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Cheapest store to buy groceries this Christmas

Aldi wins the Christmas supermarket wars. Source: Getty

German supermarket giant, Aldi, has emerged as the “clear winner” when it comes to grocery prices this Christmas.

Consumer advocate group, Choice, put together a shopping list of 22 items Australians typically purchase around Christmas, and compared prices for these items at Aldi, Coles and Woolworths on the same day.

For $174.50, Aldi took the cake as the cheapest store for these items, followed by Woolworths at $215 and Coles at $221.50.

Coles and Woolworths prices became more expensive, while Aldi continued a “hot streak” when it came to price competition - and two Choice expert blind taste-tests of Christmas pudding and festive custard.

“Christmas is set to be more expensive this year,” said Choice consumer advocate Jonathan Brown.

“We compared the Christmas basics across Coles, Woolworths and Aldi. It wouldn’t be Christmas without candy canes, mince pies, pavlova and finding bits of tinsel around the house weeks later.”  

“When it comes to price, Aldi is the clear winner for a cheap Christmas,” he said.

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