Tesco prices in Ireland

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Pauline W

Tesco prices in Ireland

Calling all DOLs in Ireland. Having just booked a self catering week in Waterford for next year a member of our "gang" has brought up the subject of the cost of food etc. There is a Tesco nearby. Can anyone give me an idea of prices compared to the UK? Also is there any restriction on any food we can actually take in the car with us.
It's a new venue for all of us so we are really looking forward to it.

Thanks

Pauline

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JAMES

Tesco Prices.

Tesco is a funny thing price wise in that they do not charge the same for the same product in all stores. It's called "local pricing" and basically means they charge what they can get away with due to the area.

I have a Tesco five minutes away, and a bottle of their own lemon juice is 69p.

If I walk ten minutes in another direction to a less affluent area, the exact same product is 45p.

I like lemon juice in hot water sometimes, and we have tesco, budgens and Waitrose here. Waitrose is a small one and does not stock lemon juice in bottles (I know!) Budgens is posh these days and only does some organic, hand squished by Polish monks type brand for about £75 a bottle (OK I exaggerate!) So whilst I do not normally use Tesco, I do for my lemon juice.

Guess which one I go to!


Oh, I must add, Tesco are certainly not the only company to do this sort of thing, I know Boots, Sainsburys, M&S and loads of others also do it.

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Pauline W

Tesco Ireland...

Food for thought James. I know Large/small size T's, Sains etc charge differently but I'm never sure about from one area to another.

P. xx

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Darkginger

Tesco Ireland

Tesco prices here are largely similar to those in the UK - although you'll find booze is more expensive, and everything SEEMS more expensive because of the Euro/pound rate - currently running at about €1.2 to £1, I think. On the whole, things are slightly more expensive here, although petrol may be slightly cheaper. We do most of our shopping in Lidl nowadays - much cheaper than Tescos!

As far as bringing food with you goes - you're allowed to export/import any foodstuff which is sold in a sealed package within the EU. If it's opened, it's probably against the rules :)

Hope you have a great time!

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Pauline W

Tesco etc.

Thanks so much Darkginger. Very helpful advice. Lots of time to plan shopping list etc. We will be coming over for Easter so can you order some good weather?
Thanks again.

Pauline.

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Darkginger

Tesco prices ctd.

Just got one of those advertising leaflets in the post, so thought I'd give you some price examples to look at (bear in mind these are special offers):

Butter - Kerrygold 454g - €2
Tesco Value Brown Bread 500g - 75c
Tesco Fresh Milk - 1 litre - €1.49
Denny Deli style ham 140g - €4
Tesco Round (rump) Steak Mince 500g - €4.99
Smirnoff Blueberry Vodka 70cl - €15
Cork Dry Gin 70cl - €16

Hope that helps! (and of course vodka and gin are essential weekly staples!)

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Anastasia

Meat or dairy.

Do Not take meat or dairy into Ireland, it is not allowed even if the packets are sealed.
This is not allowed.
I travel to Ireland a few times each year , & this is really the items that are totally banned.
My cousin works at Rosslare port , so I know first hand not to take the above
I take everything else when I travel over , the rules are the same when coming back to the UK , no meat or dairy.
Must say I have never been stopped coming back into the UK, but have been stopped afew times at Rosslare.

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Darkginger

Meat or dairy - you can!

From the Irish government website:

"Bringing in meat or dairy products

Only products which have been produced in accordance with EU rules may be imported for personal consumption. As a guideline, quantities should not exceed 10 kg. Generally, the products are on sale to the public in the EU country of origin, are appropriately packaged and have an identifying EU health mark. An EU health mark is an oval stamp with:

The country code on the upper part, for example, UK
An approval number in the centre
The initials EC (European Commission indication) on the lower part."


I have brought cheese and smoked venison back from the UK several times without a problem - the law says I can (see above).

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JAMES

Ireland.

I was going to say, Darkginger. There have been many items you've bought in Brighton when we've been shopping together that are meat or dairy and you always get em home!!

x

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Anastasia

Ireland

Well I stand corrected, nice to know, will make my trips easier.

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Pauline W

Prices in Ireland

Thanks for all your advice. The grey cells are working on a menu to take care of first couple of days then it's whichever shop is handiest - and best for the wine and beer.
Pauline

 
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