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Couple blast Edinburgh’s Christmas market after paying £14 for two potatoes on stick

Couple blast Edinburgh’s Christmas market as ‘too expensive’ after complaining about paying £14 for potatoes on stick and £15 for pancakes

A couple have blasted Edinburgh’s famous Christmas market after complaining about spending £14 on two potatoes on sticks and £15 on a dessert for two during their visit.

Travel blogger Abbie Wilson shared a video of her and her boyfriend’s visit to the Scottish market earlier this week, compiling the amount of money they spent during their stay on TikTok. 

Viewers were appalled as Abbie said they paid £43 for two on food alone during the outing, as well as £22.50 on an attraction, taking the overall amount of money spent to £65.50. 

Femail has contacted Edinburgh’s Christmas Market for comment. 

Travel blogger Abbie Wilson shared a video of her and her boyfriend’s visit to the Scottish market earlier this week, compiling the amount of money they spent during their stay on TikTok

Abbie’s video shared clips of the food she and her boyfriend ordered at the market, which is one of the UK’s most popular. 

Two potatoes sliced in swirls, which Abbie called ‘chip sticks’ cost the pair £7 each, and mini pancakes in chocolate sauce set them back £15. 

She added the pair also spent £6 on tea and a black coffee, and as well as £8 for a serving of chips and currywurst, which they shared. 

Meanwhile, the market’s big wheel cost £10 per person, and the couple explained online they actually paid a booking fee, taking their ticket price to £11.25 per person.   

Viewers were appalled as Abbie claimed she paid £43 for two on food alone during the outing, as well as £22.50 on an attraction, taking the overall amount of money spent to £65.50

Viewers were appalled as Abbie claimed she paid £43 for two on food alone during the outing, as well as £22.50 on an attraction, taking the overall amount of money spent to £65.50

A black coffee and tea cost the couple £6

Mini pancakes for two set them back £15

A black coffee and tea cost the couple £6, left, while mini pancakes for two set them back £15, right 

One serving of chips with sausages in curry sauce that Abbie shared with her boyfriend cost them £8

One serving of chips with sausages in curry sauce that Abbie shared with her boyfriend cost them £8

Abbie shared the prices on her TikTok clip, adding in the caption: ‘all whilst being packed in like sardines.’

She later said in her comments that she was ‘gobsmacked’ by the prices on display at the market. 

Viewers were not impressed with the prices of the food items the blogger documented during her outing. 

One person simply wrote: ‘Robbery,’ while another pointed out: ‘£7 each for a tattie on a stick.’

The couple also paid £22.50 together to take a ride on the Market's big wheel. The normal price for the week is £10, but the pair faced a booking fee because they booked their ride online in advance

The couple also paid £22.50 together to take a ride on the Market’s big wheel. The normal price for the week is £10, but the pair faced a booking fee because they booked their ride online in advance 

Viewers were appalled as Abbie said they paid £43 for two on food alone, with some saying the pricing made them faint

Viewers were appalled as Abbie said they paid £43 for two on food alone, with some saying the pricing made them faint

One joked: ‘I fainted several times whilst watching this,’ and another said ‘scared for our bank accounts.’ 

Another person said the potatoes on a stick cost £5 last year and that they were a ‘rip off.’ 

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