You won’t believe how much this bowl of hot chips cost at a pub: ‘It’s just madness now’
- An outraged Aussie claims to have paid $12 for a small bowl of chips at a pub
- After sharing an image on Reddit, he said the sauce cost an extra $2
An Australian diner was outraged after being charged $14 for a ‘tiny’ bowl of hot chips at a local pub.
The infuriated customer, from Brisbane, took to Reddit to share his experience and posted an image of the ‘pathetic’ meal he received.
At the moment not only is Australia going through a cost of living crisis but there’s also a national potato shortage, causing the price of chips to spike.
In attempt to reduce inflation, the cost of groceries, meals, alcohol, mortgage rates, and petrol has increased significantly over the last seven months.
Alongside the Reddit image, the man wrote: ‘What $12 chips looks like’, adding that it cost a further $2 for mayonnaise.
An infuriated Aussie from Brisbane claims to have paid $14 for a small bowl of hot chips at a local pub and shared an image on Reddit (pictured: the chips with sauce)
The post quickly erupted with comments from hundreds who agreed the price was ‘disgusting’ and a ‘rip off’.
‘This is the real crime,’ one person wrote, another said: ‘What a felony’.
‘You paid $2 for 25mL of mayo?’ another commented.
Someone else encouraged the customer to ‘stop going’ to the city pub all together.
‘I don’t get why people keep turning up to the most s*** venues,’ the person wrote.
Another added: ‘Don’t be afraid to complain/give feedback if you feel like you’re getting ripped off at places like this. They’ll often give you more just to shut you up.’
What’s the latest on the cost of living crisis in Australia?
By STEPHEN JOHNSON, ECONOMICS REPORTER FOR DAILY MAIL AUSTRALIA
Australia’s cost of living crisis has worsened with inflation hitting a new 32-year high of 7.8 per cent
The consumer price index in the year to December surged at the fastest annual pace since the March quarter of 1990, with Treasurer Jim Chalmers describing it as ‘unacceptably high’
This means another interest rate rise on February 7 is almost a certainty with headline inflation well above the Reserve Bank’s 2 to 3 per cent target
In attempt to reduce inflation, the cost of groceries, mortgage rates and petrol has increased significantly over the last seven months
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Last year a photo of a restaurant recipe emerged showing diners paid $1 for a lettuce cup with their san boy bow dish – despite lettuce leaf being the key requirement to eat the Chinese meal (pictured)
Last year diners noticed some restaurants were charging $1 per lettuce leaf for san choy bow dishes.
Journalist Jacqueline Felgate shared a photo on Instagram of a receipt that listed the food purchased from a restaurant in Melbourne.
On it the san choy bow cost $18 and a $1 lettuce leaf cup was added as an additional purchase – despite being the key requirement to eat the Chinese meal.
‘Lettuce now being charged separately in some Melbourne restaurants,’ Jacqueline captioned the image.
At the moment the price of iceberg lettuce has increased to as much as $11.99 each, and the cost of other vegetables have also spiked.
The image quickly gained attention from other social media users who couldn’t believe individual lettuce leaves were being sold, but others sympathised with the business owners.
‘Try buying lettuce or ginger at the supermarkets it’s crazy. What’s even crazier is that I bought ginger for $12 a kilo at Victoria market and Safeway has it over $30 per kg,’ one person commented.
Another pointed out: ‘Not just Melbourne, Geelong too. Felt so sorry for the owner he was so apologetic. Hopefully people are nice and understanding, I’m sure they have copped enough over the last few years.’
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