Summer is the season for mango and it is so close now that we can taste it. But despite their relatively short season and our expectation of the summer fruit – complete with auctions of the first box to mark the start of the season – it seems we are paying less than ever for this king of the fruit stand.
According to research conducted by the free app for comparing groceries Frugl, the price of mango is halved year by year (YOY).
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Which means that if you know where they are on special every week, then you can save 50 percent of what we are used to spending. This is really good news for lovers of tropical fruits.
According to the YOY survey, Calypso Mango and R2E2 Mango are typically in season between September and February (it’s now, guys!), And Frugl’s latest data has revealed that Calypso Mango is currently on special at Woolworth’s for $ 2, while R2E2 is around $ 3.50. .
This time last year, the R2E2 variety was sold at Woolworths for just under $ 6 per mango. Which means that the current prices are only ⅔ the price – a significant saving. Keeping an eye on deals means you pay half price from this time last year when Calypsos was around $ 4.
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According to Frugl’s press release, the Australian Mango Industry Association reported that the industry in 2020 chose its smallest crop in seven years, with signs that the 2021 season will reflect this. So cheaper mangoes are worth grabbing while you can.
I would suggest buying them, cutting them up and freezing them down. It works incredibly well and means you have a stock of mango on hand when you need it.
Frugl’s CEO and CEO, Sean Smith, said: “Frugl’s insight into the grocery world is here to help Australian customers get the best deals when they go to the supermarket.
“We are really pleased that many summer fruits, including mangoes, are back in season. Our data have identified key trends in seasonal costs between two varieties of mangoes in Coles and Woolworths, where the Calypso mango is currently the more affordable choice for consumers. “
It is this kind of smart research that can help all of us save money in the supermarket on our favorite items. It will definitely stop me from feeling guilty as I eat my way through a tray of mangoes.
There are lots of apps that can help you find the best prices, from Half price, to WiseList and the supermarkets’ own apps as well.
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