Buying own brand products at the supermarket is usually cheaper but can you taste the difference.
Some of us insist we can and it makes us stay loyal to the more expensive brand, no matter what the saving.
But one man was fed up of his girlfriend refusing to eat cheap mayonnaise, insisting that they buy Hellmann’s instead.
So, he started buying cheaper mayo from Aldi and piping it into an old squeezy bottle, with the Hellmann’s label on it.
Posting on Reddit, the man says he has been doing this for a year and she hasn’t noticed yet.
He said: ‘Piping the Aldi mayo into the same Hellmann’s bottle we’ve had for a year so the missis will not know she’s a commoner.’
The image shows how he’s emptied the Aldi jar into a piping bag, unscrewed the lid and topped up the old bottle.
Controversy though, he’s not only tricking her about the price but he’s also deceiving her about the calorie and fat content as the bottle is labelled as lighter mayo and the cheaper version is full fat.
But he does make quite a saving, Aldi’s Bramwell mayonnaise costs around 79p per 475g jar but the Hellmann’s version is £1.50 for a 250ml bottle or it’s currently on offer at £2 for a 750ml bottle at Tesco.
Hopefully, the original bottle’s sell-by date doesn’t say it expires any time soon or she might figure out something is up.
The post has received almost 200 comments since it was posted four days ago.
One person pointed out that you might need to give the bottle a good wash first.
They said: ‘I hope you give it a good wash and you don’t have year-old mayo mixed in there.’
Others shared tales of doing similar things to their loved ones.
One said: ‘I did this to my kids. Made the 6-year-old a tuna mayonnaise sandwich. “Mum” she goes “are you sure this is Hellman’s, it tastes funny.” I said “no it’s the usual mayo.” She goes “maybe I just don’t like tuna mayonnaise anymore.” Ffs.’
Another added: ‘My Mum used to do this with washing up liquid she would buy the big 5 litre ones of a guy that used to go door to door selling industrial sized bleach and other crap she had the same fairy bottle for years and no one noticed.’
Of course, as with many things on Reddit, it might not be true. We reached out to the poster but haven’t heard back yet.
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