The average British household spends £470 a year on fruit and vegetables and £147 on unhealthy snack food.
But London households spend, on average, £523 on fruit and veg and £124 on unhealthy snacks.
Those in the North-east have the least healthy shopping baskets, according to price-comparison website mysupermarket.co.uk. They spend £403 on fruit and veg – lowest in the UK. Scots spend the second lowest amount at £418.
Erm, anyone bothered to adjust for the different costs of fruit and vegetables in different parts of this United Kingdom?
Ah, no, thought not.
I don\’t know (how unusual people are saying, Tim not knowing something) but I would certainly be willing to believe that retail prices are 20% lower in the NE than they are in London for perishables.