Woolworths shopper’s outrage after paying $18 for fruit: ‘I’m crying’

A Woolworths customer has targeted the supermarket giant after paying $18 for a single type of fruit.

On social media, the buyer claimed that she paid the high amount for a bag of grapes.

WATCH THE VIDEO ABOVE: Woolies shopper makes fun of high grape prices

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In the footage, the angry customer can be seen raving about a Woolies receipt before crumpling it up and throwing it away.

“Okay, I know I complain a lot, but like $18 for a bag of grapes,” says the shopper using the handle @kyrralilysaid.

“Eighteen dollars for a bag of grapes. Let that sink in. Eighteen dollars for a bag of grapes.”

The Woolworths shopper said she was stunned after paying $18 for a bag of grapes. Credit: kyrralily/TikTok

In the video’s caption, she added the comment “I’m crying” along with the hashtag #wtf.

A check of Woolworths’ website shows the supermarket is selling grapes for $14.16 a bag. It is understood no Woolworths store in Australia is currently offering the popular $18 fruit for sale.

The video sparked a shocked reaction from some social media users.

“That’s almost an hour of work at minimum wage, that’s ridiculous,” one said.

The shopper who posted the video said she bought the expensive product anyway, saying, “It was too much of a hassle to say I didn’t want them anymore.”

For online shoppers, Woolworths grapes cost just over $14 a bag. Credit: Woolworths

Woolworths responds

A Woolworths A spokesperson has explained why the popular fruit is currently more expensive than expected.

“Due to the adverse weather conditions in our growing areas, grape supplies have been affected in recent months,” the spokesman said.

“Pleasingly, the new season has just begun and we are already seeing increased availability and lower prices for our customers.”

7NEWS.com.au understands the new summer season has only just begun in Emerald, Queensland and Carnarvon in Western Australia, meaning Woolworths in-store prices have already fallen.

James Brien

James Brien is a 24ssports U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. James Brien joined 24ssports in 2021 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing: jamesbrien@24ssports.com.

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