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Dull but when did butter get so expensive????

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boxoftoads Mon 11-Dec-17 20:05:46

I haven't baked for a while but decided to for work tomorrow.

£1.60!!!!!!! Cheapest pack in tescos. I'm sure it was 90p a few months ago.

Am I wrong?

Sparklingbrook Mon 11-Dec-17 20:06:54

I know! I am sure it used to be 88p or something not that long ago. Only butter will do on toast.

Fekko Mon 11-Dec-17 20:07:21

Hmmmm I've noticed a lot of the boring old stuff getting expensive - eggs (same old organic free range but now £££) and flour too.

BarrackerBarmer Mon 11-Dec-17 20:08:09

You are not wrong - I noticed this myself and it is probably the only grocery item that I could accurately price. I never remember prices.

greenapplesplatter Mon 11-Dec-17 20:09:42

My DGran's subject on mastermind would be the cost of Anchor butter!! She's mentioned every price increase there's been. £1.80 at the last check, absolute outrage!!

camelfinger Mon 11-Dec-17 20:11:10

It was reported in the summer that there may gut not be enough butter for Christmas. Lack of supply and rising demand.

PuzzledOfPenzance Mon 11-Dec-17 20:11:14

It's been creeping up a while. It's Brexit.

RNBrie Mon 11-Dec-17 20:12:04

There's been a butter shortage in Europe, apparently because the Chinese have discovered croissants and other viennoiserie.

Its been going on a while, since the summer ish.

www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.bbc.co.uk/news/amp/world-europe-41766352

missmoffatt2705 Mon 11-Dec-17 20:12:34

You are right in that maybe a year ago, possibly 18 months, butter in Lidl was around 98 pence per pack and is now £1.40. I think it is due to the fall in the value of the pound which is linked to Brexit...

octonaught Mon 11-Dec-17 20:14:09

No it's a genuine shortage of raw materials

totaldiva Mon 11-Dec-17 20:14:34

I've noticed it too, I buy butter once a week in Aldi and it's gone from 85p to its current price of £1.45. For a few weeks it rose 5p a week.

TentUpFirstBunkUpLater Mon 11-Dec-17 20:15:33

I managed to get Lurpak at 1.50 last week in Iceland (filled my basket and my freezer). Its back up to 2.00 now.

We only like block butter, not the spreadable stuff

lastnamefirstfirstnamelast Mon 11-Dec-17 20:15:47

I never thought butter would become such a luxury. I refuse to use marge. Vile stuff.

boxoftoads Mon 11-Dec-17 20:18:04

I can't get over the rise.

Makes baking unaffordable sad

ThomasRichard Mon 11-Dec-17 20:19:27

There was a feature on You & Yours (or maybe The World At One?) today about exactly this. Apparently it’s going to go up more over the next few months: right now a ‘box’ of butter is £55, but in March it will be more like £100.

Fekko Mon 11-Dec-17 20:19:27

Potatoes. Baby potatoes - more expensive per weight than gold I think!

inappropriateraspberry Mon 11-Dec-17 20:21:02

Noticed this today too! Unsalted was a lot dearer than salted, strangely.

PoohBearsHole Mon 11-Dec-17 20:24:17

The irony of the past tipping milk down the drain.

Salted butter will last longer I brluevev🙂

PoohBearsHole Mon 11-Dec-17 20:24:33

Believe 😳

Heratnumber7 Mon 11-Dec-17 20:25:57

Why is everything blamed on Brexit???

Sweetpotatoaddict Mon 11-Dec-17 20:27:22

I got a free block of butter from tesco the other week, normally I wouldn't have bothered this time it was a definite win! It's making cake baking extortionate.

ggirl Mon 11-Dec-17 20:28:19

Yes! dh and I both gasp in horror about this on a regular basis.

just5morepeas Mon 11-Dec-17 20:28:22

It's due to a shortage of milk because we treat farmers like shite so a lot have packed it in. A lot of milk gets imported now I think.

Wonder how that'll alter after brexit.

JaffaCakes4TeaNow Mon 11-Dec-17 20:30:32

The Chinese have a rage for croissants and other butter-based pastry. It’s quite recent and it has pushed up butter prices all around the world.

Supply will rise to meet the new demand and the price will go back down. That will take time, because the extra cows to produce the new milk need to be born and grow up. So in the meantime the price is high.

ivykaty44 Mon 11-Dec-17 20:31:59

Butter was £1.10 in Tesco 12 months ago

I went to Lidl on Saturday to buy their perfume and whilst there purchased butter at £1.45

Coffee has gone up from £1.87 to £2.29

The cost of food is going to increase

If you want to save money then purchase Xmas cards in January in bulk to last you a couple of years or more

£5 for 20 cards

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