Thursday 14th September 2023

Our latest analysis has revealed which items are best left out of your shopping basket having seen the largest annual hikes in price, with the average cost of supermarket food items increasing by 11.6% in the last year alone - that’s £0.44p per item. 

We analysed the latest data from the Office for National Statistics on the average price of food and drink items and how this cost has changed since this time last year. 

The research shows that supermarket food and drink items now cost an average of £4.25, up £0.44 on this time last year, an increase of 11.6%. 

When it comes to the most expensive items in our basket, champagne tops the list with a corking average cost of £32.61, followed by protein powder (£27.99) and Parmesan cheese (£20.86).