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    • AG47
    • By AG47 7th Jul 17, 9:50 AM
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    Frozen fruit
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    Frozen fruit 7th Jul 17 at 9:50 AM
    Frozen fruit has really gone up a hell of a lot, not long ago I always bought the Tesco value 90p for 500g.

    Then similar mixed frozen fruit in Sainsbury's and the other supermarkets were about £1.50-£1.80 per kilo.

    Now I struggle to find any under £2 per kilo. The value ranges are all over £2kg even as high as £2.99kg

    I even see some frozen fruit about £4 per kilo, £4 a kilo are you serious.

    Where has all this inflation come from?

    Can anybody find the cheapest frozen fruit in the UK, no matter what it is or how much I need to buy?

    Are there any companies that deal with frozen fruit that can still offer under £2 per kilo?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
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    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 7th Jul 17, 10:02 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 10:02 AM
    Had a flyer through the door yesterday and binned it but do remember Farmfoods have some kind of special on frozen fruit just now.
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 7th Jul 17, 10:07 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 10:07 AM
    The inflation has probably come from two sources:

    - changes in the exchange rate between the Euro and the £.
    - because many websites/food bloggers have been telling people "it's good/OK to use frozen fruit", so there's a bigger demand.
    • AG47
    • By AG47 7th Jul 17, 10:24 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 10:24 AM
    The inflation has probably come from two sources:

    - changes in the exchange rate between the Euro and the £.
    - because many websites/food bloggers have been telling people "it's good/OK to use frozen fruit", so there's a bigger demand.
    Originally posted by PasturesNew
    Larger demand should bring larger supply.

    Because fruit are infinite and cheap to produce in quantity, these big greenhouses in Spain and other places full of cheap labour can produce thanks of tons every day.

    The pound sterling has gone up lately so we should see cheaper prices for these frozen fruits?
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • AG47
    • By AG47 7th Jul 17, 10:26 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 10:26 AM
    Had a flyer through the door yesterday and binned it but do remember Farmfoods have some kind of special on frozen fruit just now.
    Originally posted by PLRFD
    From what I make out it's £5 for three half kilo bags

    http://www.hotukdeals.com/deals/frozen-fruit-deal-3-for-5-farmfoods-2686730

    That's About the same asthe supermarkets
    Last edited by AG47; 07-07-2017 at 10:30 AM.
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • AG47
    • By AG47 7th Jul 17, 10:29 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 10:29 AM
    Iceland have a great selection usually about £3 kg

    http://groceries.iceland.co.uk/frozen-fruit-and-smoothies

    That's about the same as Tesco and Sainsbury's

    I wonder if anybody can find frozen fruit cheaper than 30p 100g

    Even if it's huge bulk buy
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • Loanranger
    • By Loanranger 7th Jul 17, 10:37 AM
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    Because the growers can't find the people to pick for them so it needs to be imported. In years gone by, students would earn money by working in the fields. They don't want to do that work these days.
    • *~Zephyr~*
    • By *~Zephyr~* 7th Jul 17, 11:25 AM
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    • 7th Jul 17, 11:25 AM
    I blame all these smoothie drinkers! Pushing up the price of frozen berries, because they're Superfoods now, you know!


    All I know is that its getting more expensive for me to make jam
    • AG47
    • By AG47 8th Jul 17, 11:43 AM
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    More demand and higher prices should bring more supply
    Nothing has been fixed since 2008, it was just pushed into the future
    • JAG
    • By JAG 8th Jul 17, 7:49 PM
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    LIDL DEALS Thursday 13th July - Wednesday 19th July

    Frozen Fruit 400g £1.59 (Blueberries, Mixed Fruits Mango, Pineapple)
    Frozen Fruit 750g-1kg £2.39 (Forest Fruits, Strawberries, Raspberries)
    • gettingtheresometime
    • By gettingtheresometime 8th Jul 17, 9:52 PM
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    More demand and higher prices should bring more supply
    Originally posted by AG47
    The supply of fruit in inelastic.....i.e just because the demand/price goes up, the suppliers can magic more fruit to supply.

    My economics teacher of years ago would be proud that I remembered that
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    • PLRFD
    • By PLRFD 9th Jul 17, 6:04 AM
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    Your English teacher wouldn't be so happy though
    • Rebecca Palmer
    • By Rebecca Palmer 12th Jul 17, 2:51 PM
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    Nothing beats fresh fruits!
    • PasturesNew
    • By PasturesNew 13th Jul 17, 10:34 PM
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    .... Forest Fruits....
    Originally posted by JAG
    That's a funny old name - seeing that made me think "what's a forest fruit? what forest? what fruit grows in a forest? what's it all about?"

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