Foods from pasta to eggs and chipolatas to chopped tomatoes have risen in price at supermarkets since the pandemic began, as hard-up British families face spiralling costs of living amid the threat of rising inflation.
Analysis by MailOnline of prices today compared to those in March 2020 found other goods that have gone up in cost include mushrooms, spring onions, cabbage, salmon, soup, kiwi fruit, apples and mineral water.
However the price of a range of other foods has fallen over the same time, including yoghurts, peppers, bacon, bananas, broccoli, potatoes and aubergines – as well as toilet paper and laundry liquid, according to the research.
Exclusive research for the Daily Mail by the Centre for Economics and Business Research reveals how inflation will cost the typical family of four an extra £1,800 by the end of this year, while a retired couple can expect to see living costs rise by more than £1,100, and a lower income couple could be stung by nearly £900.
Meanwhile, a Money Mail poll today revealed that one in two households have already started making cutbacks due to concerns over the rising cost of living.
Families who have already endured Covid-related uncertainty over last 18 months now face a triple-blow of rising energy bills, soaring food prices and incoming tax hikes.