Thursday, July 04, 2013

Biscuit scandal

It is a cold day in Hell that I criticise my employers, but I could barely control my outrage after buying a packet of three biscuits in the canteen to go with a nice cup of tea.

The reason for my fury: 35p. Thirty-five new pence.  

Putting some feelers out on the old social media, I find that - perhaps - my fury is exaggerrated with reports of two for 50p, and some poor sap being charged a pound for the Jaffa Cakes. Good Lord, you could buy a whole packet for that, and still have change enough to fling at a hapless mendicant on the way home.

I believe that I have discovered the tip of a very large iceberg. While 35p for three biscuits probably isn't terrible in the grand scheme of things, there are clearly financial officers at other office-based workplaces who are holidaying on the proceeds of their biscuit price-gouging scam.

There should be a riot over this. 

Or at the very least and extended tea break. Take THAT, The Man!


Paul Martin said...

There's your problem Alastair, Rich Shorties..! You'll be on millionaire shortbread next, or rich tea.

Gonzoland said...

I bought a 400 gram pack of coconut flavoured biscuits for 45 pence - Which was Nice.
..... I'll get my coat

Anonymous said...

35p but that's 7 Shillings in real money

Anonymous said...

Thats just taking the biscuit now !

Uncle Audrey said...


I always use the Mars Bar test. Which involves comparison to the price of an apple or a banana. Under no circumstance should the price of the "healthy" alternative snack exceed the price of a snack pack of biscuits, crisps, Mars Bar etc.