Organic Produce in Spanish Supermarkets
Hi and welcome back and today for all those of you who are interested in doing your bit to help Mother Nature and yourselves, I’m going to take a look at Organic Produce in Spanish Supermarkets.
For this first post about Organic Produce in Spanish Supermarkets I’ve decided to research the most well-known Supermarket Chains in the Province of Alicante and to concentrate my efforts on Food and Drink. The reason I’m starting with Alicante is because I live in the Province and I chose to begin with Food and Drink because they’re closer to my heart than Make-Up, Cleaning Products or Baby Food.
There is no order of preference in the following list, it is merely intended for information purposes and to illustrate the present selection of Organic Produce in Spanish Supermarkets
Also before you rush off to the shops to buy your organic goodies please remember that even though some of the Supermarkets mentioned have a long list of Organic Products they are subject to availability and are not always available, so I would recommend a little research before embarking on the weekly shop.
Now without further ado here it is, including the approximate size and level of diversity, offered in each supermarkets Organic Product Range:
List: Organic Produce in Spanish Supermarkets
From what I can see there are only 3 stores in the Province, two of which are in the City and the third is South of Torrevieja, in Dehesa de Campoamor. This is a bit of a shame because on looking at their site I see they offer more than 900 organic products. Included in the range are dairy products, fruit and veg, cooked meats and tinned fish. Rice, Pasta, Wine and Juice, are also part of the large and comprehensive selection, which makes Alcampo definitely worth a visit if you’re in the area.
With Supermarkets and Hypermarkets dotted throughout the Province if you’re in Alicante there should be one near you. Going by their Website they also seem to offer the widest selection at the moment with over 1200 food stuffs on offer. They even sell Organic Chorizo?.may the Gods be Praised?.but also on offer is a good selection of fresh fruit, vegetables, plus fresh meat poultry and fish. Going by what I’ve seen on their site, at present Carrefour is leading the way when it comes down to offering Organic Produce in Spanish Supermarkets
Mercadona: Sadly the same cannot be said of Mercadona one of the major players on the Spanish Supermarket scene. We shop at Mercadona every week and even though they seem to have quite an extensive range of Gluten Free Products, I can’t remember spotting anything labelled Eco or Bio. To confirm this via their site I’d have to register to take a look at what’s on offer and as I’m not interested in giving them my details, I’ll check them out when I next visit the shop but I’m pretty sure there’s nothing, if I see anything to the contrary I’ll update this post.
Aldi: Including its Gutbio range?Aldi has 177 Organic Food products on offer and even though this might seem a bit frugal it’s still a whole lot better than some of the others on this list.
Lidl: The other German?Discount Supermarket comes in with 47 products and to be honest their selection is limited in comparison to Aldi.
Consum: Among the usual dried goods such as cereals and pasta?Consum lists fresh fruit and vegetables in their selection of 156 products but they’re definitely lacking in cooked and fresh meats, fish and poultry.
Hiperber: on checking out their site unfortunately I couldn’t find any organic products so I’ll visit one of the supermarkets when I get the chance and up-date this if needs be, but to honest I don’t hold out much hope.
Mas y Mas: unfortunately the same applies here, I didn’t come across anything in the virtual search so I’ll be paying a visit to the shop.
Dia: Surprisingly this supermarket, which I don’t remember ever using also has over 120 Organic Products. However Fresh Fruit, Vegetables, Meat, Fish or Poultry do not make up any significant part of this selection which is concentrated on easily stored items.
Summary: Organic Produce in Spanish Supermarkets
Well here we are at the end of this post about Organic Produce in Spanish Supermarkets and as you can see, at the moment Carrefour and Alcampo are leaders amongst the big chains on the Eco Way. However we mustn’t forget that there are many other smaller shops, organisations and markets offering Organic Produce and if you know of any, why not leave the details in the comments or contact me and I’ll include them in a Local Directory I’m building. Thanks for your interest and speak soon?