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Pricier hams

CARLOS ATWELL, ​carlosatwell@nationnews.com

Added 08 December 2017


Deanna Clarke with four of her eight picnic hams. She acknowledged the rise in price but said she had no choice as she had family and employees to feed/get gitfs for. (Picture by Carlos Atwell.)

Barbadians with a taste for ham at Christmas season may be left with hard choices this year.

This is because of a hike in the price of the traditional treat blamed on recent tax increases.

The popular picnic hams are being retailed for between $70 to $100, according to size. A check with a range of shoppers yesterday revealed that many of them felt the upper end of the price range was too high for a picnic ham. Indeed, some said they were going to either cut back or opt for the cheaper Hilldale brand, a grade B meat, rather than the more popular Farmer’s Choice or Eve varieties.

Premier picnic ham is going for almost $30 per kilogramme, with slight variations at different outlets, while the much larger and more expensive leg hams was around $35 per kg with one costing in excess of $280.

On the other hand, the Hilldale brand, which is also local, offers picnic hams between $60 and $70. (CA)


 Please read the full story in today's Weekend Nation, or in the eNATION edition. 


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