ALDI supermarket shoppers are outraged at the price of a beloved Aussie summer fruit, as the rising cost of living continues to pack a punch.
One shopper snapped a pic of her near-empty trolley and posted it on the Aldi Mums Facebook page, sharing her shock on the eye-watering bill.
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“Please explain how this is $48.50. Inflation sucks,” she wrote.
The image showed her trolley which contained potatoes, calendars for 2023, toothbrushes, bread, milk and what commenters identified as the primary suspect for the price hike – grapes.
ALDI shoppers shared in comments on the post they have recently been paying $12 kilo for grapes.
“I was shocked when I got the same grapes. Cost me $13.90,” one person wrote in the comments. “My little girl loves grapes. Looks like it might be ditched off my shopping list for a while.”
“Grapes are $12/kg + ATM so I’d say it’s those,” another said.
“My autistic kid will basically only eat blueberries or grapes. Makes it so expensive,” one said.
“Half of that is probably the grapes lol I accidentally paid $20 for grapes the other day when I didn’t look at the price,” wrote another.
Many shoppers agreed the cost of living continues to be a problem for Aussies, and it certainly won’t stop this Christmas.
“It’s absolutely insane. I don’t know how much longer we can deal either,” said one.
“It’s not going to be easy for a lot of people this Christmas. Everything is rising at an alarming pace,” another wrote.
‘Best value on fruit and veg’
A spokesperson from ALDI told 7NEWS.com.au grapes are part of the ALDI’s Super Savers in Queensland, available for $8.99/kilo.
“Shopping seasonal fruit and veg, as well as looking at our weekly catalogue for Super Savers can help deliver the bast value on fruit and veg,” they said.
ALDI’s 2022 Price Report, published in May this year, showed an ALDI shopper’s basket is up to 24.7 per cent cheaper than other Aussie supermarkets, saving a shopper up to $2468 every year.