Wed. Aug 10th, 2022

Prime Minister Anthony Albanese has weighed in on the soaring cost of everyday items, calling KFC’s substitution of lettuce for cabbage “crazy”.

With lettuce costing as much as $ 12 a head due to massive shortages, the fast food giant has revealed it will substitute cabbage in some instances.

Mr Albanese told the Kyle and Jackie O show it was “just wrong”, saying he would raise the issue of “cabbage-gate” at Thursday’s cabinet meeting.

“This is a crisis,” he said while laughing.

“My son loves KFC and when he hears about this he is going to be devastated. It’s extreme.

“Cabbage is not the same as lettuce. That’s just wrong.

“I’ll put it on the list for the Cabinet meeting today. Cabbage Gate. ”

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Camera IconLettuce shortages caused by recent flooding events on the east coast have resulted in a massive price hike in lettuce. NCA NewsWire / Naomi Jellicoe Credit: News Corp Australia

KFC was forced to post a menu update on its website earlier this week, blaming recent flooding events in Queensland and NSW for the shortage.

It follows the emergence of a lettuce as a figurehead during the election campaign for the mounting cost of living, which could be made even worse given the RBA’s interest rate rise earlier this week and the run-on inflation risk.

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