This infograph shows how inflation – and where we live – affects the cost of that delicious dish that’s become synonymous with the best of British cuisine.
UK (PRWEB UK) 31 July 2012
Having worked up a fierce hunger after a hard day at work, cooking can often be the last thing on some people's minds. And tempting thoughts can gnaw away at the part of the brain that controls appetite the entire journey home.
The mind fixes on a certain image of a succulent dinner, and the mouth begins to water as the brain conjures up a delicious smell that’s so intoxicating, it can’t be fought anymore. There’s only one thing left to do – and that’s head straight for the chippy and order a mouth-watering portion of Fish & Chips covered in generous lashings of salt and vinegar! YUM!
Since arriving in the UK in the 18th Century, fish & chips has remained one of the country’s favourite national dishes. The UK is famed for it! And although the number of chippies has drop from 35,000 shops to 11,000, you still don’t have to go very far before coming across a tasty portion of fish & chips.
This delicious dish may seem like one of the most cheap and cheerful food options on the High Street, but over the years, our pockets have taken as much battering as the fish due to ever-rising inflation rates.
Inflation Hits The Nation’s Favourite Dish Hard...
Baines & Ernst – a company who specialises in helping people manage debts has published this Infographic to show how even the humble old portion of fish and chips hasn’t escaped the clutches of inflation.
“Food prices in the UK are rising at three times the rate of the world’s seven biggest economies – currently standing at 6.3%, whereas countries food price inflation in countries like the US and France are just 2.1%.
“This infograph shows how inflation – and where we live – affects the cost of that delicious dish that’s become synonymous with the best of British cuisine.” said a Baines & Ernst representative.
Interesting Fish & Chip Facts...
- The first chip shop opened in Mossley, Lancashire in 1850s
- In 1970, a portion of fish & chips would set you back 25p
- The average price of a portion of fish & chips is £3.30
- The average portion of fish & chips in London is £5
- The highest hike in inflation on a portion of fish and chips happened between 19975 and 1976
- Cod is the most popular fish on chippy menus in the UK at 61.5%
For more interesting facts, stats and figures on the nation’s favourite dish, check out this Infographic – The Rising Cost of Fish & Chips – from Baines & Ernst.