I’m trying hard to suppress a rant here, but special offers in supermarkets are often still more expensive than everyday prices in your local shops, especially for fruit and vegetables – even a pack of pitta bread is twice as much in all the supermarkets than my local shops. It might seem worth getting a few pence off when you buy discounted goods but when they are only reducing the price by a few pence for something they were going to throw away? grrrrrrrrrrrrrrr
Another trick is to discount something so slightly that was originally a 2-4-1 deal… and it ends up still being more expensive than buying 2 fresh ones.
The worst culprit I’ve found – and these are their standard prices – is Sainbury’s Palm Sugar – in the same store on the same day, their brand was 10 times more expensive than another brand – there are several types of unprocessed palm and cane sugar from different countries, but they are all of similar quality – the difference in flavour comes from the length of cooking, which you can pretty much judge from the colour. Jaggery ghoor is often unprocessed cane sugar, but is also made from tapped palm sap.