Co-op meal deal: the £5 frozen food offer


Updated on 17 July 2020 | 6 Comments

The Co-op meal deal gives you five different items for the freezer for just £5. Here's how the offer compares to some of the more popular food offers available from rivals.

Co-operative Food is offering a frozen family meal deal as a cheaper alternative to the Marks & Spencer Dine In for Two and Tesco Finest meal deal.

The Co-op’s 'freezer fillers' deal allows you to choose five different items, including chicken nuggets, garlic bread and Oreo ice cream for just £5. 

But if you're interested, you'll need to be quick, as the latest Co-op deal will only be around until 4 August.

Let's take a look at what's on the menu, before comparing it to rival offers.

What you get and how much you can save

This offer is ideal if you want to pick up food that you can stick in the freezer as it includes:

  • Birds Eye Chicken Shop Southern fried nuggets (400g)
  • Goodfella’s garlic bread (218g)
  • McCain crispy dippers (650g)
  • Co-op frozen battered onion rings (454g)
  • Oreo ice cream (480ml)

According to the Co-op website, the deal will save you £7.70 compared to buying the items individually.

Co-op freezer fillers deal (Image: Co-op)

How it compares to rivals

The Co-operative Food meal deal is less than half the price of the M&S Dine In deal, 50% cheaper than Tesco's offer and less expensive than Jack's £7 meal deal

But it has to be said that the offer is also far more limited.

When available, the Marks & Spencer meal deal 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.

Ultimately, it comes down to personal taste and preference.

However, given most of the wines on offer from M&S and Tesco 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 actually 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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