We’re back with the second instalment of our price comparison baskets! In September we reported the comparison of Hawkesbury Stores and supermarket prices for a big basket of essential groceries.

luxury-basket_sept-16Now, we reveal our prices for a basket of our higher-end groceries – those delicious luxuries you might treat yourself to at the weekend, or if you’ve got friends to impress!

As before, we’ve compared our costs with products found in Tesco. Of course, one of the lovely things about of our high-quality ranges is that many can’t be bought in supermarkets. You won’t find delicious sausages from Hawkesbury’s France Lane Farm, or succulent bacon from Woodchester, in the aisles of Yate Tesco! However, we’ve compared as closely as we can, and here are the results:


The ‘Luxury’ basket


St. Dalfour Raspberry jam £1.99 St. Dalfour Raspberry jam £1.95
CafeDirect rich filter coffee 227g £3.50 CafeDirect rich filter coffee 227g £3.95
Tesco houmous 200g £1.00 Delphi deli houmous 170g £1.10
Tesco Finest Halkadiki and Kalamata olives 285g £2.49 The Real Olive Co. Organic Kalamata Olives 210g £3.15
Capricorn goats cheese £2.00 Capricorn goats cheese £2.50
Heck pork sausages 400g £3.00


France Lane pork sausages 500g £3.30


Prosecco DOC (range £5.50-£10) Av. £7.97 Ponte Prosecco DOC £9.99
Spice Tailor Goan hot curry sauce £2.89 Holy Cow! Goan prawn curry sauce £1.99
Lindt 70% cocoa chocolate 100g £1.99 Lindt 70% cocoa chocolate 100g £1.99
Tesco Finest dry cured smoked back bacon 240g £2.50


Woodchester dry cured smoked back bacon 194g £2.23


Tesco Finest Ardennes with mushrooms pate 170g £2.00


Pate Grand-Mere Ardennes pate 250g £2.50


Add cost of car trip to Yate (£6.40) £37.73    
Add cost of bus fare to Yate (2.10) £33.43    


We were £3.32 more expensive than Tesco for a basket of ‘Luxury’ items, £1.22 pricier if you get the bus, but more than £3 cheaper if you take the car.

So if you need a bottle of fizz to take to a party, are planning a big weekend breakfast, or stocking up on yummy cheese and nibbles for guests, come and check out Hawkesbury Stores!