Could this Iceland £35 food shop feed you for a week? With a big selection of foods, suitable for breakfast, lunch and dinner, it’s a good price…but does this deal work?
Trying to keep the costs of the weekly food shop under control is something I know a lot of people struggle with.
Having to balance having something nice to eat, pleasing everyone in the household, and battling the ever-changing prices at the supermarket isn’t an easy task!
So, when a supermarket says they can feed you for just £35 for a week (including free delivery), is it actually possible?
Iceland £35 weekly shop
They’ve selected around £35 worth of food that is suitable for breakfast, lunches and dinners, as well as some snacks and puddings.
You then won’t need you pay any extra to get your food to your door.
When you place an order over £35 at Iceland you get free delivery thrown in, which is great versus other supermarkets. Some charge up to £7 to get your food delivered!
What’s in the £35 basket?
For your weekly basket (which adds up to £35.02), they are suggesting to add the following 26 items for your weekly meal plan:
- 4 pints of milk – £1
- 5 bananas – 90p
- Robinson’s Fruit and barley orange squash – £1
- Iceland ready cooked sliced chicken breast 1kg – £5
- Iceland Thin & Crispy Coated French Fries – £1
- Heinz triple pack of beans – £1.50
- 10 large eggs – £1
- 10 rashers of bacon – £1.89
- Warburtons bread – £1.05
- Iceland 60 Crispy Chicken Dippers – £3
- Salad pack of 6 tomatoes – 69p
- Wafer thin cooked ham – £1
- Clover Spread – £1
- Iceland Double Pepperoni Thin Pizza – £1
- Iceland Strawberry Cheesecake – £1
- Birds Eye 8 Fish Fingers – £1
- Iceland 6 Strawberry & Vanilla Cones – £1
- Iceland Mashed Potato – £1
- Kelloggs Crunchy Nut Cornflakes – £1.49 (was £2.99)
- 4 rolls of toilet rolls – £1.25
- Iceland Frozen Garden Peas 800g – £1
- Pepsi Max 1.5L – £1
- Crawford’s Bourbon Creams – 55p
- DOLMIO Sauce for Bolognese – £1.70
- Past Reggia di Caserta Fusilli 1kg – £1
- McCoy’s Ridge Cut 14 packs – £2 (was £2.50)
What could you make?
Is there enough to last a week?
Well, that really depends on how many people are in your household.
We’ve reached out to Iceland for a comment, but they haven’t come back to us as yet. As soon as we know more details, we will update this article.
If you’ve got a family of four then you may struggle, but it will easily feed a household of two.
You’d also need to make sure you’ve got some store cupboard basics in, like tea/coffee, sugar and seasonings (you likely won’t need to buy them in each week).
Looking at what’s there, my meal plan would probably be:
- Cornflakes with milk and a banana
- Egg on toast
- Ham and tomato sandwiches, with a pack of crisps and a biscuit
- Leftover pasta bake
- Chicken, pea and pasta bake, with Bolognese sauce (with LOADS of leftovers)
- Fish fingers and mash with peas
- Pizza and fries with beans
- Bacon, egg, beans and fries
- Chicken dippers, mash and beans
- Fried chicken, mash and peas (or combine it into potato cakes, if you’re feeling adventurous, topped with a fried egg)
You’ve also got a glass of squash and Pepsi to have with your meals, as well as a choice of cheesecake or strawberry & vanilla cones for puddings.
Now, I know – straight away – that some people looking down that list will know you can get some of those items cheaper elsewhere. You could also brand down and cut the price again.
However, I think Iceland’s point here is that you can get a lot for just £35 (which means you’d get the free delivery too).
If you can’t make it to a shop in person, home delivery is a winner.
Iceland is the cheapest place when it comes to delivery as it’s free, and it’s far easier to get an online shop from one supermarket than trying to do half a basket here and half a basket there. Although, there’s nothing wrong with that.
Save more at Iceland
Be on the lookout for an Iceland voucher code, as there is usually one floating about to save you even more on your food shop.
What would you try to make? Do you think you could stretch their basket out for a week?
Naomi knows the burden of living on very little and became debt free by learning from past mistakes and following her own money saving tips and tricks. She is studying a Level 2 Certificate in Awareness of Mental Health Problems and Youth Mental Health First Aid.