Canada Reacts To The Price Of Swiss Chalet's Festive Special Rising With Inflation Since 1990

People said that the meal is much more expensive today but not as good as it used to be.

A general view of a SWISS CHALET logo seen in South Edmonton Common.
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A general view of a SWISS CHALET logo seen in South Edmonton Common.

Over 30 years ago, take-out food wasn't as expensive as it is today.

On Twitter, a user named Andrew King posted a throwback to 1990 when Swiss Chalet advertised their "Festive Special" that sold for $5.75.

When other Twitter users saw the promotion, they were baffled by just how expensive food has become.

In the replies, someone posted the same combo but with a new price of $17.49.

Twitter: @EarthToAndre

King, however, responded with the Bank of Canada's inflation calculator and said the "same meal from 1990 now in 2023 should be $11.57... (and the quality now is worse."

Twitter: @twitandrewking

Someone else chimed in and compared how long it would take, on a minimum wage salary, to be able to buy the meal.

Twitter: @johnenisbet

Someone pointed out that a family of five would have to spend over $120 to eat.

Twitter: @515050M

In the quote tweets, someone said that the special is not the same since Swiss Chalet no longer offers Toblerone with it.

Twitter: @Hartamophone

The deteriorating quality of the Swiss Chalet "Festive Special" also came up in the replies.

Twitter: @JanTheMan2010

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