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    • od244051
    • By od244051 30th Nov 19, 7:01 PM
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    Why are flatbreads more expensive than pittas?
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    • 30th Nov 19, 7:01 PM
    Why are flatbreads more expensive than pittas? 30th Nov 19 at 7:01 PM
    Dug out some flatbreads out of the freezer. They were yellow stickered. Sitting next to them is a pack of pittas, again with a yellow sticker. Noticed that the original price for pittas was 50p, wheras the flatbreads were 82p, almost two thirds more. This is Asda.

    Any reason why?
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    • coffeehound
    • By coffeehound 30th Nov 19, 7:25 PM
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    • 30th Nov 19, 7:25 PM
    Did they weigh the same?
    • sarah1972
    • By sarah1972 1st Dec 19, 5:01 AM
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    • 1st Dec 19, 5:01 AM
    Probably because they have different ingredients or they consider flatbreads a more premium item than a pitta if you know what I mean and they are different weights as coffeehound mentioned above.

    Flatbreads :Fortified Wheat Flour [Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin (B3), Thiamin (B1)], Water, Rapeseed Oil, Yeast, Spirit Vinegar, Raising Agents (Diphosphates, Sodium Hydrogen Carbonate, Calcium Phosphates), Salt, Preservative (Calcium Propionate), Emulsifier (Mono and Diacetyl Tartaric Acid Esters of Mono and Diglycerides of Fatty Acids), Low Fat Yogurt (from Milk), Flour Treatment Agent (Ascorbic Acid)
    https://groceries.asda.com/product/pitta-naan-flatbread/asda-plain-folded-flatbreads/1000001820108


    Pitta:
    Fortified Wheat Flour [Wheat Flour, Calcium Carbonate, Iron, Niacin (B3), Thiamin (B1)], Water, Yeast, Salt, Preservative (Calcium Propionate)https://groceries.asda.com/product/pitta-naan-flatbread/asda-white-pitta-breads/910001960493
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    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 3rd Dec 19, 8:15 PM
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    Any reason why?
    Originally posted by od244051
    Same reason as usual..... because people pay!
    • Murphybear
    • By Murphybear 4th Dec 19, 4:19 PM
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    I make my own unleavened bread with store cupboard ingredients. Much cheaper, much nicer and you donít need a chemistry degree to understand some of the ingredients
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 4th Dec 19, 4:32 PM
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    • 4th Dec 19, 4:32 PM
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    • 4th Dec 19, 4:32 PM
    Dug out some flatbreads out of the freezer. They were yellow stickered. Sitting next to them is a pack of pittas, again with a yellow sticker. Noticed that the original price for pittas was 50p, wheras the flatbreads were 82p, almost two thirds more. This is Asda.

    Any reason why?
    Originally posted by od244051
    I would like to bust any myth that regular Asda prices are low. They have targeted deprived and cash populations, and are riding on the coat tails of that reputation. Aldi and Lidl are much better value.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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    • FusionFury
    • By FusionFury 6th Dec 19, 4:56 PM
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    • 6th Dec 19, 4:56 PM
    Most people can make flatbreads themselves very easy.. pitta breads are harder so thus should be more expensive.
    • surfsister
    • By surfsister 8th Dec 19, 7:43 AM
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    • 8th Dec 19, 7:43 AM
    Flatbreads are 'in' at the moment in fancy restaurants and cook books so more expensive!! pittas old hat so more of a bargain for us! or make your own flatbread:

    Tomato and feta flatbreads recipe | Waitrose

    https://www.waitrose.com/home/recipes/recipe_directory/t/tomato-and...

    1. Mix the flour, salt, sugar and yeast. Stir in 325ml water and the butter (or oil); mix to combine. Tip onto a lightly floured surface and knead for 10 minutes, until smooth (or Ö
    5/5(2)
    Servings: 10
    • Mr_Singleton
    • By Mr_Singleton 9th Dec 19, 6:42 AM
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    • 9th Dec 19, 6:42 AM
    Flatbreads are 'in' at the moment in fancy restaurants
    Originally posted by surfsister
    Could you give an example of a 'fancy' restaurant?
    • VfM4meplse
    • By VfM4meplse 9th Dec 19, 9:30 AM
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    Could you give an example of a 'fancy' restaurant?
    Originally posted by Mr_Singleton
    Pizza Express (I refer to the Woking branch, obvs).

    But I take your point. Travel to east to Turkey and beyond and its everyday food, much like sliced bread is here.
    Value-for-money-for-me-puhleeze!

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