Fresh blow for brassic Brits as gravy granules hit record £5 high

Gravy fans have been left high and dry after the price of a tub of Bisto gravy granules was hiked to £5.

The Sunday roast favourite is being sold at Morrisons for £4.99 for a 550g tub and a whopping £5.50 at Tesco.

One angry customer posted their frustration in a Facebook discount group. They wrote: “Everything has just casually doubled in price.”

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Other disappointed shoppers commented, with one saying “that is just disgusting!!!” and another suggesting people should “make your own”.

Prices in supermarkets have soared in recent weeks due to rising costs.

British grocery inflation hit 17.1% in the four weeks to February 19, another record high and the latest blow to consumers struggling with a cost-of-living crisis.

Market researcher Kantar said prices are rising fastest in markets such as milk, eggs and margarine.

It said UK households now face an additional £811 on their annual shopping bills if they don’t change their behaviour to cut costs.

Bisto owner Premier Foods said it only increases its prices as a “last resort” and offsets them through internal cost-saving measures first.

Morrisons and Tesco were each contacted for a comment.

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