Wednesday, January 16, 2008

I bought some Reese’s Miniatures


Fuck me! A 9.2oz (260g) bag cost £8 ($16). I nearly shat a lung! Still, they taste damn fine, so that's all that matters, right?

The other day, we bought four slices of pizza: £14 ($28). We also bought three little cakes with fresh cream and strawberries (as below): £10.50 ($21).

Food prices are going fucking mental, I tell you! What the hell is going on in the world? Oh wait, maybe it's just the rip-off southeast of England... Hmm.

Edit: In other news, anyone wishing to know how our birthday meal went can head over to Red's blog, where she has posted all about it.

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19 Comments:

Blogger Red said...

The pizza was really average and certainly not worth that kind of money.

But these cakes, man, these cakes... Sono senza parole.

16 January, 2008 17:32  
Blogger Karen said...

How was your evening out...or are the details too steamy to share?

Yep, your food prices are outrageous. Perhaps it's because you live on an island?

16 January, 2008 17:35  
Blogger furiousBall said...

I'm pretty sure I could buy you a bag and ship it to you for about $10 less than that! Jeebus!

16 January, 2008 18:27  
Blogger tweetey30 said...

Wow I have never paid 16 dollars for a bag of those resesse's. Yummie. going to share??LOL.... Food prices are on the climb but still outrageous for where you live. We would have to make more than a 100,00 a year to live like that here.. And I have to admit we are far from being tripple digits.

16 January, 2008 18:52  
Blogger Martha Elaine Belden said...

HOLY SHIT that's expensive!

note to self: when visiting england, bring your own reeses.

16 January, 2008 19:35  
Blogger FOUR DINNERS said...

I intend to attempt to survive on grass (and beer of course).

Grass 'n beer? Christ I'm 18 again!!!

16 January, 2008 23:07  
Blogger Cind said...

Reeces....yummm. They were my favourites as a kid but when we moved to England I never saw 'em anywhere so my Dad used to send 'em over. Then, a few years ago I spotted 'em in Costco, bought a load n shared 'em with my sister....still deeelish.
Anyway, if you want some more they're well cheap in Costco if you have one nearby.
I agree though, food prices here = complete fuckin' madness.

17 January, 2008 00:08  
Blogger cappy. said...

£8? fuck! i like reese's, but hell!!
i thought 49p for the ones that look like a dog turd was bad!

hmmmm, peanut butter!

i've read somewhere that a cure to stop the puppy chewing is to get a hollow bone/tube and fill it with peanut butter! waste it on the pooch? don't think so guv!

p.s. i'm allergic to strawberrys! only fresh ones, i love owt flavoured strawberry, jam, milkshakes etc! whats that about?


c'mon, i need answers!

17 January, 2008 09:25  
Blogger Milla said...

Ohhhh the cakes...they look like the italian 'pastine' that you buy in a pasticceria. yummy!!

I have never had Reese's sweets, but the picture you took is very interesting: blue/green of your arm, orange of the bag, blue/green of your eye. Nice!

17 January, 2008 10:47  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Red: Senza parole, eh? Wow, that's good, then.

Karen: I'm sure by now you've found out from the missus.

F/ball: Hm, I might well have to take you up on that. Thanks, dude. (I'll get through these first, though, and then we'll maybe work out the details.)

17 January, 2008 10:54  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Tweetey: Crazy, right? I dunno how that works out in terms of what one needs to earn in order to eat these things often, but it's a lot.

Martha: That's a good note to self, so long as you bring enough to share!

4D: Not a bad idea. Hey, you were in my dream last night. It was weird... You and Barnze were in a film from like the 1960s or something as young mods!

17 January, 2008 10:56  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Cind: Welcome to my humble abode. Costco, huh? Do we have those in England then? I'll have to look out. Thanks for the heads-up.

Cappy: I know! With hindsight I'm not sure why we bought them at that price. But now we've got them, I'm glad we did! My missus is allergic to strawberries too. But nothing so serious that she can't have them once in a while. Can't answer your question, though...

Milla: I've never seen quite such elaborate cakes in Italy, but we were working out UK prices vs Italian. Ouch... The missus took the pic. I just cropped it all arty, like. Thanks, though.

17 January, 2008 11:00  
Blogger Glamourpuss said...

God yes, food and fuel prices are shocking. I spent thrity quid in Sainsburys last weekend and came out with two bags - fifteen quid a bag. And I didn't even buy anything fancy - just basics - bread, milk, veg.

Puss

17 January, 2008 11:24  
Blogger Cynnie said...

wow..at least here in fucking america it's CHEAP to eat like shit..
I can get that size bag o' reeses for 3 dollars ..
boo-ya baby!

17 January, 2008 14:47  
Blogger Candy Minx said...

Oh my god...I thought Germany was expensive!

I guess things always cost more on an island huh?

17 January, 2008 16:13  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

G/puss: Yeah, Sainsbury's just hoovers up the money, no kidding! Hmm...

Cynnie: Ha ha, yeah we have to pay thru the nose to eat unhealthily here. They must think it's some kind of deterrent! Dummies.

Candy: I think I'm right in saying the UK is the most expensive country in Europe. But I may be making that up. Certainly it's more expensive than any country I've ever visited.

17 January, 2008 17:59  
Blogger Gardenia said...

What astronomical prices! How on earth do you guys make it? I wonder if wages are higher? I will never complain about our food prices here again.

18 January, 2008 03:59  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Gardenia: It's always been expensive here, which is why it seems so affordable to visit other countries! But it is getting worse.

18 January, 2008 10:38  
Anonymous Meredith said...

I'm sure for that price I can buy it and ship it cheaper. They are tastey though! Off to wish Red a happy!

18 January, 2008 19:30  

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