You’ve been Cheeto-ed! Man is left horrified to discover packet of Cheetos on sale for £6.99 at London tube shop – as Americans weigh in and offer to buy and post them for less
- Alexander Jamal claimed Leicester Square station is selling Cheetos for £6.99
- He racked up almost 200 comments on a Facebook post about the crisps
- Many responses claimed they’ve found the same crisps for less than £5
A man who was left speechless by the cost of a packet of crisps in central London has caused transatlantic debate about the price of snacks.
Posting on Facebook, Alexander Jamal explained that he was in Leicester Square tube station when he spotted well-known American crisps Cheetos being sold for a whopping £6.99.
Many responses claimed to have found the exact same snack online for just £4 including import charge.
Some critics even claimed to have found the crisps on sale for only £1.40 in their local shop, while commenters from the US said they could buy a pack and ship them for less.
Alexander Jamal shared photographs of well-known American crisps Cheetos (pictured) being sold for a whopping £6.99
Alexander took to Facebook group S*** London to vent about the price of the snack being sold at Leicester Square tube station
US commenters were shocked by the price and said they could easily buy a packet and send them to the UK for less than £7
Alexander shared a photograph showing three large bags of 225g Flaming Hot Cheetos.
The wrappers are orange and have the familiar cheetah mascot on the front.
A label on the shelf reveals the crisps are an eye-watering £6.99 per pack.
Horrified, Alexander wrote: ‘£7 quid crisps! What’s it all about? Leicester Square tube’
The post quickly racked up hundreds of shares and almost 200 comments from social media users appalled to see the price of the snack.
One person wrote: ‘As an American, I can say they are not worth that.’
Alexander’s post racked up hundreds of comments from critics complaining about the prices throughout central London. Pictured: Leicester Square station
Another said: ‘Mad isn’t it… and my son noticed that our off licence in Essex sells the exact same thing for £2’
‘They’re £1.40 where I live. Who wants them for a fiver including postage?,’ a third joked.
Another added: ‘We went to a newsagent by Canon Street the other way that wanted £20 for twenty Marlboro. We laughed and walked out.’
This is not the first extraordinarily priced product to have been spotted around London recently.
The O2 Arena was snapped up, selling 500ml bottles of water for £3.50 and bottles of 500ml Coca Cola for £4.40.
Walkers crisps have also been in high demand due to a supply crisis, which has seen some eBay users attempt to sell the snacks for almost £7 per packet.
A stream of comments claimed to have seen the snack being sold for the less than £5 in their local shops
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