Sunday, May 28, 2017
I like mint sauce.
Last week I was very pleased to see my usual jar of mint sauce on special offer in the supermarket. It cost 80p rather than the normal £1.45.
I was much less pleased to see a label on the shelf saying "Reduced to clear", so I grabbed the last two jars.
This week I was very pleased to see the same brand of mint sauce back on sale in the supermarket, and for 26p less than a jar used to cost.
I was much less pleased when I noticed the mint sauce was in a smaller jar. So I did some sums.
The original sized jar cost £1.45 for 250ml. That's 58p per 100ml.
The new smaller jar costs £1.19 for 165ml. That's 72p per 100ml.
That's a 24% price increase, disguised as a 26p price cut.
That's for you.
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