It’s pretty rare that a day doesn’t start a bad news story. From Trump and Kim Jong Un to Toblerone shrinking the size of their chocolate bars. We’re sick of the drama.
Earlier this year, we made your day a little brighter with a story that made the world a little better. Greggs decided to open the world’s first drive-thru in Irlam.
Unlike that glorious day in June, today is not such a happy one. It will be remembered as the day that Greggs hit us all with a 5p price increase in the price of their sausage rolls. Just like that. We just weren’t mentally prepared for that.
As you can imagine, this has come as a bit of a shock to the system, with many people taking to social media to vent their frustrations:
— Tom Chapman (@tomchapman92) 27 September 2017
A sausage roll from Greggs is now 90p!!! Talk about the price of living going up
— Sean Donovan (@donovanxiii) 22 September 2017
Not only have they upped the price of their sausage rolls, they’ve also given their premium breakfasts a cheeky rise too.
The original breakfast meal deal (sausage, bacon or egg roll and a hot drink or juice), has gone up from £2 to £2.25. An extra 25p on a morning means by the end of the week you’ll have spent an extra £1.75 on breakfast and over the month an extra seven quid.
That means that by the end of the year you’ll have spent an extra £84 on the same breakfast as last year. That’s the price of a cheeky flight to Ibiza.
Like Toblerone who reduced the size of their bars back in October, Greggs claim that the price increase is a result of the rising cost of ingredients.
Unfortunately we’ve had to increase the price of some of our items due to the rise in ingredient costs
— Greggs (@GreggsOfficial) 27 September 2017
Our sausage roll favourites are just one of the many things that have gone up since the Brexit vote.
Earlier this year bananas went up from 68p to 72p, Malteasers shrunk in size and Mr Kipling’s cakes took a price rise.
To make things worse, Walker’s crisps and Birdseye fish fingers might be next. Where will it all end?
Today is a sad day indeed. And it’s a Monday. Could things get any worse?
Have a good’un!