In Australian supermarkets, mandarins typically cost between 30 and 50 cents. However, on Twitter a photo of the expensive cup was shared on Thursday, where it prompted a shocked response. It seems a Sydney retailer is charging an incredible price for a mandarin that has been peeled and packaged in a cup. Concealed inside a clear BioPak cup on a shelf at an unknown retailer in the city’s Eastern Suburbs was a mandarin that had been peeled. The price of this vegetarian and gluten free item? It is $9.50.
“A mate just sent me this … no surprise it’s in the Eastern Suburbs. It’s a peeled mandarin in a cup,” the person behind the Twitter post said.
The insane mandarin prices comes at a time of extreme hikes across a variety of fresh produce amid supply struggles.
Photo source: Twitter.com