Braai Bonanza – South Africans Opt for Shoprite’s Wallet-Friendly BBQ

Braai Bonanza – South Africans Opt for Shoprite’s Wallet-Friendly BBQ

There’s nothing quite like the joy of gathering for a traditional braai on a sunny weekend.

However, the rising costs of essential braai items, from charcoal to boerewors, have become a concern for many.

Consumer Empowerment: Navigating Price Variations

In an effort to empower readers and ensure they get the best value for their money, we present the latest in our series of braai basket price comparisons.

This week, we explore four popular South African supermarkets – Woolworths, Checkers, Shoprite, and Pick n Pay.

Weekly Supermarket Visits: Your Time and Money Savers

Our weekly visits to these supermarkets aim to save you both time and money.

By comparing prices on ten common braai items, we provide insights into which supermarket offers the best value for individual items and the overall basket.

Current Price Rankings: Making Informed Choices

Below is a ranking based on the total cost of a basket containing 10 common braai items.

Note that discounts, card-holder specials, and fluctuations in coastal and inland prices are not considered in this comparison.

Shoprite: R804.90

Checkers: R888.90

Pick n Pay: R904.90

Woolworths: R1,022.40

Basket Items and Price Breakdown: Transparency Matters

To provide a transparent comparison, we list the prices of 10 common braai items from each supermarket.

These items include traditional boerewors, lamb braai chops, garlic bread, charcoal, baked beans, firelighters, KWV 5 Year Old Brandy, Savanna Light Cider, Castle Lite Bottles, and Coca-Cola No Sugar.

Important Considerations: Notes for Consumers

It’s crucial to note that discounts and card-holder specials are not factored into this comparison.

Additionally, when specific name-brand items are unavailable, the nearest alternative house-brand is used.

Prices are based on those applicable in Gauteng, considering price fluctuations between coastal and inland areas.

Engage with Us: Your Feedback Matters

We invite readers to share their thoughts on whether price differences influence their choice of supermarkets and suggest additional braai items for future comparisons.

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