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Food prices rise by a fifth - but there are bargains out there!

Shop around and you can chop 10 per cent off your weekly supermarket bill.

Those are the findings as KentOnline launches a monthly comparison, hunting out the county's top shopping trolley bargains.

In our poll of three superstores Asda came out on top for a list of 10 everyday items.

With rising food prices featuring high on people’s radar it helps to know where the biggest savings are to be made throughout Kent.

It comes after the announcement by the Office for National Statistics that rising prices have pushed inflation 3.3 per cent higher than a decade ago.

We will be monitoring the prices of 10 items of food and drink in Tesco, Sainsbury’s and ASDA.

But beneath the headline figure, our survey shows there are plenty of surprise savings to be made.

For example, a pack of four Stella premium lagers costs £3.76 in Asda, whereas in Tesco and Sainsbury’s it is more expensive, priced at £4.27.

Sainsbury’s offers a cheaper bottle of Blossom Hill white wine at £3.90 and for tea lovers, PG Tips are better priced at 79p than at Tescos and Asda.

Eggs, milk and bread are all similarly priced at all three. Half a dozen medium-free range eggs, for example, costs shoppers £1.36 and one pint of whole milk 42p.

A spokesman for independent comparison website mysupermarket.co.uk said the average price of a shopping basket nationwide based on 24 essential items went up by 21 per cent on this time last year – equating to a price rise of £1,092 per year.

Johnny Stern, director of mySupermarket.co.uk, is now advising Kent shoppers to shop carefully for products.

He said: “We would advise them to try to stick to a tight budget to look out for better priced like-for-like items and special offers within the supermarket you already shop at – there are significant and regular savings to be had to combat the crunch.”

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