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Is Food Getting More Expensive?

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Real food is getting more expensive, maybe only back up to a historical level but as I've only been an adult under new labour (buying my own food) it comes as a bit of a surprise.

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Or am I just a tightwad?

You're not and it is.

Last night I economised by using up a tin of new potatoes (best by June 1994 :P ) cleared a few years ago from kitchen of Mr B's ancient aunt after she died. It's been in the cupboard for at least 4 years.

We'd just come back from hols and I couldn't face shopping. It went in a casserole of sausages and tinned toms and very nice it was too.

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The discount supermarkets are becoming pricier.

I used to not look at the prices in LIDL but know that a weeks food would always come up in £10 cheaper than at Morrisons. That differential has been falling rapidly as the LIDL prices steadily crank up.

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Is the honeymoon over for Aldi and Lidl, who have presented themselves as much cheaper than the major supermarkets?

Will the big boys slowly squeeze them into insignificance?

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Or am I just a tightwad?

You are,I am,it is.

Just went to Morrison's 4 cans of tuna on offer £2.60. So I picked up two packs.At the checkout they asked for £7.99. Apparently one pack was in water not brine,justifying? a £2.79 increase.I told the manage you could put it in Champagne for less than that and feed the Shadow Cabinet.Sorry they said a mistake.No wonder their profits are up,watch out for it.

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You're not and it is.

Last night I economised by using up a tin of new potatoes (best by June 1994 :P ) cleared a few years ago from kitchen of Mr B's ancient aunt after she died. It's been in the cupboard for at least 4 years.

We'd just come back from hols and I couldn't face shopping. It went in a casserole of sausages and tinned toms and very nice it was too.

Are you still alive?

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Are you still alive?

I used to work for the co-op.we tinned spuds,meat and lots of other veg.There is no use by date for tinned food.At least in theory it should be ok after a thousand years.

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I would say quite the reverse.

Ever since I got my own price-reduction label-gun, I find that food has never been so cheap.

That reminds me of when we were kids.Used to go into Woollie's with a pencil with the rubber on the end and change the prices on the Airfix kits.The gormless counter girls neither knew or cared.

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I would say quite the reverse.

Ever since I got my own price-reduction label-gun, I find that food has never been so cheap.

Genius!!!

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Real food is getting more expensive, maybe only back up to a historical level but as I've only been an adult under new labour (buying my own food) it comes as a bit of a surprise.

Presumably when more people start dying of starvation the price of Soylent Green will fall.

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Popped to Sainsburys yesterday, I know its not he cheapest but its walking distance so saves me fuel money.

Looked for a chicken. the average price for a decent healthy reared chicken was 10 quid.

10 quid for a chicken.

i'll just repeat that again.

10 quid, for a chicken!

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Popped to Sainsburys yesterday, I know its not he cheapest but its walking distance so saves me fuel money.

Looked for a chicken. the average price for a decent healthy reared chicken was 10 quid.

10 quid for a chicken.

i'll just repeat that again.

10 quid, for a chicken!

Fresh chicken breast is about a quid a kilo here. Nice too.

Healthy food ain't that dear to be honest. If you're on a western income that is.

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Popped to Sainsburys yesterday, I know its not he cheapest but its walking distance so saves me fuel money.

Looked for a chicken. the average price for a decent healthy reared chicken was 10 quid.

10 quid for a chicken.

i'll just repeat that again.

10 quid, for a chicken!

12 quid in my local farm shop.

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