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Morrisons tends to be cheapest followed by Tesco. Lidl/Aldi can spurn you with a lack of basic key items.
Porridge is nice; even better with tinned peach slices, banana or orange to go in it. You need more milk if you have porridge.
Cooked breakfast is the norm:
- Sausages (1 per person per day is usually enough)
- Beans (1 tin per day per 5ish people)
- Eggs ( 1 per person per day)
- Bacon (1 per person per day)
- Mushrooms (1 big pack per day for a full trip)
- Toast (See bread below)
- Chilli: Kidney beans, Tinned toms, soya/beef mince, Chillis, Onions, Garlic, Carrots, Celery, RICE.
- Curry: Buy a Curry Paste not a curry sauce! Balti works very well, most people can take the heat, and you can bulk it out nicely with tinned toms. Then Onion, Garlic, Parsnips, frozen peas, etc. & RICE.
- Pasta Sauce: Get Olive oil, garlic, onion, celery, tinned toms, peppers, aubergine, mushrooms.
- Mars Bars & Snickers are the classics
- But look to see if the Tesco own brand rip-offs are anywhere about; they're good + cheap!
- Malt Loaves; Jamaican Ginger cake are pretty special!
- Marzipan is good for epic trips
- Recently trialed, beef jerky type stuff is pretty good (though take water)
- Medium slice is just right
- Generally 2/3 a loaf per person per weekend (YMMV)
- Generally 2/3 wholemeal, 1/3 white for the traditional lads
- Butter (Lurpack rocks)
- Tea (Yorkshire or Tet's; not Medium Quality)
- Coffee (Tesco Value is actually drinkable!)
- Vegetable Boullion - tastes better than stockcubes, and just pour for more (Nb; approx half can for full 14 person meal)
- Apple pies (Tesco Value) are nice hut and van food