A MUM said she broke down in tears in Asda when she couldn't afford a 55p treat for her kids because of the cost of living crisis.
The woman said that she had £30 for a fortnight food shop, including nappies for her kids – and she was left crying in the aisles because of the money squeeze.
The distraught mum took to online platform Mumsnet to vent about her money issues.
In her post, the anonymous mum wrote: "Is it just me that the whole cost of living thing is getting too much for?
"I actually had a (very small and no one watching!) cry in Asda when I saw some reduced bakery goods because I didn’t know if I could afford them alongside my entire Smartprice shop.
"I had £30 for a 2-week shop including nappies, and it just broke me that I actually had to wonder if I could afford a 55p treat for my kids.
"I can’t believe we’re living like this, 3 years ago we were comfortable and now I’m relying on the free school meals half-term vouchers."
And others came to the mum's aid – sympathising with her situation and some even claiming they've felt the same.
One person said: "It is horrible. I'm in the same boat here."
Another said that they didn't have any more money to fill up their car with petrol – saying it was "bloody depressing."
They wrote: "I ran out of money today. I haven't got the money to put petrol in my car. It's just so bloody depressing."
And a third mum added to the post, saying that she feels "deflated" from constantly wondering if she can afford a shop for her family.
She said: "I know it is just so disheartening trying to count up the price of things when going around the shop and worrying if have enough to pay at the checkout.
"Just feel deflated from it all myself, to be honest."
This comes as Boris Johnson is losing millions of loyal voters as the cost of living crisis hits Tory heartlands, a poll reveals.
Rocketing household bills are piling on the agony for supporters who feel betrayed.
Yesterday, they faced an even tighter squeeze on family budgets amid fears fruit and veg prices could rise by up to 30 per cent.
Meanwhile, a Sun on Sunday Squeeze Team investigation found that buying in bulk will help families beat rising costs of food and other household essentials.
Our bulk-buy shop to last a month or more totalled £63.89, whereas repeat small purchases of the same items, adding up to similar quantities totalled £128.75 — double the spend.
We bought everything from one store in Manchester.
Squeeze Team money-saving expert Martyn James says: “Larger options often hidden on lower shelves are more cost-effective than repeat visits for separates, saving hundreds of pounds across the year.
"And it is not about multipacks with big ‘offer’ stickers, they are not always what they seem.”
Food prices rose 4.3 per cent last month, the biggest spike in eight years.
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