Research Reports

In-depth Product Guide Research Reports are downloadable as PDFs for £3 each.

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These reports contain:

  • full article and Best Buy recommendations
  • a detailed ratings table showing how the brands score in each of our 23 criticism categories
  • all the stories from our database that we used to rate the brands
  • details of company ownership and full contact details
  • live links to all the websites in the report plus definitions of all the categories used to rate the companies


See the sample Fruit Juice pdf (43 pages).

 

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Title Info Download Size
Baby Clothes: May/June 2008 Buy (£3.00) download 568 KB
Baby Food and Milk: Jan/Feb 2010 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Bananas: May/June 2012 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Banking Special Report: March/April 2012 With buyers' guides to Current & Savings accounts, Cash ISAs, Mortgages Buy (£3.00) download 3 MB
Beer & lager: Nov/Dec 2010 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Bicycles: Nov/Dec 2012 Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Biscuits: Sept/Oct 2009 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Booksellers & E-readers: May/June 2013 Online booksellers, bookshops, e-books and e-readers Buy (£3.00) download 6 MB
Bottled water: Sept/Oct 2006 Buy (£3.00) download 375 KB
Bread, March/April 2013 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Breakfast cereal: March/April 2013 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Broadband: Nov/Dec 2013 Buy (£3.00) download 4 MB
Carbon offsets: May/June 2007 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Cars: Sept/Oct 2008 Buy (£3.00) download 1009 KB
Cereal bars: July/August 2010 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Child car seats: Jan/Feb 2008 Buy (£3.00) download 621 KB
Child Trust Funds: Jan/Feb 2010 Buy (£3.00) download 937 KB
Chocolate (bars & boxes): Jan/Feb 2015 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Cleaning Products: May/June 2012 Laundry & dishwasher detergent, washing-up liquid, toilet cleaner, household cleaners Buy (£3.00) download 4 MB
Coffee Shops: March/April 2011 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Cooking oil: May/June 2008 Buy (£3.00) download 505 KB
Cosmetics & Toiletries: Sept/Oct 2012 Toothpaste, deodorants, shampoo, sunscreen, soap, shower gel, shaving gel, skincare Buy (£3.00) download 3 MB
Digital cameras: May/June 2010 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Digital LCD TVs: May/June 2009 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Digital radios: May/June 2008 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
DVD Retailers, Nov/Dec 2013 Buy (£3.00) download 1002 KB
Electricity monitors: Sept/Oct 2009 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Energy saving light bulbs: Sept/Oct 2013 Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Film streaming & DVD rental, July/August 2013 Alternatives to Amazon's LoveFilm Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Flour: July/Aug 2008 Buy (£3.00) download 740 KB
Flowers: March/April 2008 Buy (£3.00) download 726 KB
Football Clubs: Nov/Dec 2008 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Fruit Juice: Nov/Dec 2010 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Furniture shops and Garden Furniture: May/June 2011 Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Games consoles: Nov/Dec 2009 Buy (£3.00) download 987 KB
Garden Centres: July/Aug 2008 Buy (£3.00) download 713 KB
Gas & Green electricity suppliers, July/August 2013 Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Gloss and emulsion paint: Sept/Oct 2006 Buy (£3.00) download 624 KB
Guitars and electric keyboards: Nov/Dec 2006 Buy (£3.00) download 221 KB
Home heating: July/Aug 2011 (gas and biomass boilers, solar thermal, ground source heat pumps) Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Home phone lines: March/April 2008 Buy (£3.00) download 537 KB
Honey: Nov/Dec 2014 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Hotels: Jan/Feb 2007 Buy (£3.00) download 456 KB
Inkjet & Laser Printers, Jan/Feb 2012 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Insurance, Jan/Feb 2013 Car, home, travel, pet and life insurance Buy (£3.00) download 8 MB
Jam, honey and marmalade: March/April 2006 Buy (£3.00) download 174 KB
Jeans: Sept/Oct 2011 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Jewellery: Nov/Dec 2010 Buy (£3.00) download 1006 KB
Juicers: May/June 2007 Buy (£3.00) download 737 KB
Mayonnaise and salad cream: May/June 2007 Buy (£3.00) download 469 KB
Milk, Nov/Dec 2012 Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Mobile phone networks: Nov/Dec 2013 Buy (£3.00) download 4 MB
Mobile phones: Nov/Dec 2013 Buy (£3.00) download 4 MB
MP3/MP4 players: March/April 2009 Buy (£3.00) download 657 KB
Music buying without Amazon: Sept/Oct 2013 Includes CD and MP3 retailers and music streaming websites Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Nappies: March/April 2010 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Nuts: Nov/Dec 2008 Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Outdoor gear: July/Aug 2010 (waterproofs, walking boots, fleeces, tents, sleeping bags, rucksacks) Buy (£3.00) download 7 MB
Pasta & Pasta Sauce: Nov/Dec 2011 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
PC & Video games: Jan/Feb 2014 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Perfume and Aftershave: Nov/Dec 2005 Buy (£3.00) download 293 KB
Pet food: March/April 2010 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Petrol and diesel: Sept/Oct 2009 Buy (£3.00) download 3 MB
Pickle, chutney and relish: May/June 2007 Buy (£3.00) download 469 KB
Printers, Jan/Feb 2012 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Razors and Shavers: Nov/Dec 2009 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Rechargeable batteries: May/June 2006 Buy (£3.00) download 216 KB
Recycled Paper: Sept/Oct 2005 Buy (£3.00) download 1003 KB
Restaurants: Jan/Feb 2008 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Rice: Sept/Oct 2008 Buy (£3.00) download 913 KB
Sanitary protection: May/June 2007 Buy (£3.00) download 436 KB
School uniforms: Nov/Dec 2007 Buy (£3.00) download 1015 KB
Set top boxes: Nov/Dec 2007 Buy (£3.00) download 439 KB
Shoes: July/Aug 2012 Buy (£3.00) download 3 MB
Small kitchen appliances: Sept/Oct 2010 (kettles, toasters, bread machines, coffee makers, food mixers, irons) Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Smoothies: July/Aug 2007 Buy (£3.00) download 459 KB
Soft Drinks, Sept/Oct 2013 Includes colas and energy drinks Buy (£3.00) download 3 MB
Solar PV panels and Wind Turbines: Sept/Oct 2010 Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Soya & non-dairy milk, Nov/Dec 2012 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Spirits: Nov/Dec 2010 (gin, vodka, whisky, brandy and, rum) Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Sportswear: July/Aug 2012 Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Squash and cordial: July/Aug 2009 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Sugar: March/April 2009 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Supermarkets, Jan/Feb 2015 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Sweets: May/June 2011 Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Tea: Jan/Feb 2014 Shopping guides to black tea, green tea, rooibos and herbal and fruit tea Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
The Internet: September 2014 Guides to search engines, web browsers, email providers, social networks and mobile phone operating systems Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Tinned Food, Jan/Feb 2012 Baked beans, tinned veg, tinned tomatoes, tinned fruit, tinned pulses Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Tinned tuna: May/June 2010 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Toilet paper: September 2014 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Toy Shops: Jan/Feb 2015 Buy (£3.00) download 889 KB
Toys: Nov/Dec 2009 Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Trainers: July/Aug 2012 Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Travel in the UK and to Europe: May/June 2008 Buy (£3.00) download 1 MB
Wine: Nov/Dec 2010 Buy (£3.00) download 2 MB
Wireless Routers, Jan/Feb 2012 Buy (£3.00) download 749 KB
Yoghurt: Jan/Feb 2006 Buy (£3.00) download 200 KB