'Butter has gone up by 40%': readers on rising UK food prices

As inflation sticks at a five-year high of 3%, readers share their experiences of how they are coping with the squeeze

‘Butter has gone up by 40%, but it’s a little luxury I don’t want to give up’I shop at Lidl and Asda and consider myself a savvy shopper on a budget, as I’m on minimum wage. Butter has gone up by 40%, but it a little luxury I do not want to give up. Meat has increased so much that I rarely buy it and make do with very cheap chicken or pork shoulder – lamb and beef joints are out of the question, so I use minced beef and burgers from Lidl. I have entirely changed the way we eat – we have soup ...