Fruit leather is one of the cheapest foods to buy in Australia and has been growing in popularity.
But it’s one of many cheap food staples that is becoming increasingly unaffordable for Australians as food prices have risen.
“The rise in prices has been a shock to most people,” Ms Wood, the owner of the retail store in Sydney’s CBD, said.
“They’re worried they can’t afford to buy it anymore.”
The supermarket is currently selling the cheapest fruit leather on the shelves for about $2.50 per kilogram.
“You could buy it in a store but I don’t think you’d be able to find it in supermarkets any more,” she said.
The price of fruit leather is an issue for many Australians, as the price of basic groceries and clothing has also risen.
But the average price of a kilogram of fruit or vegetable is still less than $1.50.
In some areas, the price has risen more than twice as fast as the increase in the price for raw materials.
Ms Wood said the problem was not a shortage of the product.
“We’ve been buying the same product for a long time,” she told the ABC.
“So when the price goes up it’s not that much more expensive to buy.”
But for some consumers, the rise in food prices has had a more immediate impact.
Ms Woods said the rise has put a strain on her business.
“My customers have had to make tough choices and we’ve had to close down the store because we couldn’t afford it,” she added.
The rise in supermarket prices is not unique to Australia.
In the United States, the average supermarket price for a kilo of fresh fruit is now $2,800, while in Britain, it’s $3,100.
In Australia, Ms Wood’s store is only open for two days a week.
The prices of the fruit leather items have also risen in Australia, as a result of a glut of produce.
According to a recent survey, about 20 per cent of Australian households were in a debt situation.
For those in debt, buying more than the normal amount of food could cause them to lose a lot of money, according to a report by the Commonwealth Bank.
But even if you can’t buy the items you want, there are a few things you can do to protect yourself.
Buy extra fruits and vegetables You could buy more fruits and veggies, Ms Woods suggested.
She also suggests buying extra-large fruit boxes or fruit bowls.
These are typically about 30 centimetres (9 inches) wide and 60 centimetre (17 inches) deep.
If you have a kitchen appliance that can open up large fruit boxes, she suggests buying a small box to store the fruit in.
Ms Wilson said that the extra-small boxes were popular because they are a lot cheaper than a standard large one.
“In Australia there are really no restrictions on what you can buy with a fruit box,” she explained.
Ms Wilson is worried about the future of fruit and vegetable prices in Australia. “
There’s not a lot that you can say you can only buy from us.”
Ms Wilson is worried about the future of fruit and vegetable prices in Australia.
“I think it’s going to be very hard for people to have access to the food they want, particularly because the supermarkets are selling the same food at much lower prices,” she warned.
“That’s why we’re seeing prices rise, because people are buying things they can never afford to eat.”