I buy a lot of pineapple chunks.
I have bought 12 packets in a week at least once. But on average I probably buy 5 packets a week.
Whilst I don’t feel guilty about the expense I’m fully aware that a little bit of consistent prep could save me pounds on my weekly shopping bill.
Time was I used to have a conveyor belt of ripening pineapples in the kitchen alongside the bananas but then I just got lazy and decided that £1.50 for 400g was not too much of a price to pay for freshly cut pineapples without the hassle of peeling and washing up. But I have always been curious about the price differential. How much money am I throwing away by not prepping my own?
So I actually got the calculator and scales out and did the maths:
The pre-packaged pack is, at its cheapest, £1.50 for 400g (Sainsbury’s).
The pineapple from Lidl cost 67p and weighed 700g.
Oh my goodness! That’s an almost 4-fold difference in price. I’m questioning whether I have done the maths correctly.
But I’ve pushed in the numbers twice and this is what it comes to:
100g pre-packaged: 37.5p
100g fresh : 9.5p
I think I better start shopping at Lidl again!