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To spend £2 on a loaf of bread.

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Whathappenedtothelego Fri 26-Jun-20 19:28:52

BIL face-timed while we were making tea (cheese on toast).

Apparently our bread looks posh, he asked how much it costs, madness according to him. It costs 4 times as much as it should, he says.

Well, fair enough, but we all like this one, and don't mind paying for something we enjoy. And it keeps the local bakery in business.

Now he keeps sending DH incessant supermarket links to cheaper loaves of bread. (He's nearly 50 by the way, not a teenager).

AIBU to think buying the cheapest product available isn't actually morally superior? It's not like I'm asking him to buy expensive bread.

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garbagegirl Fri 26-Jun-20 19:31:23

What an odd reaction

JohnnyMcGrathSaysFuckOff Fri 26-Jun-20 19:32:17

That sounds fairly cheap to me actually confused

Alchemila Fri 26-Jun-20 19:33:20

How bizarre.

Remind him that cheap bread is often full of shite and that there’s a good reason for paying a little bit more to have something with no preservatives etc.

BlueyBee Fri 26-Jun-20 19:33:34

The bread we buy is £3.50 a loaf. Yours sounds like a bargain.

Sparklesocks Fri 26-Jun-20 19:33:36

What a strange thing to fixate on.

IsThisNameTaken Fri 26-Jun-20 19:33:58

£2 seems fairly standard for a good loaf of bread, I've paid double that

Etinox Fri 26-Jun-20 19:33:59

Weirdo. He’s putting you in your place. Nicest bread I know costs £3.75.

bloodywhitecat Fri 26-Jun-20 19:34:54

Mine regularly costs that, we tend to buy from our local baker rather than the supermarket because we prefer bread from the bakers. I am pretty sure the bakery's overheads mean their bread costs more than a mass produced supermarket loaf so it seems a fair price to me.

KilljoysDutch Fri 26-Jun-20 19:35:08

A loaf of just warburtons is £1.05 and shops own "nice" bread is £1-£1.50 a loaf. Can you even get a 50p loaf?

ShyTown Fri 26-Jun-20 19:35:59

£2 doesn’t sound expensive but really who cares. It’s very odd that he’s that invested in your choice of bread to the point where he’s googling bread and sending you link after link. I’d be inclined to ask him if he’s ok and what else is going on.

PotteringAlong Fri 26-Jun-20 19:36:23

£2 for a loaf of bread is a lot and more than I would pay, but that’s fine. There will be stuff I will spend my money on that you will think is ridiculous.

Ignore him.

GreyShadow Fri 26-Jun-20 19:36:40

Why would you buy 50p bread, if you can afford not to!! It never goes off so god knows what's in it.

Your BIL is cuckoo! Out of interest does he challenge any of your other purchases? House? Car? Very strange behaviour! Just ignore!

PotteringAlong Fri 26-Jun-20 19:37:04

@KilljoysDutch Morrisons own toastie loaf is 55p!


rottiemum88 Fri 26-Jun-20 19:37:51

He'd have a fit at our local delicatessen grin

Megan2018 Fri 26-Jun-20 19:38:18

I genuinely have no idea how much a loaf of bread costs! We just buy the ones we like and I never look.
If you aren’t on a budget who cares what is costs? Weird. He sounds unhinged!

Unknown2020 Fri 26-Jun-20 19:38:21

How strange. I don’t think that’s particularly expensive, we do however go through stages of buying the cheap loaves as DC prefer it for toasting but my favourite loaf I buy when I’m passing my local shop is probably near £3 for a loaf which I’ve never thought nothing of tbh.

Floralnomad Fri 26-Jun-20 19:39:29

He would absolutely freak out at the price of gluten free bread .

Aroundtheworldin80moves Fri 26-Jun-20 19:39:55

Depends whether you think food is just fuel or something to be savoured.

However there has been number of threads on here about spending the absolute minimum on food (not just people who can't afford it, just people trying to pare everything to the bone)

AntiHop Fri 26-Jun-20 19:40:35

I regularly spend £3.50 on a sourdough. There's no point comparing it to a 50p supermarket loaf. They're completely different things.

LaPampa Fri 26-Jun-20 19:41:47

£2 sounds a pretty reasonable price to me for decent bread. Fancy bread round where we are costs £4 - £4.50 (it is good though and they make their own flour)

Bluntness100 Fri 26-Jun-20 19:42:51

I’m also a bit embarrassed by the fact you can buy loaves for 50 p. Generally I pay between 1£ and 1.50 for The generic sliced packaged stuff.

For decent stuff like something from gails bakery I pay about 3.50.

I can’t understand why anyone would get their arse in their hands about what kind of bread someone was eating.

PeasInAPot Fri 26-Jun-20 19:43:14

50p is literally the shittest bread you can buy. £2 is pretty standard for a decent loaf, its cheap for a bakery Id say

Its 1.50, how is that a waste of money? If you cant afford it fair enough but you obviously can

Shinebright72 Fri 26-Jun-20 19:43:17


A loaf of just warburtons is £1.05 and shops own "nice" bread is £1-£1.50 a loaf. Can you even get a 50p loaf?

Yes you can get a 50p loaf.

PickAChew Fri 26-Jun-20 19:43:56

It costs me about 50-80p just for the 8ngredients for a breadmaker loaf so £2 for good bread that someone else has made isn't bad.

The only sub 50p bread I ever buy is the stuff the local coop marks down in the evening!

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