Pak ’n Save’s 15pc shopping list inflation
juices and booze next, confectionery and soft drinks, with the good stuff (the vege, meat and dairy) way down the far end of the store.
There were a few odd omissions from the lists.
There was bread, but nothing to spread on it.
There were onions, but no oil to fry them in.
There was instant coffee, but no tea, and no sugar.
There was no flour.
The lists weren’t bad lists, though. I could cook meals happily from their ingredients.
This was probably because of Kathrine Lynch.
She is a wonderfully frugal and skilled creator of The Daily Menu, who I met for the first time this week, and who told me she had been involved in the creation of weekly shopping lists for Pak ’n Save a few years back.
Lynch is a specialist in creating meal plans families can follow to eat well, while keeping the costs reasonable.
They are skills that are of increasing importance for an increasing number of households.
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