Why? Because feeding your kids fruit is an expensive exercise. I don’t think I have to tell you how pricey bananas are these days. Bananas and grapes are the fruits kids will eat, however being close 20 bucks a kilo in some places, means I’m going to start looking for alternatives.
So let’s put this in perspective; I bought of bunch of bananas the other week, the price breakdown made it around $3.80 a banana. Three dollars and eighty cents a banana O_o
You know what else I can get for $3.80? A happy meal (that comes with a toy and a drink!), a chocolate bar or two, one of those mini pizza bun things, a big bag of twisties, a whole loaf of bread, a serve of chips at the takeaway shop, a meat pie, a snack box at KFC, a box of choc chip cookies, or I can get a two-hour Melbourne Metlink ticket (to travel around in search of cheaper bananas).
So, bananas. Value for money? Given the above list, you be judge. I know my mortgage is demanding, that I go the option that fills their bellies for longer on the cheap. And this my friends is why we are losing the battle against junk food.
I know, I can hear you screaming – but what price can you put on a child health?
Apparently that price is $3.80 😉