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What food items do you consider a rip off ?

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GHeather Report 13 Feb 2014 13:16

What food items do you consider to be a rip off ? Crisps perhaps ? What else... ?


GHeather Report 13 Feb 2014 13:20

I do think a single bag of crisps is one of the biggest rip offs around! They don't even use a full pot to make a single bag, and some shops want to charge about 55p I've even seen some on sale for about 70p!!!


eRRolSheep Report 13 Feb 2014 13:56

Patum Peperium (Gentleman's Relish).

I dispatched my man to Fortnum & Mason for a pot of said exquisite delicacy with a crisp note to the value of twenty pounds Sterling and he returned with barely enough small change to purchase an alcoholic beverage with which to wash the tasty treat down.

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it

Shirley~I,m getting the hang of it Report 13 Feb 2014 14:46

Pre packed veg or veg mixes plus any diced veg packed is a rip off just to save someone cutting them up themselves.


OneFootInTheGrave Report 13 Feb 2014 14:55

The cost of labelled brands versus own brands - for example labelled brand tin sliced carrots 59 pence v own brand 19 pence :-S


GHeather Report 13 Feb 2014 15:33

Some good points, thanks. :-D


GHeather Report 13 Feb 2014 15:34

A tin of beans used to be cheap, now they are about the same price as a tin of soup!


JustJohn Report 13 Feb 2014 15:59

Beginning to think petrol is a rip off. It seems cheap but supermarkets have driven many private garages out of business so virtually no competition. I think 127.9p for a litre is not that cheap if you have to make a round trip of 20 miles.


Sharron Report 13 Feb 2014 16:05

Try working out the price of a packet of crisps against the price of a sack of spuds.


GHeather Report 13 Feb 2014 19:00

Some of those packets of peanuts seem over priced too. A small bag used to be 75p now abt a pound. Not a lot of money I know, but some of the packets are so small!