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Tu Beshvat is coming: How much will a festive basket of dried fruits cost? - Voila! Money


Tu Bashvet is coming and with it also an increase in the demand for dried fruits. Before you go shopping, this is the test conducted by the Consumer Council for a festive basket

Tu Beshvat is coming and with it the high demand for crackers and dried fruits (Photo: ShutterStock)

In preparation for Tu Beshvet, the holiday of Christmas - but also that of crackers and dried fruits, the Consumer Council checked the price of holiday baskets with a variety of the best-selling products. As part of the test, the average price of all the chains reporting to the Pricez website was measured (including specials, excluding credit specials) The test was conducted on January 22, 2023, compared to the corresponding date last year,


is, the week before Tu B'Shevat in two consecutive years.

Discounted the Tu Beshav basket by about 2% on average compared to the price of the basket half a year ago - 24.7.22.

The test shows a fluctuation in prices on the 3 dates tested.

The price a year ago was the lowest, the price went up in the middle of the year (this was the biggest increase), but in September 2022 the 8-12% tax on the import of dried fruit was abolished, a move that stopped the increase in price, but did not lead to a significant reduction: the price today is lower from the price from the middle of the year, but more expensive than the price from a year ago.

What is more profitable, nuts and dried fruits in a case or in bulk by weight? (Photo: ShutterStock)

Same product - more expensive

The fact that many Israelis do not consume dried fruit on a regular basis causes less consumer awareness, which allows for a gap in the price of the same product between the various chains, which reaches about 200%.

A kilo of shelled pecans in

bulk is sold for NIS 30 in the Stop Market network, and for NIS 89 in the Hyper Cohen network.

A gap of 197% (NIS 6 per 100 grams).

A kilo of roasted peanuts

in bulk is sold at a price of NIS 15 in the Usher Ad network, and at a price of NIS 39 in the Super Barkat network, a difference of 160% (NIS 2.4 per 100 grams).

Natural peeled walnuts

- produced by Sasson Kola 150 grams (packaged), sold at a price of NIS 7.3 in the city market chain, and at a price of NIS 15.9 in the Mini Super Alonit chain.

A gap of 119% (NIS 8.6)

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93% difference in price, between pistachios in bulk and pistachios in a case (Photo: ShutterStock)

Packaged or bulk?

Is it better to buy nuts, crackers and dried fruits in bulk or in packages?

According to the test conducted by the Consumer Council, the differences reach up to 93% for the same product - between pistachios in a packaged bag, and pistachios by weight, in the very same store!

Roasted and peeled pistachios in bulk

, sold at an average price of NIS 15.4 (per 100 grams).

Roasted pistachios in a bag (250 grams) are sold at an average price of NIS 8 per 100 grams - a gap of 93% (NIS 7.4 per 100 grams).

The price comparison between packaging and weight shows that peanuts, plums, walnuts, candied pecans, and raisins are also better to buy in packaging, while apricots and almonds are better in bulk.

For example, the average price of roasted peanuts in bulk from all the chains is NIS 3.6 per 100 grams, compared to roasted peanuts like Shason Kola (350 grams) - whose price is NIS 2.8 on average per 100 grams, a difference of 25% (NIS 1.2 per 100 grams).

Celebrating Tu Bashvet: How much will a festive basket of crackers and dried fruits cost us this year? (Photo: ShutterStock)

What does the tested festive basket include?

The basket that was tested included the following products (100 grams of each product):

Natural cashews

Candied/dried pineapple

Banana chips Sugared

apricots Dried

peeled and roasted chestnuts

Dried plums

Natural pecans Peeled

light raisins

Roasted almonds

Peeled walnuts Natural

dates Majhol

Dried apple

A celebratory basket for Tu Bashvet, price comparison between the chains (red - the highest price and green - the cheapest, for the same product) (Photo: Courtesy of the Consumer Council)

The cheapest basket

In which network is the cheapest basket for TOO in Shvet?

The comparison made between the 10 largest discount chains for the basket of TOO products in Shvet, as of 1/22/23:

The cheapest chain found for this basket is: Osher Dat with a price of NIS 50.9 and the expensive chain The most for the exact same basket is Beitan wines with a price of NIS 76.1 (a difference of about 50% between them).

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