Woolworths customer devastated after spending $18 on one piece of fruit: ‘I’m in tears’


A Woolworths customer has expressed frustration at the supermarket giant for charging $18 for a single bag of grapes.

Taking to social media, the shopper complained about the exorbitant price she paid for the grapes.

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In the video, the unhappy customer is seen ranting about a Woolworths receipt before crumpling it up and throwing it away.

“OK, I know I complain a lot but, like, $18 for a bag of grapes,” the shopper, who uses the handle @kyrralily, said.

“Eighteen dollars for a bag of grapes. Let that sink in. Eighteen dollars for a bag of grapes.”

The Woolworths shopper said she was gobsmacked after paying $18 for a bag of grapes. Credit: kyrralily/TikTok

In the video’s caption, she added the comment “I’m crying” along with the hashtag #wtf.

A check of the Woolworths website shows that the supermarket is selling grapes for $14.16 a bag. It’s understood that no Woolworths store in Australia currently has the popular fruit for sale at $18.

The video prompted a shocked reaction from some social media users.

“That’s like almost an hours work at minimum wage, that’s ridiculous,” said one.

The shopper who posted the video said she still purchased the pricey product, saying: “It was too awkward to say I didn’t want them anymore.”

For online shoppers, Woolworths grapes are priced at just over $14 a bag. Credit: Woolworths

Woolworths responds

A Woolworths spokesperson has explained why the popular fruit is priced higher than expected at the moment.

“Due to adverse weather conditions in our growing regions, the supply of grapes has been impacted over recent months,” the spokesperson said.

“Pleasingly, the new season has just begun and we’re already seeing increased availability and lower prices for our customers.”

7NEWS.com.au understands that the new summer season has just kicked off in Emerald, Queensland, and Carnarvon in Western Australia and as a result, Woolworths’ prices in store have already dropped.

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