Fantastic Headlines, No 10

Another entry from the Daily Telegraph. Perhaps not strictly “fantastic”, but the headline amused me:

Jar of Marmite costs more than a gallon of petrol

A fiver for 500g of Marmite! Maybe this is my inner Northerner coming out, but that ain’t bloody right.

The editor of the Grocer said:

“But Marmite does not appear to contain any ingredients that have been subject to sharp price hikes. This could be a case of Unilever trying to increase its profit margins.”

So the headline could be “Multinational company raises prices to increase profits shocker”.

Which would be just as accurate. But less fantastic.

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