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.
They're trying to depict families with beer and no veges in the fridge but clearly as this thread shows reality is no so simple.
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22-07-2012 11:15 #21
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22-07-2012 11:52 #22Member
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Well dah! Alcohol costs more!
$20 for a bottle of wine, but $20 buys a lot of fruit and veg and more than we need for a week and we eat fruit and veg every day.
Way to sensationalise sunrise!
22-07-2012 12:17 #23Senior Member
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No way do we spend more on alcohol than fruit and veg. However I dont drink ever, DH drinks rarely and so we buy maybe 1 red and 1 white wine (cheapest possible) every 3months for cooking. Yet we spend probably $80 per week on fruit and veg.
However as people have pointed out its not really a fair comparison to compare alcohol with fruit n veg.
22-07-2012 12:27 #24
I spend $11 a week on a cask of wine,I am pretty classy DH rarely drinks,maybe buys a 6 pack of beer a month?
And I prob spend $30 a week on fruit/veges
22-07-2012 12:31 #25
We definitely do not spend more on alcohol. My husband buys a carton of beer every 4-6 weeks. I think the carton costs about $40, and I would easily spend that amount a week on fruit and veg.
ETA - I don't drink.
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22-07-2012 12:34 #26Senior Member
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the point is that people are complaining about the prices of fruit/veg going up due to carbon tax etc and complaining they can't afford to healthily feed their family.
however. if the average fam spending more on alcohol than healthy food...it shows way out of whack priorities within our culture.
like people that cry poor and say can't afford school supplies etc but still always have enough for cigarettes and booze.
It's about making people snack out of their "i'm too poor for healthy food" mindset and have a reality check about what is more important.
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Weekly I'd spend more on fruit and veg as we don't buy alcohol weekly but when DH does a big buy up of wine, the amount he spends far surpasses our weekly fruit and veg spend.
22-07-2012 12:37 #28
22-07-2012 12:41 #29
Wow, really?! We definitely don't in this house! We rarely drink, the only time we do is on special occasions or when we go for a night out, which is rarely. Apart from that, there isn't ever alcohol in the house!
22-07-2012 12:41 #30
I'm not that much of a drinker but dh is. He would spend anywhere from $40 - $100 on alcohol a week.
We buy loads of fruit and veg too but it prob wouldn't come to $100 value. A large box of fruit and veg for us is $20 - $30 and I wouldn't even go through all that in a week
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