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Shop in Edinburgh charges Fringe visitors £10 for imported American crisps 

That really costs a packet! Shop in Edinburgh charges Fringe visitors £10 for imported American crisps

  • Edinburgh shop Kingdom of Sweets charges nearly £10 for a bag of Cheetos
  • The shop imports American snacks and sweets and also sells British products 
  • The shop sells a bag of cheese curls for £6.99 and a single KitKat bar for £1.99

A shop in Edinburgh is selling packets of crisps for nearly £10 to unsuspecting visitors for the city’s Fringe Festival.

Kingdom of Sweets, which imports American snacks and sweets, prices a 226g pack of Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Crunchy at £9.99 and a 198g pack of Herr’s Jalapeno Flavoured Cheese Curls at £6.99. 

They can be bought from online retailers in the UK for £3.90 and £3.49 respectively.

Kingdom of Sweets, which imports American snacks and sweets, prices a 226g pack of Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Crunchy at £9.99

The shop also prices a 198g pack of Herr’s Jalapeno Flavoured Cheese Curls at £6.99

Kingdom of Sweets, which imports American snacks and sweets, prices a 226g pack of Cheetos Flamin’ Hot Crunchy at £9.99 and a 198g pack of Herr’s Jalapeno Flavoured Cheese Curls at £6.99

British snacks are also being sold at significant mark-ups, with single KitKat, Wispa and Flake bars priced at £1.99 – compared with 75p at a nearby Co-op. 

Angus Duncan, 25, who lives in Edinburgh, said: ‘That shop has always been a tourist trap. It’s just somebody trying to relieve tourists of as much cash as they can.

‘It is the middle of the Fringe, the city is packed with people. Tourists are being treated with contempt for a quick buck.’

A spokesman for Kingdom of Sweets defended the pricing, saying: ‘What our customers love about our stores is the emporium experience.

‘While some of the brands we stock appear mainstream, they are actually hard to find.’

The shop in Edinburgh is selling packets of crisps for nearly £10 to unsuspecting visitors for the city’s Fringe Festival [File photo]

The shop in Edinburgh is selling packets of crisps for nearly £10 to unsuspecting visitors for the city’s Fringe Festival [File photo]

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