Tuesday, October 24, 2006

More Govamint Bollocks

"...New Zealand households are spending more on sugary snacks than on fresh fruit, a new report says. The Food and Nutrition Monitoring Report shows the average household spent $6.50 on confectionary per week over the past year, compared with $5.90 on fresh fruit..."

More bollocks here.

$5.90- I bloody wish! My bill for bananas alone would be more than that. A typical fruit shop for a week would be a 3kg bag of apple (when my trees aren't in fruit), a bag of oranges, a kilos of Kiwifruit, the banannas mentioned before and others- usually seasonal stuff or odd things like pineapples.

Sweets would run to about $2 per week

Advertising has played no part in us deciding what to buy (apart from Whittakers Ghana Dark chocolate- but the coaco bean is a fruit, after all)

It probably won't affect the shopping of familys who never buy fruit either!

Another $67 million of the taxpayers money pissed against the wall...

3 comments:

Russell said...

with all that kiwifruit I imagine you are spending at least 10 bucks a week on 2ply bog roll as well

Lindsay said...

It almost certainly is bollocks. I've just blogged an alternative figure from Statistics NZ. What's a few percentage between friends.

Anonymous said...

4 kg of apples would cost around that much. But still, an awful lot of people spend more tha $20 a week on fresh fruit and vege while spending $2 or less on sweets.

So there begs the question, what are the people who aren't spending similar amounts eating. The mind boggles.