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'And we wonder why people go for the chips': Outrage as avocados go on sale for $7 in New Zealand as the same producted is shipped and sold in Australia for just $1.50

Daily Mail logo Daily Mail 16/05/2018 Jacob Polychronis

a box filled with different types of fruit on display in a store: Avocado lovers in New Zealand were left outraged after images posted to social media on Monday (pictured) showed they are paying almost five times more for avocados than some of their Australian rivals © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Avocado lovers in New Zealand were left outraged after images posted to social media on Monday (pictured) showed they are paying almost five times more for avocados than some of their Australian rivals Avocado lovers in New Zealand have been left outraged after supermarket images revealed they are paying almost five times more than some of their Australian rivals.

The images were posted to social media on Monday, showing shelves of homegrown avocados on sale for $6.99 each at a New Zealand supermarket.

The sale price was compared to an IGA Supermarket in Perth, which was selling avocados - also from New Zealand - for $1.50 each, radio station The Hits reported. 

Avocado lovers in New Zealand were left outraged after images posted to social media on Monday (pictured) showed they are paying almost five times more for avocados than some of their Australian rivals

The label in the New Zealand supermarket shows the avocados were a local product, and were being sold at an 'every day' price.

Meanwhile, the avocados in the Perth IGA were on special, down from $3.99 each. 

The label says the avocados are also a product of New Zealand, despite the cheaper price. 

Shocked consumers took to social media to vent their fury, slamming the price gap as 'unfair'.

'$7 each? People actually pay that? Our export is so unfair. [They're] better quality and much cheaper while we get the drags,' one person wrote.

Another wrote: 'That's very unfair, NZ has become a very expensive place to live.'

a screenshot of a cell phone: Shocked consumers took to social media to vent their fury, slamming the price gap as 'unfair' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Shocked consumers took to social media to vent their fury, slamming the price gap as 'unfair'

Shocked consumers took to social media to vent their fury, slamming the price gap as 'unfair'

a screenshot of a cell phone: Shocked consumers took to social media to vent their fury, slamming the price gap as 'unfair' © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited Shocked consumers took to social media to vent their fury, slamming the price gap as 'unfair' '$7 each? People actually pay that? Our export is so unfair. [They're] better quality and much cheaper while we get the drags,' one person wrote

a screenshot of a cell phone: But an avocado grower cast doubt on the IGA product, saying the fruit appeared to be from Australia and not New Zealand © Provided by Associated Newspapers Limited But an avocado grower cast doubt on the IGA product, saying the fruit appeared to be from Australia and not New Zealand But an avocado grower cast doubt on the IGA product, saying the fruit appeared to be from Australia and not New Zealand

'And we wonder why people go for the chips to feed their families...' one angry consumer wrote.  

But an avocado grower cast doubt on the IGA product, saying the fruit appeared to be from Australia and not New Zealand. 

'Seriously, this is not NZ export fruit. NZ avocados are snipped from the tree and not plucked, plucking is an Australian thing,' the grower wrote.

'These look like Australia fruit or from some other source other than NZ and mislabelled.'

The grower added: 'I'm supplying NZ and export markets and this most certainly doesn't meet NZ export standards.'

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