Breaking news for the hot chicken roll sector.
If you're partial to an aul Irish Twitter scandal, you probably saw a picture doing the rounds yesterday of a chicken fillet roll priced at a staggering €10.
Incase you missed it:
So I understand inflation is a runaway train at the moment, but then there's taking the piss pic.twitter.com/Cp4TNuZU31
— Dick Mackey (@dikdoktiktok) July 3, 2022
With inflation affecting a lot more than bouncy castles these days, many of us instantly believed the scandalous cost, boxing it off with petrol and pints as the latest in a series of terrifying Irish price hikes.
However, on closer inspection the more investigative Twitter users noticed the weight of the roll, according to the label - 2kg.
In fairness, we're big fans of the humble hot chicken roll here in Ireland - it's a national delicacy. But putting a 2kilo one away would be a challenge for even the most seasoned deli aficionados.
Following on from the uncertainty in the comments section we got in touch with the deli in question - Maxol on Dunmore Road, Waterford - who confirmed the price tag was in fact for two chicken rolls.
If it pleases the court, a second label has been submitted as evidence:
Image via Maxol Dunmore Road
The price tag shared on Twitter yesterday, via @dikdoktiktok
Maxol have also since commented on the Twitter post, writing: "Hi all, this is for 2 rolls, the price was €5 for each roll. Thanks."
To which @dikdoktiktok responded "No, it wasn't, it was for one wrap. However Ive realised it was probably just a mistake by whoever printed the label. It's easy happen and I just didn't cop it at the till".
To conclude, the price of a chicken fillet roll at Maxol, Dunmore Road is indeed €5. However, depending on who you ask, you've still got no chance at a mortgage if you buy one for lunch.
Header image via Twitter/dikdoktiktok and Maxol Dunmore Road