Christmas Shopping List of Items
With the Christmas season in full swing, the Consumer Affairs Division (CAD) is committed to helping all consumers make informed decisions while doing their holiday shopping. To this end, the CAD has prepared a pricing list of selected items that are frequently purchased during the Yuletide season. From November 28th to December 8th, 2023 the CAD conducted a price survey in forty (40) supermarkets in twenty (20) areas in Trinidad while the Consumer Affairs Unit (CAU) of the Tobago House of Assembly (THA) surveyed six (6) supermarkets.
It should be noted that there are two (2) pricing methods for picnic ham. Some supermarkets offer a flat price for a standard-sized ham (bone in and boneless) while other supermarkets may offer a price by weight. These may appear by the pound (lb) or per kilogram (kg). Prices by weight in the list below have been converted to reflect the cost PER POUND. Therefore, when purchasing the weighted ham, please remember the following conversions:
There is no general rule of thumb that one method is better than the other. The preferred method will always be the one that offers the most savings to consumers at the time of purchase. The Division urges consumers to be vigilant, remember your rights and responsibilities during this season and remember that you have the power of choice on your side.