Has the price of SMA rised or am I going to rip off shops?

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  1. Yazz_n_bump

    Yazz_n_bump Me, Fiancé & Jack! :)

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    Went to get Jack his normal 900G tin of SMA gold (the first one.) It's normally around £7.50 odd..... went in to the shop today and it was £8.99. :shock:
    A £1.50 increase in like 5 days!! Has this happened everywhere or am I just going to rip off shops? :nope:
     
  2. Gemba

    Gemba Well-Known Member

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    It's risen! Something to do with rising supply costs... Researching improved formula... New packaging... Blah blah blah...! Can't believe it went up sooooo steeply though! I managed to get 'old price' formula in Superdrug last week... May have gone up by now though!
     
  3. Lianne1986

    Lianne1986 Well-Known Member

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    all supermarkets have put it up, altho i was told llyods pharmacy are keepin it at the same price for now. i saw a 'new' tin of sma an they have added stuff to it like omega or sumthing xx
     
  4. bigbetty

    bigbetty Mammam to a princess

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    As the others have said the price has risen everywhere and the excuse is because of the new formula and revamped packaging! If you are interested to know what has changed about the formula I will post a reply I got from SMA when I emailed them. Will go and find it for you xx
     
  5. bigbetty

    bigbetty Mammam to a princess

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    Dear Anna,

    Thank you for contacting SMA Careline.

    SMA First Infant Milk with an improved vegetable oil blend will available to purchase from the end of May. This change in formulation gives a blend of different oils to ensure that it provides all of the necessary fat and the essential fatty acids for your baby, as they are not able to make some fats in their body themselves. We have similar levels of fatty acids in SMA First Infant Milk compared with those found in breast milk and now we have been able to make a further improvement to the shape of the fat so that it is more similar to that found in breast milk. This new fat blend has been shown to decrease the amount of stool soaps in a baby’s poo and also help to soften stools so they are more similar to that of a breastfed baby. In independent research infant formula with an improved fat blend similar to the one found in SMA First Infant Milk has been shown to help improve calcium absorption.

    I can therefore confirm that no fish oils will be used in the new formulation. However, please be aware that both the current and the new SMA First Infant Milk unfortunately do not have vegetarian status as in the manufacture of the particular ingredient, 'whey protein concentrate (enriched with alpha-lactalbumin)', it has been necessary to use a small amount of animal rennet in the process. Although animal rennet is not an ingredient of the product, and has only been used in the manufacture of the whey protein, this makes it unsuitable for vegetarians.

    I hope you find this information suitable for your needs but should you have any further questions please feel free to contact the SMA Careline again.

    Kind regards,
    Amanda Bryant
    Consumer Relationship Manager
     
  6. Lianne1986

    Lianne1986 Well-Known Member

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    oh mayb i was wrong about the omega cuz thts fish oil isnt it?

    i thought 2 quid was a bit steep tho :s
     
  7. roxie78

    roxie78 Mom of 2

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    I don't buy SMA but I notice where I buy the formula, (Budgens) there is a £1 difference between all the different brands! Cow & Gate is £7.66, Aptamil is £8.66 and SMA is £9.66 lol

    I'm sure when I bought formula for my son 2 years ago, Aptamil was more expensive and SMA & Cow & Gate were both the same price and slightly less!
     
  8. bigbetty

    bigbetty Mammam to a princess

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    Fish oil is a good source of omega but you can get it from vegetarian sources too xx
     
  9. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

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    Dont forget the special leveling bar too, i told my mum about this and she said they did it before about 8/10 years ago but so many people complained because you cant get your hand in the tin to get a scoop of powder!! Lol
    Xx
     
  10. Lianne1986

    Lianne1986 Well-Known Member

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    ohh i didnt know about tht ^^^ is it useful or not?
     
  11. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

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    I havnt got a 'new' tin yet but my mum said there crap as its a bit of metal that goes across the top of the tin so you can scrape excess powder off the scoop instead of using a knife.
    You cant get your hand past it to get the powder though.. So when your half way down the tin you cant reach the powder..
    Xx
     
  12. Lianne1986

    Lianne1986 Well-Known Member

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    oh, thats a bit crap, i know another formula has a scrape thing in the corner but u can still get ya hand in.
     
  13. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

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    They might have used their brains then and put it in the corner..
    X
     
  14. Lianne1986

    Lianne1986 Well-Known Member

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    i hope so cuz i dont wanna be messin about with a scraper lol, i might keep an old tin and if the scraper is rubbish just tip my milk in there :haha:
     
  15. snowy-willow

    snowy-willow Mummy to Ella

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    wonder if they will still be tins
     
  16. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

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    As far as im aware they are still tins and not cardboard like others.. X
     
  17. snowy-willow

    snowy-willow Mummy to Ella

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    With the new leveller how are we going to reuse the tins?
     
  18. KayBea

    KayBea Mummy to Xanthia Lily

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    No idea.. Depends where the leveler is in the tin and what it is made from.. See how easy it is to take it out. X
     
  19. Lianne1986

    Lianne1986 Well-Known Member

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    i cant wait to buy a tin now :haha:

    will have to wait til i go shoppin :)
     
  20. jambobabe

    jambobabe 2 boys 2girls 16 yr gap!!

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    i get SMA from tesco here in scotland and its still about £7.50 a tin:thumbup:
     

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