What makes our Essentials essential?

They're produced responsibly using sustainable farming methods and quality ingredients by trusted suppliers who share our values. Here’s a snapshot of the Essential Waitrose & Partners range

Essential crisps

Available in three classic flavours, these crisps are made with British potatoes cooked in high oleic sunflower oil, which is high in monounsaturated fats

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Essential tinned tomatoes

Our tinned tomatoes are grown in Italy and are selected for their high quality and rich flavour. They’ll be great in your spaghetti bolognese

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Essential tinned tuna

Our pole and line caught tuna chunks are certified as sustainable to the MSC standard, and go brilliantly in a salad, sandwich or pasta bake

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Essential milk and cream

All of our milk comes from a long-established group of carefully selected British dairy farmers. We guarantee that the cows providing our fresh milk and cream spend at least 120 days a year grazing

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Bananas are the top choice

Essential bananas are added to customer’s baskets online more than any other product. What’s more, all the bananas we sell are 100% Fairtrade, meaning growers are guaranteed a minimum price as well as a premium to invest in their communities

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Essential frozen king prawns

These prawns are certified as responsibly farmed by the Aquaculture Stewardship Council (ASC), and can be cooked from frozen which makes them extra convenient

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Essential free range white eggs

Essential eggs come from a white feathered hen laying pure white eggs. This breed is used across the globe owing to its incredible efficiency; consuming less feed for every egg, meaning the lowest possible environmental impact

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Essential cotton buds

These pure cotton buds are made with 100% pure cotton tips and paper stems

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