Shoppers know that food prices are going up, but unfortunately, the supermarkets have got them by their trolleys!

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According to Office of National Statistics click here, UK ‘s Retail Prices Index inflation has been hovering between 2.4% & 5.4% for the past seven years, but many of the popular food  staples that you put in your trolley week in week out have soared in price way beyond that!

For example, that  That very British snack of baked beans on buttered toast will cost you a whopping 83% more than it did 7 seven years ago, Buttered toast & marmalade & pot of English Breakfast Tea will set you back more than 72% than it would seven years ago. That mid morning coffee and a chocolate biscuit treat has increased by 60% in the last seven years.  Shoppers know that food prices are going up, but unfortunately, the supermarkets have got them by their trolleys!

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The examples below have been taken from the  chart above , collated by Martin Isark, www.canieatit.co.uk   The 2006 prices have been taken from the Supermarket Own Brand Guide, Published by Mitchell Beazley and written by Martin Isark. The 2006 prices were the RRP @ the time.  2013 prices are from Tesco’s website www.tesco.com unless displayed otherwise.  The branded products are market leaders in their field.

Examples:

That very British snack of baked beans on buttered toast will cost you a whopping 83% more than it did 7 seven years ago. A loaf of Kingsmill Sliced White Bread, 800g has increased by 62p, a pack of Country Life English butter, 250g has soared by 78p and a can of Heinz Baked Beanz, 415g has risen by 26p.

Buttered toast & marmalade & pot of English Breakfast Tea will set you back more than 72% than it would seven years ago. A loaf of Kingsmill Sliced White Bread, 800g has increased by 62p, a pack of Country Life English butter, 250g has soared by 78p, Robertson’s Golden Shred Marmalade, 454g has risen by 37p and Twinings 50 English Breakfast, Tea Bags , 125g have rocketed by an extra £1.05.

That mid morning coffee and a chocolate biscuit treat has increased by 60% in the last seven years. Nescafe Gold Blend Freeze Dried, 100g has soared from £2.14 to £3.34 an increase of £1.20 and a packet of McVities Milk Chocolate Digestive Biscuits, 400g has increased from £1.04 to £1.75 an increase of 71p.

Want to add a tomato or brown sauce lick to that bacon bap or a dash of moreish mayo to that tuna or prawn sandwich? You’ll find that these bottles and jars have increased big time in since 2006 too.  Heinz Tomato Ketchup, 342g has gone up from 64p to £1.19 an increase of 85%, HP Brown Sauce, 454g has rocketed from 95p to £2.15 for 450g a massive 126%, and Hellmann’s Real Mayonnaise, 400g has increased from £1.28 to £1.99 a increase of 55%.

Want breakfast cereals?  Kellogg’s Cornflakes, 500g have gone up from £1.29 in 2006 to £1.98 an increase of 69p, a rise of 53% and Weetabix 24 Biscuits have increased from £1.24 in 2006 to £2.39 an increase of £1.15, a rise of 92%.

The Can I Eat It? iPhone App can’t bring the prices down, but it will help you make a more informed choice on the product you put in your trolley. Try the app now

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