MANY Brits will be tossing the barbie this holiday, but they better stock up at Asda and Tesco if they want the best firecrackers for their money.
It’s because Good Housekeeping today announced the winners of its annual barbecue contest, and the best hot dogs have been crowned.
Both budget supermarkets have managed to beat posh rivals such as M&S in taste and price, but they have also managed to propel budget stores like Aldi to the post.
Asda managed to win two categories in the taste test.
The economy supermarket came out on top for its Salt and Cracked Black Pepper Extra Special Beef Burgers with a score of 77 out of a total of 100.
The four-pack costs just £3.30 and the team at Good Housekeeping applauded the bold flavors and well-balanced seasoning of the beef burger.
Second place in the beef-burger category was another four-pack from British butchers, Farmison.
But the chic runner-up costs £7.65 more to buy, at £10.95 a pack.
Asda won another burger category, however, when it topped the round of flavored beef burgers.
His Extra Special British Beef Burger with Truffle Parmesan Melt is offered to buyers at £3.30.
The two-pack of burgers scored an impressive 86/100 in the test and wowed the judges with its “saucy” taste.
And with that, Asda beat M&S by five points, in that round.
The posh supermarket came second and scored 81/100 for its £4.50 Chilli and Cheese Beef Burgers.
Elsewhere in the test, Tesco won the best meatless sausages with its Plant Chef Cumberland style bangers.
The £1.75 six-pack had one of the highest scores overall, as it earned 89 points overall.
The supermarket has also beaten popular meat-free brand THIS Isn’t Pork Sausages, with its £3 six-pack alternative.
Budget boss Aldi, meanwhile, had no first-place crowns, but his Ashfields Grill garlic and rosemary lamb skewers came second in the kebab category.
They scored 83/100, and buyers need only shell out £2.99 for the luxury of trying them out for themselves.
No less than 121 products were judged on their appearance, smell, taste and texture during the competition.
The taste test covered products available online and in stores.
And compared the best backyard grill flavors so shoppers know exactly what to opt for this summer.
Angela Trofymova, Food and Beverage Testing Manager at the Good Housekeeping Institute, said: “With summer fast approaching, the Good Housekeeping Institute has been working hard to find the best barbecue products on the market this season. .
“There’s an incredible array of burgers, sausages and value-added products in store this year, not to mention an impressive increase in meatless alternatives.
“It was great to see so many tasty yet affordable options this year.”
Many other brands also struggled in the test.
Here are all the winners:
Best beef burger
ASDA Extra Special 4 Salt and Cracked Black Pepper Beef Burgers, £3.30
Beef Burger Finalist
Farmison Hand Pressed Steak & Bone Marrow Burger, £10.95
THE BEST BURGERS TASTED
Best flavored burger
ASDA Extra Special British Beef Burger with Truffle and Parmesan Melt, £3.00
Flavored Burger Finalist
M&S Chilli Cheese Beef Burger, £4.50
M&S Bacon & Cheese Sausage Swirl, £4.50
Tesco Finest 4 Pork, Cheese & Jalapeno Hot Dogs, £2.60
Best meat skewers
Farmison Yakitori Chicken Skewers, £10.95
Finalist for the best meat skewers
Aldi Ashfields Grill Garlic and Rosemary Lamb Skewers, £2.99
Best meatless sausages
Tesco Plant Chef 6 Cumberland style firecrackers, £1.75
Meatless Sausage Finalist
THIS is not pork sausages, £3.00
Best meatless burgers
Beyond Burger, £4.00
Meatless Burger Finalist
Coop GROW The Bhaji Burger, £2.50
Best BBQ Hero
Iceland TGI Maple BBQ King Pork Ribs, £7.00
BBQ Hero Finalist
ASDA Ultimate Extra Special Tomahawk Steak, £25
Keep budget shopping in mind as grocery bills are expected to rise by £271 a year.
There are, however, ways to reduce the cost of your supermarket sweep, including timing your store and smart online ordering.
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