TEA-rrible! Dad berates Tesco after buying ‘the world’s most expensive milk’ – saying it’s even pricier than the supermarket’s £1.90 kettle!
- Mark Hodgkinson bought £2.35 six-pint bottle of whole milk in Clay Cross
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A British father has claimed he bought ‘the world’s most expensive milk’ from Tesco – which cost more than a kettle.
Mark Hodgkinson popped to the Bridge Street North branch of Tesco Extra in Clay Cross, Derbyshire, earlier this month to pick up some milk.
The dad-of-five was ‘flabbergasted’ when he spotted he could snap up a 1.7 litre Tesco Home kettle that was reduced to £1.90, while a six-pint bottle of Tesco own-brand whole milk was £2.35.
The 20 per cent price difference is something Mark, who doesn’t currently work, says is ‘unjustifiable’ and a stark example of the cost of living crisis.
Tesco has been contacted for comment.
Dad Mark Hodgkinson from Clay Cross, Derbyshire, revealed it cost him less to buy a £1.90 kettle at this local Tesco Express than to buy a six-pint bottle of milk
Mark bought a kettle, with a similar model selling for £13.50 on the retail giant’s website, for himself, his mum and a pal for just £5.70.
Mark, from Clay Cross, Derbyshire, said: ‘My mum had said she needed a kettle, so I just went and looked and they were £1.90 each, and a six-pint of milk was £2.35.
‘It just didn’t make any sense whatsoever. You buy two bottles of milk, and for nearly the same price you get three kettles.
‘We’re a family of seven, and we had a newborn baby last week. Those two bottles of milk will probably last two days if we’re lucky.
‘We struggle with things such as gas and electricity. We’ve always said the kids wouldn’t be cold, and some days gas and electricity are costing us £18 a day. It’s horrendous.
‘The cost of living at the moment is absolutely horrendous, this is maybe an example of that.
‘How can you justify a kettle being £1.90 and a bottle of milk being more than the kettle?
The bargain-hunting shopper was shocked to find the reduced kettle cost less than the £2.35 bottle of milk
The shopper bought the three own-brand kettles for £1.90 each, 45p less than one bottle of milk
Mark joked he got the world’s most expensive milk and the world’s cheapest kettle on his stop at the store
The dads said he couldn’t believe the kettle was cheaper than the milk, which is one of his shopping necessities
‘I was just flabbergasted. I got the world’s cheapest kettle and the world’s most expensive milk.’
Mark shared a picture of his receipt on social media with the caption: ‘When a bottle of milk costs more than a kettle – something wrong in this country.’
The post racked up more than 1,000 likes, with many baffled by the price difference.
One wrote: ‘We can buy petrol here cheaper than milk.’
A second commented: ‘Nothing is right in this country right now.’
A third wrote: ‘Baby milk is very expensive too, so if you can’t breastfeed or want to use formula it’s a hefty price for something that has to be bought.’
While others claimed the milk was a reasonable price and that the kettle was simply ‘reduced for clearance’.
One commented: ‘£2.35 for a big bottle of milk is fair. Should be more expensive really, considering the costs of milk production.
‘The kettles are reduced for clearance. No point to your post.’
Another wrote: ‘Milk is still too cheap for what is involved in the cost of vets, food, etc.’
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