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The price of toast…

The price of toast…

The work kitchen offers two slices of burnt bread and a small sliver of spread for the – to me, outrageous – price of 40p a slice. Hence, I’ve never paid for toast – although logically, I go for a bacon baguette for about £1.60, but at least it feels like I get something for my money.

But in the midst of a news story about how the recession / credit crunch / the end of capitalism is affecting a UK high streeK, there was this little snippet:

“Toast is the worst – I have to run two burners, buy bread and butter, wash up afterwards and all for 35p. And the government takes 17.5% of that in VAT.”

Which does naturally make me think – then why offer toast at all, if it costs so much for you to offer, and I still think it’s hideously pricey…

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