Eat in for under R200: Best gr

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Eat in for under R200: Best grocery specials at South Africa’s supermarkets

Don’t let the petrol price drama put a damper on your foodie lifestyle. 

Eat in for under R200: Best gr

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Before ordering takeouts this week, why not try one of these options. The recipes are easy to prepare and the specials are valid until 4 November.


Meal kits this week: R119.99

Beef stroganoff with mushrooms recipe
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Checkers takes meal preparation to next-level convenient with their easy-to-follow meal kits. Their promise is perfectly portioned and locally sourced ingredients, along with a step-by-step video. Simply scan the meal kit’s QR code.

This week’s meal kit is 2-serving Beef Stroganoff with Zucchini spaghetti for only R119.99. It cooks in under 45 minutes, too.


Tacos for R170.00

Tacos recipe
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Woollies’ special has all the makings of a mean 5-ingredient meal and is on until 4 November. You have a choice of white flour wraps or multiseed wraps; a packet of 8 is R41.99.

Coleslaw salad was marked down from R17.99 to R12.99, and no taco dish would be complete without good ‘ol guac. You have the option of plain smashed avo, or avo smashed with coriander, chilli and lime for only R23.99.

For salsa, either go with the mild and chunky, or medium peppadew, both for R25.99. Don’t forget to add the proteins: R64.99 for 500g’s of pulled pork shoulder, or pulled beef shin.

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Pick ‘n Pay Special

Farmed free-range pork: R79.99

With Pick ‘n Pay’s pork goulash, the ideas are endless, and the sky’s the limit. Why not add a few extra ingredients and turn that goulash into Italian Porchetta on rolls.

The recipe for this classic Italian street food is included below – it serves 6 and is perfect for relaxed weekday or weekend evenings.


Chicken in Orange Chutney Sauce

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Preparation time is only 5 minutes for a 4-serving meal, and 1.5L Liqui-Fruit is on special for R18.99 until 4 November.

Just add chicken pieces, spice, chutney and mayonnaise to your trolley for this easy-to-prepare meal. Recipe from Spar’s website:


  • 1,25kg SPAR chicken braai pack or pieces
  • 5ml SPAR chicken spice
  • 250ml SPAR orange juice
  • 250ml SPAR chutney
  • 125ml SPAR mayonnaise
  • 15ml SPAR wheat cake flour


Preheat the oven to 180°C.  Arrange the chicken pieces in a shallow ovenproof dish.  Sprinkle with chicken spice.
Combine the orange juice, chutney, mayonnaise and cake flour.  Pour over the chicken and bake uncovered for about 45 minutes or until nicely browned and cooked through.

Serve with a simple garden salad and a few Fresh SPAR Freshline rolls.