Richard Ord, whose family runs Colmans Fish and Chips in South Shields, told the BBC: “My family has been in business for over 100 years and we’ve never seen anything like this.
“We're trying to absorb the costs as much as we can but unfortunately we won’t be able to do that for much longer.”
Ord claimed that since last year, the price of white fish, which Russia is a large supplier of, has risen in price by 50 per cent.
Potatoes are up by 30 per cent and rising. Meanwhile, peas for mushy peas have seen price rises of 100 per cent.
In addition, the cost of energy, which Russia is again a major supplier of, has risen an incredible 400 per cent for businesses unprotected by a price cap.
One potato producer also revealed they will be cutting production by at least 10 per cent for fears that they will actually lose money on their produce.
Increasing prices pale in comparison to what Ukrainians are going through but who'd have thought the humble fish, chips and mushy peas could reveal so much about the world we’re living in?
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