To be shocked at the price of fruit on Ocado

(50 Posts)
Marmiteandjamislush Sat 09-Aug-14 16:51:22

We use Ocado every couple of weeks for 'big shopping' like cat litter, cat food, tins, loo rolls, washing powder any offers etc. Sometimes I have a look at other things out of interest. Anyway, kids wanted some donut peaches, which are currently their favorite fruit. So I have been working the last few days and so couldn't get to the local market where we normally do fresh shopping so thought I'd add some to the order. I Kid you not 4.99 for four! shock

TestingTestingWonTooFree Sat 09-Aug-14 16:52:28

Ouch! I only buy fruit that's on special offer from them.

CookieLady Sat 09-Aug-14 16:53:16

It's that particular brand, Natoora, which is expensive. If you look at the Waitrose and Ocado own brand fruit it isn't as dear.

Ocado usually quite reasonable on fruit and veg. I got a pack of six for £1.50 at sainsburys this morning as the dc love them.

DurhamDurham Sat 09-Aug-14 16:53:41

Flippin heck that's pricey.... I paid £2 for a pack of 8 in our local green grocers.

ObfusKate Sat 09-Aug-14 16:54:01

Oof. Lidl have a nice packet of eight-ish for a quid, if that's nearby?

Artandco Sat 09-Aug-14 16:55:44

That's because they are the natoora prime brand. They sell them for about £1.50 regular

Teddybeau1988 Sat 09-Aug-14 16:56:52

Pack of five for £1 in lidl.

Artandco Sat 09-Aug-14 16:56:57

Ctuly currently £1.25 for 4

ObfusKate Sat 09-Aug-14 16:57:31

Teddy, your Lidl's peaches must be bigger than mine grin

Faez Sat 09-Aug-14 16:59:28

2 packs for 6 quid isn't so bad though

Marmiteandjamislush Sat 09-Aug-14 17:08:57

I've never heard of Natoora, but they don't offer a Waitrose or Ocado of donut peaches though. I just thought it's really steep, over £1 a peach and really, with the healthy eating push, I think it's not a good sign. NB, not only including Ocado in this. Just think that it's shocking that for many fruit will be a luxury now, but cake and biscuits are cheap and filling.

No Lidl yet, sadly.

Marmiteandjamislush Sat 09-Aug-14 17:10:32

Needless to say, I'd didn't buy any.

bookcave Sat 09-Aug-14 17:33:46

Is is just me that's never heard of a donut peach? I only buy common peaches at Aldi or Sainsbury!

londonrach Sat 09-Aug-14 17:34:58

Asda and Lldl less than £1 for 4

DinoSnores Sat 09-Aug-14 17:41:01

Flat peaches are lovely, but rare, which is why they charge more. You could have bought much cheaper fruit if you had chosen to! It is hardly a choice between expensive fruit & cheap biscuits!

hmm

OneSkinnyChip Sat 09-Aug-14 17:45:45

They are five for £1 in Tesco at the minute.

RumBaaaabaaaa Sat 09-Aug-14 17:47:06

What unethical crap. Its shameful that price

Tanith Sat 09-Aug-14 17:48:17

I think the flat (donut?) peaches are also now past their season as well as being a premium item. Get some ordinary ones instead - they'll be cheaper and should taste better than out of season ones.

DH was once appalled at the price of cherries for the same reason (high price, out of season). He actually asked at the checkout if they'd been flown over in individual seats first class blush

londonrach Sat 09-Aug-14 17:48:27

Bought them (the flat ones) in Lldl last week and paid less than £1 and asda had box for 89p. All donut ones. Not rare as more of them in asda as normal ones recently....must be in season

DinoSnores Sat 09-Aug-14 17:49:41

Flat/donut peaches are picked until the end of summer, so they are not out of season yet and are, to be fair, absolutely lovely, but I am not sure that they are that much better than decent normal peaches.

Tanith Sat 09-Aug-14 17:50:11

Must be just Natoora, then. They are a bit hit and miss, and can be very expensive.

ObfusKate Sat 09-Aug-14 17:51:58

Their main benefit is that your face doesn't get covered in juice.

HappyAgainOneDay Sat 09-Aug-14 17:55:37

Our local farm shop's price for doughnut peaches was cheaper than the OP's Ocado! Most unusual ....

500smiles Sat 09-Aug-14 18:02:33

Paying a premium for the Natoora brand and the donut - Ocado own brand 1.49

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