Sydney woman fumes over 'wild' $25 bagel: 'I feel sick'
Hannah Bowman was shocked by the cost of her meal, which some social media users called 'criminal'.
A woman claims she was faced with a $25 bill at a Sydney eatery after ordering a smoked salmon bagel, admitting she "felt sick" after realising how much she was charged.
Hannah Bowman said she "went for a little walk" to grab a coffee and discovered the bakery nearby, so she decided to pick up the "delicious" meal for lunch.
But she wasn't expecting the hefty $25 price tag and claims she was a "victim of a heinous crime". Ms Bowman, a radio producer, didn't name the bakery or reveal where it was but said it was her first time eating there.
In a video posted to TikTok this week, the Sydney woman appeared shocked by the price of her food and explained she didn't realise it was $25 until she went to tap her card. "Honestly I think I was in shock and didn’t realise what had happened til I walked out," she said responding to comments. "It's actually wild," she added.
'Inflation is real'
In the video, she questioned whether the price of the bagel was a mistake but did not say whether she contacted the bakery to check. She accompanied the video with the hashtags #costofliving and #sydneyfood, taking aim at rising inflation costs that are crippling the country.
"I know inflation is real but that's a bit too much," one person agreed in the comments. "But it does look good and it does look a decent size," they added.
One said the price was "shocking" and another agreed "it’s just getting crazy in Sydney". Some called the costly bagel "disgusting" and "criminal".
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Rising cost of food in Australia
Aussies are still coming to terms with higher-than-normal food prices, and recently, a Sydney restaurant manager was forced to defend his menu.
The price of a chicken schnitzel at the Five Dock Bowling Club was slammed by diners, with many claiming $38 is a "rip off".
It's not just eating out that's leaving Aussies shocked, but the cost of groceries too. Last week, a photo showing the price of Easter eggs at Woolworths stunned shoppers who claimed chocolate this year is "obscenely expensive".
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