Last week Marmite was on the tip of the nation’s tongue, for maybe the last time. Due to disputes between Tesco and a supplier, the yeast spread was removed from the supermarket’s online site. Thanks, Brexit.
Widespread panic became the order of the day as #MarmiteGate threatened the livelihoods of pot-noodle and PG Tips devotees. When will this Brexit madness end? Nobody knows but it seems that now others foods are involved, playtime is over.
However, the result of the EU Referendum is now threatening price hikes in some of our favourite foods. The foods that we thought were safe from scrutiny.
What’s describe as the trifecta of foods, the price of chocolate, cheese and wine could soon skyrocket as a result of tariff checks, customs checks and workforce shortages.
This information comes courtesy of perpetual let-down and former Deputy Prime Minister, Nick Clegg.
Beef could also be a commodity to expensive for the rest of us. Fancy a steak with a glass of red wine and chocolate mousse for dessert? Fat chance.
The BBC reported that in response to #MarmiteGate, Clegg has spoken out about the knock-on effects of a “hard Brexit”. Marmite was just “the tip of the iceberg” (dun, dun, duuuun).
The former Lib Dem leader argues that the only way to can avoid these massive surges in food prices is if Britain maintains its membership of the single market.
There is a distinguishing factor to be considered here. A “hard Brexit” would mean that we leave the single market and have a greater control over immigration whereas a “soft Brexit” would keep us in the single market but with less control over immigration.
Despite Brexit supporters labelling this scaremongering, as Refinery29 astutely point out: “There are, of course, more important consequences of Brexit than the price of our favourite comfort food – immigrants’ rights to remain in the country and the plunging pound being just two of them.”
Pass the wine, please. How much?! You know what, we’ll be alright.