Tuesday, 18 September 2018

Your Shopping Budget for Pesach

Get the most from your Shekel and save on special Kasher LePesach food and grocery items

 

rising pricesBefore Pesach the leading supermarkets in Israel display a wide selection of special offer items in the 10 shekel price range and in this way, tempt us to pile extra items in our trolleys.  Over the years Anglo-List has done many price checks this year too, we're on the lookout for best deals. An online shopping comparison gave us the answers. We did not compare special Hechsher items - just the regular Rabbinate Hechsher - with and without Kitniot.

Again, Mega is the most expensive but in the last year they've improved their online shopping site and it's easier to navigate.  Shufersal gets 10/10 for their selection. Rami Levy promotes their house-brand more than other leading brands but their stock levels seems to fluctuate with many items unavailable.  None of these websites have English options however but its worth learning how to use them.  You need the patience of a saint to brave the queues at the supermarkets prior to Pesach, so online shopping, is a convenient stress-free option.

Don't forget to check out your local dollar shop for certain items.  They are often cheaper and also keep an excellent selection of top quality disposable tableware.

 

Item Mega
 
Shufersal   Rami Levy 
Household Cleaning 2017 2018 2017 2018 2017 2018
Sano oven cleaner 13.80 11.90  9.90 10.00 10.70 9.90
Sano Javel 16.80  10.90  12.90  11.90 14.90  12.90
Anti Kalk 16.90 12.90  10.00 12.90 4.90 12.90
Nikol floor rag x 2 23.90 16.90  14.90 16.90  -  14.90
Ritzpaz disposable floor rags 11.90 12.90  10.90  10.90  9.90 10.00
Magic sponge 11.90 10.90  10.00 7.90  7.70 6.90
Palmolive dishwashing liquid

12.90-750ml

12.90

 10.00 -1L

9.90

 9.70 -1L

12.70
Fairy - 650 ml 10.90 10.90  10.90  10.90  7.50 7.50
Spark dish washer salt -2kg 12.90  11.90  10.00  10.00  8.70  9.70
 
Food Items      
Shachar chocolate spread 400g 10.90 10.00  10.00 11.50  8.80  11.20
Carmel Tirosh grape juice 15.90 20.90 15.90 14.90  9.80  12.90
Haroset 10.00 11.00 11.70 9.90 11.90 -
Telma mayonnaise - 500 g 9.80 9.90  9.90 10.00  7.90 6.90
Hellman's light mayonnaise  430g 10.90 10.90  9.20  10.00 8.90 9.50
Pickled cucumbers in vinegar 10.00 (2)
5.90  9.50 (2)
6.30  4.90 (1) 5.00
Sugar  x 1kg 3.90 4.50 4.40 4.50  3.90 6.30
Eitz Hazayit canola oil

9.90 -750ml

12.90

 10.90 - 1L

 10.90

9.90 - 1L

10.00

Frozen baby carrots

15.90

18.90

 13.90

10.00

8.90

7.80
Fresh chicken wings/kg 9.90 12.90  11.90 11.90 9.90 7.90
Hummous Achla - 1kg - 15.90 - 13.90  -  -
Matzah 2.5kg  31.90  28.90 23.90  22.90 - -
Gefilte Fish - 6 10.00 10.90 10.90  10.90 9.90 12.90
Lipton's Tea - 100 bags 16.90 12.90  10.00 11.90 8.90 7.90
       
Sweets & Chocolates      
Elite parev chocolate slabs 10.00/4 19.90/5 19.60/4 24.90/6 12.90/3  3.70/1
 
Disposables      
Nikol tin foil x 2 narrow width 19.90  13.80  10.00  10.90  7.70  9.00
50 small white disposable plates 21.90 7.90  6.50 9.90 17.90  5.90
Nikol paper napkins

7.50 (100)

 6.90/150

9.52(180)

7.90/50

9.90 (170)

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Nikol Kitchen Towel x 6 10.90 11.90 10.00  10.90 8.80 5.90
Nikol Cling wrap x 2 10.90 12.90  10.00 11.90 7.70  7.50
Nikol Scourers (Japani) x 4  10.90  12.90 10.00  10.90/6  8.00 9.00
Roasting Pans

 9.50 (4)

12.90/3

7.92 (5)

 8.90/3

8.90 (3)

6.90/5
Disposable drinking cups

5.90 (100)

3.90/100

 5.52 (150)

4.90/100 

 3.90 (100)

1.50/100

 

Shopping Tips

  • Never shop on an empty stomach or you will be tempted to buy more
  • Check out special offers, 1+1, buy 2 get one free; if you are not going to use the item within 2 -3 months, you are better off buying a single item at the regular price.

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