On the Internet, an Edeka customer is sharply targeting supermarkets and discounters with a questionable video.
But for his contribution reaps the criticism.
Munich – The high prices for groceries in supermarkets and discounters can certainly cause annoyance.
After all, it's not about peanuts.
According to the consumer advice center, food inflation was 20 percent between January 2022 and January 2023.
Cheese is not exempt from inflation either.
Edeka customer blasphemes about the supposedly horrendous cheese price and completely misinterprets the tone
Outrage about this on the internet is sufficiently documented.
Now a video on Facebook is causing a stir that may overshoot the mark.
You can see a customer picking up a pack of cheese in an Edeka branch.
In an ironic tone he says: “The new prices for cheese are here.
Just 18.90 euros for Emmentaler.
Really cheap, man.” There are seven discs in the pack.
The post is sharpened by the headline, which the user formulated with many middle finger emojis.
When titling the article, the author completely misinterpreted the tone and chose insulting words: “Edeka, Aldi Süd, Netto Marken-Discount and everyone else who is involved.
F*** you.” All the food companies mentioned have been adjourned.
High inflation or not, but can seven slices of packaged cheese really cost €18.90?
Cheese video online triggers abuse and insults
The post drew mixed reactions online.
Some users suspect a "fake", which the author answers with "no Germany".
Others again bring a misprint into play, which a user who buys "almost daily and a lot of cheese" rules out.
He has not seen "such prices" in any of his favorite stores.
The most likely variant is three, which several users attach: the price on the shelf is not the final one.
"That's the price per kilo.
Turn the pack over and then you know how much you have to pay for a pack.
You're welcome," writes one.
“Kilo 18.90, 100 grams 1.89, everything sounds more expensive by the kilo,” adds another.
Since the camera image is not completely sharp when panning to the price tags, it is not possible to tell whether the price shown refers to the kilo of cheese or the significantly lighter pack.
User congratulates the bullying Edeka customer "for public disgrace"
But the well-intentioned advice does not stop there.
A user congratulates the author because of his bullying tone "for public embarrassment".
A quarrel then breaks out, including unspeakable insults and insults from both sides.
Allegations against the author that he would attach conspiracy theories are milder.
The question remains whether the author of the video wanted to create a mood against high food prices in supermarkets and discounters or was simply ignorant.
He should definitely work on his choice of words.