Shopping around the world

Hi guys Bacon and I are at it again shopping around the world and seeing how we all fair at the shops….I haven’t done the exchange rates as my eyes are playing up so this would see me turning into a lolly pop hahahaah..

Also thankyou to Reilly and Denny’s mum for this month’s list and we hope she is feeling much better too!

This month the list comprised of:

Price of Cable service and what you get: Well we don’t have cable here as we are way behind the times..hahahaa well we could have it but we don’t so I did a quick looku for everyone and this is what I found…

Cable : basic $47 Aus dollars to $120 Aus dollars for the bells whistles and everythings package

Oreos:  205.5 grams (who knows why the odd amount) $2.89 Aus dollars or $1.41 per 100 grams

A 110z or 360gram box of cornflakes…well we have a 380 gram box for $4.92 Aus dollars or $1.29 per 100 grams.

A 7 ounce or 225gram pkt of Lays chips..we do have them here but I couldn’t find them so we have a  175 gram packet of Smith’s crisps for $3.43 Aus dollars or $1.96 per 100 grams .

1 Pound of real butter ..we have  500 grams of real butter for $4.00 Aus dollars or $0.80 cents per 100 grams

A 6 ounce can of peanuts  …I found Nobby’s nuts 375 grams for $3.53 Aus dollars or $9.41 per 100 grams ..

Now I don’t know how things work in your country..but here in Australia it is law to have all foods on the labels clearly marked in price per grams or litres this show the customers a way t compare prices and get better deals…something may seem cheap but when you look at the price per gram it may be dearer..i think this came in when we started adding GST to certain goods..the change over  which sadly for me happened when  I was working in a supermarket as a supervisor …this huge change to the way we sold goods in our country was a massive amount of work…and all had to be co-ordinated to the final minute..this also meant changes to policy on scanning of goods too…ahhh the good old days….don’t miss them!

Does your country have laws and regs on labelling and pricing? let Bacon and I know as it is always really interesting to see how we all shop and work our way around the aisles!!



40 thoughts on “Shopping around the world

  1. we have that rule too, but here the price of 1 kg has to be on the package. Also the price converted in Francs (bet that’s for the adrenaline-kick) has the be on the tags. I nearly swooned today as I bought a cheese for 3.30 euro… I can’t remember that I ever bought a small piece of cheese for 22 Francs :o)


    • Crikey! you are the cheese country of the world!! and you pay heaps…I bought a lovely blue cheese a few weeks ago..about 200grams it is made in Australia and has a lovely almost creamy cheddar flavour as well…cost me an arm and leg! but as it was for a cauliflower cream cheese soup I pretended it was a steak….urghhhhh


  2. Nobby’s Nuts… cracks me up! Price of butter, Land O’Lakes goes for almost 5 USD in my little bit of country unless we would choose generic but we would never do that to butter. Land O’Lakes or Kerrygold, we are loyal to our butter.. 🙂
    I am going to get back to this fun around the world thing as soon as I get my blogging motivation back!


    • Hahahaah I know…the ad used to be nibble nobby’s nuts…say no more….not as bad as the ads for a pasta sauce called Leggo’s…”when they come home hungry open up the leggo’s” bwahahaaaahh….and yes I am loyal to my butter to..don’t mess with a gal’s boots or butter…..just sayin 🙂 and yep when your mojo returns go for it 🙂


  3. It is truly amazing the difference in prices around the world. Mom continues to C O M P L A I N about the price of toilet paper. MOL MOL MOL Sears catalog is looking better and better
    Hugs madi


    • Bwahahahaah we seem to be getting TP at good prices lately ..and I won’t buy the thin stuff either Madi! know what call the thin stuff…FUMFRU..Because you always put your thumb through it bwahahha classy me 😉 hugs and loves Fozziemum xx


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    • Hahahahah we have that too! funny bout that..years ago I was onto the downsizing up pricing thing….I baje all the time..and a much used tin of condensed milk in the recipe books always said use a 440gram can of sweetened condensed milk..the tin looks the same now but it’s about 325grams and costs more….hmmmm


  5. Well, took an age, but we found you. We’ve been directed to a google+ or something that we don’t use BUT came through the Cowspot dogs blog. Happy to find you. We haven’t been checking prices but may look tomorrow. Thanks for all your comments. Now that we’ve found you, we’ll put you on our blog roll.


    • Urghhhh the whole system has collapsed hahha I don’t know why it does that…maybe the nut who set it up (moi) so glad we can follow along with ease now 😉 you have fun shopping…as we all do….not great to chat 🙂 hugs Fozziemum x


    • Bwahahaha remember that ad and the Un pc Leggos ad..they wouldn’t get past a censor now my sweets 🙂 and the soup was beautiful…cremy and the blue cheese perfect addition..funny never used a soup recipe in my life..easiest thing to make 🙂


  6. We have laws regarding the listing of ingredients but mom can’t say exactly what they are. All our prices are VAT inclusive, so what you see is what you pay – VAT is 14% here in SA save for certain staples such as bread and milk. Certain supermarkets will list the price per gram but it isn’t a law here.
    Have a good day Miss Fozziemum!
    Wally & Sammy


    • Thanks guys :0 we have staples not getting a goods and services tax or GST here too…ingredients are supposed to be clearly labelled but often are really is so interesting to see what each country does as we only really see news stories from around the world and not day to day humdrum things 🙂 You have a great day too sweet ones and big hugs Fozziemum xx ❤ ❤


  7. WOW – The price of nuts is outrageous – snorts. These prices are so varied all over. I have to be toilet paper on the list for next month – XOXO – Bacon


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