I recently started cooking but I have heard that many items are now quite overpriced. I'd love to know what food are currently overpriced so I can not accidentally overspend. Many thanks!
You must have been hungry before.
Rice and beans.
yep definitely overpriced. go back to not cooking
Caviar and Truffles are both currently overpriced.
Actually a bargain, due to restaurant and airline shutdowns, (first class passengers).
For example - Up for Grabs: 20 Kilos of Discount Caviar (Thanks, Coronavirus)
Saffron is a bit over the top as well.
Saffron is always very expensive as is vanilla
Why don't you check current prices vs prices from the Wayback Machine and go from there?
Have you considered making your own value assessment?
Only you can decide if lamb cutlets or chicken wings are better value for your needs.
Only you can decide if savings brand tinned tomatoes or imported Annalisa are worth it for you.
I raised an eyebrow when I noticed the caviar prices lately.
didnt that make your monocle fall out?
Yes, but my mistress did not display such stoicism when she clutched her pearl necklace and fainted.
I hope your private physician was able to attend to her promptly after she fainted onto the diamond inlaid marble tiles.
ginger and garlic.
What? Why not ask if anyone can cook for you?
Who did the buying before? Mum? The live in Cook?
And are we supposed to go to all the stores and list every item that has raised prices, just so you can feel good when you don’t buy raised price items?
Spagbol would be cheap, without pasta. As long as your chef doesn’t need us to post the receipe
Almost all fruits and veggies are a lot more expensive now, eg: banana from $1-$3 becomes $5, broccoli from $2-$3 to $7-$12, lettuce was $1 at the lowest and I have seen it at almost $5 recently.
Not to mention that the half price specials are almost no more.
If you are cooking only for one person, I think it doesn't worth the cost and effort unless you are jobless. Better support your local restaurants, some of them are offering significant discounts.
the broccoli and cauliflower prices are triple normal at the moment, but mostly due to fires, apparently, rather than covid-19
Not only those two: wombok, capsicums, green beans, tomatoes, etc
Lettuce too. Everything is expensive… even at the local green grocer where things are usually cheap.
Mince at all my local butchers.
Pre COVID19 ~$12/kg.
same with chicken breast,
Pre COVID19 ~$9.5/kg.
same with coles.
surprised milk hasn't gone up
Milk will go up when we experience COWID-19
"Health" foods - just in general not right now only.
Ok buddy. I'm going to have stop you right there. This is officially the dumbest post I have ever read.
You haven't read many posts then
Yesterday a lady called up 3aw ( Melbourne's top rated breakfast radio program) to ask where to download a commonwealth bank form.
That was the dumbest question I had heard all year.
Why? I don't used to cook at all so I have no idea what is overpriced or not vs the norm. Since this is a bargain community, I'd guess that people might be more aware of pricing around food items.
Anything with sultanas in it is overpriced. Yuck.
Amen. What sadist thought adding them to anything was a good idea. Probably the worst is when they are in a savoury rice dish.
Apparently wife saw ginger for $60 a kilo last week…
Chicken breasts as mentioned above.
I think one difference is that there aren't as many heavily discounted lines in the supermarkets right now. Which probably falls somewhere between it making sense so they don't sell out and Colesworth seeing an opportunity.
If you're willing to pay, then it's not overpriced.
Why are you here then?
To the OP, in the current climate, I don't think you have much choice than to pay what the price is. I'd be buying what's locally available and then staying home.
I used to do very well with the specials and now they have pretty much gone I'm paying double for a lot of things.
Likewise. Now I just buy mostly store brands..