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    Typical Sunrise beat up. We have a cellar at home and collect wine pretty seriously, so in the months we are collecting at wine auctions we'll spend many times what we spend on food. Then we will spend nothing at all some months.
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    Fruit & veg defiantly!

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    We are all teetotalers here, so no money on alcohol. We are big on fruit and veg and probably spend almost half my groceries money on them.

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    In a typical week no way. We don't drink at all normally. Unless its a special occasion (birthday for example). And even then rarely is it more then a 6 pack of beer.

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    I have to admit that when I DO buy alcohol, I pay a lot for it. That's simply because low or bad quality booze gives me hangovers from even one drink. I find it nearly impossible to enjoy a drink if I know in advance that it's going to make me feel horrid the next day.

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    No, not by a long shot. And my hubby likes a drink. I can't fathom how much alcohol you would actually need to buy to make it more expensive than fruit and veg?

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    I probably spend about $30 or so a fortnight on f&v because I get two big boxes of food through a co-op for $30 but that's half dairy/eggs/pantry items (it's great! it's irregular shaped fruit or surplus rejected by supermarkets, and dairy & pantry items approaching their use by/best before that supermarkets reject get boxed up and sold - my grandma picks it up for me and we go through each others boxes and trade things we won't use)

    . Then top up on apple's and bananas because they are all jasper eats fruit-wise.

    then we spend between $0 and $50 a fortnight on alcohol depending on what we have on what and whether we feel like a drink.

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    Not the case here. I rarely drink because I'm breastfeeding and sure enough as soon as I have a drink DD will want a feed. She senses these things!

    DH probably has a six pack every 2-3 weeks.

    We spend about $50 on fruit and vege each week.

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    I fill a green bag of fruit and veg once a week at the market and that comes to between $10-$20, depending on what I get. If I go out on the weekend I could spend that on one cocktail, my poor deprived child!

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    I try not to buy f&v that are out of season. No broccoli if it's $4 /kg and definitely no berries at $4-7 a punnet!
    So we can buy 2-3 green Coles bags full of f&v for $30-50 a fortnight.

    DH buys a 6 pack a week ($16ish) and usually some red wine too. The wine is often a $3 clean skin which is surprisingly good, or up to $25 a bottle if we're taking it to someone's house to share or expecting guests.

    So that's 6 beers and up to 2 bottles of wine a week for 1 adult (I'm pregnant), plus any guests or friends we visit. Hardly an alcohol problem or incorrect priorities despite at times spending more on alcohol.

    If I complain about cost of f&v, it's not about being unable to feed my family, it's about basic healthy food options being pushed up in price for no good reason. Alcohol is not a necessity, it's a little luxury so we don't mind spending the money. F&V aren't luxuries, they're basics that should be easily affordable to everyone.

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