The cost of a cooking crisis: the supermarket bill for making a family dinner rises to 27% in just a year… these are the meals most affected
- A standard spaghetti bolognese recipe increased by about 20 percent to £6.63
- Prices for an average Sunday Roast Chicken increased by an average of 13 percent
Popular family meals such as pasta dishes and homemade spaghetti bolognese have increased in price by a whopping 27 percent in a year.
At the same time, many key ingredients used by home cooks have doubled in price in a year, according to analysis by Which?
The consumer champion researched the prices of nearly 26,000 food and drink products at eight large supermarkets for its inflation tracker.
It looked at the price of the ingredients needed for some daily favorites for a family of four, including a three-ingredient pasta dish, a spaghetti bolognese, a fish finger meal and a Sunday roast chicken.
Which? found a standard spaghetti bolognese recipe increased by an average of 20 percent to £6.63, equivalent to £1.65 per serving (file image)
The quick pasta, with jars of sauce, penne pasta and cheddar cheese, cost £3.39 (85p per serving) for the three months to the end of May, a 27 per cent increase on the same period 12 months earlier.
A fish finger meal with chips and beans rose 24 per cent to £3.79 (95 pence per serving). This was primarily driven by baked beans, which rose by an average of 36 percent. Frozen fries have increased by an average of 23 percent.
Which? looked at a basic spaghetti bolognese recipe, which contained ground beef, onion, carrots, broth, garlic, chopped tomatoes and dried spaghetti, as well as olive oil. It went up by an average of 20 per cent to £6.63, which equates to £1.65 per serving.
The prices for a Sunday lunch of roast chicken, potatoes, peas, broccoli, carrots and gravy as well as vegetable oil were examined. These found an average increase of 13 percent, bringing it up to £7.28 (£1.82 per serving).
Sue Davis of what? claimed that the “pleasure of meals with loved ones” had turned into “a nightmare for the millions struggling to afford food.”
She added: “Supermarkets should put customers first by stocking budget lines in all their stores, including convenience stores, to ensure easy access to basic, affordable food ranges and provide transparent pricing so people can easily identify which products offer the best. value.’
Supermarkets insisted that prices had been driven up by global factors and high energy prices. They said they announced price cuts and price locks to help shoppers.
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