Bag for Life Top Trumps

As someone with green aspirations (come on, I did write Ecologic), I'm all in favour of supermarket 'bag for life' offerings, which mean you reuse your bags rather than throw them away. However, I think it is boring, and quite possibly in bad taste, to use a bag in the shop from which it was obtained.

Instead, to keep the shopping experience amusing, the shopper should play a game of Bag-for-life Top Trumps®. The idea is simple. Always use a bag with snob value at the supermarket in which you are shopping. So:
  • In Aldi/Lidl use at least an Asda bag
  • In Asda use at least a Tesco bag
  • In Tesco use at least a Sainsbury's bag
  • In Sainsbury's use at least a Marks & Spencer bag
  • In Marks & Spencer use at least a Waitrose bag
  • In Waitrose...
... ah, yes. What to do in that doyen of supermarkets? No problem, because there is one bag that trumps them all - a French supermarket bag. In fact it's best to stick to one of these at any store, then you don't have to worry about whether you are properly attired. You can always feel superior.


  1. Awesome! This is a brilliant idea :) I love the people who come in to our shop with their Harrods bags... it's so obviously the snob value of them!

  2. Someone, somewhere, is going to market that idea and provide a Christmas Selection Box of the variously branded bags with the 'Top Trumps®', rating on them!

  3. But they totally miss the point, Eve, as Harrods comes lower than Lidl on the scale. Far too showy/lacking taste. Liberty would be good, though.

    Excellent idea, Lesley. I only request a 10% commission if you would like to do this.

  4. Whole Foods! It trumps them all!

  5. I don't know, Angela, it hasn't got the je-ne-sais-quoi... (also a bit worthy, like having a charity bag, which I'm afraid doesn't cut the Top Trumps mustard)

  6. In which supermarket would I find Top Trumps mustard?

  7. Good question. I can't think of a good answer.


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