Almost half (47%) of the products we tested from Waitrose were worthy of our Best Buy award in 2015. Discount retailer Aldi also saw 40% of its tested products granted our top recommendation. Find out which Best Buys your supermarket stocks.
We tested over 160 supermarket products in 2015 to bring you the very best food, drink, cleaning products, batteries and sunscreens – and tell you which ones to leave on the shelf.
With some branded products costing double the amount of supermarket versions, knowing which supermarket own-brand products are Best Buys is important so you can save money and still buy the best.
Waitrose and Aldi both gained Best Buys for own-brand drinks last year. Waitrose was also awarded Best Buys for food, while Aldi excelled in our cleaning product tests.
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Best and worst supermarkets
Our tests revealed 44 supermarket own-brand Best Buys in 2015 – from washing powder to whiskey, to smoked salmon and Champagne. Only the very best products revealed by our independent tests are awarded Best Buys. We don’t accept any freebies or advertising – so you know that Which? recommended products really are the cream of the crop.
Sainsbury’s and M&S both had at least a third of their products tested in 2015 named as Best Buys. Sainsbury’s and Lidl were the only supermarkets to gain Best Buys for food, drink and household products.
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What about Asda, Morrisons and Tesco?
The 2014 winner for the most Best Buy products in a year was Morrisons. But it didn’t stand out from the supermarket crowds this year, with 20% of its tested products rated Best Buys.
But Tesco and Asda fared worse, gaining one Best Buy each from 19 and 20 products tested respectively in 2015.
Besides testing supermarkets’ products, we find out what their shoppers really think of them – we reveal all in our supermarkets compared guide.