Each month, we receive submissions about zany spelling or product descriptions that leave you with the wrong impression. We like to have a bit of fun with them and so we post them to the back page of the CHOICE Magazine in a section called Hard Word.
I thought it would be good to start a similar thread n the forum, for instances whereunit pricing just doesn’t fit. If you come across anything like this in the wild, be sure to add your example here.
Here’s the Diet special. I have mentioned this on the Choice community, and emailed the distributor, months later, no response, nothing has changed on the packet I bought this week. Global Seafood Distributors Australia Pty Ltd. Basa Fish Fillets.
The nutrition panel says 10 serves of 100g (1kg), but there’s only 800g in the bag, usually 6 fillets (133g ea). However the real howler is 80kj per 100g. In perspective, that’s a tablespoon of milk, 20% of a slice of sandwich bread, you’d need to eat 10.5 packets (8.4kg) of them for the average daily kj intake.
The CSIRO database has basa fillets 100g in a range of 332kj to 364kj.
The difference between what the box says and the price label at Coles. The unit pricing of course are similarly different on both pricings. Anyway a 10% increase, this isn’t the same across all the range of the Coles items in this section with some types still only $5 and $2 each a packet.
Perhaps they have raised the price but are still selling through the existing stock.
Did you notice if the barcodes are identical?
When Coles have products in the meat department on special such as chickens and the promotion finishes, the remaining special stock still sells at the label price whilst any fresh stock sells at the full price.
If the barcodes are the same, buy one of each product and if you are charged the shelf price, ask for a refund and keep the products for free.
It they scan for the old price and you don’t want them, return them for a refund.
Same barcode @Fred123. Same product, and we didn’t buy them. They should have obscured the price on the box or placed a label over it but they haven’t. They also have a larger range of similar stuff eg the Salt & Pepper Fish Bites but most of those prices are matching the box price to label price.
I would duck into Coles and grab some if they were chicken & veg and not just veg, but apparently we are getting a different deal according to the Coles website set for Mt Sheridan at a higher price and no labels on the packs.