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pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,165
For several months now I have been buying bottles of olive oil and storing them in the cellar. My OH thought that I was losing the plot. What does anyone need with 15 bottles of olive oil, even if they have a really bad earache?

With tales of Xylella fastidiosa spreading across the Med, I thought I’d stock up. Plus, the oil was Fair Trade from Palestine and I thought I’d do my bit to prop up the poor beleaguered farmers there.

The last time I ordered some from Sainsbury’s, it was £4 a bottle. Then the other day I saw that Sainsbury’s no longer sold that oil. Trees all dead? Palestinian farmers displaced for more housing? I looked at the website of the company that distributes the oil. 

A £4 bottle is now £11.99.

Hmm.



Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
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  • B3B3 Posts: 21,537
    The next shortage is going to be any kind of cooking oil. The price will go up and up 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • pansyfacepansyface PEAK DISTRICT DerbyshirePosts: 20,165
    Yes, I’ve already seen a warning note on the supermarket online order page saying that if you want sunflower oil you might have to put up with rape seed oil.


    Apophthegm -  a big word for a small thought.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,576
    We can still get sunflower oil from our local SM but only in 1 litre bottles now
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,537
    edited 5 April
    I prefer rape seed oil anyway.
    Apparently snack and oven chip makers have about a fortnight's stock left. 
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,696
    but Bojo the Clown keeps saying inflation is "only" 6%
    Devon.
  • B3B3 Posts: 21,537
    Have you checked the price of wine, canapes and wallpaper? Maybe they haven't been affected🤔
    In London. Keen but lazy.
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,696
    B3 said:
    Have you checked the price of wine, canapes and wallpaper? Maybe they haven't been affected🤔
    especially when " party donors " foot the bill
    Devon.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,576
    If you buy REALLY expensive wallpaper, there's probably enough mark up for them to absorb the increases. Or maybe he doesn't do the shopping and has no idea how expensive cheese is now
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
  • Hostafan1Hostafan1 Posts: 31,696
    If you buy REALLY expensive wallpaper, there's probably enough mark up for them to absorb the increases. Or maybe he doesn't do the shopping and has no idea how expensive cheese is now
    Our wallpaper has gone from £96 to £125 a roll
    Devon.
  • raisingirlraisingirl East Devon, on the Edge of Exmoor.Posts: 5,576
    I don't think I've ever bought wallpaper  :|
    “Light thinks it travels faster than anything but it is wrong. No matter how fast light travels, it finds the darkness has always got there first” 
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