The most expensive items you need to buy in a supermarket are a pair of quality paper towels and a hair drying towel.
But what about those super cheap ones you can grab at the register?
We tested all the supermarket categories, to see which ones were the cheapest and which ones cost the most.
It turns out that the cheapest paper towels are from Woolworths and Lidl, which both retail at $2.49 each.
The cheapest towel is from Woolies, which costs $2, and the cheapest shampoo is from Lidls shampoo, which cost $2 for a six pack.
You can also find a cheap dryer in your local grocery store.
And if you want to save on shampoo, you can go for a Lidll shampoo.
But the worst offenders are the bulk paper towel brands, with the Woolworth’s bulk towel costing the most at $1.99 and the Lidlon shampoo costing the least at $3.99.
The Australian Competition and Consumer Commission (ACCC) said it was the bulk towels that were the real issue.
“These towels are a real bargain, costing only a couple of dollars per pack, compared with the cost of a standard size towel,” ACCC chairman Rod Sims said.
“The cheapest towels have been found to be those made of polyester and polypropylene, both of which are cheaper than the materials used in most of these products.”
He said it appeared the Australian Competition & Consumer Commission had been “overzealous” in investigating the issue and had “put the cart before the horse”.
“They’ve made an issue out of the fact that the price of these towels is quite competitive and have been unfairly focusing on those products, when in fact the real reason these towels are so cheap is because of their high quality,” he said.
He said the ACCC would be “following up” with Woolworth and Liddl and “getting their prices back into line”.
But Woolworth did not respond to requests for comment.
Lidl also declined to comment.