How much is your pint of milk?  More expensive than ever, obviously

How much is your pint of milk? More expensive than ever, obviously

How much is your pint of milk?  More expensive than ever, obviously

Sainsbury's set the price of a pint of milk at a record £1.05

The price has been fixed at smaller Sainsbury’s branches (Image: Getty)

Desperate shoppers say they can no longer afford the milk as pints now sell for a record £1.05.

Prices are rising across the board as inflation continues to worsen the cost of living crisis every week.

Sainsbury’s fixed the price in its smaller branches, as well as raising two pints to £1.35, almost three times as much as in 2021.

The supermarket, which last month raised general dairy prices by 10%, told The Sun: “There can be price differences between convenience stores and supermarkets.”

“This is because our Sainsbury’s Local stores are located in city or town center locations and their operating costs, for example rent and fees, are higher.”

At Tesco, the price of a pint of milk is the same in its larger and smaller stores at 85 pence, in an Aldi price match.

Shoppers are flooding social media saying the increases are making them think about ditching dairy to save money as Britain’s cost-of-living crisis continues to bite.

Data from the Office for National Statistics shows that in July 2021 milk was 42 pence a pint.

In May of this year it had risen to 52 pence a pint.

Last month, all UK supermarkets raised milk costs amid pleas from dairy farmers who said spiraling supply and overhead bills were leaving them struggling to make a profit.

HARROGATE, ENGLAND - JULY 12: A cow is washed before being judged during day one of the Great Yorkshire Show at the Harrogate Show Ground on July 12, 2022 in Harrogate, England.  The Yorkshire Agricultural Society expects around 140,000 people to attend the burnout event in Harrogate over the next four days.  First held in 1838, it brings together livestock, events, agricultural demonstrations, food, dairy and produce stalls, as well as equestrian events.  The popular agricultural show lasts for three days and celebrates agriculture and the farming community and their way of life.  (Photo by Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Dairy farmers say high production costs are forcing them to struggle to make a profit (Image: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images)

Farmers say the cost of producing milk is now 44 pence a litre, compared with 23 pence a year ago.

Higher dairy prices have been one of the main drivers of food inflation, now at 12.8%.

Professor Tim Lang of the City, University of London says the food bill crisis is looming in the 1840s and “right here” in the bleak 1970s.

Customers have also been outraged by fluctuating milk prices when ordering online.

In July, a shopper saw her Asda grocery store go up while she was still ordering, as her milk went up 10 pence in a matter of minutes.

He told Wales Online: ‘On Monday night I made my big purchase online with Asda, which included four pints of semi-skimmed milk and four pints of whole milk.

‘Both were £1.35 at the time and I completed my order. I later realized that I had forgotten to buy a couple of items, so I logged back in to modify my order and a message appeared on the screen saying that some of the prices had now changed in my basket.

“Both milks were now £1.45, up 10p in the time it took me to remember we’d run out of fairy liquid.”

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