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Sausage rolls replace pork pies as 'snack barometer' to measure Brits cost of living

Mirror logo Mirror 14/03/2018 Ruki Sayid
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Sausage rolls have taken over from pork pies on the list of foods that ­measure our cost of living.

The snack joins others including Cornish pasties and quiches used by the Office for National Statistics as an inflation ­barometer.

And the typical 2018 shopping basket now includes women’s “athleisure” leggings, raspberries and GoPro action cameras.

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But out go the likes of Edam cheese, peaches and bottles of lager.

The camcorder has also been consigned to the scrapheap as smartphones with cameras have taken over.

The ONS said pork pies have been replaced by more popular snacks such as “sausage rolls, mini-Cornish pasties and scotch eggs”.

It added: “The basket of goods helps measure the changing cost of products and services over time, updated annually to reflect consumer behaviour and showing the changing tastes and habits of the UK.

“The rise of the smartphone means digital camcorders no longer feature in the basket.”

2018 hots

Sausage rolls

Raspberries

Ready-to-eat mash

Keep-fit leggings

GoPro-style action cameras

40-inch TVs

Kids' sit-and-ride toys

Soft play sessions

Body lotion

Digital media players

and nots

Pork pies

Edam cheese

Peaches and nectarines

Digital TV recorders

Small TVs (up to 32in)

Camcorders

Kids' trikes

Bottled lager in nightclub

Full leg wax

ATM charges

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