Food prices soar as man walks out of Aldi and into M&S

THE price of basic foodstuffs like bread, cereal and bacon have skyrocketed due to a man leaving Aldi and popping into M&S.

Shopper Martin Bishop was left dumbfounded by the sizeable jump in food prices after deciding to swing by M&S for some bits after doing the big shop in his local Aldi.

He said: “At first I thought it was an inflation thing, but apparently not. A condescending staff member told me they always jack up the cost of everything by a couple of quid. 

“I nodded sagely and said it’s probably due to Ukraine or the lingering effects of the pandemic, right? He laughed, shook his head, and told me they mostly do it for fun and because they can.

“Then he said most of the food comes from the same factory as the muck they sell in Aldi anyway, only with a different label slapped on the tin. He stopped chuckling though when I asked if that means he gets paid more than their staff.

“And I did leave the store with a completely unwarranted sense of smug lower-middle-class superiority.”

An M&S spokesperson said: “10.1 per cent inflation? Thanks for the reminder. That small tin of beans will now cost you a tenner.”

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