June 20, 2024 at 8:33 pm

Grocery Shopper Reveals That A Simple Fruit And Veggie Platters Cost More Than $40 Each

by Ashley Ashbee

Source: TikTok/@nikitacekay

Since COVID hit, the prices of many everyday items from gas to foods have risen astronomically.

This is especially true of perishable foods, as you’ll see in this video by TikToker @nikitacekay.

“Am I crazy to think this is literally so expensive?” she says.

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Nikita recorded the video and narrated it while grocery shopping at the Metro chain in Canada.

It has gone viral with over 600,000 views.

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“This is a veggie platter for $45!”

Nikita says this while pointing to a simple medium-sized platter with the usual vegetables: carrots, cucumber, cauliflower — nothing fancy.

It would probably all get eaten at a small house party.

She puts her hand next to it indicate that it’s not a large platter.

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Fruit platters in this store are wildly priced, too — and no, these aren’t exotic fruits either.

“This is $42!” The fruit platter has strawberries, watermelon, cantaloupe and honeydew.

I live in Canada and it’s cheaper to buy whole fruits, wash and cut up them up and display them yourself.

However, that solution doesn’t help someone with little time to spare or a disabled person who can’t cut them up on their own.

Watch the full video.


what is going on

♬ original sound – Nikita Cekay

Here’s what people are saying.

Some people thought it had to be an error.

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I can attest that Sobeys and Zehrs are more expensive, but great stores.

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Some of the comments made me scratch my head. I feel like she’s missing something in her story.

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“Peasant veggies” — made me crack up. This whole thread is too funny.

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Of course there were conspiracy theories. None about aliens, though.

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I’m going to start pickling vegetables tomorrow. Who’s with me?

Now that you’ve read that story, check out this one about a delivery driver who took a $400 grocery order back because she wasn’t given a tip.