Snow pea prices are going through the roof. Move over, lettuce.
As the country is still shocked by how much lettuce costs, a Woolworths customer shared her shock at how much another vegetable costs.
As we try to deal with the rising cost of living, it seems like no fruit or vegetable is safe from price increases.
First it was lettuce, and now Woolworths is charging $42.80/kg for a simple snow pea.
The vegetable usually costs around $6.99/kg at the supermarket chain, so the current price is an eye-popping 511% increase.
A Woolies customer who was shocked by the price hike posted a video of it on her TikTok page.
“OMG, first a $9 cup of coffee, and now this,” she wrote in the video’s caption.
“Snow peas are $40 per kg. Let’s find out how much a small amount costs.”
The woman in the video then bought some snow peas for $6.08 for 142 grams.
News.com.au knows that bad weather is causing some food prices to go up because it affects the supply.
“In 2022, the coolest thing to do will be to eat anything green,” joked one commenter.
“Lobster will be cheaper than salad sooner or later!”
“Plant your own, it will be worth it,” said someone else.
When customers complained about not having enough stock, Liam Kirley, who runs the Woolworths TikTok page, made a video to explain what was going on.
“As you can see, we don’t have much lettuce, broccoli, spinach, or other fruits and vegetables left. “Let me explain why,” he says.
“Our farmers are still feeling the effects of the heavy rains earlier this year, which delayed planting and harvesting.
“We expect the supply of broccoli to get better by the middle of July, and we’re working with our growers to get the rest of your favorite foods back on the shelves as soon as we can.”
Liam said in the video that when things get back to normal, the staff will be “just as happy” as the customers.
He also told customers to think about other fruits and vegetables that are in season right now.
He said, “The good news is that there are still a lot of tasty fruits and vegetables available for winter.”
“Keep an eye out for citrus, potatoes, Hass avocados, and apples that are in season.”