Everyone loves an Empire Biscuit, don’t they? But like everything else, it’s getting more expensive.
Flour, sugar and vegetable margarine is all dearer than it used to be – and baker Ian McGhee certainly doesn’t want to ditch the cherished jelly tot to slash costs.
The average price of the tasty treat is now 42.7p – up from 37.1p this time last year.
As part of our series looking at the soaring cost of living, we asked Ian – production director at McGhee’s Bakery – to explain the soaring price.