Everybody has an opinion when it comes to the choicest cuts of steak. But what about the ways in which cattle are farmed and fed? There’s a veritable barnyard of different beef labels out there which can lead to serious shopper confusion. Is it better to buy grass-fed or grain-fed? What’s the difference between organic and hormone-free? And what exactly does ‘biodynamic’ mean?
As the summer heat continues, many of us turn to air conditioning, but that’s an expensive decision. According to consumer advocate CHOICE, a large air conditioning system will add $530 a year to your power bill, while a ceiling fan will cost $30 a year to run.
If you prefer a traditional Christmas, pudding is definitely part of the package, and the chances are you’ll buy one rather than making it from scratch. A taste test of 14 puddings by consumer advocate CHOICE suggests it’s worth spending up, with the higher-priced products scoring better than their cheaper counterparts.
Consumer advocate CHOICE today handed out its annual ‘Shonky Awards’, highlighting products that are particularly bad value. As well as providing a useful shortlist of products you should never buy, the awards also highlight some important general principles you should apply to every purchase you make. Here are five to remember.
In most Australian states, you can choose between a number of electricity providers, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you’ll get a good deal. A survey of 1020 Australians by consumer advocate CHOICE suggests that barely half of those who have changed power companies are sure they made the right choice.