Fortnum & Mason mocked for £25 packet of crisps

Now that’s posh crisps! Fortnum & Mason mocked for selling tin of Spanish ‘patatas fritas’ for a whopping £25 for 500g

  • Fortnum & Mason is selling Bonilla la Vista 500g tin of Patatas Fritas for £25  
  • People pointed out 171 packets of walkers crisps would be the same price 
  • Spanish brand have made the snack for more than 80 years and sell it for a similar price elsewhere 

Upmarket department store Fortnum & Mason has been mocked online for selling a single packet of crisps for an eye-watering £24.95.

The London-based luxury food retailer is flogging a 500g tin of Spanish brand Bonilla la Vista Patatas Fritas for the huge sum, which left many online flabbergasted.

Critics pointed out 24 bag multi-pack of Walkers Crisps weighing 600g in total for just £3.50 from Sainsbury’s while three 150g bags of ‘posh’ Kettle Chips from Waitrose would set you back £6.

Upmarket department store Fortnum & Mason has been mocked online for selling a single packet of crisps for an eye-watering £24.95

This means someone could pick up 171 bags weighing 4.3kg for the same price. 

The vegan recipe contains just potatoes, olive oil, ans sea salt and the product is sold by many other luxury retailers at a similar price point.

Brand Bonilla la Vista (which means the pretty view in English) have made the snack for more than 80 years.

It’s website description reads: ‘Gourmet crisps for all occasions. The striking tin is perfect for parties, picnics, and all sorts of celebrations – it’s full to the brim and you can simply place on the table so that guests can help themselves.’ 

‘Enjoy alongside delicious, seasonal dips such as salsa and hummus.’ 

The London-based luxury food retailer is flogging a 500g tin of Spanish brand Bonilla la Vista Patatas Fritas patatas fritas for the huge sum, which left many online flabbergasted.

Other items frequently purchased with the crisps include a 170g jar of crunchy peanut butter for £5.95, according Fortnum & Mason.

But people on social media were blown away by the whopping price tag.

‘Anyone fancy a packet of crisps?’ one woman joked.

She added: ‘Nah, multi-pack of even Kettle Chips is £1.25.’

The vegan recipe contains just potatoes, olive oil, ans sea salt and the product is sold by many other luxury retailers at a similar price point. Brand Bonilla la Vista (which means the pretty view in English) have made the snack for more than 80 years

One man offended by the pricey crisps raged: ‘Who is this for?

‘Hipsters who want their soup served on a carving plate ‘paired’ with a slotted spoon so there are gymnastics to eat and be charged through the nose to wear most of it?’

Another woman slammed: ‘Eat the rich.’

Other critics observed the crisp container looks like a paint tin.

‘It looks like a blinking tin of paint,’ one man said.

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