I picked up a few bits of shopping yesterday on the way home, and was pleased to get a decent size cauliflower for 50p, (normal price), and some reduced price broccoli. However I was not pleased to discover that my usual Tesco fruit yogurt had gone up a massive 20p, from £1 for a pack of six, to £1.20. What a cheek! I wonder why it has leapt up so much, is the fruit in short supply, or has half the country's cows dropped down dead?
I decided to leave them on the shelf and think of something else I could have as a treat that doesn't cost as much. I noticed they had a special offer of 70p on the 500g size of Low Fat Natural Yogurt, so I bought one.
When I got home, I opened a tin of Morrisons own brand peaches in light syrup, and was impressed that the tin was packed full of fruit, not half full of juice like you would expect of a cheap 24p tin. I chopped the peaches and put some in a dish and covered it with the yogurt. It's lovely.
So for 94p I have got a lot more fruit yogurt than I would have had out of six little pots, and it keeps for almost two weeks in the fridge. The moral is, if you find prices have gone up more than you are willing to pay, look for something cheaper that is just as good. Be prepared to change your normal eating habits and try something else.