It is cheaper to feed ourselves, our children and our families cheap, sugary, unhealthy and basically crappy food than it is to feed them excellent, nutritious, healthy food. I couldn’t get a photo side by side of the lollies with vegetables, but apart from carrots (and a wonderful special on capsicums – $5 for 1kg), most of the fruit and vegetables were more than $9.90 per kilogram. A six-pack of single serve pies is $5.99. Meat seems to be starting at over $10 a kilogram. And this is at a supermarket which is 15% cheaper than most of its competitors.
It’s no wonder that young people, the poor, and those poorly educated about food take the cheap options.