The Co-op Food meal deal lets you choose five different items from the freezer for just £5. Here's how the offer compares to some of the more popular dine-in offers available from rivals.
The Co-op’s ‘Frozen Meal Deal’ allows you to choose five different items, including fish fillets, chips and Carte D’or ice cream for just £5.
The supermarket says the deal will save you almost £7 compared to buying the items individually, so it certainly seems a good deal.
But if you're interested, you'll need to be quick, as the latest Co-op meal deal will only be around until 27 August.
Let's take a look at what's on the menu, before comparing it to rival offers.
What you can get and what you can save
If you’re interested in picking up food that will keep, the Frozen Meal Deal includes:
- Young’s Chip Shop 2 Extra Large fish fillets (320g);
- Co-op British garden peas (400g);
- McCain oven chips (750g);
- Young’s 2 Chip Shop Jumbo Specials fish cakes (210g);
- Carte D’Or vanilla ice cream (1l)
Co-op says the deal will save you a whopping £6.95 on the cost of buying the items separately.
The offer is available in selected stores until 27 August.
How it compares to rivals
The Co-operative Food meal deal is more than half the price of the M&S Dine In deal and 50% cheaper than Tesco’s offer.
But it has to be said the offer is also far more limited.
Marks & Spencer's lets you choose a main, side dish, dessert and a bottle of wine (or non-alcoholic alternative); while Tesco offers a Finest main, side, pudding and bottle of wine or a pack of soft drinks.
Both are complete meals that are good to go, while the Co-op offer is more about picking up items to use gradually as parts of other meals.
So, it's not really a like-for-like comparison, although the Co-op also has a meal deal for two priced at £8, which is similar to what its rivals offer.
Ultimately, it comes down to personal taste and preference.
However, given most of the wines on offer are worth well over a fiver on their own, you have to say the Co-op meal deal probably isn't as good value as the other two.
Finally, and forgive us for pointing out the blindingly obvious here, the Co-op option is purely frozen.
So, if you want flexibility on when you eat it, the Co-op deal has a clear advantage.
Which store do you think offers the best meal deal? Let us know your thoughts in the comments section below.
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