Custard Creams Are Cheaper Than Cous Cous, But You Can’t Expect A Fucking Baroness To Know That

Johnny Void here goes into the home economics and real cost in supermarkets of the cheap foods that would feed the desperately poor. In so doing he attacks the patronising misinformation of papers like the Torygraph, which has published pieces by the rich under the misapprehension that they somehow have a better idea of how to feed a poor family living on the very edge of starvation than do the poor themselves. This adds the meat, pun intended, to Tom Pride’s comments about the stupidity and avarice of Baroness Jenkins and her comments that the poor would be better off eating porridge than using a foodbank.

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custard_creams The lowest priced flavoured Cous Cous, at £4.55/kg, costs five times more than a kilo of custard creams.

Anyone who claims that healthy food is a cheaper option has clearly never enjoyed the dubious nutitional delights of a pack of Everyday Value Custard Creams (35p, 1,972 calories).

They’ve also probably never been to a supermarket.  Or at least never been to a supermarket with less than a tenner to last until the end of the week and two kids to feed.  This hasn’t stopped a string of pompous twats from appearing in the media this week and telling us how much better they would be at being poor than the plebs using foodbanks.

The nearest supermartet, who shall remain nameless because they are bastards, sells a kilo of value oats for 75p.  This means you can, just about, make a large bowl of porridge for 4p, as Baroness Jenkins claimed

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