Wednesday, 28 November 2012
An old friend came to visit me today bringing with her a beautiful cake she'd baked for me. Victoria sponge. If I want to eat it while it's still fresh, I'll be eating it for breakfast, lunch and supper, with elevenses, afternoon tea and any other occasions I can think of in between.
She was being generous but her over-estimate of what I could eat made me think of my recent supermarket visits. They discriminate against single people in supermarkets. Everything was packaged in large portions and all special offers involved buying several of the large portions.
I'm not yet at the stage of wanting to buy single portion ready-made meals so I bought what I could, cooked a large casserole and divided it up into four. Even one of these four portions will feed me twice. I did freeze most but I am going to be be sick of the sight of it before too long.
I understand that supermarkets cater more for families but I do think they could make an effort for people on their own too. The packaging cannot be a significant proportion of the cost. Are you listening, Tesco?