everyone!
Before I even entered I had a feeling it would be an enjoyable shopping trip (as enjoyable as can be in the current world, anyway!). Hand sanitiser and antibacterial spray were provided at the entrance to the store which always get a tick from me. The aisles were wide enough to enable social distancing and there were reminder signs around the store. There was always a staff member on hand stocking up shelves or opening another checkout if needed. And the selection of products available to buy is what I would expect from a large supermarket, which is exactly what Jack’s is.
A big thumbs up from me, particularly if you are watching the pennies this Christmas!
I was provided with a voucher for the purpose of buying items to write this post. All thoughts & opinions are my own.