A food blogger has revealed the mark-up British expats face paying when trying to get their hands on a taste of home.
Sonia Leiro, from Mazarrón, Spain, who goes by the name @avocadosenelemundo on Tiktok, has revealed the surprising price tags of many everyday items, including cereal for £4.80, which can be found for £2.62 in the UK.
Other items included bacon and cheese stuffed potato skins for £4.36, which retail for £1.40 in the UK and frozen battered cod for £8.73, as well as a steak pie costing £7.42, which costs £4.50 in the UK.
She made the discovery during a video tour of The Food Co., which sells Tesco produce and other British branded products.
Sonia Leiro, from Mazarrón, Spain, has revealed the shocking costs of everyday items in a Spanish Tesco – leaving social media users baffled
The viral clip has racked up 58,000 views and thousands of likes as people were horrified by the price difference.
In the video she said: ‘Today we’ve come here to an English supermarket in Mazarrón, Murcia.
‘It’s called The Food Co. which you may know as Tesco. It’s in several locations in the UK and that’s how I know it, so when I found that there was a store here, I got excited for the English products. So let’s go and see inside.
‘The first thing we encounter are these products here [showing the flag themed items] to remind us that the supermarket is English.
As she continues looking around, she spots pizzas, chicken nuggets, potato waffles, pork sausages and even fish and chip ready meals, all priced extremely high.
Looking at the pizza selection in store she said: ‘Oh my god this looks so good! Look at that. The potato waffles look good.
‘Everything is written in English and this item was 2.50, now is 1 euro. I’m impressed with the variety of pizza. Each one looks better than the previous one.
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Users flocked to the comments to share their reactions, with many left shocked at the markups, but others, who were intrigued to know they can find their British favourites with ease
‘You can tell that English people love to cook with butter. One entire kilogram in this pack. Look at the yogurts too. Oh, I got this in a package the other day!
‘Here they have a section of Indian food, I tried this ones and they are delicious. They are really spicy but they are good.
‘I’m looking for the fish and chips, which is typical so it would be weird if they didn’t have it. Found it. Ohh, it looks good.’
She continued: ‘However the prices are not cheap. This ice cream reminds me of an ice cream I used to eat when I was a child and I haven’t seen anymore.
‘Inside this can comes the e-mail spam. This is my favorite aisle. I love cereals, all of them.
Next in her viral video she showed Oreo’s breakfast which was priced at £4.78 for one box of the cereal
Other items included bacon and cheese stuffed potato skins for £4.36, which retail for £1.40 in the UK and frozen battered cod for £8.73 (pictured)
Elsewhere on the shelf corned beef was priced at £5.65 and Spam had the high price tag of £4.78
‘This oreo cereal, I’ve seen it in Carrefour for three euros (£2.61). Here it’s 5.50 euros (£4.78). Tesco is more expensive. If you need a birthday card, here are many of them.
‘If you speak English, these books are on sale. If you don’t speak, look for the books with illustrations. Crisps packets are huge, and compare it to the regular size. Everything looks so delicious in the sweets aisle.
‘I didn’t have time to show you everything in the supermarket. Leave me in the comments which products you would like me to try, and if there is anything else you would like me to show, and I’ll make another video.’
Users flocked to the comments to share their reactions, with many left shocked at the markups, but others, who were intrigued to know they can find their British favourites with ease.
One person commented: ‘A Tesco! My god when I was living in Northern Ireland they had curly potatoes that came seasoned… and I’ve never been able to find them since.’
Another added: ‘It is very very expensive.’ While someone else asked: ‘See if they have English bread muffins!’
A fourth wrote: ‘I’m hooked on their chocolate and gummy bears.’
‘How tempting,’ said another TikToker.
Mail Online have contacted The Food Co Mazarrón for comment.