Looking at our expenditure I must say that for us food just hasn't gone up much over the past four years. When I retired we set a budget with the hope of being able to stick to it as long as possible - well we're still sticking to it. We eat just as well as we did [OK we only have a major take away once a month now instead of every weekend but maybe that's no bad thing] but otherwise not much has changed. We don't live on beans and rainwater [or fast food] or grass stew. We still have the 'full english' on a Saturday and have a pretty full freezer. Must admit to being a bit baffled by the cries of so many 'Oh the food bill is HUGE these days'. We are not talking fuel or car prices here just food, I'm sorry but what do some of these people spend their money on ?