Bank holidays for me tend to pass me by these days, with Ollie at work and 2 children of varying ages it can be quite difficult to get the time together to spend some time together. So this Bank Holiday we were asked to be a #MorrisonsMum and to try out Morrisons new prices for ourselves … so this was perfect to plan some family meals together even if we couldnt have the whole weekend.
We headed off to our local Morrisons to put Morrisons recent claims to the test.
As I always like to remain honest and so I am going to lay my cards on the table; I did not believe that Morrisons would be cheaper than our normal shop. We have visited previously and it had not worked out cheaper so it was never a regular shop for us. I have always love and still continue to love their fresh Market Street with the salads, pizzas, bread and pastries. So the est really was on with pricing for us.
For our family we have changed our shopping habits over recent years and now to do a big shop once a month for non perishables and the a fortnightly fresh top up which includes the fruit and veg that we eat tons of. Now since last week was our top up week we decided to get our normal basics first before looking at the odd treat for Bank Holiday.
Starting at the fruit … 3 pinapples for £1.50 … this is by far the one that blew us away we have never been able to get fruit like this for that price! and we eat tons of it in this house so we were ecstatic (not bad for the first isle!)
We loved how much care had been taken to arrange the fresh fruit and vegetables it was all nicely laid out and their chiller system (spraying cold mist over everything) is fantastic! what a super idea!.
One of the other things I have always loved with Morrisons is the isle layouts .. there is always plenty of room to get past other folks! there is nothing more annoying than getting stuck behind someone that wants to read every ingredient of every product on all the shelves … especially with a toddler in tow and the verge of a melt down so I am glad that Morrisons have taken this on board and although they would probably gain an extra isles if they jammed them in, the space makes for a really leisurely stroll!
After picking up some BBQ stuff and some ingredients to make my chorizo potato creation we headed to the checkout … with only one person in front we loaded our goodies onto the checkout to find we were being served by a really lovely lady who was super helpful, all the while with a smile on her face that in previous shopping trips elsewhere had been missing.
So Top Marks for customer service Morrisons!
We actually spent £109 on the shop and got everything on our normal basics that we would on any fortnightly shop as this was important for use to gage if it wa cheaper. We normally spend £120 – £130 tops per fortnight (this is only now we meal plan before we used to waste too much) This shop also included £20 worth of wine and beer so actually we would have only spent £89! … so the overall count up means this shop was much cheaper!!
With Ollie at work and the weather not as warm as predicted we decided to oven cook and to have a carpet BBQ picnic for tea and so we chowed down on fresh salads, beautiful kebabs, burgers, sausages and chops.
Oh and a few drinks ..
Monday Ollie was at work so I set too making my creation ready for his return … although don’t laugh its doesnt have a proper name so we will call is what it is: Chorizo and New Potatoes!
It was really really tasty and everyone had empty plate so was a win win in my book!
Thank you Morrisons for allowing me to be a #MorrisonsMum for the weekend we will be back!
Disclaimer: We were given for the purposes of the purposes of reviewing Morrisons. All thought’s and opinions are made independently by members of The Oliver’s Madhouse