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Sainsbury's have got the message!

Discussion in 'Low-carb Diet Forum' started by BeccyB, Jan 13, 2017.

  1. BeccyB

    BeccyB Type 1 · Well-Known Member

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    Tabbyjoolz Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    It's a start.

    I've been buying the Barenaked noodles for some time now; they're pretty good.
     
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    jonbvn Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A decent effort. However some of the products are not that low carb. E.g the sweet potato & polenta fries have 23.7g of carbs per 100g.

    As always, check before you buy.

    One day the low carb alternatives will be as numerous as the gluten free products.
     
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    I'm with you. The simple fact that they acknowledge a growing demographic of customers who are interested in low carb is positive, and very interesting. Perhaps the message really is getting through, for economic reasons. That's the only way it's going to work, in the long term. If the supermarkets could keep low carb alternatives at a reasonable price, not much more that a bag of crisps, it might work. Not sure they'd do that, though. Walkers and Coke are huge financial forces.
     
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    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Encouraging. I wonder if the other big supermarkets will follow suit. Perhaps they'll let Sainsbury be the guinea pig and see how they fair first.
     
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    kittypoker Friend · Well-Known Member

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    It's a taste thing. I tried them and they tasted like rubber bands. Spiralised courgette and cauli rice
    work better for us, but a bit of a b****r to prepare. ;)


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  7. maglil55

    maglil55 Type 2 · Expert

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    I think they are getting the message but agree some of the items are more moderate than low and a couple I'd call high. I notice M&S are introducing more
    Items to although they missed a trick with their Balance for You range.
     
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    douglas99 I reversed my Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    A low carb sliced courgette, £3.75 kg.
    A normal unsliced courgette £1.50 kg.

    I think they have indeed seen the market.
     
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    Chook Type 2 · Expert

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    Some of those products I know I'd buy so I've got my fingers crossed that Sainsbury get them in to my local little store - I doubt it though as they seem to have virtually give up trying since a new Lidl opened opposite.

    I prefer the Barnaked rice to the noodles but (as far as my tastebuds go) they are okay mainly because I never thought the rice or pasta they are replacing tasted of much anyway.

    Most supermarkets do cauliflower rice and I like the flavoured Caulirice products, especially the Pilau one (I get them at Morrisons or Asda).
     
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    I wonder if they'll ever dare to have a high fat section :)
     
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    kittypoker Friend · Well-Known Member

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    Just buy a courgette. Not sure where you mean.
     
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    Shock! Horror! Wouldn't that be good? I read labels and look for the highest fat count but they keep denying my fatty goodness. Which has enabled me to lose 27kg in eight months. The monsters! :woot:
     
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    Hubby and I went shopping in Tesco today and it was a struggle to find the full-fat Greek yogurt. I'm really concerned they'll take it off the shelves. Everything else, literally, was 0% fat.
     
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    dbr10 Type 2 · Well-Known Member

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    I'm going to try them.
     
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    I find ALDI is far more low carb without them even realising it. I think it must be down to their suppliers. They do a great can of chicken soup - 2g in the whole can. They also do a range of full fat cheeses and yogurts and their veg is always far fresher than other supermarkets and best of all I'd guess our shop is at least 25% cheaper than Tesco's or ASDA. I'd guess we now get roughly 75% from ALDI and 25% from Tesco's
     
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    Juicetin Prediabetes · Well-Known Member

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    Hi which soup is that from Aldi please, I'd like to get some. Thanks
     
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    Do you mean when they're previously spiralised and packaged for an extortionate price? Handy for a one-off but really taking the pee. ;)
     
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    I like the range in Sainsbury's, it's my closest supermarket and walking distance. Some stuff is cheaper to buy unprepared but I honestly couldn't bear to make my own butternut squash noodles or lasagne sheets, or even to mess about making broccoli or cauliflower rice, so I like being able to buy it ready made!
     
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    Its their cheapo brand (haven't got any here at the mo). It's just called Chicken soup and comes in a yellowy beige can. Just look at the label on the back of the can to confirm.
     
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    We live in an age of easy cooking. I buy some excellent pre-made chicken in cheese sauce with a very low carb count as a back-up. On the whole, I cook from (almost) scratch. 'Lazy' chili, garlic and ginger feature large.
     
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