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Supersol: A rip off Spanish supermarket
06 February 2011 @ 11:21

Supersol is an extremely expensive Spanish supermarket, selling mainly British brands to expats and tourists on the Spanish costas.  I visited our localSupersol yesterday for only the second time in 2 years, to get some Chinese noodles as I couldn't find them in any of the Spanish supermarkets near us.

While inside, I took the time to check out some of their prices, and I was staggered.  Pataks curry sauces for nearly 6 euros.  Tins of corned beef for 3 euros.  My favourite was a box of 160 PG tips tea bags for €8.75.  That's just a crazy price.  I can see why Supersol is always empty outside of July and August.

If you miss your British brands, it's much cheaper going to one of the many Iceland stores dotted along the Spanish coast.  Even Morrisons in Gibraltar is cheaper than Supersol.

Supersol Supermarket



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amep75 said:
06 February 2011 @ 11:45

i cant see where you live but here in fuengirola we have a couple of chinese shops near the main police station the buses 3 and 4 stop outside
noodles about a euro chinese veg 1 euro a pack big bottle soy sauce is 2.5 eu and other chinese things too
near the bus station is an indian store curry powder 1.5 eu loads of stuff in there


SpainMoneySaving said:
06 February 2011 @ 12:12

Thanks for that info amep75. I'm based on the western Costa del Sol. I've often wondered if there were any Chinese food shops on the CDS, like the ones in the UK. I'll check them out next time I'm along in Fuengirola. Is that next to the policia nacional or the policia local?


amep75 said:
06 February 2011 @ 12:49

the policia national
and we have iceland near there parque miramar


Justin said:
06 February 2011 @ 23:41

That's why I love SuperSol though...it's always empty! I don't mind paying a premium for speed.


Kane said:
02 August 2011 @ 10:30

You do know they don't pay UK prices don't you ?
The products are 3rd/4th hand by the time they get to SuperSol. Iceland buy direct and in BIG quantities therefore get it cheaper.

I personally find some of the smaller British supermarkets are cheaper than Iceland, the ony thing Iceland are well priced at is their frozen foods.





mike carlisle said:
09 January 2013 @ 22:46

Nowt wrong with Supersol. If you want more selection and better price`s, get in your car and drive back to UK.
Remember you have chosen to live in Spain do not expext Asda price`s


tom said:
20 April 2013 @ 11:26

Supersol got much cheaper recently and the selection of imported food has widened a lot. Now they have comparable prices to Mercadona but much wider selection of products.


tom said:
20 April 2013 @ 11:26

Supersol got much cheaper recently and the selection of imported food has widened a lot. Now they have comparable prices to Mercadona but much wider selection of products.


bjorn said:
01 July 2013 @ 19:20

They've got some Scandinavian and German products as well. Very nice place to do shopping for a foreigner


peter G said:
04 November 2016 @ 16:09

4th July i slipped on some spilled oil in Supersol, El Rosario, Marbella. Broken wrist, manager apologised and said would deal with. Medical treatment in Spain was Euros 3000+. Since then have written, sent copy invoices, lawyers letter and more..........NO acknowledgement, no reply!!!!!

VERY DODGY FIRM!!!


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